Poly Customers with Studio X30 and X50 Get First Mover Advantage to Deploy

Remember web conferencing? That’s what we used to call online meetings and cloud collaboration. They’ve been around quite a while, almost as long as the Web itself, but arguably really started in earnest in May of 1996 when Microsoft announced NetMeeting as an included component in Internet Explorer 3.0.

Of course, a lot has changed since then- computing power, connectivity and most recently Covid have made online collaboration ubiquitous across Windows, Android and iOS, and the introduction of platforms like Microsoft Teams and Zoom has made video meetings as convenient and familiar as email.

There has been, however, one final frontier to cross, and that has been the ability to collaborate seamlessly beyond the boundaries of specific video platforms. Thankfully that is no longer the case, with the announcement that Zoom meetings can now be joined directly by Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android devices, via Direct Guest Join.

As a strategic alliance partner working in lockstep with both great partners to deliver the future of work, we’re delighted to confirm that Direct Guest Join is supported from launch by the Poly Studio X30 and X50 video bars.

Poly customers with Studio X30 and X50 video bars will have a first mover advantage in deploying this new feature. To utilize Direct Guest Join, simply schedule a new meeting on Zoom or forward an existing meeting to your Microsoft Teams Room and it will appear on the calendar. Simply click on “Join” from your Teams Rooms device to enter the meeting.

The benchmark for performance in Android Appliance devices for Microsoft Team Rooms, Poly Studio X family delivers radical simplicity in a small and elegant package.  The familiar Microsoft Teams Rooms interface will have users connected to meetings in seconds, with innovations such as Poly DirectorAI smart camera technology, NoiseBlockAI and Acoustic Fence ensuring everyone is seen and heard clearly.

Poly offers the most comprehensive line-up of video bars certified for Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Easy to install, easy to manage and best of all, easy to use, the Poly Studio X line of video bars with Direct Guest Join will ensure for seamless meetings regardless of what platform your invite is coming from. Visit Poly.com to see the full line up of meeting room solutions.  For more information on enabling Direct Guest Join visit Microsoft.com.