As the sun sets over the canals of Amsterdam, another busy day at #ISE2020 comes to a close and the Poly team are raising a few Heinekens in celebration of another big win for the Poly Studio lineup of video bars.

Building on last year’s “Best of Enterprise Connect Award”, we’re excited to announce that the next generation Poly Studio X family took home two Best of ISE awards from AVTech and Installation, recognizing the most innovative products on display at the world’s largest AV industry tradeshow.

The Best Video Bar for Huddle Rooms

The Poly Studio X30 and Studio X50 are all-in-one video bars that enable the best conferencing and collaboration experience for small huddle rooms and medium-sized meeting rooms. They are radically simple to use with support for leading cloud video services including Zoom and Microsoft Teams built right in — no PC or Mac required. Voices are crisp and clear, thanks to a beam-forming microphone array and acoustic chamber design. Built-in, wireless content sharing lets users share from their devices without the need for cables or pucks.

Up and Meeting in 2 Minutes

The radically simple design also brings major benefits to IT managers, AV installers, and integrators, which led to the Best of Show recognition from Installation.  With the Poly Studio X units, setup, management, and maintenance are all streamlined. The units quickly pop out of the box, connect to the monitor and network with two cables, and your teams are ready to launch a meeting in a matter of minutes.  Sound too good to be true?  See for yourself….

Form Meets Function

Granted, when it comes to technology, functionality will always be more valuable than appearance. However, it certainly doesn’t hurt to have both brains and beauty. The Studio X Series has a sophisticated design that artfully compliments the aesthetic of any meeting room. One of my favorite details about the Studio X set up is the Poly TC8 — it’s the touch interface that drives the whole experience. Not only is it intuitive to use, it’s also so beautifully designed.

                      Poly TC8 launching a Zoom Meeting

Poly MeetingAI is Changing the Way We Meet

The way Poly sees it, technology is doing its best when it empowers authentic human connection and collaboration. What this looks like in action is devices that are smart enough to follow along with how we communicate. We see a future where Poly makes the connection, then quietly steps out of the way to become the one thing you don’t notice in the meeting.

Poly MeetingAI is the bit of magic that makes video conferencing with the Studio X bars feel so natural. If desired, the Studio X Series will group all meeting participants and naturally move between speakers, framing them as they speak. This feature allows far-end participants to feel like they’re in the same meeting room while also freeing others in the room from having to control a camera.

The audio and video quality are also outstanding. When I first experienced this for myself, I couldn’t believe my ears! Voices come through naturally, and you don’t have to be concerned about distracting background noises interrupting the call thanks to Poly NoiseBlock AI. This new noise-canceling technology uses machine learning that truly understands what belongs in a call and what doesn’t!

Now Let’s Talk Cloud Services.

Starting with Zoom, the Poly Studio X Series and the G7500 video codec natively connect and becomes fully functional in Zoom Rooms without the need for a computer in the room. This means your administrators no longer needs to worry about the computing device in the room driving the conference. You can take advantage of all the Zoom features from calendaring, content sharing, and other simple meeting functions.

Connecting to other cloud services providers can be done using the Poly Video app on the Studio X30 or Studio X50 by using the Poly Video app. From these apps, you’ll have full H.323 / SIP dialing capabilities, opening a world of standards-based video devices you can connect to. I love the fact that changing between video modes is as simple as selecting the video app from a list in the web interface. A quick reboot and the video system is ready to dial how you want with the proper interface and all!

Cheers 🍻 

A hearty cheers goes out to all of partners, customers, friends who came out to see us at #ISE2020. While the spotlight has been on our next generation video bars, Poly’s booth also featured the industry’s most comprehensive lineup of endpoints that connect to virtually every ecosystem partner on the planet. While we were at it, we thought we’d introduce a revolutionary new SaaS solution called Poly Lens that provides an interface for IT managers and administrators to quickly and effectively deploy, provision and manage Poly devices and gain actionable insights about their workspaces.

There has never been a more exciting time to be in the AV/ Collaboration sector and we’re proud to be doing our part to drive innovation in the space. Cheers!

I encourage you to learn more about the Poly Studio X Series online. You can also sign up online to be one of the first to experience these incredible systems for yourself. Be prepared to get your meeting mojo back.