System Software Options

System software options unlock certain features available for your system model. These options provide additional functionality, such as multipoint video conferencing, Skype for Business interoperability, and 1080p video.

In the system local interface, activated system options have checkmarks next to them. The following system options are available for your RealPresence Group Series system. Some options are not available for certain systems. For example, RealPresence Group 300 and 310 systems do not support Multipoint Video Conferencing.

  • Multipoint Video Conferencing: This option enables your system to make video calls to more than one site at a time. It also enabled you to make H.323 audio-only or SIP audio-only multipoint calls. All H.323 audio-only and SIP audio-only connections count toward the number of sites in a call. Multipoint calls require a multipoint conferencing unit (MCU) or a hosting system. Depending on your system's configuration, you might be able to host multipoint calls.It is available for RealPresence Group 500 and RealPresence Group 700 systems. To activate this feature, you must purchase and install a key code.

  • Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP): This option improves the interoperability of systems in environments with certain Cisco telepresence systems. To activate this feature, you must purchase and install a key code.

  • Skype for Business Interoperability License: This option enhances the video experience by enabling the following Microsoft features for all RealPresence Group Series systems:
    • Real-time video (RTV) provides higher resolutions during video calls when integrated with Skype for Business Server 2015.

    • The Microsoft version of H.264 SVC delivers a continuous presence style experience.

    • Simulcast H.264 streams are now supported, allowing RealPresence Group Series systems in SVC-enabled Skype calls to transmit multiple streams of the local video depending upon the capabilities of the far-end systems. For example, far-end systems displaying high resolution images receive high resolution images from the system, while simultaneously far-end systems displaying low resolution images receive low resolution images from the system.

    • Centralized Conferencing Control Protocol (CCCP) enables seamless participation in multipoint video conferences hosted on Skype's audio/video server.

    • The Skype AVMCU Spotlight feature enables the system to display only the broadcaster's video when a participant is made the broadcaster in a call.

    • RealPresence Group Series systems support Forward Error Correction (FEC) DV0 and DV1 in Skype for Business Server 2015 and Skype for Business 2015 client environments for both H.264 SVC and RTV endpoints. The scheme introduces recovery packets on the transmitter which recover lost video packets on the receiver. Enabling or disabling the Lost Packet Recovery feature in the system web interface does not affect the negotiation of FEC.

    • IPv6 is supported in Skype for Business Server 2015 and Skype for Business 2015 client environments with IPv6 networks.

      To activate this feature, you must purchase and install a key code.

  • Advanced Video 1080p: This option makes encoded/decoded 1080p video and content available to systems. To activate this feature, you must purchase and install a key code.

For information about integrating with Skype for Business Server 2015, refer to the Polycom Unified Communications Deployment Guide for Microsoft Environments at Polycom Support.