We launched a lot at Enterprise Connect 2019. Did you get it all?
If your head is spinning—like a Poly propeller—from all the news at Enterprise Connect, you’re not alone. If you’re at #EC19, you may have seen demos of our some of our latest innovations like Polycom Studio and Plantronics Elara 60 Series, but there was much, much more.
We answered the big question
On Monday, we answered the question that you’ve been asking since Plantronics acquired Polycom: “What will the combined company be called?” We’ve officially rebranded to Poly, focused on the human experience of communication and collaboration. Poly means many, and it recognizes the power of the many challenges we’ll solve together; the many products and platforms we’re offering; and the many people and places we are connecting.
We welcomed our new future as Poly
Our vision is for Poly to be more than the sum of its Plantronics and Polycom parents. Poly CEO Joe Burton outlines our four distinct areas of innovation that will empower us to create amazing new ways to hear, see, and work together.
We took you inside the rebrand
Combining two iconic brands entails more than picking a new name and designing a new logo. Amy Barzdukas, CMO, took us inside the journey of creating a fresh brand identity while honoring the rich legacies of both brands. Spoiler alert: It wasn’t easy.
We won Best of Enterprise Connect Communication and Collaboration Device
Polycom Studio, our first USB video bar for the conference room, won Best of Enterprise Connect in the Communication and Collaboration device category! We’re honored to be among fellow finalists Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Counterpath, Microsoft, Mio, and Talkdesk, and thrilled that Polycom Studio is being recognized for the brilliant product that we designed it to be—one that brings distant colleagues together without worrying about the technology.
We announced integration of Amazon Chime and Alexa for Business with Polycom Trio and Alexa with Voyager 4200 UC headsets
Poly and Amazon have enabled the ultimate voice-activated meeting experience in conference rooms with built-in Alexa on Polycom Trio. And with the integration of Alexa into Voyager 4200 UC, workers now have access to their own voice assistant. The integration of Chime and Alexa for Business with Polycom Trio will be available globally to Amazon and Poly users in April 2019. The integration of Alexa into Voyager 4200 UC headsets will happen this spring.
We announced VVX Obi Edition phones are certified with Google Voice
Polycom VVX 250, 350 and 450 OBi Edition phones are the first and only IP phones certified for Google Voice. Google Voice for G Suite is using Polycom Device Management Services for Service Providers (PDMS-SP) API as part of the device onboarding protocol, making it simple to assign desk phones to Google Voice for G Suite subscribers
We gave a sneak peek of CCX 500 and CCX 700 Desktop Phones with Native Microsoft Teams
Polycom CCX 500 and CCX 700, available later this year, offer a native Microsoft Teams experience with dedicated a Microsoft Teams button and voice command capability. Both can be personalized with headset options, and CCX 700 is Android-based with a built-in HD video camera. Poly’s extended suite of Team solutions include the new RealConnect for Clariti for Teams and Skype for Business and the new Managed Services for Microsoft Teams with Direct Routing, the first single-source solution driving global adoption and interoperability of Teams.
We launched Polycom EagleEye Cube
Polycom EagleEye Cube is the HD compact camera with intelligent group framing and a 4K sensor for HD resolution with 5x zoom. Turn passive meetings into powerful experiences for small group meetings. Use it with Polycom Trio or Group Series conference phones.
We launched Plantronics Blackwire 7225
Meet the corded headset that makes it easier to be productive. Blackwire 7225 has a pioneering boomless design available for all-day comfort and hi-fi stereo sound for workers to look and sound their best. With active noise canceling, this headset is ideal for PC multimedia, voice and video calls.
We launched Plantronics Status Indicator
Here’s another way Poly is making the open office more productive: the new wired presence indicator connects with whatever communications platform you’re using, including Microsoft Skype and Zoom. The indicator changes color to let others across the open office know if you are available, on a call or away from your desk. Visual and audio alerts sound for incoming messages and calls.
We released PMP 3.13 and PDMS-E
Our cloud-based insights solutions continue to get stronger. The latest version of Plantronics Manager Pro (PMP) gives IT pros the confidence knowing what devices they have, what’s working, what’s not, and what to do about it. Polycom Device Management Services for Enterprises (PDMS-E) now supports and manages Polycom Studio as well as added API functions for better control and management of large deployments.
We expanded our partnerships with Zoom and LogMeIn
Zoom announced that zero-touch provisioning reduces the time required by IT i knadministrators to set up and deploy Zoom Phone connected devices (including Polycom phones), and Polycom Studio makes it easier to deploy Zoom Rooms. LogMeIn announced a new hardware partnership with Poly for new room systems that include equipment packages to meet the needs of huddle rooms and medium-sized meeting spaces.