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FAQs about Polycom Viewstation 128 H.323 512 and MP

The original Viewstation series includes the 128, H.323, 512, and MP models.

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Question #1 What is the Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP?
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP is an entry-level conference room system that achieves 30-frames-per-second TV quality video IP at 384Kbps in a compact set-top appliance based form factor.

Question #2 What requirements need to be met to use the Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP?  
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP all require a basic TV/Display, Broadband internet IP connection, or ISDN BRI lines.

Question #3 What is the maximum dial speeds for the Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP?  
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP can make IP calls up to 768Kbps.

On ISDN H.320 call speeds:

Ø        Polycom Viewstation 128 : Only 128kbs ISDN H.320

Ø        Polycom Viewstation H.323 :  An IMUX or Quad BRI Brick can be added for ISDN H.320 calls up to 512kbs

Ø        Polycom Viewstation 512 : Up to 512kbs ISDN H.320

Ø        Polycom Viewstation MP : Up to 512kbs ISDN H.320

Question #4 Where does the Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP fall in the product line-up?  
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP is the base entry model in the Viewstation line-up.

Question #5 What limitations does the Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP have compared to higher level models?
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP are endpoint only systems on IP and ISDN except for the MP on ISDN. The Polycom Viewstation MP can support up to 3 sites plus yourself @ 128kbs ISDN each.

Question #6 What is another limitation the Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP have over higher-end Viewstation models?
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP does not have the a 10/100 MBPS port, the Polycom Viewstation  128/H.323/512/MP models only have a 10 MBPS half-duplex port.

Question #7 What  environment is best suited for the Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP?
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation 128, H.323, 512, MP is best suited for small conference rooms, remote offices, and home users.

Question #8 What limitations should I be aware of in regards to the Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP?
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP doesn’t have the ability to be upgraded to a multi-point system via IP or ISDN. Only the Polycom Viewstation MP has the ability to do multipoint ISDN calls only.

Question #8 Can I connect to other types of Videoconferencing  products manufactured by other vendors with the Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP?  
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP can connect to any industry standards based systems that are H.323 and H.320 ISDN compatible; including all major brands like: Tandberg, Sony, and so forth.

Question #9 What advantage does the Polycom Viewstation 128/H.323/512/MP have over other methods of videoconferencing; like on a PC?
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation is all hardware based and is application specific for videoconferencing, and performs like an easy-to-use TV phone with unparalleled quality compared to other methods.

Question #10 Where can I find out more about the Polycom Viewstations?

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