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August 2017, Vol. 8, No. 6

Polycom camera focused on audio and visual innovation

Polycom Inc., a longtime unified communications provider, is still innovating. The vendor's EagleEye Director II, a video conferencing camera, has won this month's Network Innovation Award. The Polycom camera, launched earlier this year, can automatically find, frame and focus on speakers in a video meeting. Geared toward midsize and large meeting rooms, the smart video camera features picture-in-picture room display and data analytics to track ROI metrics. To gain a deeper understanding of the EagleEye Director II, SearchUnifiedCommunications spoke with Brian Phillips, Polycom's senior product marketing manager. How does this Polycom camera improve video conferencing?  Brian Phillips: The challenge for video conferencing adoption has been ease of use and perceptions among users that they don't know how to use video conferencing systems. One of the ways we saw that manifest itself was in cameras. Customers would install video systems in conference rooms and zoom the cameras out to make sure everybody could be seen. And then, the...

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