Plantronics has announced the availability of its new plug-and-play video bar, Polycom Studio in India.
Today’s open office spaces have resulted in an explosion of smaller meeting spaces, or “huddle rooms”. But of an estimated 32 million huddle rooms globally, only two percent of those spaces include equipment for video conferencing, which is becoming increasingly important for the mobile workforce. And, while the rooms may be small, the ideas that businesses are counting on coming out of those rooms are anything but. Polycom Studio’s HD audio and video clarity brings boardroom capability to even the smallest of spaces.
Polycom Studio delivers business-class audio and video capabilities in an easy-to-use USB video bar. With Studio, teams can experience a new level of meeting engagement, with automatic camera tracking that zooms in on the conference participant who is speaking. This easy-to-use USB video bar takes the frustration out of the typical huddle room video conference and replaces it with user-friendly experiences.
Talking about the launch of Polycom Studio, Ankur Goel, Managing Director, India & SAARC, Poly said, “Thanks to the rise in the number of remote workers, the culture of flexibility and open knowledge sharing among employees, the way that the workforce collaborate in the modern workspace has evolved significantly. Today’s employees want technologies which can be easily used in smaller meeting spaces, or “huddle rooms”, where groups of 2-6 can escape the noise to collaborate, often with coworkers in other locations. Polycom Studio addresses the huddle room needs of the modern office and lets everyone get in the game of quality video conferencing. Its HD audio and video clarity brings boardroom capability to even the smallest of spaces.”
With a simple USB connection, any PC or Mac can leverage the power of Polycom Studio to elevate audio and video meeting experiences. Its patented NoiseBlock and Acoustic Fence technologies reduce or eliminate distracting noise from office environments for professional-sounding communications. Automatic speaker tracking focuses on whoever is speaking within an ultra-wide 120-degree field of view. With 4K resolution and 5x electronic zoom, Polycom Studio provides TV studio-like quality and experiences in a meeting.
The Polycom Studio works with most collaboration platforms and it can be centrally managed for a more intelligent experience. It’s fully compatible with video conferencing applications like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Skype for Business, Google Meet, Cisco Webex, and Amazon Chime.
For IT managers, Polycom Studio is refreshingly easy to manage. Unlike most USB devices that give IT little or no visibility into what is being used or any means for management and updating, Polycom Studio wirelessly connects to a corporate network to allow IT professionals a “no touch” means to deploy and manage Polycom Studio units — across a few huddle rooms, a large campus, or offices around the world. Customers can easily manage their Polycom Studios along with their other Polycom devices through the cloud with the Polycom Device Management Service for Enterprise or on premises with Polycom RealPresence Resource Manager.