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Polycom Adds Remote Video Conferencing Feature to Real Presence Mobile
July 17, 2012 | William Zimmerman
The Company is Also Opening Its Video Conferencing Platform With APIs
A new version of Polycom's Real Presence Mobile software allows users to control a video conferencing camera remotely, the company said Monday. Version 1.3 software will be available this month and adds support for two HTC handsets and Apple's new iPad.
With the software, users can pan, tilt and zoom a compatible remote camera by placing their finger on the phone or tablet's screen and dragging a cursor. Polycom said the software is already in use at Orlando Health, allowing doctors in another location to control a camera to better examine a patient. With previous versions of the software, the doctor had to ask someone in the room with the patient to physically move the camera.
"We announced our mobility platform in October of last year with a big launch at CTIA," said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, chief development officer of Polycom. "Since then we've been continuing to innovate in that space."
The software adds support for the HTC One and HTC Jetstream smartphones in addition to the new iPad. It also runs on older iPads, the iPhone 4S, Motorola Xoom, Droid Xyboard, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1.
Polycom also said Monday that it is publishing a number of APIs (application programming interfaces) to let software developers design custom applications for the Real Presence platform.
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