Polycom eagle eye
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Polycom eagle eye
By: Kelli Holmes
Video Conferencing Video conferencing generates cost savings, increased productivity and enhanced communications effectiveness.
Video Conferencing Video conferencing has become an increasingly popular alternative to travel due to several factors, including: -Travel safety concerns -Reduced cost of technology -Performance enhancements
Polycom Eagle Eye•High definition captureoptions from 720 to1080,allowing for videotransmission up to1080p30 or 720p60 whenconnected to PolycomHDX system.• Quick movements withsharp focus.•Up to12x zoom and 270-degree panning radius–perfect fit fordifferent environmentsand applications
Benefits Eliminates disruptive manual remote control errors by automatically zooming in on the person who is speaking – without being confined to historic camera tracking limitations like fixed camera presets or wearing unnatural IR transmitters Makes training more engaging for better retention of information, speeds user adoption and delivers faster ROI through maximum ease of use and heightened meeting interaction
Accessories•HDX Media Center.-Turn key solutions include allpieces and parts in a singlepart number-A high-fidelity audio system,integrated into a sleek, stylishpedestal stand or wall mount-Solution is Polycom-brandedfor a consistent look and feel-Crisp and bright plasma orLCD Monitors-Multiple configurationsavailable•Microphone Array-360 degree coverage-22 kHz of high fidelity audioPolycom HDX units that cansupport up to four microphonearrays
Example Based in Ethiopia, Jimma University (JU) is a public institution of higher education established in December 1999 by the amalgamation of Jimma College of Agriculture (founded in 1952), and Jimma Institute of Health Sciences (established in 1983). The two campuses host over 20,000 students.
Challenges As Ethiopia’s first community-oriented institution of higher learning, JU has seen continuing growth in student intakes since its establishment. This growth demanded an expansion of teaching staff. Like many other developing countries, Ethiopia faces critical scarcity of teaching staff and skilled resources. This lack of skilled resource has resulted in university facing issues of delayed Semesters and Exams, late academic year, higher cost of teaching and related administration issues.
Solution Lacking the resources and the funds to transport lecturers or students on a regular basis, JU sought to realize a more cost-effective solution. In 2008, it decided to implement a comprehensive visual communication network that would allow them to communicate with other universities/governmental departments and conduct video lectures. Polycom was selected as the supplier.
Solution Continued In collaboration with FVC’s team and its local Authorised Polycom Reseller, Africa Connect Ethiopia LLC, JU deployed Polycom’s HDX9004 executive collection in 5 classrooms in its first phase. This system offered flexibility in terms of audio-visual integration, powerful functionality, future-proof technology and all the functions a video conference system should have. JU also deployed Polycom’s RMX2000 Real-time media conference platform to allow for multipoint conferencing with other campuses and connect more than 10-12 classrooms at the same time, thus expanding the universities capabilities for distance learning. Jimma University expands syllabus and distance learning with Polycom video conferencing solutions.