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Telepresence and Videoconferencing Managed and Cloud Services Provider Teliris Partners with Polycom

February 11, 2014 | Howard Lichtman


The Teliris Lentaris Platform is One of Few Who Support Multi-Camera and Multi-Codec Telepresence Environments from All the Major Vendors

Telepresence and videoconferencing managed and cloud services provider Teliris today announced that they will be partnering closely with Polycom, a market-leader in unified communications, videoconferencing, and telepresence solutions.� Teliris was an early pioneer in multi-camera, multi-codec telepresence environments that featured life-size images, sophisticated data collaboration capabilities, and white-glove ease-of-use for global multi-nationals.� The company developed, and delivers today, sophisticated reservation, call control, network management, and inter-operability capabilities especially in the higher end of the market to connect multi-camera and multi-codec telepresence environments, traditional videoconferencing end-points, desktop video, and mobile devices manufactured by different vendors to each other.�

The company has been a pioneer in connecting organizations to their business partners for inter-company collaboration and was one of the first video managed service providers to virtualize much of their video network infrastructure in a vendor-agnostic platform the company calls Lentaris, which allows for low-cost scalability and is the one of a handful of MSPs that supports multi-camera, multi-codec inter-operability including supporting IMTC's TIP standard.


Teliris's VirtuaLive Telepresence Environment Now Has an Option for Polycom Codecs

The company announced today that they have partnered with Polycom and will be able to sell and service Polycom's complete line of immersive telepresence environments.� The company announced that it will also be adopting Polycom's video codec for its next generation 7G VirtuaLive telepresence environments.

HSL's Thoughts and Analysis

There are only a handful of companies managing hundreds of multi-camera, multi-codec telepresence environments and Teliris has been there from the beginning.� The company supports a variety of Fortune 100 level customers including managing network connections, reservations, help desk, and inter-company calls.� The company has traditionally built their own telepresence environments utilizing a custom SDK-level implementation of Vidyo's internet-friendly H.264 SVC which has produced superb quality with tolerance for lossy networks.�

The company will continue to offer this option to their existing 6G customers but will be standardizing on Polycom's codecs for the next versions of their telepresence and visual collaboration solutions.� The company will also sell and support Polycom's OTX, RPX, and the newly announced Immersive Studio telepresence environments.� This gives Teliris clients' additional options for adding locations and upgrading and lets Teliris focus on what they do best: Managing complicated video estates including inter-operability with disparate multi-camera, multi-codec telepresence systems.� In a conversation with CTO Steve Gage, I learned the deal includes access to the API's for Polycom's video network infrastructure �including the RMX where the companies believe they can work together to improve the eye-line and experience when connecting disparate rooms.�

About the Author

Howard_headshot.jpgHoward Lichtman is the Founder and President of the Human Productivity Lab, a consulting firm that helps organizations design visual collaboration strategies, build Video Network Operation Centers (VNOCs), and helps with RFP creation, bid management, and oversight. He is the publisher of Telepresence Options, the leading publication covering visual collaboration where he and his team share the lessons learned from real world deployments and cover the industry's latest advancements.

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