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Polycom RealConnect for Skype for Business

Polycom + Microsoft Extend Video to the Cloud

Customers of all sizes will be able to leverage Polycom video solutions as they move to Office 365 and Skype for Business

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Polycom RealConnect for  Skype for Business is an ideal solution to bring together your Skype for Business and existing videoconferencing environments seamlessly.  The RealConnect solution simplifies the scheduling workflow as it leverages native Microsoft Outlook calendaring and enables intuitive One Touch Dialing experience for both Skype for Business users and videoconference system users.  The RealConnect solution also provides native multipoint video and content sharing experience to preserve familiar user experience, which helps accelerate user adoption.

Only the RealConnect for Skype for Business delivers all of these features:

  • Single scheduling and dialing workflow that leverages Microsoft Outlook
  • Single Click-to-join for both Skype for Business clients and Polycom video endpoints
  • Enables Cisco endpoints for calendaring and click-to-join experience
  • Bi-directional content, including Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) sent to Skype for Business users for native content experience
  • Conferences hosted on both Skype for Business Server AVMCU and Polycom RealPresence Clariti collaboration infrastructure for resource optimization

The result is a more interoperable and scalable solution that will foster greater use of video collaboration. The RealConnect experience is available as part of RealPresence Clariti collaboration infrastructure software along with deployment services for simple purchasing and implementation. The new RealConnect experience and the flexible deployment options of the RealPresence Clariti collaboration software will be a great compliment to Skype for Business and offer "Better Together" experience to our mutual customers.

Polycom RealPresence Clariti is a simple, powerful and cloud-ready collaboration infrastructure software that connects people in businesses of all sizes with HD voice, video, content and web collaboration.

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Polycom RealConnect for Skype for Business solution allows you to leverage existing videoconferencing endpoints and networks and provides a single video collaboration workflow. The solution includes the following roles:

  • Native Outlook calendaring integration (no Polycom plugins)
  • Calendar Proxy allowing Cisco and Polycom endpoints to connect to Polycom MCU with a single click-to-dial
  • Native multipoint video experience for Skype for Business clients (Gallery View) and video endpoints (Continuous Presence video layouts)
  • Bi-directional content sharing (desktop, program share) across Skype for Business/Lync clients and video endpoints, shown as high quality content stream
  • On-premises deployment where Polycom RealPresence Platform and Skype for Business/Lync 2013 Server reside in the same network
  • Service Provider topology where Polycom RealPresence Platform and Skype for Business/Lync 2013 Server that host the AVMCU conferencing are on separate networks

Polycom RealConnect for Skype for Business functionality is included in the RealPresence Clariti collaboration infrastructure software along with deployment services and can be purchased as subscription-based or perpetual license.  For existing customers with components of RealPresence collaboration infrastructure, individual components can be added for RealConnect functionality.  


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