VideoCentric Becomes the First UK Integrator to be Able to Fully Demonstrate Polycom’s New RealPresence Group Video Conferencing Solutions

The UK’s leading Video Conferencing solutions integrator, VideoCentric, has today installed the new Polycom RealPresence Group Series into its demonstration and interoperability suites in Reading so that customers can now see first-hand, the new systems in action, whilst being able to compare quality, features and interoperability with similar systems from all the worlds’ leading manufacturers.

London, United Kingdom, December 16, 2012 --( With systems also located at its city centre demonstration facilities in Edinburgh and London, VideoCentric has the capability of showing Polycom’s “High Profile” 720P-HD video at just 512kbps over DSL Internet connections as well as showing full 1080P at speeds of 1Mbps and higher over its new 100Mbps connections.

VideoCentric is stressing that the new RP Group Series does not replace the ever popular HDX series which will remain in-situ for demonstration and comparison and yesterday upgraded all its HDXs with the new HDX 3.1 software release offering enhanced features, improved collaboration and increased security.

For customers who haven’t yet upgraded from legacy Polycom systems such as VSX and Viewstation, they can visit VideoCentric’s facility to see how their old systems compare with HDX and Real Presence and to ensure that any phased transition between the two can be managed and supported. Complete integration with VideoCloud means that the new RP group series can be added as part of a larger visual communications solution including Microsoft Lync, Skype, M100, RealPresence Mobile for iPads and iPhones as well as 2-way data collaboration with SMARTBoards and other touch controlled devices.

The Polycom RealPresence Group Series, announced in October 2012 as part of Polycom’s next generation video collaboration endpoints, have been designed for both rooms and budgets of all sizes. The RealPresence Group Series contains three models - the Group 300, 500 and 700 systems – and support all the latest Polycom features and improvements, whilst ensuring simplicity, full HD video and content and interoperability through standards based technologies.

The Polycom RealPresence Group 300 has been designed for small conference rooms, huddle rooms and offices, with a compact and sleek design and simple digital connections for displays and content sources. The RealPresence Group 300 can be bundled with either the Polycom EagleEye III camera or the Polycom EagleEye Acoustic camera.

The Polycom RealPresence Group 500 is ideal for most conference and meeting rooms including large rooms with dual screens. With a choice of EagleEye cameras, embedded 4 way HD multipoint (or 6 way SD multipoint) and two HDMI video outputs, you can bring your organisation together with ease and simplicity, whilst ensuring the highest quality video collaboration experience.

The Polycom RealPresence Group 700 has been designed to be the ideal solution for meetings that require the best performance and flexibility. With the ability for multiple displays, flexible audio configurations and the ability to easily switch between multiple content sources, and embedded 4 way HD multipoint (or 8 way SD multipoint) the RealPresence Group 700 is perfect for large meeting rooms, boardrooms and lecture halls.

David Shimell, Sales Director said, “Customers can already come and see the RealPresence Group Series in action against other video conferencing solutions from the likes of Cisco, LifeSize, RADVISION and Vidyo under one roof, with comparison on the same 55” and 65” screens under the same lighting conditions and with infrastructure solutions (MCU, Gateway, Gatekeeper, Traversal Servers etc) from all those companies too. Its an exciting demonstration not available anywhere else in the UK and shows Polycom technology at its very best”.

For more information about the Polycom RealPresence Group Series or to organise a demonstration, please contact VideoCentric at 0118 9798910, via email at or via VideoChat at
VideoCentric Ltd
Emily Shimell