Recently I have been working on integrating an existing Polycom video conferencing system with a new Lync 2010 deployment. As it turns out the newer software releases for Polycom have made great progress towards making the integration of Polycom systems with Lync easier. I say easier, because it still isn’t exactly easy. There are many cool features of integrating Polycom and Lync. By using a Polycom RMX, one can have continuous presence using the meeting room format. This is something that was sadly left out of Lync 2010. As most people who have used Lync 2010 will tell you, it doesn’t do a very good job of switching between active speakers.
Integrating Polycom HDX 7000 and 8000 endpoints is VERY straight forward. The only problem is if you don’t have multipoint licenses you can only have a one-to-one call with a Polycom endpoint. Hence the reason for an RMX.