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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Webex Room Series

Cisco Spark Room series is one of the best video conferencing units I have used for any company looking for a video conferencing solution. For any company that has an investment in Cisco Call manager these units are a natural fit and can extend your collaboration solution. For smaller companies the cost may be prohibitive. To utilize Cisco Spark room series you would need to cloud register or regsiter on-prem and the infrastructure or cloud costs can be cost prohibitive.
Brian Munn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Polycom RealPresence Group Series has been the best system I've worked with thus far. I would highly recommend it for colleges/universities, hospital or wellness administrative areas, executive/corporate companies, and businesses that employ more than 25 people. I would recommend it if a group uses the phone frequently, and plans meetings and conferences on a regular basis. It would be less ideal in a work setting with few staff or one in which a staff does not interact frequently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Webex Room Series

  • The ability to sustain video calls with the best quality is something particularly good on the Cisco Webex Room Series. Because it's a dedicated and well-tuned hardware, it can hold those videoconferences without a glitch.
  • It's the easiest way to start a videoconference. With just 2 or 3 clicks, you can start a full HD videoconference meeting with several people at the same time.
  • When you use them connected to the cloud, you can update their firmware without even noticing it. That way, you can keep your product always updated, free of bugs, and with the latest features, with no hassle.
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

  • Polycom are still a high-end videoconferencing manufacturer and it shows. The build quality is very high, with quality components provided. In the current environment where 'huddle-room' systems are taking over and are a mix of solutions from multiple manufacturers, you can tell the difference when you open the box and get dedicated hardware that is designed to work as a single package.
  • The audio quality is very good. May sound like an odd thing to consider audio quality before video quality, but if the sound is poor, it doesn't matter how good the video is - you wont stay in the meeting.
  • Great video from the dedicated cameras. The image quality is high and the camera is silent when it moves to presets.
John-James Worrall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Webex Room Series

  • The user interface and how to connect to Cisco Webex app on your computer can be confusing and complicated, especially for new users.
  • The kits that are installed on standard TV's do not offer the best mic audio quality or camera viewing angles. The complete solution with all Webex hardware works much better.
  • Large conference room setups can become very finicky to present a screen from a local laptop on the physical screen in the room. We've also had problems with the room setup not interpreting when a presenter is sharing their screen and instead just continues to show their face.
Tyler Fritze | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

  • We needed to interact with the networking staff who were intent on using Cisco products, and this slowed down implementation.
  • Though it was easy to train users to operate the equipment those who were not trained frequently had difficulty starting up a meeting without assistance
Alfred Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Webex Room Series

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Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Polycom RealPresence Group Series 7.3
Based on 1 answer
We love the product and is totally integrated in our company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Webex Room Series

Cisco Webex Room Series 8.9
Based on 14 answers
As long as the video endpoint is under contract, you don't need to worry about support from Cisco TAC, be it for case creation, feature incidents/requests, and ultimately replacements. Ticket creation or service requests are as easy as emailing Cisco, or by do-it-yourself via the Cisco Portal. Response time is good, even with the pandemic happening.There's room for improvement where some engineers (TAC) need a little bit more training, as the template they use contains questions that are often already answered by the customer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Polycom RealPresence Group Series 8.2
Based on 1 answer
They are responsive and very knowledgeable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Webex Room Series

We pay about the same (a little more per room but not more that $1000) for the addition of video in to each conference room. So this was such a great addition for us because once you add video into the mix then the meeting changes. Things get done faster, people are more focused and engaged. And overall happier. They think they will not like it, but in the end, our users really like to see each other and feel more connected. It's especially relevant now that we have this COVID stuff keeping us apart. Cisco has been a life saver during this time.
Joshua Baever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

The Polycom RealPresence Group Series was top of the line. It had a lot more features as well as the ability to integrate with Microsoft Teams. With Highfive, you had to pay to keep the device running and it was more like renting it. Although we pay maintenance with Polycom we will own the devices. The Highfive camera also didn't move. Lifesize was comparable but it did not integrate with Microsoft Teams at the time. It may as of now, I am not sure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Webex Room Series

  • Ability to integrate with existing displays and conference room setup helped to reduce cost.
  • Audio and video quality improves the feel of web conferencing and makes meetings higher quality.
  • High cost and not everyone goes through the effort to make use of it.
Kaleb-John Loo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

  • Once pexip integrates Polycom/skype this will be a big win for us due to the RPTouch integrating the "one - touch join". This will increase adoption of video greatly.
  • Before the Group series with peripherals was implemented the cost of a video room was twice what it is today. Massive win.
  • Due to provisioning and automated firmware the IT involvement has been greatly reduced. No longer is there a need for manual changes to individual endpoints.
Adam Bruneau | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Pricing Details

Cisco Webex Room Series

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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