Polycom RealPresence Desktop Modes of Operation

RealPresence Desktop video collaboration software has two modes of operation:

  • In standalone mode, RealPresence Desktop video collaboration software supports registration and calling with an H.323 gatekeeper and/or a SIP server. It does not require registration with a Polycom provisioning server such as a Polycom® RealPresence® Resource Manager system. In standalone mode, you have direct access to the configuration and settings of RealPresence Desktop video collaboration software.

    You must purchase a license and enter licensing information manually to use this beyond the 30-day trial period.

  • In managed mode, RealPresence Desktop video collaboration software registers with a Polycom provisioning server like a RealPresence Resource Manager system. The Polycom provisioning server configures RealPresence Desktop video collaboration software automatically. It also provides access to a centralized directory server. In managed mode, the Polycom provisioning server manages licensing of RealPresence Desktop video collaboration software, so you do not need to purchase an individual license.