Polycom release Group Series v6.1.5

Polycom release Group Series v6.1.5 software. 

RealPresence Group Series v 6.1.5 system software includes support for Microsoft VbSS (Video-based Screen Sharing), Managing Skype for Business Calls, System downgrade through SfB server, Conference recording with RP Touch, Dialing through ISDN Gateway, RMX Call Escalation and Display Call Participants names.

RealPresence Group Series systems now support Video-based Screen Sharing (VbSS), a Microsoft protocol for sharing content used by the latest Skype for Business 2016 found in Office 365 Online and Office 2016. In previous releases, systems supported only legacy Remote Desktop Protocol(RDP) for receiving content. Only systems registered to Skype for Business support VbSS content sharing. 

RealPresence Group Series system can send up to 1080p 30fps VbSS content to the AVMCU meeting. 

The advantages of VbSS content sharing over RDP are as follows:

  • Enables RealPresence Group Series systems to send and receive content using H.264 SVC encoding; RealPresence Group Series systems using RDP can receive content only.
  • Makes the session setup and video experience faster, with an improvement in the frames-per-second.
  • Works better in low-bandwidth conditions, even when sharing high motion content, such as 3-D graphics.