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Poly PVX

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Poly PVX brings unprecedented video conferencing technology to your desktop PC with the first software application ever offered by the industry leader. Utilizing the industry’s highest quality audio/video algorithms, Poly PVX is the only PC application to offer both secure communications and People+Content™.The application supports most standard Webcams, thereby eliminating the need for a separate video camera and reducing clutter in your workspace. And when used in conjunction with your laptop and portable USB camera, Poly PVX provides the ultimate in portability. For users of group conferencing systems, the premium performance and advanced features of Poly PVX will perfectly complement larger room systems while maximizing end-to end conferencing and collaboration quality.The graphical user interface delivers a rich feature set, including:

  • Sizable and detachable video windows for personal desktop layout supporting local video, remote video, and content video
  • Intelligent call directory with search capability to quickly locate and call other end users
  • Multiple location profiles simplify network connectivity from home, office and travel locations
  • Continually monitors system and network for errors and alerts end user of status changes
  • Intuitive navigation with context sensitive help screens, embedded user manual available in 11 languages for ease of use and fast adoption
  • Multiple monitor support adds richness to conferencing and PC collaboration
  • Web user interface enables remote management and monitoring from Web browser

The iPriority™ features of the Poly PVX enable your PC to deliver high-quality video conferencing over IP networks. And as an integrated component of the Poly Office™, Poly PVX gives your PC the ability to conduct one-to-one or one-to-many communications in offices, home offices or small businesses. Bring remote colleagues, offices and telecommuter’s together easily and affordably with the Poly PVX conferencing software application. Your software of choice for content sharing to access the power of Poly’s unified collaborative communications solutions. With the greatest breadth and depth of integrated video, voice, and Web solutions, only Poly delivers the ultimate communications experience.


  • Best Audio and Video
    Crisp, sharp H.264 video technology and CD-like audio quality with Poly Siren™ 14 audio
  • Powerful Software Application
    The industry’s best performing video conferencing application works in conjunction with your PC and USB camera at call speeds up to 2Mbps
  • Enhanced Features
    Integrated AES encryption for secure calls and People+Content™ for simultaneously sharing XGA resolution content and high quality video
  • Maximum Flexibility
    Video application resides on your laptop and works with standard USB cameras, Poly’s ViaVideo® series cameras or operates without a camera in View Only mode
  • Easiest to use
    User-friendly and customizable graphical user interface makes video conferencing a breeze and provides maximum user flexibility in 11 languages


H.263 video PIII 1GHz/P4 1.2GHz and above
1800+ Athlon XP
H.264 video P4 1.5GHz and above
1800+ Athlon XP
People+Content P4 2.2GHz and above
2200+ Athlon XP
OS Windows XP SP2
Other Microsoft
software requirements
DirectX 10
Windows Media® Player 10
Memory 256 MB RAM
(512 MB recommended)
Storage 100 MB available hard disk space
Display SVGA display (800×600)
16-bit colour or higher
Network 64 Kbps and above
(Cable, DSL, or LAN)

Communications Protocol

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)
Automatic Noise Suppression (ANS)

Voice over IP (VoIP)
Supports voice-only calls to and from VoIP endpoints

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 Toolbar operation
Brightness control — automatic or manual adjustment to near side video image

People Video Resolution
VGA (640x480) – High resolution webcam
Half-VGA (320x480)
CIF (352 x 288 pixels)
SIF (352 x 240 pixels)
QCIF (176 x 144 pixels)
QVGA (160 x 120 pixels) – Native Web camera resolution
H.261 Annex D images

Content Video Resolution
Show PC desktop as Content:
- Capture – Native resolution of computer desktop
- Transmit and Receive – XGA (1024 x 768)
4CIF (704 x 576 pixels)
CIF (352 x 288 pixels)

People+Content Features
People+Content and H.239
Dual Images (view people and high resolution content simultaneously)
Dynamic bandwidth allocation
Dynamic system resource allocation

T.120, Integrated Microsoft® NetMeeting®
- Application sharing
- Whiteboard
- File transfer
- Chat
H.323 Annex Q far-end camera control

H.235 v3 AES encryption
Admin lock-down of configuration pages

Cameras Supported
Recommended: GlobalMedia iREZ K2 Camera USB 2.0 (supports VGA @30fps)
Logitech® QuickCam® Pro 4000
Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Pro
Logitech QuickCam Orbit

K2 Camera Specifications
Operating Systems: Windows 2000, XP
Image Sensor Size: 1/3"; 0.35 Megapixels
Resolution: Up to 640x480
Focus Distance: 5cm to Infinity
Field of View: 54°
Colors: Up to 32 bits RGB
Frame Rate: Up to 30 fps at 640x480 (VGA)
USB Cable Length: 2 metres
Manual Focus
Auto White Balance
Auto Exposure Control
LED Indicator
Network Interface
Cable modem

Directory Services
Supports Poly Global Address Book
Support for Active Directory
- Internet Locator Service (ILS)
- LDAP through Poly Global Address Book
Supports Local Address Book
- Speed Dial List
- Most Recently Called List
- Missed Call List

Dialing Capabilities
DNS alias
E.164 extension
IP address
H.323 external gatekeeper, gateway, and MCU support
Cisco® CanMapAlias

Call Transfer
Transfer to another H.323 endpoint
Transfer to another voice/video endpoint using Empty Capability Set

Call Forwarding*
Forward on busy
Forward on no answer
Unconditional Forward

Create unscheduled multipoint calls with Poly PathNavigator and MGCâ„¢ bridge

Quality of Service (QoS) and experience - iPriorityâ„¢
Video error concealment for smooth video in high packet loss networks
IP Precedence (ToS)
Differentiate Services (DiffServ) (CoS)
Network Address Translation (NAT) support
Automatic NAT IP address discovery
Dynamic bandwidth allocation
Automatic gatekeeper discovery
Configurable fixed port ranges
Lip synchronization
Packet reordering and dejittering
Asymmetric call speed
Universal Plug & Play (UPnP) firewall traversal

Poly GMS Support
Support for Poly Global Management System
- Software update
- Call detail records

Language Support
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), English (American and British), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian

Limited Warranty***
PVX/K2 Webcam bundle is available in designated countries worldwide. For availability, call us for details.
* Call forwarding requires Poly PathNavigator 5.0
** Conference-on-Demand requires PathNavigator 5.0 and Poly MGCâ„¢ MCU
*** call us for details
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