Polycom CX8000 Available Now

Polycom have announced the availability of the Polycom CX8000 for Microsoft Lync. As Polycom and Crestron Partners 1plex are able to offer you the latest unified communications technologies and we are able to take orders for the Polycom CX8000 now. The Polycom CX8000 can now be offered in two configurations – the first option will include a front of room camera, the second option will include the new Polycom CX5100 Unified Conference Station (read about our experiences with our new CX5100). Combining the CX8000 with the CX5100 provides a total package which utilises Polycom’s rich voice and video technology, integration with Microsoft Lync, and Crestron’s experience with room controllers. If you would like more information about this comprehensive unified communications offering which includes voice, video and content or have a project that you would like to discuss please contact...

Polycom CX5100 Control Panel

The CX5100’s feature a new control panel making software upgrades etc much simpler than the old CX5000 command line interface. Below is a series of screenshots showing the various pages available to configure the device. The control panel application is used on a PC which has a USB connection to the CX5100 and can be downloaded from the site below. http://support.polycom.com/PolycomService/support/us/support/voice/cx/cx5100.html     Find out more by reading the Polycom CX5100...

Polycom CX5100 USB 2 and 3 frames per second

In his blog (link below), Jeff Schertz presents some interesting facts about the video modes supported on the new Polycom CX5100 http://blog.schertz.name/2013/12/polycom-cx5100-for-lync-2013/ Having taken delivery of a new CX5100 we were interested to see the uplift in audio and video quality, this is immediately obvious if you are used to using the CX5000. The CX5100 has a USB 3 interface, in this simple test we used a couple of laptops using both USB 2 and USB 3 to compare the resolution and frame rate achieved. In the article Jeff talks about the CX5100 supporting Pano288 (1920×288) at a maximum frame rate of 30fps. But lower frame rates being used with USB 1.1 and 2. As shown in the tests below, we saw both USB2 and USB3 connected devices support the higher Pano288 resolution for the panoramic view but the frame rate between USB2 and USB3 was very different.   Find out more  by reading the Polycom CX5100...

Crestron LRS Installation

This blog post shows the Crestron RL Lync Room system being installed. The installation took approximately 4 hours to complete. We positioned the centre of mounting bracket 133cm from ground. From the centre point between the two screens each mounting bracket centre point was positioned 74.5cm from middle point of two...