Polycom RealPresence Group Series

Polycom RealPresence Group Series

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Polycom RealPresence Group Series

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Recent Reviews

Polycom Group Series - Good for it's time.

6
July 06, 2021
The Polycom RealPresence Group Series codecs were used as part of our outgoing Video Managed Service. Enabled collaboration for staff in …
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Poly Group Series: A good choice.

10
May 30, 2021
We use it exclusively for our video conference rooms solution throughout our organization as well as support other campuses and state …
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Talking to the World

9
February 25, 2020
Polycom RealPresence Group Series was used at the North American headquarters and select locations throughout the United States, Canada, …

Great for meetings

9
February 12, 2020
We use the Polycom RealPresence Group Series to participate in conference calls. We use Microsoft Teams to create and host the meetings. …
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Veteran Collaboration Manager

8
February 03, 2020
We standardized our enterprise video conferencing platform around the Polycom RealPresence Group Series for several reasons. The most …
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Go for it

9
January 26, 2018
My company uses the Group Series to teleconference with our remote offices and third-party companies using Skype for Business as the …
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Polycom after One Year!

8
January 24, 2018
Polycom is used by the whole company for basic audio and web meetings. [We] Use HD video conferences for site to site or external board …
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What is Polycom RealPresence Group Series?

The Polycom RealPresence Group Series is a video conferencing codec that connects to a standards-based video conferencing infrastructure to allow users to make video conference calls. There are three products in the series – RealPresence Group 300, RealPresence Group 500, and RealPresence Group 700.…

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What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams combines video conferencing software with team collaboration tools. The communications platform allows MS Office users to conduct conference calls and share files via SharePoint, and join or initiate a group chat.

What is Webex App?

Webex App brings together Calling, Meeting and Messaging modes of collaboration in order to create a seamless, engaging, inclusive and intelligent experience.Seamless collaboration across devices, locations and organizations· Use any computer, tablet, phone, browser or Cisco devices to connect·…

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What is Polycom RealPresence Group Series?

The Polycom RealPresence Group Series is a video conferencing codec that connects to a standards-based video conferencing infrastructure to allow users to make video conference calls. There are three products in the series – RealPresence Group 300, RealPresence Group 500, and RealPresence Group 700. It is certified to use with Office 365 and Skype for Business.

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Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
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Polycom Group Series was very good for what it used to do for its time, however newer technology that provides a more simpler method to configure, join and host video conference meetings has come in the form of Zoom and [Microsoft] Teams which is hard to go back from and therefore means the Polycom codecs of yesteryear are rapidly becoming phased out. The Polycom Trio is a more forward thinking technology which can be configured for the likes of Teams, Zoom and Zoom Phone and with the Poly Studio X range of codecs, this is ultimately the way forward.
Curt Sminkey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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When I started at one of my jobs, they already have Lifesize VC equipment. It was nice, they worked and they were less expensive. But once we started transitioning things to Polycom it was a night/day difference. Some of our large conference rooms had audio issues that the Lifesize had trouble picking up all the voices in the rooms but that was resolved with Polycom. We also had trouble integrating the Lifesize in with other applications which was the driving force in moving to Polycom.

As far as Teams, I don't consider it a good comparison. I list it because at first, people thought of Teams as a compeditor of Polycom so there was a question of why do we need both.... Teams handles the single-person joining a meeting, Polycom is more for a conference room. I think there's a need for both and they can work together.
Sonu Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
Polycom RealPresence Group 500 series is compatible with most third-party OEM for meeting room integration. We recommend Crestron as they have more capabilities and expertise in the market to integrate with Polycom products while designing and automating the meeting room functions. Dial-in method is much easier in Polycom when compared with cisco products and the GUI interface is also far better.
February 25, 2020

Talking to the World

Alfred Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Polycom RealPresence Group Series stands head and shoulders above Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex Meetings both for dependability and robust delivery of function. One established the meetings were very hard to break apart but easy to end when so desired. The installation of the devices, the training of technicians, and end-users were both intuitive and easy to manage, where the same interactions with Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex In my opinion, and experience, were challenging to work through.
February 12, 2020

Great for meetings

Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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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.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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Polycom is the most flexible video conferencing hardware solution on the market. They provide a fantastic infrastructure but also have the option to directly register or convert to a cloud service endpoint!
Brian Coyne | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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We have used Microsoft Teams Rooms in some of our smaller huddle rooms that still require video, and this was due to the lower cost of the Microsoft Teams Room systems over the Polycom Presence Group series. The Microsoft Teams Rooms are perfect for small, less-used rooms, as they are cheaper, but when it comes to quality, the Polycom RealPresence Group Series beats the Microsoft Teams Room by far.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Conference room systems do not seem to be commonly integrated with Skype for Business, so limited usability. Lifesize looked attractive, but the lower cost and local support of Polycom put it ahead.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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I have reviewed Skype and Skype for Business previously, and while I have enjoyed the use of those systems, the video and audio quality of Polycom RealPresence Group Series is far superior. Polycom Real presence Group Series has more functions and capabilities, and experiences far fewer dropped calls or video malfunctions. I would not use Skype or Skype for Business alone again after having used Polycom RealPresence Group Series.
January 24, 2018

Polycom after One Year!

Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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Went for Polycom due to the INTERNAL quality of HD room to room quality. If we were only looking for external audio or web meetings an external partner and platform seems to be a better choice. But a web provider cannot match the internal COS high-speed WAN quality (I believe).
November 17, 2017

Group Series Review

Danny Dunn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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With our investment in the RealPresence infrastructure it just makes sense to use a RealPresence endpoint. The other endpoints integrate with additional work, but the group series just work.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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The GroupSeries has performed much better than all the alternative solutions we have tried. We have been a Lifesize shop for a long time, but their direction was cloud only and more proprietary so we wanted a more open solution. We also use Skype For Business and there is good integration with that.
October 31, 2017

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Score 7 out of 10
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Reseller
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We are still evaluating more about the differences between the two devices and how they handle audio and video within a call. Along with bandwidth, flexiblilty in meetings, and security features.