Video Interoperability Simplified

Polycom RealConnect is a video interoperability solution designed for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business users. By leveraging native Microsoft workflow, RealConnect makes video interoperability between standards-based video endpoints and Microsoft clients simple for anyone. Available as a cloud service or as a supported use case for on-prem collaboration infrastructure, RealConnect facilitates more collaboration among virtual teams and disparate devices.



Benefits

  • Familiar Outlook scheduling workflow: no change in how meeting organizer schedules a meeting
  • Single click to join: Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business clients join the meeting with single click, while Polycom and select Cisco endpoints join the meeting with one touch with Polycom One Touch Dial
  • Familiar meeting experience—familiar video layout and content sharing experience available to Microsoft clients and video endpoints
  • Available as a cloud video interoperability service or as a supported use case for on-premises collaboration infrastructure
  • Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business meetings are both supported and can be deployed simultaneously
  • Jointly developed with Microsoft and certified for video interoperability with Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business (RealConnect for Clariti (on-premises) certification pending)
  • Enables customers to migrate to Microsoft Teams while leveraging existing videoconferencing solutions


Make Your Microsoft Meetings Work

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RealConnect Service (Cloud)

Cloud-hosted video interoperability service hosted within Microsoft Azure cloud.



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RealConnect Service (Cloud)

Benefits of cloud-hosted service

  • Simplicity – Polycom hosts, operates, and supports the service so you don’t need to
  • Resiliency – Resilient global deployment with iterative approach to maintain the service up-to-date
  • Confidence – Jointly developed and supported by Polycom and Microsoft
  • Flexibility – Customers can evolve from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams without any disruption, with the same concurrent subscription
  • Enterprise-wide License (EWL) –Enables 100% of employees to schedule RealConnect-enabled video sessions via Outlook

Requirements for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Users


Microsoft Teams
Skype for Business Online
Skype for Business On-premises
Server Microsoft Teams (Office 365) Skype for Business Online (Office 365) Skype for Business Server 2015 or Lync Server 2013
Exchange Exchange Online or Exchange Server (2010 or higher) Exchange Online or Exchange Server (2010 or higher) Exchange Online or Exchange Server (2010 or higher)
Office Version Office 2019, Office 2016, or Office 2013 Office 2019 or Office 2016 (Click to Run) Office 2019, Office 2016, or Office 2013
Firewall traversal Required Required Required
Others - Bandwidth for internet video call
- Firewall traversal for H.323/SIP endpoints
- Optional Cloud Relay for Cisco VTC calendaring
- Bandwidth for internet video call
- Firewall traversal for H.323/SIP endpoints
- Optional Cloud Relay for Cisco VTC calendaring
-Bandwidth for internet video call
- Firewall traversal for H.323/SIP endpoints
- Cloud Relay
- PSTN Conference Dial-in
- Azure AD
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RealConnect for Clariti
(on-prem)

Video interoperability with Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business using on-premises collaboration infrastructure.

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RealConnect for Clariti (on-prem)

Video interoperability with Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business using on-premises collaboration infrastructure.

Leveraging customer on-prem collaboration infrastructure

  • Add Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business video interoperability to the supported use cases of RealPresence Clariti collaboration infrastructure
  • Deliver simple and intuitive Microsoft interoperability workflow while limiting internet video traffic
  • Provide best immersive telepresence experiences while connecting them to Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business meetings

Requirements for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business meetings


Microsoft Teams
Skype for Business Online
Skype for Business On-premises
Server Microsoft Teams (Office 365) Skype for Business Online (Office 365) Skype for Business Server 2015 or Lync Server 2013
Exchange Exchange Online or Exchange Server (2010 or higher) Exchange Online or Exchange Server (2010 or higher) Exchange Online or Exchange Server (2010 or higher)
Office Version Office 2019, Office 2016, or Office 2013 Office 2019, Office 2016, or Office 2013 Office 2019, Office 2016, or Office 2013
Polycom Solutions 'RealPresence Clariti
- DMA
- RPAD
-Collaboration Server
Cloud OTD or Workflow Server (for One Touch Dial)
'RealPresence Clariti
- DMA
- RPAD
-Collaboration Server
- ContentConnect
Workflow Server (for One Touch Dial)
'RealPresence Clariti
- DMA
- RPAD
-Collaboration Server
- ContentConnect
Workflow Server (for One Touch Dial)
Polycom Licenses Clariti License, RealConnect Service for Teams Concurrent Clariti License Clariti License Clariti License

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Resources

Polycom RealConnect Data Sheet

Learn about how Polycom RealConnect delivers simple and user-friendly video interoperability with Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business

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RealConnect Service Online Help Portal

Access the online help portal to read online documentation and watch how-to videos


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