Is Poly Sneaking Back Into the Video Part of the UCC Market?

ringcentral uk poly

RingCentral UK today announced that RingCentral Video (RCV), a video meetings experience for businesses client, will now be available as part of the RingCentral Office solution in Europe. In addition, the company has also announced that customers can now extend their RingCentral Video experience into their conference rooms with RingCentral Rooms and with RingCentral Rooms for Poly.

RingCentral Video offers several capabilities:

  • Unified: RingCentral Video is integrated with team messaging and global cloud phone system capabilities, including business voice and fax, all tightly integrated enabling people and teams to collaborate across all modes of communication without losing context.
  • Fast: RingCentral Video offers a complete browser-based experience, leveraging and extending Google Chrome’s WebRTC, so users do not have to download an application to join, host, or schedule a meeting.
    Secure: RingCentral offers rich admin, host and user settings such as host and moderator controls for audio, video, chat and screen share, meeting passwords, waiting room, and user authentication for meeting join, make the overall meetings experience ideal for enterprises who are seeking secure business communications solutions.
  • Trusted: RingCentral is committed to customers’ privacy. Per the company’s privacy policy, RingCentral does not rent or sell any of its customers’ personal information. In addition, RingCentral Video and RingCentral Office meet GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA privacy and security requirements.
  • Reliable: RingCentral Video is built on a new high-availability infrastructure that leverages years of RingCentral’s experience as a global Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) leader for secure and reliable business communications.
  • Open: Leveraging RingCentral’s open platform, RingCentral Video is tightly integrated with popular business productivity applications such as Google (G Suite and Gmail), HubSpot, Microsoft (Teams and O365), Slack, Theta Lake, and Zoho. RingCentral for Salesforce is available on Salesforce AppExchange. Coming later, RingCentral will add numerous integrations including those with Canvas, Epic, Gong.io, and Zendesk.
  • Smart: RingCentral Video includes a robust analytics platform that gives IT system administrators access to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as adoption, usage, and Quality of Service (QoS) metrics. Easy to read dashboards help administrators deliver a seamless communications experience across their companies globally.

RingCentral Rooms and RingCentral Rooms for Poly

RingCentral Rooms transforms meeting rooms of any size into cloud-based video collaborative spaces, where both in-office and remote teams can work together face-to-face. RingCentral Rooms leverages the hardware that many meeting rooms are already equipped with (cameras, TVs, speakers, and computers) in order to help minimize the need for complicated initial IT deployment and set-up.

In addition, RingCentral Rooms built in partnership with Poly consolidates meeting rooms’ hardware needs while enabling a new wave of room intelligence, analytics, and manageability. Specifically designed to simplify large-scale RingCentral Room deployments, these turnkey solutions from Poly enable frictionless procurement, faster installs, and an easy management experience.

RingCentral Rooms for Poly is generally available to all customers in the US and Europe and is fully integrated with Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50 plug-and-play USB video bars which bring simplicity, convenience, and a seamless modern meeting experience to physical workspaces.

RingCentral Rooms for Poly offers one-touch video, audio and web conferencing capabilities and:

  • RingCentral Rooms allows users to instantly connect and collaborate with other participants joining from anywhere on any device with a one-tap interface.
  • Teams can utilize advanced conferencing services, from digital whiteboards to wireless file and screen sharing through Wi-Fi or AirPlay Mirror, all wrapped into a touch-based, high-quality collaboration experience.
  • IT teams can set up a cloud-based telepresence room with off-the-shelf equipment, avoiding costly proprietary endpoints and complicated configuration. With a single iPad controller, the host can manage camera functions, speakers, and participants during online meetings.
  • Built on the RingCentral platform, users enjoy a simple, interactive experience that is seamless across RingCentral Video and RingCentral Team Messaging.