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Poly expands portfolio of Teams and Zoom-certified devices
Fri, 14th Oct 2022
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Poly, a global provider of pro-grade audio and video solutions, has announced its expanded portfolio of Microsoft Teams and Zoom-certified solutions designed to take hybrid work experiences to the next level. Poly's diverse product portfolio of Microsoft Teams and Zoom-certified devices are designed for every meeting space and workstyle, providing more significant meeting equity and collaboration worldwide. 

The latest Poly Microsoft Teams and Zoom-certified devices and solution updates include elevated smart desk phones with Zoom and an expansion of the portfolio of phones integrated with Microsoft Teams. It also enhances the experience of Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows and strengthens its suite of Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android.

The G7500 video conferencing system is now certified for Microsoft Teams, and the Poly Studio X70 video bar is expected to be certified in November. These video solutions bring game-changing flexibility, enabling Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android in large or customised spaces. Microsoft Teams will be available on Poly Studio X70 and G7500 in the Poly Video OS 4.0 software update, which is expected to be released in November 2022.

The Poly Studio X30 & X50 video bars are now re-certified for Microsoft Teams on Android 10, available to customers in the Poly Video OS 4.0 software update expected to be released in November 2022.

Poly Studio Kits for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows are available for small, medium, and large rooms and are easy to procure and deploy right out of the box. It features Poly DirectorAI technology providing broadcast quality video conferencing experience using artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver real-time automatic transitions, speaker framing and tracking. In addition, Poly Lens remote management and insights will enable customers to manage, monitor, and maintain Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows in 2023. 

Poly is the only partner that delivers people framing with advanced AI capabilities, which improves the remote user experience for every size of Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows.

Poly introduces the "My First Room" promotional program, which allows new Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows prospects and customers to experience Poly's promise to deliver more equitable meetings.

The new Poly CCX 350 phone, available early next year, will offer users a durable dial pad with Microban antimicrobial protection. It is an ideal solution for common areas and high-touch locations. In addition, the solution is highly scalable and customisable to meet the needs of any organisation's physical footprint across industries, such as healthcare, retail, manufacturing, warehousing, hospitality, and more.

Poly Rove family of wireless DECT IP phones is now available for deployment on Microsoft Teams SIP gateway. This collaboration extends the Poly Rove offering to front-line workers and shift-based workspaces, where secure, wireless voice communications are needed. 

The new Poly Edge E Series digital desk phones are now Zoom certified, featuring Poly's signature professional-grade audio quality that the Zoom Phone certification further augments. In addition, it provides seamless connectivity during hybrid work meetings and calls, whether at home offices or office building spaces. 

Poly Edge E Series has Bluetooth functionality that allows users to pair their professional headsets and move freely around their homes or offices. 

Pairing smartphones enable users to answer incoming calls from supported Edge E desk phone models and enjoy the phone's advanced noise-blocking features. In addition, easy troubleshooting and access to ongoing support ensure that today's hybrid workforce isn't left to solve issues by themselves. 

The entire Edge E series offers new diagnostic tests and a configurable support contacts menu, making it simple for users to self-test their phone or contact support as needed.  

“Because meetings happen anywhere and everywhere, Poly offers a wide variety and style of solutions for Microsoft Teams and Zoom, so users can look and sound their best in every meeting,” says Bill Zeng, Senior Director, Poly APAC. 

“Our solutions enable Microsoft Teams and Zoom customers to easily manage, monitor, and maintain every Poly device across their business, to include remote, hybrid, and on-site workers through a beautifully designed, equitable experience.”

“We’re excited to expand our long-time partnership with Poly and continue to deliver solutions that provide flexibility and choice to our joint customers,” adds Albert Kooiman, Senior Director of Microsoft Teams Devices Partner Engineering and Certification. 

“Users can sign-in to Teams and confidently take their calls with a consistent, reliable experience, with support worldwide.”

"We are delighted to be adding Poly’s new Edge E Series smart desk phones to our growing portfolio of Zoom certified devices," notes Helen Hawthorne, Head of Solution Engineering, Zoom Video Communications.

"We are always looking to make a difference in our customers’ hybrid working experience when using Zoom, whether in the office buildings or employees’ home offices. With Zoom Phone certification, companies can easily deploy, manage and use Poly smart devices for maximum productivity outcomes."

Poly solutions for Microsoft Teams and Zoom feature NoiseBlockAI technology, which blocks distracting background noise such as keyboard typing, paper shuffling, and plastic bag rustling sounds. 

It also has Acoustic Fence technology which creates a sound barrier to focus on the speaker, and not the noise. 

Additional innovations such as the near-field communication (NFC) technology can be leveraged to simplify the office hoteling experience and new diagnostic tests.

To add to it, Poly offers a configurable support contacts menu that makes troubleshooting easy.