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Fun Friday: The Polycom RealPresence Medialign 255 Videoconferencing System in LEGO

February 19, 2016 | Howard Lichtman


The Polycom RealPresence Medialign is one of coolest front systems for videoconferencing and even cooler is the limited edition LEGO version. There are only 200 in existence and my kids are working on one of them. The magic of having a LEGO version of your product is obvious. The magic of the Medialign is especially apparent to the folks who have to deploy and support video systems around the planet including countries where the local "Pro"-AV techs show up without a screwdriver. Every aspect has been thought out to not only simplify the installation but the monitoring and remote maintenance as well. They throw in ease-of-use for the end-users for free. Every system comes flat-packed and can be installed in usually less than an hour and doesn't even require a screw driver. Each system breaks down to packages weighing less than 150 lbs to fit under the FedEx maximum for air-freight and fits in a standard elevator. Every system is front-servicable, the cables are color-coded, and amplified audio and HD displays are included. The abox central AV processor provides system control, signal routing, audio processing and power distribution. End-user control is simplified with Polycom's RealPresence Touch and the systems can be remotely managed including cycling the power on any component using absee, the company's remote monitoring and management server. The 255's "Big Brother" is the Polycom Medialign 270 with dual-70inch displays and Polycom's partner Ashton Bentley makes a mount for Array Telepresence's DX Camera to enable lifesize, immersive telepresence and improve the incoming scene from videoconferencing systems using standard PTZ cameras.

Where to Buy? (The Real Thing): ScanSource, Imago Scansource in Europe, AVI-SPL, Imago Scansource South Africa, Corporate Initiatives in Australia, UltraActive Technologies in Hong Kong, and MCW Solutions in Washington DC.


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