DALLAS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Broadvox, a leading provider of Managed Business VoIP services, today announced it is bringing cloud-delivered video services to SMBs and enterprises. The service will use plug-and-play desktop solutions from Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C).
Broadvox’s new service allows users to easily collaborate face-to-face with colleagues, partners and customers across a broad range of standards-based video platforms. The service is built around high-performance Polycom® VVX® Business Media Phones and the Polycom® VVX® Camera, which offers plug-and-play installation to transform Polycom® VVX® 500 and Polycom® VVX® 600 Business Media Phones into cost-effective, high definition video collaboration environments. Users install the 720p HD video camera simply by plugging it into the USB port at the top of the phone, and since no software drivers are required, users can join a video conference in a matter of seconds. The service works over existing VoIP networks, so deployment is easy and cost-effective.
For Broadvox customers, the Polycom VVX 500 and VVX 600 Business Media Phones offer convenient and cost-effective ways to deploy point-to-point video collaboration throughout the workplace. The carrier-grade phones feature touchscreens and an intuitive user interface that delivers the familiar tap-and-swipe usability of smart phones and tablets to the desktop. Video features include a privacy shutter, adjustable tilt, multiple video screen modes, side-by-side and PIP (picture-in-picture) window modes, and adjustable frame rates.
“The ability to collaborate face-to-face over video is becoming a standard request from today’s businesses and Broadvox now can fulfill those requests with a plug-and-play, cloud-delivered video UC service,” said Gary Testa, Global Vice President, Cloud and Service Providers at Polycom. “With Broadvox’s new service, enabled by Polycom VVX Business Media Phones and the VVX Camera, video collaboration can easily and cost-effectively become a central part of a company’s workflow. Customers want a trusted service provider who can deliver innovative solutions that help them be more productive, and with Broadvox that’s precisely what they’ll get.”
“With enhanced features, both the Polycom VVX 500 and VVX 600 Business Media Phones are perfect phones for harnessing the full capabilities of a customer’s existing IT investments – from the network to the end-user applications,” said Arnaud Gautier, EVP of Product and Customer Experience. “In addition to Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and multi-codec support, the touchscreen, calendar application and video capabilities are the icing on the cake that enables an organization to fully leverage its unified communications investment.”
Broadvox is a leader in providing customized integrated managed VoIP communication and collaboration solutions to support SMB, Enterprise and Carrier customers. It has deployed one of the largest, full-featured global VoIP networks and is trusted by over 300 telecommunications carriers, ASPs, ISPs and more than 10,000 businesses and 4,000 partners nationwide. Broadvox delivers SIP Trunking, SIP origination and termination services, broadband and Hosted Voice and UC Communications. Broadvox is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.broadvox.com.
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