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Panoramic image placement to minimize full image interference

An automatic process for producing professional, directed, production crew quality, video for videoconferencing is described. Rule based logic is integrated into an automatic process for producing director quality video for videoconferencing. ... Polycom Inc

System and method for providing images and video having high dynamic range

Apparatuses, computer readable media, and methods are disclosed for providing composite images and/or videos having a high dynamic range. The apparatus includes a video capture module for capturing video images of a scene at a differing exposure levels. ... Polycom Inc

Methods and system for simulated 3d videoconferencing

A system and method for manipulating images in a videoconferencing session provides users with a 3-d-like view of one or more presented sites, without the need for 3-d equipment. A plurality of cameras may record a room at a transmitting endpoint, and the receiving endpoint may select one of the received video streams based upon a point of view of a conferee at the receiving endpoint. ... Polycom Inc

Method and system for new layout experience in video communication

A striped composed video image is disclosed, in which a main segment image is displayed with a strip of small strip segments. The strip of small strip segments is composed from a plurality of video images from a plurality of video streams. ... Polycom Inc

Digital storyboards using multiple displays for content presentation and collaboration

A digital storyboard system that uses multiple displays and related methods are disclosed. The systems and methods may be used to present graphical content such as slides of a slide shows or boards of a storyboard sequence simultaneously on multiple screens at each of a plurality of locations. ... Polycom Inc

System and method for brightening video image regions to compensate for backlighting

A videoconferencing system includes at least one processor and at least one camera. The endpoint can capture one or more images with the camera. ... Polycom Inc

System and method for localizing a talker using audio and video information

A videoconferencing endpoint includes at least one processor a number of microphones and at least one camera. The endpoint can receive audio information and visual motion information during a teleconferencing session. ... Polycom Inc

Conversational placement of speakers at one endpoint

An automatic process for producing professional, directed, production crew quality, video for videoconferencing is described. Rule based logic is integrated into an automatic process for producing director quality video for videoconferencing. ... Polycom Inc

Pairing computer systems with conferencing systems using a video interface

A conferencing system includes a computer system coupled to a base station via a first connection. The computer system receives display identification data associated with the base station via the first connection. ... Polycom Inc

Customizable presence-based recipient available notification

A telecommunication device featuring customizable, presence state-based recipient availability notification alerts a call initiator that a call target having an initially unavailable presence state has become available as indicated by the current presence state of the target. An option to initiate a call is then presented to the call initiator.. ... Polycom Inc

Interactive conferencing system

An interactive conferencing device enables conference participants to interact remotely through multiple multimedia channels based on the configured capabilities of participants. A system used by the conferencing device consists of a server and one or more client devices. ... Polycom Inc

Immersive telepresence anywhere

A portable immersive telepresence conferencing system which can capture audio data and video data and communicate at least some of the captured data to at least one remote endpoint via a network interface, receive image data and audio data from at least one remote source via the network interface and render a depiction of at least one object, which is substantially the same size of the actual object being shown.. . ... Polycom Inc

Lossy channel video blur avoidance

Blurriness in a video image transmitted over a lossy network can be reduced by filtering the decoder output to determine whether updating of the reference frame based on the current video data is indicated. An update may be appropriate if the decoder output is sharper than the contents of the display buffer after the last update. ... Polycom Inc

Method and systems for optimizing bandwidth utilization in a multi-participant full mesh peer-to-peer video session

An endpoint optimizes bandwidth by initiating a peer-to-peer conference with a plurality of remote devices, generating a first quality list comprising a first device of the plurality of remote devices from which to receive a first data stream at a first quality level, transmit a request to the first device to receive the first data stream at the first quality level, determining that a second device of the plurality of remote devices is not a member of the first quality list, and in response to determining that the second device of the plurality of remote devices is not a member of the first quality list, transmitting a request to the second device to receive a second data stream at a second quality level.. . ... Polycom Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359503

Led camera angle identifier system

A light-emitting diode (led) speaker identification system that illuminates at least one led in the direction in which a camera having a 360 degree field of view is recording. The led speaker identification system includes a base, a printed circuit board coupled to a surface of the base, and a plurality of light-emitting diodes (leds) coupled to a surface of the printed circuit board around a circumference thereof. ... Polycom Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359392

System and method for cascaded peer-2-peer video conferences

A p2p configuration where only the active talker or talkers are providing media streams, to reduce uplink bandwidth demands on an active talker, participants relay the active talker stream to other participants. A signaling server determines the closest participant receiving a requested stream and with available bandwidth to relay the requested stream to a requesting participant and controls the provision of the relayed stream. ... Polycom Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359391

System and method for recording a mesh peer-to-peer videoconference

Recording of sessions in a peer-to-peer (p2p) videoconference can be performed. In a first embodiment each participant provides a one-way audio and video stream to a recording server, the recording server cooperating with the signaling server to establish the media streams and to record the desired streams and place desired restrictions on the resulting stored file. ... Polycom Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353509

Enhanced roster for a scheduled collaboration session

An enhanced roster for a scheduled collaboration system provides information about invitees that have joined but left a collaboration session and invitees that have not yet joined the collaboration session. A collaboration tool interfaces with a scheduling system and a presence and location system to obtain useful information to insert into the roster, so that the enhanced roster can display information that may be of use to the host or other participants in the collaboration session. ... Polycom Inc

10/26/17 / #20170310932

Method and system for sharing content in videoconferencing

Content presented in association with a transmitting endpoint is obtained by the transmitting endpoint and transmitted to a receiving endpoint of a videoconference, along with associated information regarding interaction of a presenter with the content at the transmitting side. The receiving endpoint presents the presented content obtained from the transmitting endpoint similar to the presentation format at the transmitting side. ... Polycom Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272512

Seamless transition of a video session between a mesh topology and a centralized bridge topology

A technique is disclosed for making transitions between mesh and bridge topology seamless to the end user of the video session, without a significant gap between the audio and video experience of the video session when the transition occurs. In addition, a function provides a way for determining whether a trigger event for such a transition has occurred.. ... Polycom Inc

09/14/17 / #20170264724

Magnetically aligned handset

A communication device includes a magnetically aligning handset. In an embodiment, an alignment element in the handset magnetically couples with a corresponding alignment element in a cradle portion when the handset is in an on-hook position. ... Polycom Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223064

System for enabling communications and conferencing between dissimilar computing devices including mobile computing devices

In one general embodiment, a system for enabling communications and conferencing between dissimilar computing devices including mobile computing devices. In another embodiment a method for enabling communications and conferencing between dissimilar computing devices including mobile computing devices. ... Polycom Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195686

Motion estimation

A technique of motion estimation in video compression is described, the technique including: determining, in one or more reference frames of a video picture, the best full-pixel motion vector f for a block in a current frame of the video picture, wherein m and n are signed numbers and integer multiples of the distance between two adjacent full-pixels; selecting the best half-pixel motion vector candidates from a set of half-pixel motion vectors based on the best full-pixel motion vector; determining the best half-pixel motion vector h; selecting the best quarter-pixel motion vector candidates from a set of quarter-pixel motion vectors based on the best full-pixel motion vector and the best half-pixel motion vector; determining the best quarter-pixel motion vector q; and determining the best motion vector for the block as bmv.. . ... Polycom Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099461

Panoramic image placement to minimize full image interference

An automatic process for producing professional, directed, production crew quality, video for videoconferencing is described. Rule based logic is integrated into an automatic process for producing director quality video for videoconferencing. ... Polycom Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099460

Optimizing panoramic image composition

An automatic process for producing professional, directed, production crew quality, video for videoconferencing is described. The process includes a method for positioning a 360 degree panoramic strip view of a room. ... Polycom Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099459

Conversational placement of speakers at one endpoint

An automatic process for producing professional, directed, production crew quality, video for videoconferencing is described. Rule based logic is integrated into an automatic process for producing director quality video for videoconferencing. ... Polycom Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099454

Method and design for optimum camera and display alignment of center of the room video conferencing systems

Systems for videoconferencing are designed for where people are seated around a video conferencing system. The systems include a camera so the far site can see the local participants and the systems include displays that show the far site. ... Polycom Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099426

Led speaker identifier system

A light-emitting diode (led) speaker identification system that illuminates at least one led in the direction in which a camera having a 360 degree field of view is recording. The led speaker identification system includes a base, a printed circuit board coupled to a surface of the base, and a plurality of light-emitting diodes (leds) coupled to a surface of the printed circuit board around a circumference thereof. ... Polycom Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099361

System and method for collaborative telepresence amongst non-homogeneous endpoints

A telepresence system which includes at least one display device and a beacon coupled to the display device. The beacon emits a signal so as to be discoverable by electronic devices nearby such as in a meeting location. ... Polycom Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097745

Collaboratively controlling display of information across multiple displays

Systems and methods for collaboratively controlling the display of information across multiple displays is disclosed. A plurality of electronic devices linked to a plurality of co-located display devices are accessed. ... Polycom Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090606

Multi-finger touch

A multi-finger touch (e.g., a simultaneous touch of two or more touch-sensitive regions of a touchpad or touchscreen by three or more objects) that causes a touch-sensitive device to perform a function (e.g., open an application control program, open a device control menu, and/or interrupt a startup process and perform a function other than launching the operating system in the normal mode).. . ... Polycom Inc

03/23/17 / #20170085837

System and method for localizing a talker using audio and video information

A videoconferencing endpoint includes at least one processor a number of microphones and at least one camera. The endpoint can receive audio information and visual motion information during a teleconferencing session. ... Polycom Inc

02/16/17 / #20170048486

Immersive telepresence anywhere

A portable immersive telepresence conferencing system which can capture audio data and video data and communicate at least some of the captured data to at least one remote endpoint via a network interface, receive image data and audio data from at least one remote source via the network interface and render a depiction of at least one object, which is substantially the same size of the actual object being shown.. . ... Polycom Inc

02/02/17 / #20170034224

Relaying multimedia conferencing utilizing software defined networking architecture

Various embodiments for implementing a multimedia conference session utilizing a software defined networking (sdn) architecture are described. Various embodiments include a sdn media controller (sdnmc) that initially receives a request to establish a multimedia conferencing session between a plurality of endpoints. ... Polycom Inc








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