Polycom’s RealPresence Video Conference App Comes to iPhone 4S
By Ginny Mies
Polycom’s video conferencing and collaboration app for the iPad and Android tablets is now heading to your phone. The RealPresence app is a secure, high-quality HD video collaboration app that lets you meet with your coworkers no matter where you are. The app is now available for the iPhone 4S with other Android Ice Cream Sandwich phones to follow.
The RealPresence app works with any laptop or desktop computer and can connect over Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G LTE networks. The app features multiparty calling but you can do some other neat collaborative actions as well. For example, you can share presentations by swapping the view between the content and the people in the conference.
Polycom also added some features to the RealPresence app for the iPad 2. Now, you can share PDF files from the tablet to other conference members.
I haven’t demoed the iPhone app yet, but I have used both the Android Honeycomb and iPad tablet apps. The video quality is quite good and the audio is excellent. Some video conferencing apps make meeting remotely a pain because of poor audio quality. Polycom’s tradition in voice communications really shines with the audio.
The Polycom RealPresence app is a free download in the iPhone App Store.
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