[AG-TECH] Lobby for Polycom PVX for Apple and Unix/Linux (fwd)

Andrew Daviel advax at triumf.ca
Wed Jan 25 11:49:01 CST 2006

(PVX is a commercial H.323 package from Polycom currently available for
Windows only. I haven't actually seen it work - failed to run properly on
a Thinkpad I had - but I hear it outperformed appliances at the
Gigaconference last year - http://commons.internet2.edu/gigaconference)

Why post to ag-tech ? Well, on Westgrid we decided to equip rooms with
H.323 as well as AG as a backup or to talk to non-AG endpoints, and maybe
others have done the same ...

Andrew Daviel, TRIUMF, Canada
Tel. +1 (604) 222-7376  (Pacific Time)
security at triumf.ca

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 17:53:13 -0600
From: "David Devereaux-Weber, P.E." <dave at doit.wisc.edu>
To: megacon at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu
Subject: Lobby for Polycom PVX for Apple and Unix/Linux

Dear fellow videoconference users:

We have been wishing for an Apple version of the Polycom desktop product
(now PVX) since the ViaVideo days.  I have had two more potential
applications come up that would be great, if I could get PVX for Apple
and Linux/Unix.  So I wrote another letter to my local sales and tech
folks.  Someone directed me to the Polycom Enhancement Request web form.
  So, if this is something you have wanted too, please take a few
minutes to pull together the projects where you think multi-platform
versions of PVX would help, and enter them on the web page below.

As you might know, it appears as if Polycom bases their decision to not
support Apple and 'nix platforms based on the relative ratios of
Windows/Apple/'nix in the commercial marketplace.  We need to make 2
things clear.  First, that the relative ratios of Linux/Unix and Apple
are much higher in the research and education market segment, and second
that the number of potential sales is significant.




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