Poly Unveils Radically Simple Video Devices at Zoomtopia 2019 and Puts the Mojo Back into Meetings


Poly’s Completely Reimagined Video Portfolio, including new Poly Studio X Series of Video Bars, Supports Native Zoom Experience with Unrivalled Audio & Video Capability


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October 2019 – Today at Zoomtopia 2019, Poly (“Poly” — formerly
Plantronics and Polycom), unveiled a full range of video endpoints that
dramatically simplify the video conferencing experience for Zoom Rooms. Poly
announced two new purpose-built all-in-one video bars, the Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50. The Poly Studio X Series does not
require an external PC or Mac to drive the Zoom Rooms experience and features
new Poly MeetingAI capabilities for breakthrough audio and video experiences
built on machine learning and artificial intelligence. In addition, Poly
announced that the G7500 video operating system will also support the Zoom Rooms
experience natively.  

This range of devices
means that Zoom Rooms can be easily deployed in meeting rooms of all sizes,
from huddle rooms to board rooms, with the enterprise-grade quality for which Poly
is known. Together, these solutions put the “mojo” back into meetings with
technology that is easy to deploy, easy to manage, and easy to use.

“Customers love Zoom
because it offers an unparalleled video experience — and now with the Poly
Studio X Series, using Zoom in a huddle room or conference room becomes even
easier and more powerful,” said Eric S. Yuan, CEO, Zoom. “A conference room
with a single purpose-built device running Zoom means customers get simplicity,
ease-of-use, and innovation at their fingertips — core tenets of our Zoom
product offering.”

Open offices and flexible
work forces mean the experience in huddle and meeting rooms has got to be right
to keep workers connected. Following the launch of the Poly G7500 for mid- to
large-sized meeting rooms and the award-winning Poly Studio plug-and-play USB video
bar for huddle rooms, Poly is bringing greater choice and flexibility to address
the needs of all meeting spaces with its Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50
devices. Poly’s line of video devices is designed to work seamlessly with
modern collaboration applications to streamline the experience, completely
reinvented with support for 4K Ultra high definition (UHD).

Poly also introduced Poly
MeetingAI features that improve all aspects of the meeting experience. Advanced
noise suppression makes it easy to hear the human voices while simultaneously
blocking the typing, pen clicking, or candy unwrapping that may be happening at
the same time. New unmatched video production rules automatically allow remote
employees to truly see the faces and the context of what is happening, without
requiring anyone in the room to touch a remote or reconfigure a setting.

“We’re constantly looking at how we can modernize
the way people work, and that means making collaboration much simpler–with the
software of their choice,” said Joe Burton, president and chief executive
officer at Poly. “Our completely refreshed line of video devices is designed to
drastically streamline that experience of walking into any meeting room and
starting a meeting instantly and easily.”

“The transformation of the
modern workplace is creating huge demand for collaboration and productivity
technologies that are easier and simpler to use,” said Pierre-Jean Châlon,
senior vice president, APAC at Poly. “Our new Poly X Series are perfectly
placed to help office workers drive more
meaningful human connection and collaboration through our innovative audio and
video expertise.”

and Simple Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50

The Poly Studio X30, ideal
for small offices or huddle rooms, supports 4K UHD video and built-in wireless
content sharing capabilities, all in a compact design. The Poly Studio X30
supports the full range of Poly MeetingAI capabilities, so it packs a boardroom
experience into a small box. Seamless content collaboration is enabled
wirelessly. The video bar’s premium audio engineering offers plenty of pickup

The Poly Studio X50, the
larger of the two new solutions, boasts even greater pickup range and high-quality
speakers to suit the needs of mid-size conference rooms. In addition to the new
Poly MeetingAI features, the Poly Studio X50 supports dual screens for Zoom
Rooms, greatly expanding the capabilities to support the needs of larger
conference rooms. It also supports 4K UHD video, 5x zoom, wireless content
sharing, audio input/output and a room-thundering stereo speaker system.

Flexible installation
means both Poly Studio X models can sit, stand or be mounted wherever desired,
with downward facing connection ports making this flexibility possible. To make
it even easier to install and use, Poly also announced the new Poly TC8 touch
controller that offers a native Zoom Rooms interface, high-performance, and a single
power-over-ethernet cable so there is no need to stretch cables or cords across
tables to connect to the video bar.  

Durr, Senior Analyst, Wainhouse Research said, “The Poly Studio X Series paired with a native Zoom Rooms experience
will simplify deployment
for IT
administrators while providing end-users with a streamlined experience.”

for Zoom

Poly also announced at
Zoomtopia 2019 that its G7500 video endpoint for mid- to large-sized conference rooms
will run the Zoom Rooms app natively, completing its family of video
conferencing products. The Poly G7500 combines content collaboration and video
conferencing capabilities in one device, integrating advanced audio features,
wireless content sharing and 4K UHD video. The G7500 can be combined with an
array of camera, microphone and display options for an immersive audio and
video experience in larger conference rooms and training rooms.

Full Suite of Zoom-Enabled Appliances from Poly

Today’s announcements
round out a full complement of Zoom-enabled endpoints from Poly. The Poly Studio USB video bar is already certified for
Zoom, as is the Poly EagleEye Cube USB camera. Poly’s VVX line of desk phones
support Zoom Phone, and Poly’s line of noise-cancelling headsets offer great
audio when used with Zoom on Macs or PCs, or with a smartphone.  

In addition to supporting
Zoom Rooms natively, the Studio X Series, like the Poly G7500, also supports
the full breadth of conferencing capabilities through open standards like Open

X Series Pricing and Availability

The Poly Studio X30 and
X50 Series will be priced at US$2,199 and US$3,499 respectively with the Poly
TC8, and will be available in select Asia Pacific countries from December 2019.
The Poly G7500 for Zoom will be available as a software update for the G7500 in
December 2019.

For more information,
please visit: www.poly.com/video-conferencing

About Poly

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
partner’s 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, please visit: www.poly.com.

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