The Advantages of Mixing and Matching Video Services

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Being able to mix and match video conferencing offerings provide you with the ability to implement the best of the best services and tailor them exactly to your needs so that you obtain the optimum benefits. The latest giants to merge their offerings are Polycom and Zoom. Providing both offerings enables customers to combine the Zoom meeting experience with Polycom’s room video conferencing solutions.

A few of the many benefits are:

  • Single tap to start or join the meeting from the Polycom screen (no complicated pairing codes)
  • Works on Polycom RealPresence Debut and Polycom RealPresence Group Series room systems
  • Calendar-based integrations with Outlook, Google Calendar, and iCal
  • Native integration – no additional hardware required

The no additional hardware means that you are able to connect to a video conference from almost any device which is an important option in today’s world of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the single tap to join makes the solution extremely simple to use and be adopted by the users.

Another great benefit is that the Zoom offering is cloud hosted meaning no extra infrastructure cost. It also saves you the cost of resources to manage any additional equipment along with the maintenance cost and having to perform upgrades that come along for the ride on Cap-Ex solutions.

Bottom line, this is a win-win for everyone because having a variety of solutions that integrate with each other allow you to provide your users with what fits best for them.