Poly’s next generation video endpoint lineup just got broader! The new Poly Studio X family of video bars is radically easy to install, easy to manage—and best of all, easy to use. Designed for huddle rooms and smaller conference spaces, the Poly Studio X delivers full board-room quality audio, advanced camera capabilities, and wireless content sharing with support for 4K Ultra High Definition. When deployed with the TC8 touch controller (sold separately), no laptop is needed to launch a meeting. With Poly Studio X, you can say goodbye to cables and ditch the PC with one solution that integrates natively with a wide variety of unified collaboration platforms, including Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
The Poly Studio X30 is perfect for huddle rooms…but what is a huddle room?
A huddle room is a small and private meeting area, typically seating 3-6 people and equipped with teleconferencing and collaboration technologies.
HUDDLE ROOMS ARE GROWING FASTER THAN EVER
There are now 33.2 million huddle rooms worldwide
By 2023, 73% of all room video meetings will be from huddle rooms
Frost & Sullivan, 2019
So with demand for huddle room solutions growing, (especially Teams and Zoom native plug and play systems), we were very excited to open up one of the first dedicated and integrated solutions. Read on to find out our first impressions, box contents and comments…
The Poly Studio X30 is well packaged in a small and light box with carry handle, thus making it easy to transport. The box measures at 49 x 20 x 11.5 cm. The X30 is well protected inside the box and everything is packaged individually. It was surprisingly easy to pop everything together – truly a plug and play system. The model we have doesnt come with native teams or zoom but it is simple to add those capabilities in. Teams and Zoom native units are due to release later this year. The unit doesn’t come with a touch controller either – so be mindful of that when ordering. Image quality on the camera was decent for the size and the lens provided a wide image.
What is in the box?
- Poly Studio X30 with magnetic lens cover. 45 x 6 x 6 cm
- Power Adaptor
- HDMI-HDMI Cable. 1.829m
- Cat5e RJ45 Cable. 15ft
- Power Cord. UK, 2.5m
- Monitor Clamp
Our Pre-Sales Engineer, Liam Swan, noted that the X30 is very compact, has a wide lens and is aesthetically pleasing, making it ideal for a huddle room. He also noted that the cables come out of the bottom and so it has to be mounted above the monitor/screen which gives a top-down view of the room.
Watch this to see the unboxing
Watch this to see the set up
Look out for more blog posts on the Studio X Family as this post is part of a series.