Multimedia companies SightPath Inc. and Polycom this weekwill detail plans to integrate their products. Their goal is to make it easier for businesses to create and deliver video to users' desktops without incurring costly network charges.
By integrating the Polycom StreamStation, a videoconferencing product, and SightPath's Studio and Appliance content-delivery products, developers can create and deliver streaming media content across a local area network, eliminating the need for costly wide area network bandwidth, according to the companies.
SightPath says the idea to integrate its products with Polycom's came from resellers for both companies, whose customers were in search of ways to create and deliver high- quality content at a reasonable cost. Says Ken Erion, VP of technology at video system integrator Vision IT: "As streaming media continues to drive demand for videoconferencing and video over IP solutions, partnerships like the one between Polycom and SightPath enable us to meet demand.