Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the leading provider of unified collaborative communications (UCC) solutions, today announced the first results of performance testing for multipoint conferencing units (MCUs), the network bridges that integrate voice, data, and video conferencing into an organisations core communications network. Polycom commissioned VeriTest, the worlds largest independent technology organisation with labs in the U.S., Asia and Europe, to write the script and test comparative performance of the Polycom MGC-100, the RADVISION ViaIP 400 MCU, and two TANDBERG systems, the MCU 16+16 and Media Processing System (MPS). The 72 test scenarios focused on security for both, conferencing and systems, versatility in transcoding, resource management and conference types, call routing and system management.

VeriTest concluded the Polycom MGC outperformed its competitors with the most complete set of security, administration operation and control features, and flexible set of options to complete the use cases successfully. To reflect real-world tests, VeriTest engineers, architects and project managers created 72 use case scenarios to measure conference and system security; transcoding for different media protocols/formats/algorithms; the ability to conduct both ad-hoc and scheduled conferences; resource management including multi-system views, single management interface, scalability, gateway integration, and multi-language capability, among others.

The VeriTest results confirm Polycom continues to lead the market with innovative, high-performance solutions, said Phil Keenan, senior vice president and general manager of the Network Systems Division at Polycom. MCU performance is easy to determine:
MCUs are secure or they are not,
They transcode all of an enterprises protocols, formats, algorithms and devices or they do not,
They handle multiple mixed media calls per port or they can not.

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