The well-known company that operates in the field of Unified Communication presented at ISE 2019 Polycom Studio, a new plug-and-play solution that turns Huddle Rooms into real collaborative environments.
ISE 2019 marks the entry of Plantronics into the Huddle Room videoconferencing market, with Polycom Studio, a new plug-and-play video bar that allows users of Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, Google Meet, Cisco Webex or Amazon Chime, via PC or Mac, have a portable USB device that offers HD quality in both audio and video.
“Today” – says Paul Clark of Polycom who we interviewed at ISE 2019 – “it’s estimated that there is a total of 32 million Huddle Room, of which only 2% is video-enabled with professional videoconferencing equipment, essential for a fruitful collaboration, even at distance.”
By definition, in fact, a “Huddle Room” is a place where working groups of two to six people can isolate themselves from the surrounding noise and collaborate, even with distant colleagues, in different locations. The new Polycom Studio, the first result of the collaboration between Polycom and Plantronics, aims to transform even the smallest environments into fully efficient meeting rooms. Thanks to a simple USB connection, any PC or Mac can be used through Polycom Studio to build an audio/video experience during meetings. The patented NoiseBlock and Acoustic Fence technologies help reduce or eliminate surrounding noise, while the Automatic Speaker Tracking function directs the speakers to the person speaking within a 120-degree field of view. To complete the proposal, 4K resolution and 5X electronic zoom, which elevate the Huddle Room to the condition of a real television studio.
Paul Clark emphasizes Polycom Studio’s strengths: “The ability to work and communicate even with body language, which many systems do not offer, is combined with the 4K quality of images and the perfect intelligibility of sound, for a fully television quality. The system is simple to use, flexible, and offers audio and video in a single package, with convenient wi-fi connection.”
In addition, customers can manage Polycom Studio with other Polycom devices through the cloud interface, with Polycom Device Management Service for Enterprise or with Polycom RealPresence Resource Manager.
Polycom Studio, for Europe, will be available from the end of March.
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