Polycom® RMX® 1500
Simplified, Flexible Multipoint Conferencing Delivered to the Edge
A flexible mid-range conferencing platform with dynamic resource allocation, network
flexibility and reliability, and cost-effective scalability—all tightly integrated with major
UC partners.
The Polycom® RMX® 1500 real-time multimedia conferencing platform (RMX® 1500) extends
the power of video, audio, and content collaboration to the network edge, including branches,
small offices, remote sites, and teleworkers the world over.
Lowest TCO, Highest ROI
Efficient delivery of conferencing services is central to the Polycom RMX series. It is the
industry’s only mulitpoint conferencing platform that supports H.264 High Profile technology
to deliver high definition video using 50 percent less bandwidth to dramatically reduce
bandwidth cost and utilization so you gain the industry’s lowest TCO and highest ROI.”
Providing support for H.264 High Profile technology continues Polycom’s commitment
to innovative, open, standards-based, modular architecture that enables organizations to
leverage their existing and future conferencing investments.
Ultimate User Experiences—for Admins and End-Users
Easy to set up and easy to use, the Polycom RMX 1500 platform dynamically allocates
resources for peak efficiency across all environments regardless of call type. The result is
less administrative hassle and more resources available for collaboration. In addition, support
for symmetric 1080p delivers uncompromising, highest quality video available. Flexible,
reliable architecture facilitates superior performance, scale, and cost-effective integration
of IP (H.323 and SIP), VoIP, PSTN and ISDN conferencing services within a single, robust
platform. Combined with the power of the Polycom Distributed Media Application™ (DMA™)
7000, administration is further streamlined by the unmatched reliability of automatic failover,
reporting, and system maintenance and provisioning.
Voice, Video and Content Collaboration in Everyday Work-life
The Polycom RMX 1500 platform leverages native integration with leading UC applications
and tools, and supports connection to immersive telepresence, desktop clients, legacy systems,
and third-party endpoints for wide-scale adoption and services delivery. This means customers
can avoid the expense and administrative hassle of gateways or extra “media” cards.
Learn More
To learn what the Polycom RMX 1500 conference platform can do for your organization, visit
us at www.polycom.com or contact your Polycom representative.
.264 High Profile – Delivers
unprecedented bandwidth efficiency
olycom UltimateHD™ – High
definition video, audio, and content
ultinetwork support – IP (H.323,
SIP), PSTN, and ISDN on a single
asy, secure access from anywhere –
Multitiered Web-based management
nytime, on-demand conferencing –
Always-on virtual meeting rooms
esilient multipoint conferencing
– Polycom Lost Packet Recovery™
(LPR™) technology
est per call value – Dynamic resource
allocation or fixed performance
utomatic fail-over – Virtualize RMX
resources with DMA 7000
Polycom RMX 1500 Specifications
Physical Dimensions
• 1 .75” h. x 19” w. x 15.74” d., 1U
(4.44 x 48.26 x 40 cm)
• Weight: Up to 22 lbs (10 Kg)
• One media processing module (MPMx cards)
• Two slot application server (one for MCU
• Power supply
• Fan drawer
• Power: 100-240 VAC ±10%, 47-63 Hz; 350
W max power consumption
• Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture
Operating Environment
• Operating temperature: 10° to 40° C (50° to
104° F), 3400 BTU/hr
• Storage temperature: -40° to 70° C (-40° to 158° F)
• Relative humidity: 15% to 90%
• Operating altitude: 60 m (200 ft) below sea
level to 3,000 m (10,000 ft) above sea level
• Transit/Storage: 60 m (200 ft) below sea
level to 15,000 m (50,000 ft) above sea level
Video Support
• H.261, H.263, H.263++, H.264
• Up to 60 frames per second
• From QCIF to HD 1080p including
intermediary resolutions (SIF, CIF, SD, WSD,
and HD 720p)
• Up to HD 1080p in continuous presence
(CP) transcoding (TX)
• 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio
• H.239 content sharing resolution
(H.263/H.264): VGA, SVGA, XGA, HD
• Content to H.239 and non-H.239 endpoints
• Polycom Video Clarity™ technology to sharpen
and upscale video
Audio Support
• G.711a/u, G.722, G.722.1C, G.722.1,
G.723.1, Add G.719 G.729A, and Polycom
Siren™ 14 and Siren 22 (in mono or stereo)
• IVR prompts for auto attendance
• User and managed mute control
• DTMF support
• Echo and keyboard noise suppression
• Audio Clarity to sharpen and upscale audio
• Up to 960 media resources and 360 audio
resources (VOIP)
• Flexible Resource Capacity™ supports up to:
- 15 HD 1080p endpoints in CP
- 30 HD 720p endpoints in CP
- 60 SD endpoints in CP
- 90 CIF (H.264) endpoints in CP
- 60 CIF (H.263) endpoints in CP
- 90 HD 720p 2Mb endpoints in Video
Switching (VSW) mode
- 360 VOIP and 120 PSTN audio endpoints
• Fixed Resource Capacity sets RMX 1500
resources for constant capacity no matter
what the call type
• Supports a single conference without cascading
of up to 360 audio or 90 video participants
• Integration with Polycom Distributed Media
Application (DMA) 7000 supports up to 1200
active participants for high-scale, redundant
Management Tools
• RMX Manager offers Web-based access and
application-based access
• Multi-RMX Manager—View up to 10 RMX
• Administrator, operator, auditor, and
chairperson views
• Onboard shelf management monitors and
maintains hardware elements
• Complete XML API kit for 3rd party
application integration
• Up to 1000 address book entries
• Address book quick search
• Operator conference
• Move participant between conferences
• Conference templates to easily save layouts
for recurring meetings
• Internal reservation calendar for scheduling
• Scheduling options - Internal reservation
calendar - Scheduling and gatekeeping
functions via the Polycom Converged
Management Application™ (CMA™)
4000/5000 solution
- Polycom Conferencing for Microsoft Outlook
• External database access (LDAP/AD)
Language Support
• English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese,
Japanese, Russian, German, Korean, Spanish,
French, Italian, Portuguese, Norwegian
• Double Byte (Unicode) site names
Network Support
IP H.323 and SIP
PSTN and VoIP voice
ISDN (H.320)
IPV4 and IPV6
10/100/1000 Mb interface
64 Kbps to 6 Mbps conference data rates
Up to 768 kbps for content
Gateway calls
Direct dial-in from any network
Audio algorithms
Video algorithms
Frame rates
Bit rates
Polycom Lost Packet Recovery™ technology
IP Precedence
Dynamic jitter buffer
Voice and video error concealment
• AES media encryption (IP and ISDN)
• Transport layer security (SIP)
• Separation of management and media
• Tiered administrative access levels
• Secure conference mode
• Strong password policy
Approval and Compliance
• CE
CISPR 22, ICES-003
• Safety: UL 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, EN
• RoHS 6
Conferencing Highlights – All platforms
• Integration with Polycom RSS™ series for
recording and streaming
• Support for Polycom immersive telepresence
rooms (Polycom RPX™, Polycom TPX™) HD
multipoint conferencing
• Polycom Conferencing for Microsoft Outlook
• Unified conferencing (voice, video and data)
• Up to 24 different conference layouts
• Personal and auto layout options
• Layout range 1x1 to 4x4
• Support of Polycom LPR™ technology on both
H.323 & SIP protocols
• Support of Polycom High Profile H.264
• The Advanced Polycom Click&View™ visual
layout tool
• Customized resolution configuration
• Customized HD welcome slides
• Layout background (skin) options
• Lecture and presentation mode
• Roll call
• Closed caption
• Message overlay
• Conference profiles
• Conference templates
• Far-end camera control (FECC) H.224/
H.281, H.323 annex Q and SIP FECC
• Conference dial out and dial in
• Up to 1000 virtual meeting rooms
• Advanced IVR flow
• Multilingual and transparent site name options
• H.239 support over H.323 cascaded links
(between any Polycom bridges)
One (1) year limited hardware warranty: unit
returned to Polycom factory within 30 days after
receipt; 90-day software warranty: bug fixes /
minor releases. Please contact your Polycom
reseller or a Polycom sales representative for
more details.
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