From the Lab: Polycom RealPresence Group 500

Hands-on testing of a mid-range, split system video endpoint

In June 2017, the WR test team had the chance to test and use a mid-range video endpoint from longstanding video conferencing player Polycom.  The RealPresence Group 500 is a standards-based, split-system video conferencing system with ...

  • 720p support (optional 1080p license available)
  • Several available camera options (fixed camera with 2x digital zoom through to a motorized PTZ camera with 12x optical zoom)
  • Optional embedded video bridge (up to 4-way 1080p resolution)
  • A wired digital tri-mic (Group Microphone Array)
  • Ability to register to the RealPresence Cloud service and other systems (e.g. Polycom ZTP service, Polycom Resource Manager, BroadSoft BroadWorks)
 From the Lab - Overall Rating 3.9 (out of 5)

This document contains additional information about the Polycom RealPresence Group 500, as well as WR's test results and ratings in the following areas:

  • Ease of Use
  • Feature Set
  • Performance
  • Bang for the Buck

For more information about WR's "From the Lab" program, please contact Ira M. Weinstein.

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12 Jun 2017
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