Polycom® PVX™
The ultimate PC conferencing software application
Best Audio and Video – Crisp, sharp
H.264 video technology and CD-like audio
quality with Polycom Siren™ 14 audio
Powerful Software Application – The
industry’s best performing video conferencing application works in conjunction with
your PC and USB camera at call speeds up
to 2Mbps
Enhanced Features – Integrated
AES encryption for secure calls and
People+Content™ for simultaneously
sharing XGA resolution content and high
quality video
Maximum Flexibility – Video application
resides on your laptop and works with
standard USB cameras, Polycom’s
ViaVideo® series cameras or operates
without a camera in ViewOnly mode
Easiest to use – User-friendly and customizable graphical user interface makes
video conferencing a breeze and provides
maximum user flexibility in 11 languages
The Polycom Solution – All Polycom
conferencing and collaboration capabilities,
including Polycom WebOffice™, Polycom
Global Management™ Server and Polycom
Advanced software application
delivers Polycom's premium quality
audio, video and content sharing to
your PC and standard USB camera.
Polycom PVX brings unprecedented video conferencing technology to your desktop PC with the first software
application ever offered by the industry leader. Utilizing the industry’s highest quality audio/video algorithms,
Polycom PVX is the only PC application to offer both secure communications and People+Content™. The
application supports most standard Webcams, thereby eliminating the need for a separate video camera
and reducing clutter in your workspace. And when used in conjunction with your laptop and portable USB
camera, Polycom PVX provides the ultimate in portability.
For users of group conferencing systems, the premium performance and advanced features of Polycom PVX
will perfectly complement larger room systems while maximizing end-to-end conferencing and collaboration
quality. The graphical user interface delivers a rich feature set, including:
• Sizable and detachable video windows for personal desktop layout supporting local video, remote video,
and content video
• Intelligent call directory with search capability to quickly locate and call other end users
• Multiple location profiles simplify network connectivity from home, office and travel locations
• Continually monitors system and network for errors and alerts end user of status changes
• Intuitive navigation with context sensitive help screens, embedded user manual available in 11 languages
for ease of use and fast adoption
• Multiple monitor support adds richness to conferencing and PC collaboration
• Web user interface enables remote management and monitoring from Web browser
The iPriority™ features of the Polycom PVX enable your PC to deliver high-quality video conferencing over
IP networks. And as an integrated component of the Polycom Office™, Polycom PVX gives your PC the ability
to conduct one-to-one or one-to-many communications in offices, home offices or small businesses. Bring
remote colleagues, offices and telecommuters together easily and affordably with the Polycom PVX conferencing software application.
Your software of choice for content sharing to access the power of Polycom’s unified collaborative
communications solutions.
With the greatest breadth and depth of integrated video, voice, and Web solutions, only Polycom delivers the
ultimate communications experience. Our market-leading conferencing and collaboration technologies, supported by world-class service, ensure that people and organizations maximize their effectiveness and productivity. Add to that the most experience and proven best-practices in the industry, and it’s clear why Polycom
has become the smart choice for organizations seeking a strategic advantage in a real-time world.
Connect. Any Way You Want.
Polycom PVX Software Application Specifications
Dialing Capabilities
DNS alias
E.164 extension
IP address
H.323 external gatekeeper, gateway and
MCU support
• Cisco CanMapAlias
ITU-T H.323 standards compliant
14kHz with Polycom Siren 14
7kHz with G.722, G.722.1
3.4kHz with G.711, G.728, G.729A
Full Duplex Audio
Echo Cancellation
Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
Automatic Noise Suppression (ANS)
Call Transfer
• Transfer to another H.323 endpoint
• Transfer to another voice/video endpoint using Empty Capability Set
Voice over IP (VoIP)
• Supports voice-only calls to and from VoIP
H.261, H.263, H.263+, H.264
Multiple Monitor Support — must be supported by PC video card
Picture-In-Picture (PIP)
Video Only mode with Toolbar operation
Brightness control — automatic or manual adjustment to near side video image
People Video Resolution
• CIF (352 x 288 pixels)
SIF (352 x 240 pixels)
• QCIF (176 x 144 pixels)
• QVGA (160 x 120 pixels) – Native Web camera resolution
• H.261 Annex D images
Content Video Resolution
• Show PC desktop as Content:
- Capture – Native resolution of computer desktop
- Transmit and Receive – XGA (1024 x 768)
• 4CIF (704 x 576 pixels)
• CIF (352 x 288 pixels)
People+Content Features
• Dual Images (view people and high resolution content simultaneously)
• Dynamic bandwidth allocation
• Dynamic system resource allocation
• Create unscheduled multipoint calls with Polycom PathNavigator and MGC™ bridge
Quality of Service (QoS) and experience - iPriority™
Video error concealment for smooth video in high packet loss networks
IP Precedence (ToS)
Differentiate Services (DiffServ) (CoS)
Network Address Translation (NAT) support
Automatic NAT IP address discovery
Dynamic bandwidth allocation
Automatic gatekeeper discovery
Configurable fixed port ranges
Lip synchronization
Packet reordering and dejittering
System Management
Support for Polycom Global Management System
Integrated Web server for remote management, dialing, diagnostics and passwords
Remote software update with user-definable URL
Call detail records through Global Management System
Minimum System (PC) requirements
ViaVideo or ViaVideo II
• T.120, Integrated Microsoft®NetMeeting®
- Application sharing
- Whiteboard
- File transfer
- Chat
• H.323 Annex Q far-end camera control
• Polycom WebOffice Conferencing Portal Integration
- Initiate point-to-point calls
- Initiate multipoint calls
- Presence detection
- Click and Meet dialing
Web Cameras
H.263 video
PIII 800MHz and above
PIII 1GHz/P4 1.2GHz and above
H.264 video
Not Supported
P4 1.5GHz and above
P4 1.2GHz and above
P4 2.2GHz and above
OS supports
Windows® 2000 with SP 4
Windows XP SP 1
Windows XP SP 1
Other Microsoft software
DirectX 9.0b
Windows Media® Player 9.0
• H.235 v3 AES encryption
• Admin lock down of configuration pages
Call Forwarding*
• Forward on busy
• Forward on no answer
• Unconditional Forward
256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
100 MB available hard disk space
SVGA display (800x600) 16-bit color or higher
64 Kbps and above (Cable, DSL, or LAN)
Language Support
• Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean,
Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish
Camera Supported
ViaVideo I
ViaVideo II
Logitech® QuickCam® Pro 4000
Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Pro
Logitech QuickCam Orbit
• 90-days
* Call forwarding requires Polycom PathNavigator 5.0
** Conference-on-Demand requires PathNavigator 5.0 and Polycom MGC™ MCU
Network Interface
• Cable modem
Directory Services
• Supports Polycom Global Address Book
• Support for Active Directory
- Internet Locator Service (ILS)
- LDAP through Polycom Global Address Book
• Supports Local Address Book
- Speed Dial List
- Most Recently Called List
©2004 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved.
Polycom, the Polycom logo and ViaVideo are registered trademarks and PVX, MGC, Polycom PathNavigator, Polycom WebOffice, Global Management System, People+Content,
Polycom Siren and iPriority are trademarks of Polycom, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
Polycom Headquarters:
4750 Willow Road, Pleasanton, CA 94588 (T) 1.800.POLYCOM (765.9266) for North America only.
For North America, Latin America and Caribbean (T) +1.925.924.6000, (F) +1.925.924.6100
Polycom EMEA:
270 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire SL1 4DX, (T) +44 (0)1753 723000, (F) +44 (0)1753 723010
Polycom Asia Pacific:
Polycom Hong Kong Ltd., Rm 1101 MassMutual Tower, 38 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, (T) +852.2861.3113, (F)+852.2866.8028
Part No. 3726-07102-001 Rev. 10/04
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