Video Conference

Video Conference

(Please read the Solutions Guide below these Menus)

 

Solutions Guide

Here are some of things you should think about before choosing a Video Conference Solution:


  • Are you looking for Professional Grade Quality (H323) or is the quality of Skype for Business sufficient for your needs?       

H323 Codecs

If you would like to benefit from the highest compression in the market (HD at 512K) and the most powerful Lost Packet Recovery protocol in Video Conferencing (up to 10% packet loss have no effect on the video) then you should choose Polycom’s H323 Codecs: Debut, Group 310, Group 500 and Group 700 that deliver stable crystal clear video quality.

H323 Codecs will be discussed in more details after this SfB solutions overview.

Skype for Business (SfB)

If you are already satisfied with SfB quality and don’t need to call other H323 Room Systems, Polycom has the closest partnership with Microsoft in Video Conference Solutions, providing high quality hardware for Microsoft’s software solutions such as SfB.

Trio Kit, CX5100 and CX5500 are specifically designed to expand SfB beyond your Laptop and into your Meeting Room.

Trio Kit

Price Range in 5k precision: AED 5,000 – AED 10,000

Trio Kit has the most advance Conference Phone in the market with an amazing pickup range and crystal clear sound coupled with a simple Web Camera.

Trio Kit has the distinctive advantage of being a standalone SfB Station. Meaning that no additional Laptop is required to use SfB. The SfB account is configured directly on the Trio Kit.

(Go to –> Trio Kit)

CX5100 and CX5500

Price Range in 5k precision: AED 25,000 – AED 30,000

CX5100 and CX5500 have a unique 360 degree HD Camera capable of Speaker Auto-Tracking.

CX Models however require a Laptop running SfB. They connect to the Laptop.

(Go to –> CX5100)

(Go to –> CX5500)


  • If you chose to go for H323 based Video Conferencing, what RealPresence Model should you choose?

There are many factors that come into play but to make a very brief highlight of the essential differences between Debut, Group 310, Group 500 and Group 700:

Polycom Debut

Price Range in 5k precision: AED 10,000 – AED 15,000

Debut is an all-in-one Video Conference device: Codec, Camera, Built-in Mic.

It can be placed on top of the TV.

Camera is small but high quality 1080p, it has no Optical Zoom making Debut more suitable for small Meeting Rooms or Huddle Rooms.

Debut does not support Skype for Business Integration.

(Go to –> Polycom Debut)

Polycom Group Series

All Group Series: 310, 500 and 700 are designed for Medium to Large Meeting Rooms.

Depending on the Camera (Acoustic, 4x or 12x) you choose and the number of Mics you add, Group Series can accommodate all Room Sizes.

Components of a Group Series System: Codec, Camera, Mic, Remote.

Polycom Group 310

Price Range in 5k precision: AED 10,000 – AED 35,000

Group 310 will only allow 1-1 Calls (2 Parties in a call) if you rely on the Codec itself.

* Note: You could still have Group Calls by purchasing an annual subscription for a Virtual Meeting Room

(Go to –> Virtual Meeting Room)

Only 1 Camera can be connected to Group 310.

Only 1 Screen can be connected to Group 310 and a Max of 2 Mics.

* Note: Each Mic is enough for 10 People

Supported Cameras: Acoustic, 4x or 12x (discussed later).

Group 310 can communicate with Skype for Business through a License.

(Go to –> Polycom Group 310)

Polycom Group 500

Price Range in 5k precision: AED 25,000 – AED 55,000

Group 500 with Multipoint License allows for Group Calls of 6 Parties: 6 Room Systems in the same call.

1 Camera can be connected to Group 500.

2 Screens can be connected to Group 500 and a Max of 4 Mics.

Supported Cameras: Acoustic, 4x or 12x.

Group 500 can communicate with Skype for Business through a License.

(Go to –> Polycom Group 500)

Polycom Group 700

Price Range in 5k precision: AED 55,000 – AED 75,000

Group 700 with Multipoint License allows for Group Calls of 8 Parties: 8 Room Systems in the same call.

2 Cameras can be connected to Group 700.

3 Screens can be connected to Group 700 and a Max of 4 Mics.

Supported Cameras: Acoustic, 4x or 12x.

Group 700 can communicate with Skype for Business through a License.

(Go to –> Polycom Group 700)


  • Connectivity: How would you like to connect to the outside world?

Putting any Video Conference H323 Codec on a Public IP is not recommended.

Dialing Robots scan the internet for VC addresses in an attempt to hack networks and what this means for you is receiving continuous unwanted spam calls that interrupt your business  meetings.

Possible Solutions:

  • Use you company’s VPN to call your other branches.

Disadvantage: You are limited to calling internally and cannot communicate with your clients or anyone outside your organization

  • Buy Polycom Infrastructure (Gatekeeper, Firewall, etc.. + Hosting + Support) to protect your VC.

Disadvantage: Very expensive investment

  • We offer an annual subscription that offers you all the advantages of VC Infrastructure through registering your Video Conference Endpoint to our Cloud Infrastructure.

Price Range in 5k precision: AED 5,000 – 10,000 per year

(Go to –> VC Cloud Registration)


  • Communication: What devices do you need to call?

Having an H323 Endpoint (Debut or Group) allow you to call other H323 Room Systems of any brand.

But what if you would like to communicate with People on Laptop/Mobile?

Solutions:

  • Buy a Skype for Business License for your Polycom Group

Disadvantage: What about calling People on Laptop/Mobile who are external to your organization and that don’t have any existing Video Software or account such as your company’s SfB?

  • We offer a Virtual Meeting Room that allows all of the following Participants to join in the same Video Call:

– Your Polycom VC

– Other H323 Room Systems of any brand

– Up to 100 Laptop/Mobile Users who don’t have any existing Video Software or accounts

– Up to 100 Skype for Business Users

All these can join and meet in the same Video Call.

Other features using Laptop/Mobile: Share presentations wirelessly, Annotate shared presentations, Chat, Record the Video Meeting.

Virtual Meeting Room (VMR) is an annual subscription.

Price Range: starting AED 5,000 per year

(Go to –> Virtual Meeting Room)


  • Accessories: Consider whether you need any of these:

Polycom Touch: A Tablet that offers an easier and more elegant way to control the VC as an alternative to the Remote Control

Price Range in 5k precision: AED 10,000 – 15,000

(Go to –> Polycom Touch)

– Auto-Speaker Tracking Camera: Automatically detect and zoom in on Active Speaker:

Polycom Producer – Basic Auto-Tracking

Price Range in 5k precision: AED 10,000 – 15,000

(Go to –> Polycom Producer)

Polycom Director – Advanced Auto-Tracking

Price Range in 5k precision: AED 55,000 – 60,000

(Go to –> Polycom Director)

– Wireless Presentation Sharing: Barco ClickShare

All Group Models allow sharing presentation through an HDMI cable connected to a Laptop.

However, if you need a wireless presentation solution:

ClickShare allows you to plug a USB Device into any Laptop (even if it’s a Guest Laptop) and wirelessly share presentations to the Video Call without the need for any Software installation.

Price Range in 5k precision: AED 5,000 – 15,000

(Go to –> Barco ClickShare)

Room Automation: Control Meeting Room Lighting, Sound, Curtains, Screen(s), etc.. all from a central Tablet.

Contact us for more details on Room Automation.


Video Conference Systems

  • RealPresence Trio Collaboration Kit
  • CX5100 Unified Conference Station
  • CX5500 Unified Conference Station
  • RealPresence Debut
  • RealPresence Group 310
  • RealPresence Group 500
  • RealPresence Group 700
  • Retired: HDX 6000, HDX 7000, HDX 8000, HDX 9000

Video Conference Cameras

  • EagleEyeIV Acoustic
  • EagleEyeIV 4x
  • EagleEyeIV 12x

Video Conference Licenses

  • Multipoint License (Group Call)
  • Skype for Business Integration
  • 1080p License

Video Conference Accessories

  • EagleEye Producer Camera (Auto-Framing | Auto-tracking)
  • EagleEye Director Camera (Advanced Auto-tracking)

 

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