Unified communications provider Polycom has announced the general availability of Polycom RealPresence Mobile, a high-definition video software solution for tablets.  Designed to work with the company's RealPresence Platform, RealPresence Mobile promises to bring collaboration technology beyond the confines of office and conference room.

Essentially, businesses that deploy the Polycom RealPresence Platform will now be able to use a tablet such as the Apple iPad2 to collaborate face-to-face with their colleagues.  These colleagues could be joining via other tablets devices, desktops, laptops, or even immersive video room systems. 

Other than the iPad2, support for Android 3.0 devices such as the Motorola XOOM and Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 are also mentioned.  The RealPresence Mobile software application can be downloaded for free as of last week from the Apple App Store and Android Market.

The company says delivering Polycom video to mobile platforms is a key component of its recently announced software strategy to bring secure high definition (HD) video collaboration to the broadest range of business, video, mobile, and social networking applications.

"RealPresence Mobile is a significant step toward achieving our vision to make it possible for millions of people to use video collaboration as their preferred method of communicating – easily, reliably, and securely – no matter what network, carrier, protocol, application, or device they use," said Andy Miller, president and CEO of Polycom. 

According to Polycom, RealPresence Mobile supports firewall traversal and virtual private network clients, both of which are important capabilities for the travelling executive.  RealPresence Mobile delivers support for up to 75,000 devices and 25,000 concurrent sessions, and also offers universal bridging to support both on-premises and cloud-based delivery.

The Polycom RealPresence Platform is available through Polycom's certified channel partners. More information about RealPresence Mobile or the RealPresence Platform can be obtained at www.polycom.asia