New Solution for the Connected Enterprise

by CXOtoday Staff    Sep 16, 2008

Polycom Inc. has come out with the Polycom Distributed Media Application (DMA) 7000, a network-based application that manages and distributes multipoint video calls within an enterprise network environment. It is designed to unify enterprise visual communication infrastructure, making it easier for organizations to deliver on-demand video conferencing services to employees.

Customers are deploying visual communication more broadly across their organizations as a critical communication tool, and want video services available for employees to use at any time, said Joe Sigrist, senior vice president and general manager, (video solutions) of Polycom. The DMA 7000 solution supports desktop, group, and telepresence applications and makes it easier for customers to deploy on-demand video services broadly.

Deployed on application servers, the DMA 7000 application manages and distributes video calls across multiple Polycom RMX 2000 media servers, which are video conferencing bridges that allow multiple sites to join the same meeting, connect users on different networks, and optimize the call experience between video endpoints with different capabilities. This distributed network design allows enterprises to connect and utilize main and branch office infrastructure systems together as part of a single, seamless solution.

Typically, an administrator would provision users for a specific media server and in the event of an outage or if use exceeded capacity, would need to re-provision users to another server. According to the official press release, the solution eliminates this issue by supporting active directory integration, utilizing a common database and balancing call loads across all media server resources.

Polycom DMA 7000 is planned for general availability in January 2009 with a recommended starting list price of $69,000.

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