Polycom RealPresence Desktop

Polycom RealPresence Desktop 3.11

Establishes professional HD video conferencing for business
4.2  (116 votes)
3.11.2 (See all)

Enterprise-orientated HD quality video conferencing with the automatic correction of a deficient illumination of a premise and noisy audio (e.g. Removal of distracting background noises like caught, laptop typing, etc). It maintains scalable SVC/AV coded calls from multiple destinations and conditions, according to H.239, BFCP, H.323 and SIP standards.

Polycom RealPresence Desktop is a special tool for video calls, chats and conferences, similar in a lot of ways to Skype and other such programs, but possessing way more advanced settings and features for comfortable, proper and stable video communication.

The program has a simple enough interface anyone who have used a video communication app will recognize and master easily. You register an account, then dial a number or search another user and call him/her. A call or a conference can be set up just the way you want with numerous settings for your audio and video hardware: volume, lighting, etc. You can filter sound with Acoustic Fence to improve the quality of what you hear and remove the noise. When engaging in a conference with several users, you have an almost unlimited number of people who can join the call, and I've seen for myself that the response time and signal speed do not slow down one bit. The program is generally very well made and works with the best and most stable audio codecs out there.

Additional features include advanced settings for connectivity and interaction: you can easily and comfortable connect to devices located and placed in a variety of environment. there is also the option of creating virtual business cards identifying user, location, and title. Finally, there's a tool for recording your calls.

All in all, Polycom RealPresence Desktop is one of the coolest video communication apps I've seen.

James Lynch
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Review summary


  • Stable and fast
  • Wide range of settings
  • Unique and useful features


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