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Poly® Converged Management Application Desktop for Window

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Poly® CMA Desktop for Windows®

Converged Management Application Desktop PC

Usability Made Easier

Poly CMA Desktop for Windows® is a robust and full-featured video communication software client that is deployed and managed by the Poly CMA Server, a standards-based management application which enables large-scale directory services, centralized provisioning, and management for thousands of video endpoints, including high definition telepresence, legacy video conferencing systems, and other video infrastructure components.

Poly CMA Desktop application delivers high definition video and voice communication and standards-based content sharing with other desktop clients up through the largest immersive telepresence rooms. Easy to learn and highly intuitive, the CMA Desktop allows users to simply point and click to call and collaborate with colleagues over video from any place, at any time. Integrated presence-awareness allows users to verify contact availability and status, and seamless Microsoft® LDAP directory integration both simplifies management and ensures contact list accuracy.

Poly CMA Desktop clients are managed and monitored within the same video ecosystem as telepresence and traditional video conferencing systems, providing a powerful solution that spans all video client environments. Administrators easily configure the clients for account access, bandwidth allocation, directory services and other functions right from the management console via .xml. CMA Desktop clients are included as a component of the CMA Server, with licensing based on the industry-recognized CAL (Client Access License) deployment model. Poly CMA can support up to 5000 registered clients, including a mixture of Poly CMA Desktop, telepresence, and traditional video conferencing systems.


  • Consistent usability across entire video network reduces learning curve and increases productivity
  • Enjoy high definition audio, video and content right from your desktop
  • Supports up to 5000 software and other clients
  • Management provides centralized control of clients for access
  • Provisioning allows advanced setup to be done by system administrator
  • Easily measure return on investment with management that tracks and reports on system usage
  • Seamless interoperability with other desktop systems up through Immersive Telepresence
  • Cost effective way to video enable the entire workforce with a one-time fee
  • Ease-of-Use with a powerful instant message-like interface
  • Deployment is not restricted by users physical location use in the office or on the road with ease

Software and Hardware Specifications

Protocols Used
HTTPS/XML Provisioning
AES Media encryption
TLS Security
Poly Lost Packet Recovery (LPR) for QoS

Poly CMA Desktop PC Software Requirements
Supported Microsoft PC Operating Systems:
Windows XP with SP2 or greater 32 bit
Windows XP Professional 32 bit
Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 32 bit
Windows Vista Enterprise 32 bit
Windows Vista Business 32 bit
Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
DirectX 9.0b or 10.0 compatible adapters

Poly CMA Desktop PC Hardware Requirements
Basic (up to QVGA):1.5 GHz P4, 1.2 GHz Pentium M/AMD Turion or higher
Standard (up to CIF, People+Content): 2.0 GHz P4, Pentium M/AMD Turion 1.4GHz
Premium (up to VGA, People+Content): 3.2 GHz Pentium, Pentium M/AMD Turion 2.0 GHz
HD (up to 720p): Quad Core Duo 2.0 GHz
RAM: XP 1GB, Vista 2GB
Windows 7 and Vista
Storage: 30MB
256 MB video RAM recommended for Vista
Display: XGA, 16-bit color or higher
Video Standards and Protocols

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 tool bar operation
Brightness control automatic or manual adjustment (provided by USB camera)

20KHz with G.719
14kHz with Poly 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)

Other ITU-Supported Standards
H.224/H.281 far-end camera control
H.225, H.245, H.241
H.239 dual stream
H.460 NAT/firewall traversal

Supported USB Cameras
USB 2.0 Web Cameras: Microsoft Lifecam VX 3000, Microsoft Lifecam VX 7000, Microsoft LiveCam Cinema, Logitech WebCam Pro 9000, Logitech QuickCam Notebooks Pro, GlobalMedia IREZ K2

Supported Audio Devices
Poly Communicator (Microsoft Windows XP only), Global Media AMH-300V Headset, Plantronics DSP-400 USB Headset, Logitech Quickcall USB speakerphone, Logitech ClearChat PC Wireless, Any standard PC AC™97 audio device, microphones built into the supported webcams
Poly has fully qualified the USB devices listed above for interoperation with the CMA Desktop video client. Other USB devices may also work with CMA Desktop.

Client-supported languages: English, French, German, International Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Japanese
USB input device selection capability from in-call window
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