Poly Puts the Mojo Back into Meetings

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At Zoomtopia 2019, Poly (“Poly” — formerly Plantronics and Polycom), unveiled a full range of video endpoints that dramatically simplify the video conferencing experience for Zoom Rooms.

Poly announced two new purpose-built all-in-one video bars, the Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50.

The Poly Studio X Series does not require an external PC or Mac to drive the Zoom Rooms experience and features new Poly MeetingAI capabilities for breakthrough audio and video experiences built on machine learning and artificial intelligence.

“We’re constantly looking at how we can modernize the way people work, and that means making collaboration much simpler–with the software of their choice,” said Joe Burton, president and chief executive officer at Poly. “Our completely refreshed line of video devices is designed to drastically streamline that experience of walking into any meeting room and starting a meeting instantly and easily.”

“The transformation of the modern workplace is creating huge demand for collaboration and productivity technologies that are easier and simpler to use,” said Pierre-Jean Châlon, senior vice president, APAC at Poly.

“Our new Poly X Series are perfectly placed to help office workers drive more meaningful human connection and collaboration through our innovative audio and video expertise.”

The Poly Studio X30, ideal for small offices or huddle rooms, supports 4K UHD video and built-in wireless content sharing capabilities, all in a compact design.

The Poly Studio X30 supports the full range of Poly MeetingAI capabilities, so it packs a boardroom experience into a small box.

Seamless content collaboration is enabled wirelessly. The video bar’s premium audio engineering offers plenty of pickup power.

The Poly Studio X50, the larger of the two new solutions, boasts even greater pickup range and high-quality speakers to suit the needs of mid-size conference rooms.

In addition to the new Poly MeetingAI features, the Poly Studio X50 supports dual screens for Zoom Rooms, greatly expanding the capabilities to support the needs of larger conference rooms.

It also supports 4K UHD video, 5x zoom, wireless content sharing, audio input/output and a room-thundering stereo speaker system.

Flexible installation means both Poly Studio X models can sit, stand or be mounted wherever desired, with downward facing connection ports making this flexibility possible.

To make it even easier to install and use, Poly also announced the new Poly TC8 touch controller that offers a native Zoom Rooms interface, high-performance, and a single power-over-ethernet cable so there is no need to stretch cables or cords across tables to connect to the video bar.

Craig Durr, Senior Analyst, Wainhouse Research said, “The Poly Studio X Series paired with a native Zoom Rooms experience will simplify deployment for IT administrators while providing end-users with a streamlined experience.”

The Poly Studio X30 and X50 Series will be priced at US$2,199 and US$3,499 respectively with the Poly TC8, and will be available in select Asia Pacific countries from December 2019.

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