Kathea introduces Polycom’s new enhanced scalability, manageability and security for RealPresence Platform

Kathea has announced Polycom’s latest enhancements to its UC software platform

August 7, 2012

Kathea, a distributor of visual communications solutions, has  announced Polycom’s latest enhancements to its UC software platform – the new Polycom RealPresence Resource Manager and support for Acme Packet Net-Net session border controllers that improve the scalability, manageability, and secure delivery of video collaboration across organisations.

Polycom RealPresence Resource Manager, a new scheduling, management, and provisioning solution that significantly increases the scalability of the platform by 100 percent to allow a single RealPresence Resource Manager to support up to 10,000 devices including room and immersive systems, tablets, smartphones, laptops, and executive video desktops. The RealPresence Resource Manager also makes it easier for IT administrators to manage their organisation’s video collaboration network, including provisioning new devices to the network and monitoring video collaboration usage across the organisation to ensure a reliable high-quality experience for the end user. In addition, RealPresence Resource Manager makes it easier to schedule and manage video collaboration calls.

“Says Divesh Nathoo, Pre-Sales Manager at Kathea: “Organisations are looking towards more scalability and manageability for their IT administrators and as the proliferation of mobile devices, as well as the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon introduces mobile devices that are privately owned, drives the demand for video conferencing from almost any device and any location.  It is vital to be able to scale to accommodate these new devices and most importantly, manage them from a corporate perspective.”

While we see a growing number of mobile employees connecting to video collaboration networks via tablets, smartphones or laptops, they require the same levels of secure connectivity as employees working in the office. To meet this need, Polycom has achieved full interoperability with Acme Packet Net-Net session border controllers, which enables organisations to extend video collaboration to mobile devices and provides secure connectivity across network boundaries, without users worrying about the complexities of firewall traversal or networking configurations.

Adds Divesh, “These enhancements in manageability and security will provide organisations with bolstered confidence in their Polycom RealPresence investment.  They have peace of mind that as trends such as mobility gains traction in the South African market, their UC solution can accommodate the proliferation of mobile devices as well as deliver the security that is paramount to any organisation.”