The Polycom PVX works in conjunction with your PC and USB camera to provide the highest quality video and audio experience in the industry. Add the Polycom PVX to your PC and within minutes you’ll be talking, via video, to customers and colleagues around the world. The Polycom PVX solution is an easy way to communicate face-to-face from your office, from your home or on the road.
Utilizing the industry’s highest quality audio/video algorithms, Polycom PVX is the only PC application capable of delivering true VGA resolution, secure communications, and People+Content™. PVX can be purchased with a high resolution USB web camera for optimal video quality at the desktop, thereby eliminating the need for a separate video camera and reducing clutter in your workspace. And when used in conjunction with your laptop and USB webcam, Polycom PVX provides the ultimate in portability. 
Then the pain You need to register your serial number with Polycom to get an activation code. Ok, some pain but do-able. You need to create an account, well that’s pretty normal – What’s this, the website can’t be used via Firefox … or IE7 … code collapse … oh crap!
[01-May-2007] Dig out an old eMac with an IE v5.2 install and I can get an account created which is supposed to email me the password for the account — 10hours later and I’m still waiting! (Note to Polycom: fix your @&%$#’n web server! This isn’t the early 1990′s and customers expect that your sites are supposed to work!)
[02-May-2007] After another password reset I’m finally able to get the thing enabled.
The good news is that even without the activation PVX runs in 5 minute bursts in ‘evaluation mode’ so we were able to get a successful test session with the VSX8000. This looks like a viable solution for our roaming laptop users to keep in touch (If only we can smooth out the activation process)
 Polycom PVX [Polycom.au]