Continuing from my previous post on integrating an existing Polycom system with Microsoft Lync 2010, I will run down the process for integrating a Polycom RMX bridge. The process is much more difficult than integrating the Polycom endpoints as it requires creating a trusted application within the Lync server, running some shell commands, generating certificates and RMX configuration changes. Once the integration is complete you can create SIP enabled meeting rooms accessible by Lync users and Polycom endpoints alike.
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.