Polycom has several new announcements today, including one listed on their corporate website that's dated tomorrow, October 16th, entitled, POLYCOM DELIVERS HIGH DEFINITION VOICE OVER IP DEVICES FOR MICROSOFT OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS SERVER 2007. ...We're a little confused, as usual. [UPDATE: THAT TITLE FROM A FEW MINUTES AGO IS NOW GONE, SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S PROBABLY A FLACK'S MISTAKE AND WITH THE STOCK TRADING NOW AT $24.97 IT'LL BE FUN TO SEE IF THIS INFORMATION ON CN MOVES THE STOCK UP. WHAT FUN!]
Wainhouse Research today has some interesting reviews of Polycom's "telepresence portfolio," writing in their newsletter that "The star of the show is the new HDX 8000, a second generation version of the one-year old HDX 9000 that features a price 1/3 less, and a smaller form factor with fewer I/O options, but with the same shattering AV performance other than an embedded MCU that does not support HD." ...We're still confused.
All we want to know is this: Does "high definition videoconferencing" mean the same as "telepresence." Inquiring minds want to know!
October 15, 2007