SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 5 November 2019 - Plantronics, Inc. ("Poly" -- formerly
Plantronics and Polycom) (NYSE: PLT),
a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and
collaboration, will introduce video conferencing devices with a built-in
Microsoft Teams experience at Microsoft Ignite 2019. The Poly Studio X Series, purpose-built, all-in-one video bars
for Microsoft teams, will offer a native Teams meeting and calling experience and
are among a host of Poly solutions built for Teams that the company will demonstrate
at the show.
The Poly Studio
X Series consists of two new video bars designed for small rooms, the Poly Studio
X30 and Poly Studio X50. The Poly Studio X Series are purpose-built appliances that
will run the Teams application natively.
The Studio X
Series supports 4K Ultra high definition (UHD), advanced noise suppression and
unmatched video production rules to improve all aspects of the meeting
experience. Set-up requires a single power-over-ethernet cable. Users can
choose to control the Studio X Series with the new Poly TC8 touch screen.
Studio, a plug-and-play USB video bar for small huddle
rooms, is now certified for
Microsoft Teams. The Poly Studio USB video bar features room-filling audio, a
4K HD camera with built-in speaker tracking and framing, as well as support for
remote cloud management for ongoing updates and configuration. The Poly Studio
is currently available worldwide.
wherever people connect with Microsoft Teams, we will be there to provide the
best-in-class audio, video and voice endpoints to make the experience that much
better," said Joe Burton, president and CEO at Poly. "We deliver everything you
need on the journey to transition to Teams."
partner director, Teams devices, Microsoft Corp. said, "We're pleased to partner
with Poly on a range of Microsoft Teams solutions -- from video conferencing, to
headsets, to desk and conference phones, to services. Poly is a one-stop-shop
for Teams users that need to communicate and collaborate from anywhere and with
Poly Studio X Series devices take simplicity to the next level," said Ira M.
Weinstein, managing partner at analyst firm Recon Research. "These sleek,
all-in-one devices include mics, speakers, and camera, and come pre-loaded with
the Microsoft Teams application. No software to load. From the box to a
high-quality meeting room video conferencing experience in just a few minutes.
This is a job well done."
End-to-End Solutions for Teams
Poly will also showcase
its industry-leading voice, headset and service offerings to support Teams at
Microsoft Ignite in the Poly booth (#2349):
Poly CCX Series -- Poly's native Teams phones, are sleek
business desk phones that combine a native Teams solution with premium voice
quality. Three models, the CCX 400, CCX 500 and CCX 600, Teams contact lists,
calendar, and meetings. The CCX 400 delivers a cost-effective native Teams
experience for the cost-conscious end-user, while the
more premium CCX 500 and CCX 600 models power productivity with Poly HD Voice, Bluetooth,
and intuitive color touch displays. The CCX 600 features a larger seven-inch
display and integrated 802.11 Wi-Fi support. The CCX 500 will be available in
select Asia Pacific countries from December 2019 and the CCX 400 and CCX 600
will be available in Asia Pacific in 2020.
- The Calisto
3200 optimized for Teams -- Announced today, Poly's first native Teams
personal speakerphone allows you to take conference calls anywhere. This plug-and-play
portable speakerphone features 360-degree audio for outstanding sound
no matter where you are working. The single touch of a button invokes the Teams
app on a PC and makes for easy communication and collaboration. Available in
Asia Pacific in 2020.
- Voyager Office Series optimized for
Teams -- Poly will preview a new version of its highly popular Voyager 4200 and
Voyager 5200 products for in-office mobile professionals seeking versatile
connectivity options to desk phone, smartphone or computer. Available in Asia
Pacific in 2020.
Managed Service for Teams --
Poly has introduced Poly Managed Service for Teams. The hosted service aims to accelerate
Teams adoption in enterprises worldwide with a range of managed services to
support enterprises on their entire Teams journey. These services include
identifying the most effective way for customers to migrate from legacy platforms,
to Teams, the provisioning of endpoints and licenses, the end-to-end deployment
of Teams, adoption, training and change management, as part of the ongoing
managed service. This Managed Service can work in conjunction with Microsoft's
calling plan or any Direct Route service offer. Available now.
Poly will preview the
Studio X Series for Teams at Microsoft Ignite. Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio
X50 will be priced at US$2,199 and US$3,499 respectively, including the
Poly TC8. The Poly Studio X Series will be available in select Asia
Pacific countries from December 2019, with native support on Teams available from
The Microsoft booth
(#1515) will also host the following Poly integrate solutions optimized for
Teams: The Poly Studio X30, Poly Elara 60 Series, Calisto 3200, Voyager 4200,
CCX 500 and the Trio 8800.