Polycom® RealPresence® Mobile 2.0 Selected by CJ Group in Korea to Drive a
Smart, Efficient, Flexible Work Culture
Remote production sites use Polycom’s mobile video collaboration application
daily for meetings and trainings, resulting in 25% reduction in travel and
SEOUL, South Korea -- November 13, 2012
Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based
unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced that CJ Group
in South Korea has selected Polycom® RealPresence® Mobile 2.0 for its UC&C
project designed to enhance the company’s collaboration capabilities and
create a more flexible work environment among group subsidiaries’ branch
offices in Korea and abroad. With mobile video powered by Polycom, employees
can communicate and collaborate instantly with any employee, anywhere and
anytime, whether in the office or on the go.
CJ Group Headquarters in South Korea. CJ Group selected Polycom(R)
RealPresence(R) Mobile 2.0 for it ...
CJ Group Headquarters in South Korea. CJ Group selected Polycom(R)
RealPresence(R) Mobile 2.0 for its UC&C project designed to enhance the
company's collaboration capabilities and create a more flexible work
environment among group subsidiaries' branch offices in Korea and abroad.
(Photo: Business Wire)
CJ Group is recognized as an ever-changing life and culture company, providing
products and services across several business sectors in food & food service,
bio, pharmaceutical, entertainment media, home shopping & logistics. CJ Group
operates a number of subsidiaries across CJ Corporation, its holding company,
and has over 26 offices located across Korea and 76 additional offices
With Polycom RealPresence Mobile 2.0, users can take secure, high-definition
(HD) video collaboration beyond the conference room to anywhere using their
tablets and smartphones (iOS and Android) and, regardless of location, easily
connect with other standards-based video systems. The software application was
selected by CJ Group as an enhancement to its existing video conferencing
solution. CJ Group has long been a user and advocate of Polycom video
collaboration solutions, first installing Polycom® RealPresence® Desktop on
100 desktops and Polycom® RealPresence® Room solutions in 2008 to drive rapid
communications among domestic and foreign branch offices in a fast-paced
CJ Group, with the addition of RealPresence Mobile 2.0, is moving closer to
its goal of building a “SmartWork” culture to improve mobile worker
productivity and drive communications beyond the conference room and office.
Together with CJ Systems, a professional IT service provider, CJ Group
delivered comprehensive Polycom video solutions that integrate functions
commonly used daily in the workplace into one seamless collaboration
experience, from the telephone to mobile devices, email, groupware and video
conferencing. The video solution today is used for everything from daily
meetings and reports, to internal training and HR interviews, in addition to
project discussions with participants in the company’s remote production
sites. Video has become the norm for communications within the company, with
employees averaging in excess of 500 hours of video calls per month.
Currently, CJ Group has over 440 Polycom units, spread across over 100 offices
locally and abroad.
Key requirements for the project included a secure and stable system with
maximum user convenience, interoperability with existing legacy systems, and
high scalability. To that end, the complete solution is powered by the
Polycom® RealPresence® Platform – the most comprehensive and interoperable
software infrastructure for universal HD video collaboration – which provides
robust provisioning, management, scalability, reliability, and security. The
RealPresence Platform’s unsurpassed support for interoperability transforms
islands of employees and fragmented communications systems into a seamless
video enterprise, which makes enterprise-grade video easily and securely
accessible to all authorized personnel whether they're mobile, remote, or
on-site. In early October, Polycom announced powerful enhancements to the
RealPresence Platform, including the industry’s first open standards-based SVC
(Scalable Video Coding), with 3X HD multipoint video call capacity for greater
scalability, dramatically lower TCO, superior performance, and backwards- and
forwards-compatibility to protect customer investments. Polycom also recently
introduced a rich new suite of open APIs that facilitate the development of
custom applications and extend the value of the RealPresence Platform.
“CJ Group employees feel at ease using Polycom video collaboration solutions,
whether at their desks, in a meeting room, or on the go on their mobile
devices. This not only improves work efficiency and reduces costs; it also
leads to the creation of a smart and flexible corporate culture. As CJ Group’s
business expands, the company plans to continue to expand our current video
solution and Polycom is the optimum partner for this project,” said Sang-cheon
Ryu, Department Head, CJ Systems.
CJ Group expects users, who are already familiar with Polycom’s user
interface, will be able to use the RealPresence Mobile 2.0 application with
ease. Polycom recently announced a new user interface (UX) that delivers the
industry’s best video collaboration experience, including a simple but
powerful user interface that is visually and functionally consistent across
Polycom’s next-generation video collaboration solutions. In addition,
patent-pending Polycom® SmartPairing™ technology built into RealPresence
Mobile 2.0, wirelessly connects Apple iPads to enhanced HDX series solutions
(including room-based systems), letting users control video meetings with
their tablets and transfer a live video call from their tablet to a big screen
with the swipe of a finger.
The executives of CJ Group’s subsidiaries are actively using the video
solutions on desktops and mobile environments, leading the way to improving
meetings across their respective business units. In fact, CJ Cheil Jedang, a
subsidiary of CJ Group, holds regular research/production meetings among the
headquarters, research centers, and production sites abroad in Brazil,
Indonesia, and China via video, reducing the cost of its international
business trips by 34% compared to the same period the previous year. Monthly
management meetings among key executives in Korea and the head of branch
offices abroad (Southeast Asia, America, and China) are also held via video.
By enabling users to connect with foreign branch offices via mobile video
using tablets and smartphones, the company is maximizing workplace efficiency,
and their current video investments. To date, CJ Group as a whole has reduced
costs for business trips by about 25% annually, saving US$2.6 billion annually
(as of June 2009).
“For companies operating globally to be more competitive, it is essential to
improve the corporate meeting culture to allow quick decision making, reduce
operating costs, and improve teamwork. Polycom will continuously support CJ
Group to ensure the success of its unified communications and collaboration
project with Polycom’s innovative video collaboration solutions such as our
mobile video application that lets customers take secure, HD video meetings on
the go,” said Dae-jun Shin, Country Manager, Polycom Korea.
About CJ Group
CJ Group, a composite life and culture company, operates number of
subsidiaries around CJ Corporation, the holding company. It was first
established as Cheil Jedang in August 1953, and then changed its name into
Cheil Jedang Corp. in 1979, and again changed its name into the current one in
October 2002. In September 2007, CJ Corp. changed its structure into a holding
company and separated its manufacturing business to create CJ Cheil Jedang.
Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications
and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted
by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered
by the Polycom^® RealPresence^® Platform, comprehensive software
infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of
communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver
secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment.Polycom and its
ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications
solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor
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