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FAQs about Polycom Viewstation SP

The Viewstation SP series includes the SP 128 and the SP 384. The SP series was meant to be a "Special Price" version of the Viewstation for personal and small conference room use.

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

Question #2 What requirements need to be met to use the Polycom Viewstation SP?
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation requires a basic TV/Display, Broadband internet IP connection, or ISDN BRI lines.

Question #3 What is the maximum dial speeds for the Polycom Viewstation SP?
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation SP can make IP calls up to 768Kbps, 128Kbps over ISDN, and 384Kbps over ISDN with the SP 384 model.

Question #4 Where does the Polycom Viewstation SP fall in the product line-up?
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation SP is the base entry model in the Viewstation line-up.

Question #5 What limitations does the Polycom Viewstation SP have compared to higher level models?
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation SP can only support one monitor and VCR output connections for recording, and can’t be upgraded to multi-point for multi-site connectivity.

Question #6 What advantages does the Polycom Viewstation SP have over higher-end Viewstation models?
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation SP has a 10/100 MBPS port, while the higher-end Polycom Viewstation base 128/H.323/512 models only have a 10 MBPS half-duplex port.

Question #7 What environment is best suited for the Polycom Viewstation SP?
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation 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 SP?
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation SP doesn’t have the ability to be upgraded to a multi-point system, and it can’t support your near and far sites on separate monitors.

Question #8 Can I connect to other types of Videoconferencing products manufactured by other vendors with the Polycom Viewstation SP?
Answer: The Polycom Viewstation SP 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 SP 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 Viewstation SP?

Answer: Click here to view the Polycom Viestation SP