From the TEDActive audience in Palm Springs to the TED main stage in Long Beach, Polycom connects thousands in an immersive video collaboration experience spanning two cities
PLEASANTON, Calif. - Feb 28, 2012 : Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), today announced that Polycom® RealPresence® video collaboration solutions will connect two TED conference locations – TED2012 in Long Beach and TEDActive in Palm Springs, Calif. – via immersive HD video. The Polycom-powered video solution will enable TEDActive host Kelly Stoetzel and audience members in Palm Springs to interact directly with TED2012 Curator and host Chris Anderson on the main stage in Long Beach during TED2012 "Full Spectrum," February 28 to March 2.
"TED is one of the most thought-provoking events on the planet," said Andy Miller, president and CEO of Polycom. "The ideas exchanged at TED are fascinating and have the power to change the world. It's an honor for Polycom to play a role in TED2012 by bringing audience and speakers together via interactive HD video. We embrace the spirit of TED in our own business with our mission to create experiences that push the greatness of human collaboration forward. Polycom video solutions eliminate the barriers of distance when people are mobile or physically located on different continents. Through the power of face to face video collaboration, we bring people together from anywhere, to share expertise, enjoy common experiences, and build trust and understanding through collaboration that's as lifelike as being there."
"TED has had the pleasure of collaborating with many of the world's most groundbreaking brands. Our partnerships with companies such as Polycom allow us to encourage and expand the dialogue of innovation," said Ronda Carnegie, Head of Global Partnerships at TED.
To provide attendees between Long Beach and Palm Springs with a face-to-face experience, TED2012 will use the Polycom® HDX® series of telepresence systems, which use enterprise IP networks to deliver Polycom's legendary HD video and sound quality and ease of use in auditoriums, personal workspaces and corporate meeting rooms.
Polycom RealPresence video solutions deliver lifelike video, voice, and content-sharing interactions across various environments and devices. This includes Polycom® RealPresence® Mobile, a popular enterprise-grade video collaboration solution for the Apple iPadTM 2, Apple iPhoneTM 4S, and Android-based tablets. (See the related news release from yesterday, unveiling Polycom RealPresence Mobile for the iPhone 4S.)