Poly Introduces Microsoft Teams Room Solutions

News item: June 10, 2020

Poly, previously Plantronics and Polycom, recently introduced a new solution for meaningful collaboration and communication. The new series of Poly Microsoft Teams Room solutions are now available for today’s companies. Poly’s G10-T, G40-T, and G-80T promise a new kind of team experience for businesses. The solutions come with audio and video tools to deliver superior conversations for users on Microsoft Teams.

What’s more, with Poly’s room solutions, IT managers will be able to easily scale meeting rooms to suit any kind of discussion. The new Poly Room solutions for Microsoft Teams are particularly valuable as Teams usage continues to skyrocket. Currently, Teams has 75 million daily active users, increasing the need for consistently great collaborative experiences on any device.

Leading the Way to Better Meeting Rooms

As work environments continue to evolve, IT teams need more flexible and scalable devices. The Poly Room solutions for Microsoft Teams will offer customisable experiences for virtual collaboration with virtually no-touch control.

According to VP and General Manager for Room collaboration at Poly, Tim Root, as more customers recognise the need for video-based collaboration, we all need to stay connected with the right tools. Poly Room solutions for Microsoft Teams will make meetings feel effortless. Offering unbeatable quality in video and audio, all participants can feel like a valuable part of the conversation. Poly even partnered with the ThinkSmart team for a more enterprise-class solution.

The Poly Rooms use vPro technology to provide more secure and reliable platforms for meeting. Joseph Mingori, the General Manager of Lenovo Smart Office Business, said that Lenovo is thrilled to join forces with Poly to provide a Room Solution for Microsoft Teams. The Room solutions feature ThinkSmart Edition Tiny, designed to serve the needs of modern companies.

The Latest Tools for Best in Class Meetings

Poly’s Room solutions for Microsoft Teams join the impressive family of products from the Poly Studio X range. These solutions will also include native experiences for Microsoft Teams video.

As enterprise and SMB customers work on deploying their entire collaboration environment into Teams, Poly’s Room Solutions for Teams will unlock access to the latest tools. Employees will have best-in-class video and audio experiences. This includes automatic group framing and speaker tracking.

Poly Room solutions also deliver premium Poly audio and video for Teams while providing a clean and intuitive experience from start to finish. Installation is simple, and there’s little maintenance required. A lack of cords means that set-up is a no-fuss experience so that teams can focus on true collaboration. Poly Room Solutions for Teams is just the latest offering in a host of Teams services from Poly. Poly’s relationship with Microsoft spans more than 15 years.

Poly now has the most certified speakerphone and headset devices for Teams on the market, including the Trio C60, Voyager 4200, Voyager 6200, Calisto 5300, and Blackwire 3300, 5200 and 8225.

According to Microsoft Teams devices partner Director, Ilya Bukshteyn, customers look to Microsoft and Poly to provide a complete and seamless collaboration experience. The Poly team brings the customers of the joint companies a wide selection of devices to choose from.

The Poly Room Options Available

Poly’s Room solution for Microsoft Teams Room comes with a range of configuration options to choose from. You can easily support both small and large rooms alike with the:

  • G10-T: A basic kit including the Poly GC8 controller, VESA wall mount kit, Lenovo ThinkSmart Edition Tiny, and 10m USB cable
  • G40-T: A solution for small to mid-sized rooms, featuring the Poly GC8 controller, VESA wall mount kit, Lenovo ThinkSmart Edition Tiny, and 10m USB cable and Poly Studio USB
  • G80-T: Intended for mid to large rooms, featuring Poly GC8 controller, VESA wall mount kit, Lenovo ThinkSmart Edition Tiny, and 10m (25m or 40m) USB cable, EagleEye Director II, and Trio C60

At the end of May, Tom Puorro, the EVP of products, and Ilya Bukshteyn discussed the many ways that companies will be able to access these new tools for the future of cloud collaboration in a live round table.

The Poly Room solutions for Microsoft Teams will start shipping in the coming months. As each solution gains Microsoft Teams certification, it will roll out to select regions by the Poly team. You can find out more about when the Microsoft Teams Room solutions from Poly are coming to your area on the Poly website.

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