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Looks like Poly has the X factor at ISE!


Johannesburg, 21 Feb 2020
Read time 4min 40sec

As the sun set over the canals of Amsterdam, another busy day at #ISE2020 came to a close and the Poly team raised a few Heinekens in celebration of another big win for the Poly Studio lineup of video bars.

Building on last year’s “Best Enterprise Connect Award”, Poly’s next-generation Poly Studio X Family took home two “Best of ISE” awards from AVTech and Installation, recognising the most innovative products on display at the world’s largest AV industry trade show.

The best video bar for huddle rooms

The Poly Studio X30 and Studio X50 are all-in-one video bars that enable the best conferencing and collaboration experience for small huddle rooms and medium-sized meeting rooms. They are radically simple to use, with support for leading cloud video services, including Zoom and Microsoft Teams built right in — no PC or Mac required. Voices are crisp and clear, thanks to a beam-forming microphone array and acoustic chamber design. Built-in wireless content sharing lets users share from their devices without the need for cables or pucks.

Up and meeting in two minutes

The radically simple design also brings major benefits to IT managers, AV installers and integrators, which led to the Best of Show recognition from Installation. With the Poly Studio X units, set-up, management and maintenance are all streamlined. The units quickly pop out of the box, connect to the monitor and network with two cables, and your teams are ready to launch a meeting in a matter of minutes. Sound too good to be true? See for yourself…

Form meets function

Granted, when it comes to technology, functionality will always be more valuable than appearance. However, it certainly doesn’t hurt to have both brains and beauty. The Studio X Family has a sophisticated design that artfully complements the aesthetic of any meeting room. The best detail of the Studio X set-up is the Poly TC8 – it’s the touch interface that drives the whole experience. Not only is it intuitive to use, it’s also so beautifully designed.

Poly meeting AI is changing the way we meet

According to Poly, technology is doing its best when it empowers authentic human connection and collaboration. What this looks like in action is devices that are smart enough to follow along with how we communicate. Poly makes the connection, then quietly steps out of the way to become the one thing you don’t notice in the meeting.

Poly MeetingAI is the bit of magic that makes video conferencing with the Studio X bars feel so natural. If desired, the Studio X Family will group all meeting participants and naturally move between speakers, framing them as they speak. This feature allows far-end participants to feel like they’re in the same meeting room, while also freeing others in the room from having to control a camera.

The audio and video quality are also outstanding. Voices come through naturally, and distracting background noises interrupting the call are a thing of the past thanks to Poly NoiseBlock AI. This new noise-cancelling technology uses machine learning that truly understands what belongs in a call and what doesn’t!

Now let’s talk cloud services

Starting with Zoom, the Poly Studio X Family and the G7500 video codec natively connect and becomes fully functional in Zoom Rooms without the need for a computer in the room. This means administrators no longer need to worry about the computing device in the room driving the conference. You can take advantage of all the Zoom features from calendaring, content sharing, and other simple meeting functions.

Connecting to other cloud services providers can be done using the Poly Video app on the Studio X30 or Studio X50 by using the Poly Video app. From these apps, you’ll have full H.323 / SIP dialling capabilities, opening a world of standards-based video devices you can connect to. Changing between video modes is as simple as selecting the video app from a list in the Web interface. A quick reboot and the video system is ready to dial how you want with the proper interface and all!

Cheers

Poly thanks all the partners, customers and friends who supported it at #ISE2020. While the spotlight has been on the next-generation video bars, Poly’s booth also featured the industry’s most comprehensive line-up of endpoints that connect to virtually every ecosystem partner on the planet. Poly also introduced a revolutionary new SaaS solution called Poly Lens that provides an interface for IT managers and administrators to quickly and effectively deploy, provision and manage Poly devices and gain actionable insights about their workspaces.

There has never been a more exciting time to be in the AV/Collaboration sector and Poly is proud to be doing its part to drive innovation in the space. Cheers!

Learn more about the Poly Studio X Family online. Sign up for a free demo and be prepared to get your meeting mojo back.

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Poly

Plantronics, Inc. (“Poly” – formerly Plantronics and Polycom) (NYSE: PLT) is a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration. Poly combines legendary audio expertise and powerful video and conferencing capabilities to overcome the distractions, complexity and distance that make communication in and out of the workplace challenging. Poly believes in solutions that make life easier when they work together and with our partners’ services. Our headsets, software, desk phones, audio and video conferencing, analytics and services are used worldwide and are a leading choice for every kind of workspace. For more information visit www.Poly.com.

Poly, the propeller design, and the Poly logo are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Poly Media Contact:
Sonal Bisht
Head of Corporate Communications, EMEA
+44 (1753) 723 726
Sonal.bisht@poly.com

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Headset Solutions Inken Gartrell (+27) 010 590 5537 inken@ikon360.co.za
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