갤럭시탭, HD 화상회의 솔루션 기본 탑재된다 ****


김우용 기자 yong2@zdnet.co.kr

2010.11.10 / AM 09:17

폴리콤, 삼성전자, 갤럭시탭, 화상회의

[지디넷코리아]갤럭시탭에 폴리콤 HD급 화상회의 솔루션이 기본 탑재된다. 

화상회의 솔루션업체 폴리콤은 삼성전자와 갤럭시탭에 HD급 비디오 화상회의 기능을 기본탑재하기로 했다고 9일(현지시간) 발표했다.

세계 몇몇국가에서 출시된 갤럭시탭은 화상회의 기능을 탑재하지 않았다. 정확한 시점은 나오지 않았으나 다음 분기에 판매되는 갤럭시탭부터는 화상회의 기능을 기본탑재하게 될 전망이라고 외신들은 전하고 있다.

조셉 버튼 폴리콤 기술전략총괄책임자(CSTO)는 "머지 않은 미래에 갤럭시탭에 폴리콤 솔루션이 탑재될 것"이라며 "선보이는 시점은 다음 분기정도일 것으로 예상한다"고 밝혔다.

폴리콤 SW가 설치된 갤럭시탭 사용자는 애플리케이션을 통해 화상회의 세션을 열고 상대방과 화상회의를 진행할 수 있다. 조셉 버튼 CSTO는 “갤럭시탭과 갤럭시탭의 연결뿐 아니라 표준기반의 텔레프레즌스 혹은 화상회의 시스템, 애플리케이션과 연결할 수 있다”고 덧붙였다.

현재 갤럭시탭은 국내 출시를 앞두고 있으며 미국에서 스프린트, T모바일, 버라이즌 와이어리스 등이 판매를 시작할 예정이다.

한편, 폴리콤은 이와 함께 타사의 UC 기술과 화상회의를 결합하기 위한 스케일러블 비디오 코딩(SVC) 이니셔티브를 발표했다. SVC 소프트웨어는 공개표준에 기반해 플랫폼 종류에 관계없이 폴리콤 화상회의 솔루션을 연동하게 해준다. SVC 소프트웨어는 공개표준을 지지하는 폴리콤 파트너사에게 무료로 배포된다.


Polycom and Samsung to Deliver Innovative Unified Communications Apps on Android-based GALAXY Tab

Polycom video application for Samsung tablets to raise the bar on mobile video communications performance and interoperability

SEOUL, Korea and PLEASANTON, Calif. – Nov 08, 2010 : Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KSE: 005930.KS), a global leader in digital convergence technologies, and Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), a global leader in Unified Communications (UC), today announced an agreement to deliver UC solutions for mobile platforms. Under the agreement, Polycom will develop standards-based video applications to be embedded and distributed on the Android-based Samsung GALAXY Tab.

"Polycom’s differentiated strategy is to deliver innovative UC solutions on partners’ mobile platforms, as opposed to creating proprietary systems," said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Polycom’s general manager of UC Products and chief development officer. "Unlike other mobile video applications, we believe the Polycom application will drive a network effect for users and businesses by enabling the Samsung GALAXY Tab to connect with each other, as well as other standards-based telepresence and video conferencing systems and applications."

Polycom’s unique approach enables mobile (3G and 4G) access to UC applications for consumers and enterprise users alike. The Polycom solutions include feature-rich mobile clients integrated with standards-based and interoperable network solutions, and enable users to participate both in point-to-point and group conversations while enjoying excellent HD quality and functionality. Polycom’s UC Intelligent Core infrastructure is ideal for placement in service provider networks to enable cloud-based UC delivery to consumers and enterprises. This comprehensive solution portfolio, which fully integrates into mobile, enterprise-based room, and desktop systems, is in stark contrast to competitive point offerings with limited interoperability, and furthers Polycom’s strategy of innovating in a standards-based interoperable framework.

"Video communications is a critical UC application within mobile platforms, and the combination of high-quality and open interoperability is critical to driving customer value," said Dr. Hosoo Lee, executive vice president and head of the Samsung Media Solution Center. "We are partnering with Polycom due to its unparalleled HD video and voice quality, to bring a best-in-class, standards-based video communications experience to a wide range of UC applications and devices, including the new Samsung Galaxy tablets and Samsung smartphones."

The mobile device market is growing rapidly, led by tablets. Industry research firm IDC, projects tablet shipments will grow from 7.6 million units in 2010 to more than 46 million units in 2014, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 57.4 percent1. Annual smartphone shipments now exceed one billion units, which is greater than the entire PC installed base2.

Leveraging Polycom’s leadership in video communications and UC solutions, the application for Samsung devices will deliver low-latency, high-resolution video experiences and network resiliency. It will combine a directory and chat capability allowing Samsung mobile device users to easily find each other and connect. Polycom’s H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) initiative, also announced today, will be a critical component of Polycom’s mobile video strategy.

"Today’s announcement furthers Polycom’s strategy to proliferate UC support to a multitude of devices — enabling users to leverage UC applications regardless of their location and without compromising quality or functionality," said Ramakrishna. "The agreement with Samsung will be complemented by related Polycom initiatives to leverage our industry-leading UC technology and expertise to power mobile devices and cloud-based service platforms."

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Media Solutions Center (MSC)
Established in June 2008, the Media Solution Center (MSC) has served as a channel to deliver contents and services to all Samsung Electronics devices, thereby enhancing the devices’ capabilities. The consumer’s focus is changing from hardware technology and performance to value driven by content and services optimized for the device. To cope with this dynamic market environment, the Media Solution Center is driving the democratization of the content and service eco-system. Samsung is emphasizing its competency in differentiated content, open platforms, as well as the creation of content for a variety of service channels.

About Polycom
Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) is a global leader in unified communications solutions with industry-leading telepresence, video, voice and infrastructure solutions built on open standards. Polycom powers smarter conversations, transforming lives and businesses worldwide. Please visit www.polycom.com for more information or connect with Polycom on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events and future demand for our products, including statements regarding Polycom’s video application driving a network effect for users and businesses. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the impact of competition on our product sales and for our customers and partners, the impact of increased competition due to consolidation in our industry or competition from companies that are larger or that have greater resources than we do, potential fluctuations in results and future growth rates, risks associated with general economic conditions and external market factors, the market acceptance of Polycom’s products and changing market demands, including demands for differing technologies or product and services offerings, and possible delays in the development, availability and shipment of new products and service offerings. Many of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2010, and in other reports filed by Polycom with the SEC. Polycom disclaims any intent or obligations to update these forward-looking statements.

1 – Source: IDC Worldwide and U.S. Media Tablet 2010 2014 Forecast, May, 2010
2 – Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, September 7, 2010

NOTE: The product plans, specifications and descriptions herein are provided for information only and subject to change without notice, and are provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

© 2010 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom "Triangles" logo and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.




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