Setting Call Preferences for SVC

Scalable Video Coding (SVC) conferencing for RealPresence Centro systems provides the following benefits:
  • Fewer video resource requirements

  • Better error resiliency

  • Lower latency

  • More flexibility with display layouts

You can make and receive SVC multipoint calls when the system is connected to an SVC-compatible bridge through the Polycom® Distributed Media Application (DMA™). In an SVC-based conference, each SVC-enabled endpoint transmits multiple bit streams, called simulcasting, to the Polycom RealPresence Collaboration Server (RMX). The RealPresence Collaboration Server sends or relays selected video streams to the endpoints without sending the entire video layout. The streams are assembled into a layout by the SVC-enabled endpoints according to each of their different display capabilities and layout configurations.

To make SVC point-to-point calls, the system must be registered to a Skype for Business 2015 server. In a Skype for Business 2015 hosted multipoint or point-to-point call, you can view multiple far-end sites in layouts.

For more information on the features, limitations, and layouts of SVC-based conferencing, refer to the Polycom RealPresence SVC-Based Conferencing Solutions Deployment Guide available at Polycom Support.