“By using the power of technology, Polycom is able to bring two worlds together in real time and share with gala attendees the deeply important, inspirational work of our laureates,” said The Tech Museum of Innovation President Tim Ritchie. “Polycom’s commitment to The Tech Awards is highly valued by us and the laureates who work tirelessly around the globe to solve some of the world’s most stubborn problems.”The Polycom technology used in the live gala video conference includes:
- The Polycom Open Telepresence Experience (OTX) series of room telepresence systems, which delivers vibrant life-like video, audio and content collaboration in a modern, immersive environment.
- The Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, the most comprehensive and interoperable software infrastructure for universal video collaboration, providing robust provisioning, management, scalability, reliability, flexibility, and security. The RealPresence Platform’s unsurpassed support for interoperability transforms islands of fragmented communications systems into a seamless video enterprise, which makes enterprise-grade video easily and securely accessible to all authorized participants whether they're mobile, remote, or on-site. In early October, Polycom announced powerful enhancements to the RealPresence Platform, including the industry’s first open standards-based SVC (Scalable Video Coding), with 3X HD multipoint video call capacity for greater scalability, dramatically lower TCO, superior performance, and backwards- and forwards-compatibility to protect customer investments.
The Tech Awards program was launched in November 2000, and The Tech Awards Gala was held in 2001 for the first time. Since the inception of The Tech Awards program, 257 laureates have been recognized. Their pioneering work has included designing earthquake-resistant construction technology to creating a heat-sensitive label for vaccine vials to make sure children receive potent immunizations to building a simple, low-cost, mobile phone-based device that allows remote monitoring and operation of irrigation pumps.About The Tech Museum of Innovation The Tech is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum—located in the Capital of Silicon Valley —is a non-profit, experiential learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing applied technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team-design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, The Tech endeavors to inspire the innovator in everyone. About Polycom Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we're pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward. © 2012 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom logo, and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.