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Polycom Brings HD Bandwidth Low With H.264

High-definition video teleconferencing is great; but it can eat up the bandwidth.
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High-definition video teleconferencing is great; but it can eat up the bandwidth.

Now Polycom says it can do live HD transmission for videoconferencing as low as 512 kbps for near-720p quality. Or, it can carry standard DVD-like quality on as little as 128 kbps.

It's based on the H.264 High Profile codec, boasting bandwidth savings of up to 50 percent.

The company is rolling out a new low-cost telepresence product portfolio with the new Polycom HDX 6000 View, a full-featured HD room telepresence system for under $5,000, and the Polycom HDX 9000 1080, an room telepresence system with 1080p resolution. Polycom's support for H.264 High Profile will also play a key role in its recently announced alliance with Juniper Networks, which is focused on improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of video networks.

"Juniper and Polycom are creating the first scalable, 'conferencing-aware' network solution which will enable carriers to maximize the value of their existing networks to deliver high quality video services," said Gerri Elliott, executive vice president for strategic alliances at Juniper Networks. "This will help carriers to move away from siloed networks toward more intelligent and efficient converged networks which are more sustainable and profitable in the long-term."

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