Unified communications firm Polycom has extended its RealPresence video management platforms to the iOS and Android platforms.
The company said that the updates to its RealPresence, and Recording and Streaming Server (RSS) platforms would allow businesses to better capture, manage and distribute video content to end users.
Among the updates will be the addition of iOS and Android client applications. Based on HTML5, the applications will run through the browser and will allow mobile users to view live streams as well as archive videos and training materials.
Steve Pattison, vice president of video content management strategy at Polycom, told V3 the company had re-written its platform to operate in HTML5 and ensure uniformity throughout different devices.
"We rebuilt the user interface so content can be easily navigated and we built a slick, seamless transcoding workflow," he said.
"We did it in a way that required more work but it was the right thing to do, it is consistent and works really well."
The company has also added modules to the RealPresence Media Manager platform to allow users to view and capture content directly from the Microsoft Lync and IBM SameTime conferencing tools, as well as offer additional support for Microsoft SharePoint 2010.
The update will bring new features to the RSS 4000 server platform. This will include the ability to stream content to mobile devices, as well as the addition of a web-based management and storage interface.
Pattison believes that the updates will allow the company to expand its conferencing platform without locking users into a single vendor or set of tools.
"It is a continuation of our strategy and focus at Polycom on interoperability in video content management," he said.
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