Unified communications company, Polycom, opened the doors to its new solutions centre in North Sydney recently. The room includes a number of offerings aimed at the enterprise and government space, such as the HDX telepresence system, EagleEye room tracking camera, and open telepresence equipment for holding meetings via video.
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Over the last four years, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Passaic County, N.J. has helped 90 victims of domestic violence get 39 restraining orders, all from the emergency room and without their ever needing to set foot in a courthouse. That's thanks to off-the-shelf Polycom videoconferencing technology and a partnership with a local Passaic County judge's office.
A video conferencing deployment by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) in June 2014 has saved it thousands of dollars in transport allowances/accommodation as it no longer needs to send staff to headquarters in Lidcombe, Sydney for training.
Businesses can communicate with each other using different videoconferencing products with a B2B service announced by Telstra.
Sales of video conferencing and telepresence hardware systems are declining, hurt by an increase in cloud and software-based options that often are cheaper and simpler to deploy, according to an IDC study.
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