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Poly updates its Microsoft Teams Room Solutions, enhances global collaboration

By Catherine Knowles
Fri 12 Nov 2021

Poly, a global communications company, has released its updated Poly Room Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms.

The new line-up of Poly Studio Kits, offers premium audio and video for any room size, featuring Poly DirectorAI technology.

The solutions are designed to provide a consistent experience for all participants with pro-grade audio, video and Poly DirectorAI technology, ultimately fuelling equitable collaboration experiences, the company states.

Poly Studio Kits for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows can be brought and deployed right out of the box, according to the company.

They provide an optimised room view as well as speaker tracking and framing technology, and can be paired with new Dell or Lenovo conferencing PCs.

Poly A/NZ Andy Hurt, MD, says, “Meetings are happening everywhere from conference rooms to personal workspaces and everything in between.

"People crave equitable and consistent video meeting experiences no matter where they are. Poly DirectorAI technology intelligently frames in-conference room meeting participants so anyone not in the room can easily track the conversation.”

Microsoft Corporation senior director of Microsoft Teams Devices Partner Engineering and Certification, Albert Kooiman, says, “Today’s workplace needs have changed, and Microsoft Teams Rooms is introducing inclusive collaboration experiences through concepts like front row.

"The new line-up of Poly Room Solutions for Teams Rooms brings users to the forefront of the future of meetings with optimised room views, plus speaker tracking and framing for a more equitable and dynamic meeting experience.”

According to the company, oftentimes conference room participants either appear small and are difficult to hear, or the person close to the camera looks fine while the person sitting at the far end of the table looks too small. This leads to other meeting participants finding the experience to be inequitable, uninviting, or disengaging.

Polys DirectorAI technology is designed to aid in overcoming this disparity and delivering a high-performing meeting experience in any size space.

Poly Studio Focus Room Kit for Microsoft Teams on Windows includes Poly Studio P15 and Poly Room PC for Microsoft Teams Room with Dell, or Lenovo.

It is designed to maximise limited space with powerful all-in-one video bar and clutter-free cabling; includes a beam-forming microphone array to make everyone can be heard; ensures low noise and consistent image quality with high-performance image sensor; and always maintains proper light exposure with automatic low-light compensation.

Poly Studio Small/Medium Room Kit for Microsoft Teams on Windows includes Poly Studio USB and Poly Room PC for Microsoft Teams Room with Dell, or Lenovo.

It includes Poly DirectorAI technology for cutting-edge video experiences; all-in-one video bars and clutter-free cabling; and includes the beam-forming microphone array as well as production-quality group framing and pinpoint-accurate speaker tracking.

Finally, Poly Studio Large Room Kit for Microsoft Teams on Windows includes Poly Studio E70, Poly Room PC for Microsoft Teams Room with Dell, or Lenovo.

This comes with dual cameras with 4K 20-megapixel sensors covers large rooms; Poly DirectorAI technology; group framing and speaker tracking, including dissolve video transition between views.

Poly has been working alongside Microsoft for more 15 years, and has a broad portfolio of Teams certified devices available, from headsets and speakerphone devices to its video conferencing gear.

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