Reviews of the Polycom video conferencing system delineate some of the great advantages provided by this system, such as its ability to deliver high-definition video communication without using excessive bandwidth and its adaptability to a company's IT system. Reviews also highlight some of the major drawbacks, such as its inability to keep up with more versatile sharing technologies made possible by advances in cloud and mobile systems. One review addresses how Polycom may be efficiently addressing these drawbacks.
Among the more positive qualities of the Polycom video conferencing system described in one review is its adaptability. From a technological perspective, the system can adapt to a company's current technological level, such as supporting lower resolution videos for companies with limited bandwidth. The Polycom system is also compatible with software from other widely used brands such as IBM and Microsoft. However, many of its superior functions can only be deployed by using Polycom accessories.
Additionally, another review stresses that the format of teleconferencing offered by such systems, which is video- and audio-centered, may soon be obsolete. The limitations of this system due to the lack of collaboration tools that allow for the real-time sharing of documents and multimedia files, areas in which cloud and mobile systems are more developed, may soon spell doom for traditional videoconferencing systems. Polycom has begun to move beyond video and audio capabilities to address this with more feature-rich systems, such as those that enable active-touch whiteboarding.