Poly Intros New Solutions That Work With Google Cloud, ChromeOS

August 30, 2023

Poly is introducing new solutions designed to work with Google Cloud and Google ChromeOS. You may recall that, earlier this year, Poly announced a public preview of the Poly Lens Web App for Chrome OS. The Poly Lens Web App is now available to ChromeOS users and customers worldwide, allowing users to manage their devices […]

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HP Poly Launches Multiple UCC Products for the Hybrid Workplace

July 19, 2023

HP Poly launched a bunch of new UCC products aimed at solving connectivity and the fluidness of video and audio in a hybrid workplace. They include new headsets, a new phone, updates to the sidebar products and better software solutions. For the headsets, the launches include: Savi 8400 Office Series — This new wireless DECT […]

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Poly Adds AI to New Studio X52 Video Bar, Launches New OS and UCC Headset

June 14, 2023

Poly, an HP company, unveiled three new pro-grade audio and video solutions with AI-driven software aimed at the UCC market. They include the Poly Studio X52 all-in-one video bar, the Poly Video OS 4.1 update (this adds Poly DirectorAI Perimeter and Sound Reflection Reduction technology) and the Poly Voyager Surround 80 UC, a boomless headset […]

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Poly Collaborates With Pexip for Suite of On-Prem, Cloud-Based Communications Solutions

May 5, 2023

Poly announced a strategic collaboration with Pexip to provide a suite of on-premises and cloud-based communications solutions for privacy-conscious customers, especially those in the government, public and private sectors. Poly is starting with three offerings: Poly PrivateConnect powered by Pexip is a “secure video technology platform that delivers a unified experience in a flexible and […]

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Poly and NuCurrent Partner to Deliver the Voyager Free 60 Series of Earbuds

March 27, 2023

Poly, an HP company, and NuCurrent announced a partnership that is powering the next generation of devices delivering virtual meeting equity for remote, hybrid and on-site office workers alike. One of the largest challenges of hybrid work is staying connected to people and devices while working in various locations throughout the day, from home, the […]

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Poly’s Studio X Family Now Certified Under Works With Google Meet

March 27, 2023

The Studio X family of Android-based video bars is now certified for Google Meet. The entire family of Poly Studio X devices is now certified under the Works with Google Meet program, which guarantees compatibility of video conferencing devices and peripherals with Google Meet. The Poly Studio X family of video bars, paired with the […]

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Poly Introduces the Rove 20 and B1 Base Stations

March 27, 2023

Poly introduced the Poly Rove 20 and B1 base stations. The Rove 20 wireless DECT IP phone is an entry-level single-cell DECT handset equipped with a 2-inch color display, 4-line keys, duplex speakerphone and up to 35 hours of talk time, the longest talk-time and battery life in its family. The Rove 20 brings an […]

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Poly | HP Grows Microsoft Teams Rooms Solutions with New HP Mini Conferencing PC

January 31, 2023

Poly | HP launched a Microsoft Teams Room solution integrated with a Teams Rooms Certified HP compute device called the HP Mini Conferencing PC. The Poly Studio Room Kits for Microsoft Teams Rooms can now be paired with the Microsoft Teams-certified HP Mini Conferencing PC to deliver a solution for meeting rooms of any size. […]

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Neowit Partners with Poly | HP to Bring New Smart Building Experiences to Market

January 30, 2023

Today Neowit has announced its partnership with Poly | HP to bring new Smart Building experiences to market. Neowit is one of the leading platform providers within Smart Buildings and workspace applications stitching all technology silos in a building or office space into a digital visualization where users receive a clear overview of space utilization […]

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Poly Now Shipping TC10 Two-in-One Touch Panel

December 9, 2022

Poly is shipping the Poly TC10 two-in-one touch panel for UCC applications. The Poly TC10 touch control panel helps simplify meetings and allows users to schedule workspaces and conference rooms as employees find themselves in a flexible working environment. Control video calls in the room and share content with a tap. Or use it outside […]

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New Poly Studio Systems for Zoom Rooms Includes a Poly TC10

November 8, 2022

Today, Poly announced Poly Studio Systems for Zoom Rooms, powered by HP. Each Poly Studio System features award-winning solutions, certified for Zoom Rooms, powered by the HP Mini Conferencing PC, plus a Poly TC10 controller and scheduler to redefine how work gets done. Poly Studio Systems for Zoom Rooms supports Android and Windows. Poly Studio […]

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Poly Announces Studio X Are the First Android-Based Single-Codec Video Appliances for Google Meet

October 27, 2022

Poly announced that its Studio X video bars will be the first Android-based, single-codec video appliances for Google Meet. The Studio X Family joins Poly’s growing list of devices certified for Google Meet, Google Voice and Chrome OS, so users can look and sound their best on every call. The entire Poly Studio X family, […]

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HP Completes Acquisition of Poly

September 1, 2022

HP Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Poly, a global provider of workplace collaboration solutions. The deal claims to “accelerate HP’s strategy to create a more growth-oriented portfolio, further strengthen its industry opportunity in hybrid work solutions, and position the combined organization for long-term sustainable growth and value creation. HP expects the transaction, […]

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Poly Publishes New Report on the ‘Journey to Hybrid Working’

June 13, 2022

Poly published a new report called “The Journey to Hybrid Working: Six Things for US Companies to Consider,” in partnership with workplace research platform WORKTECH Academy. The report draws on recent research into the needs and preferences of U.S. workers and explores six considerations for US companies to further navigate hybrid working. Hybrid work is […]

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Poly Intros the Poly Studio R30 Video Bar, Poly Sync 10 Speakerphone and More

May 10, 2022

Poly today introduced its latest pro-grade UCC solutions including the Poly Studio R30 video bar, Poly Sync 10 speakerphone and additions to the Poly Lens platform as well as new Poly DirectorAI smart camera features. The newest addition to the Poly Studio Series is the Poly Studio R30 smart USB video bar, designed for small meeting rooms. This […]

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Poly Unveils Sync 10 All-in-One USB Speakerphone for the Home Office

April 27, 2022

Poly’s new Sync 10 is a new full-duplex speakerphone. The Sync 10 is a simple design that uses a touch-sensitive controls with LED indicators help you control calls. It works with all major communication and collaboration applications and is certified by Microsoft and Zoom. It’s USB powered, so no concerns about battery life, and it’s […]

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Enterprise Connect rePLAY: Featuring Our Favorite Products From the Show Floor

March 30, 2022

I had a great first Enterprise Connect in Orlando! As you probably know, most people are ready to get back to trade shows. We are ready to get back to in person and figure out more about how to do that in a way that’s respectful and comfortable for all. EC was a great reminder […]

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HP Inc. to Acquire Poly

March 28, 2022

HP Inc. announced a definitive agreement to acquire Poly, a global provider of workplace collaboration solutions, in an all-cash transaction for $40 per share, implying a total enterprise value of $3.3 billion, inclusive of Poly’s net debt. The acquisition accelerates what HP calls its “strategy to create a more growth-oriented portfolio, further strengthens its industry […]

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No Hybrid, No Work: My Take on Poly’s Employment Retention Study

March 21, 2022

Poly sent a new report that examines how organizations are responding to employees’ demand for the “ideal space to work from.” The report analyzed data taken on work policies, culture and wellness from over 2,500 global business decision-makers. Titled “Recruit, Retain and Regrow,” the study indicates that organizations who want to succeed must address their […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2022 Edition

February 8, 2022

Welcome to my 22nd annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I can’t believe I have written this article 22 times. I am beyond humbled by how many of you read this; last year, it was viewed by over 90,000 #AVtweeps. #LOVE ❣️ The bottom line is I love writing this article. It keeps me curious and humble. […]

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Poly Releases New Studio Kit Lineup of Poly Room Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms

November 8, 2021

Poly unveiled its updated Poly Room Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms with a new lineup of Poly Studio Kits. The kits offer premium audio and video for focus, small, medium and large rooms and feature Poly DirectorAI technology. Poly Studio Kits for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows are simple to deploy and offer an optimized room view, speaker […]

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Poly Expands Voyager Wireless Bluetooth Headset Line With 4300 UC Series

August 25, 2021

Poly announced the addition of the Voyager 4300 UC Series to its family of Voyager wireless Bluetooth headsets. According to Poly, the Voyager 4300 UC Series is Microsoft Teams certified. It includes a dedicated Microsoft Teams button on the headset that instantly invokes the Teams app and provides visual alerts when a Teams notification occurs. […]

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Poly Becomes Partner Investor of CLIPr

June 15, 2021

CLIPr, a Video Analysis and Management (VAM) platform using AI and machine learning to index video content, announced that Poly has become an investor, strategic partner and customer of CLIPr. As a first step, Poly will utilize the platform internally for its recorded video assets, including global sales meetings. CLIPr’s VAM platform is designed to […]

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Poly Announces Voyager Focus 2 Bluetooth Headset

May 11, 2021

Poly announced the Voyager Focus 2, the latest addition to Poly’s line of stereo Bluetooth headsets. The Voyager Focus 2 is a smart, wireless headset with amazing audio that’s intuitive and easy to use, combining Poly’s next-generation Acoustic Fence technology with Advanced Digital Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). Poly’s Advanced Digital Hybrid ANC comes with […]

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Alexa for Business Now Available for Zoom Rooms With Poly

April 27, 2021

Poly announced a new venture Tuesday: Alexa for Business for Zoom Rooms with Poly, to provide customers with a hands-free, voice-activated, control experience for new wave meeting collaboration. (Insert nod to rAVe’s Gary Kayye and his knack for predicting upcoming trends here.*) This new offering enables Poly customers to set up Alexa for Business with […]

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Poly Releases Rove DECT IP Phone With Antimicrobial Product Protection

February 16, 2021

Poly announced the Poly Rove DECT; an IP phone that features built-in Microban antimicrobial product protection. At rAVe, we believe this is likely going to become commonplace with new business products handled by multiple people on a daily basis but, Microban does not say the this product or its other antimicrobial coatings or surfaces prevent […]

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Poly Announces New Professional-Grade Personal Videoconferencing Kit

February 2, 2021

Poly announced the Poly Studio P Series Tuesday; it’s what the company says is a professional-grade personal videoconferencing kit aimed at the remote worker. Developed with the “work-from-home” and remote worker in mind, the Poly Studio P Series includes the Poly Studio P5 Webcam, Poly Studio P15 Personal Video Bar and Poly Studio P21 Personal […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2021 Edition

January 27, 2021

Welcome to my 21st annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I love writing this annual predictions article — it’s both humbling and rewarding. It requires me to stop and research anything new, evaluate the potential impact it will have and then articulate it in a way that matters to readers. If you’re a regular reader of my […]

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IDC Report Finds Many Offices Plan to Stay Remote/Hybrid for Foreseeable Future

January 7, 2021

In the weird/unpredictable/unprecedented (did I get all the cliches in there?) times we are in, a question has stayed at the forefront of all of our minds: What the heck are our jobs going to make us do when COVID-19 is no longer a thing? For the past (almost) year, we’ve said “new normal” this […]

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Poly Intros Poly Sync, a New Line of Smart, Portable USB and Bluetooth Speakerphones

October 14, 2020

Today at Zoomtopia 2020, Poly announced the Poly Sync Family – Poly Sync 20, Poly Sync 40 and Poly Sync 60 – a new line of smart, portable, USB and Bluetooth speakerphones. According to Poly, the Poly Sync 20 is one of the first USB and Bluetooth speakerphones to receive Zoom’s Personal USB Speakerphone certification. […]

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Is Poly Sneaking Back Into the Video Part of the UCC Market?

September 29, 2020

RingCentral UK today announced that RingCentral Video (RCV), a video meetings experience for businesses client, will now be available as part of the RingCentral Office solution in Europe. In addition, the company has also announced that customers can now extend their RingCentral Video experience into their conference rooms with RingCentral Rooms and with RingCentral Rooms […]

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Frost & Sullivan Recognize Poly as 2020 Global Technology Innovation Leader

September 24, 2020

Frost & Sullivan recognized Poly as a 2020 Global Technology Innovation Leader for addressing customer needs, sharp focus on technology trends and its portfolio. Some of the models in Poly’s professional headset series include: Blackwire 3300: Corded mono and stereo PC USB and UCC units. Blackwire 7225: A corded boomless PC USB and UCC headset […]

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