Polycom’s new SoundStation Connect plugs directly into any laptop or desktop USB port, letting users of soft-phone apps such as Polycom RealPresence Desktop 2.0, Microsoft Lync, Skype or IBM Sametime get HD-quality audio conferencing technology for small-group meetings in the office, at home or when traveling.
Benefits of the SoundStation Connect include:
- Clear conversations: Polycom Voice technology reduces background noise, echo, and feedback, while microphone pickup covers more than 7 feet in diameter
- Easy to deploy with broad interoperability: Plug-and-play with no software driver needed, the device runs on USB power and works with any UC soft-phone app running on computers that support USB audio
- Easy to use and transport: The ultra-simple UI with volume up, down and mute makes it easy for anyone to use
Polycom SoundStation Connect will be available in Q2 2013 and will list for $299. Here are the specs: http://www.polycom.com/products-services/voice/conferencing-solutions/conferencing-phones/soundstation-connect.html