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Polycom Marks 25-Year Anniversary, Unveils New Collaboration Solutions

The new solutions enable customers to collaborate more effectively across a broader array of workspaces. By ChannelPro

In celebration of its 25-year anniversary, Unified Communications vendor Polycom Inc. hosted an exclusive customer event in New York, unveiling several new collaboration solutions designed to advance the workplace of the future.

“Today, we are taking a quantum leap in achieving our vision of unleashing the power of human collaboration,” says Peter Leav, Polycom’s president and chief executive officer. “As we celebrate our 25th year of innovation and leadership, we are announcing breakthrough collaboration experiences that uniquely place people at the heart of collaboration enabling them to work better, smarter, and more efficiently.”

The new collaboration solutions include:

  • Polycom RealPresence Trio, a smart hub for group collaboration that transforms the three-point conference phone into a voice, content sharing, and video system. Participants can pair mobile devices or laptops to the solution to share content in HD quality. By adding a webcam, the RealPresence Trio becomes a full visual collaboration solution and supports multiple UC platforms including Skype for Business and Microsoft Lync, BroadSoft, and others.
  • Polycom RealPresence Centro is a center-of-the-workspace collaboration solution built for the natural way humans brainstorm, ideate, and solve problems, says Polycom, by allowing users to communicate and collaborate in the round. The solution features 360-degree voice and video technology that automatically tracks the speaker, while also showing the entire meeting space on the same screen. The RealPresence Centro solution offers wireless pairing with many devices and features built-in proximity sensors to enable responsive and intelligent interaction.
  •  Polycom RealPresence Debut is an enterprise-grade video collaboration solution for small rooms offering high quality video collaboration that focuses on simplicity and affordability. The all-in-one design incorporates Polycom NoiseBlock audio technology, a pan-tilt-zoom camera, and 1080p quality for video. RealPresence Debut is cloud ready and can connect into Polycom’s RealPresence Cloud services.
  • Polycom RealPresence Medialign is a turnkey Polycom RealPresenceGroup Series solution for multiple work environments. It features a modern, all-in-one design and includes Polycom’s voice, content-sharing/management, and video technology. RealPresence Medialign technology is designed to be quickly assembled and installed without tools and interoperates with a range of UC platforms. Like other solutions in the RealPresence Group Series, RealPresence Medialign includes NoiseBlock technology, Polycom Acoustic Fence audio technology, and Polycom EagleEye Producer and Polycom EagleEye Director camera technology.
  • Polycom Concierge is an enterprise software that enables user devices to be at the center of meeting control, wirelessly connecting to Polycom solutions including RealPresence Group Series, RealPresence Medialign, Polycom Open Telepresence Experience rooms, and RealPresence Immersive Studio systems. Participants can invite additional team members, adjust the volume and far-end camera angles, or mute active participants all from an application on their own device. Polycom Concierge technology allows users to share content from their devices and even see content shared from others.

Additionally, Polycom also announced that its portfolio of Polycom VVX business media phones will support the upcoming Microsoft Office 365 cloud voice service offering. The announcement builds on the more than 40 Polycom solutions that integrate with Skype for Business/Microsoft Lync.

Availability of Polycom's new collaboration solutions:

Solutions

Accepting Orders

Expected Availability Date

RealPresence Trio

Immediately

November 2015

RealPresence Centro

Immediately

February 2016

RealPresence Debut

November 2015

January 2016

RealPresence Medialign

November 2015

December 2015

Polycom Concierge

Not Applicable

December 2015

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