Polycom Delivers Video Classroom Collaboration

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<p><strong>Pleasanton, Calif. &mdash; July 3</strong><br />Polycom Inc., a provider of unified collaborative solutions, has announced the availability of HDX Large Classroom and HDX Small Classroom, the first integrated classroom solutions for HD video conferencing for the education environment, corporate training environments, medical facilities and government agencies. <br /><br />Both HDX Large Classroom and HDX Small Classroom are customizable and include Polycom HDX 9000 video conferencing products with Polycom&rsquo;s unique UltimateHD architecture. </p><p>UltimateHD is the industry&rsquo;s only end-to-end HD solution featuring video conferencing endpoints that support HD voice, video and content; multipoint bridges; integrated recording, streaming and video content management solutions; and associated scheduling and management applications. </p><p>The HDX Classroom solutions include special segment icons, a segment designed remote control unit and closed captioning for special education classes, allowing educators to communicate with hearing-impaired students and those who speak different languages. </p><p>Used in conjunction with Polycom&rsquo;s RMX 2000 real-time media-conferencing platform for multipoint conferences, the integrated RSS 2000 recording and streaming server and new Video Media Center (VMC) 1000 video content management solution, institutions can create anytime, video-enhanced learning with the highest levels of quality delivered. </p><p>This option provides webcasting, on-demand content, advanced multicasting and editing capabilities to either HDX Classroom solution.<br /><br />&ldquo;These HDX Classroom solutions are complete e-learning and online solutions designed to help educators greatly enhance their instructional design by incorporating high-definition video, closed captioning and the capabilities of People On Content into their distance and blended learning curriculum,&rdquo; said Russ Colbert, Polycom global education market director. &ldquo;Education technology leveraging video communications and content provides great benefits to students and teachers alike.&nbsp; With education-specific solutions, we hope to enable more institutions to reap the benefits of incorporating high-definition video conferencing and live and on-demand video content into their distance learning programs.&rdquo; </p>

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