Cisco Board Series vs. Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Board Series
Score 8.6 out of 10
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The Cisco Board Series offers room devices for hybrid teamwork. Its latest generation models, the Board Pro 55 and Board Pro 75, bring video conferencing and co-creation to small and medium-sized workspaces, conference rooms, and ideation spaces. These room devices feature an AI-powered chipset, a responsive, 55- or 75-inch touch screen, speaker-tracking dual cameras, built-in speakers and microphones, and a versatile set of mounting and peripheral options. Users can join any video meeting,…N/A
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio is a video conferencing and collaboration solution designed to facilitate a lifelike, across-the-table experience.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Cisco Board SeriesPolycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Top Pros
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Best Alternatives
Cisco Board SeriesPolycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Small Businesses
Zoom
Zoom
Score 8.2 out of 10
Zoom
Zoom
Score 8.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued)
Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued)
Score 9.2 out of 10
Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued)
Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued)
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued)
Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued)
Score 9.2 out of 10
Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued)
Cisco Webex DX80 (discontinued)
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Board SeriesPolycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(59 ratings)
5.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(55 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(55 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Board SeriesPolycom RealPresence Immersive Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
It is best suited for video\audio calls and meeting use. you can easily connect to the meeting with an ID or your laptop and also share content easily in a couple of ways. It's less useful for large-scale meetings as attendees seem to get lost as their video can get shrunk or hidden offscreen.
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Poly
I find Polycom RealPresence to be useful when having one on one conversations in purpose built rooms for video conferencing. That is where the quality of the product shines. However, I dislike using Polycom Real Presence for any sort of content sharing because of the issues around resolution.If I need to share content of any kind, I prefer to use other teleconferencing solutions.
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Pros
Cisco
  • The Cisco Webex Board is a fully featured devices that gives users all they need to interact in practical meeting rooms with their colleagues.
  • It securely connects to our virtual teams. A high-resolution image of nearly the whole room is captured by a powerful camera.
  • This is entirely for industrial design. A more is enclosed by powerful microphones.
  • It's simple to install and use. It's a one-stop solution for all your needs.
  • It is a great quality collaborative experience, which is easy to use and touch based.
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Poly
  • Allows video conferencing with eagle eye view on the speaker
  • Crystal clear audio and video with zero lagging and freezing
  • Very fast connections to the conferences
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Cons
Cisco
  • It feels like affordability is a huge minus point in Webex because it can be too expensive to afford for a small to medium company
  • Wireless connectivity needs a good internet connection to have a seamless experience.
  • White board pen tool not precise with the screen location sometimes and refresh rate seems little low
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Poly
  • Back end setup isn't very intuitive.
  • Every now and then we get a delay when conferencing and using multiple features.
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Usability
Cisco
Cisco Webex Board Series has great UI. It's very compelling to use. Touch controls are great and have never had any trouble navigating. However, screen mirroring can be laggy sometimes and frame drops are seen quite often while mirroring. Overall it's a great device to use with many useful features and optimized UI.
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Poly
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Support Rating
Cisco
It's honestly hard to tell since we haven't had many hiccups, if any at all! We have used Webex support for other situations and it was great, but for the board itself, we only had one issue, when we received it, a pixel was broken and Webex replaced it. Fair to say they lived up to our expectations.
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Poly
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
It is almost an unfair comparison as the base Microsoft Teams product doesn't have many whiteboard options. Both can screen share, but it's hard to make a fair comparison. That being said, the whiteboard is really great if you have the smartboard to support it and fully utilize its features.
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Poly
Polycom RealPresence is really only the preferred teleconferencing solution when using a purpose built room for a scheduled face to face meeting. For ad hoc video meetings, Hangouts, Skype, and Slack all provide fewer friction points for average use cases. In fact, as Google accounts are nearly ubiquitous at this point, Hangouts has almost become the de facto standard for ad hoc video conferencing amongst our users.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • It makes team meetings more productive. All team members can contribute simultaneously.
  • After the meeting, all team members got access to the files discussed in the meeting and this allows you to continue discussions even after the meeting.
  • The only negative impact of Cisco Webex Board on the company is its high price as I mentioned earlier.
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Poly
  • Personally we have not gotten our money's worth, but this is not Polycom's fault, it is because users found it difficult to use.
  • As for me personally, I used it for video conferencing, but my job was to make sure that it was operational for video conferencing.
  • As stated earlier, even though I found it very easy to use, my users did not, and as such tended to video conference with other apps.
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