|[March 12, 2018]
Polycom's Fastest-Selling Conference Phone Builds Momentum as the Gateway to Digital Transformation in the Conference Room
The first "smart phone" for the conference room, Polycom (News - Alert) Trio is the
fastest selling conference phone in company history, already used by
more than 57 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. Customers use Polycom
Trio to lead the digital transformations in their meeting rooms, driving
productivity and meaningful meetings for their teams.
Customers purchase Polycom Trio for the highest quality phone calls,
streaming content, and video conference calls on multiple communications
platforms. Companies have a wide choice of supported platforms that
range from ITSP providers to legacy call control platforms to an
increasing array of UC software solutions. Customers choose which "dial
tone" works best for them, and Polycom Trio smartly adapts to it.
Today, Polycom announces new capabilities with key partners Microsoft (News - Alert),
AWS, Zoom, and BlueJeans.
Polycom Trio will now support Microsoft Teams for meetings and calling
by running the Teams app for phones, providing a consistent experience
for Teams users. Polycom Trio demonstrates the company's ongoing
partnership with Microsoft. Supporting Teams is just the latest
collaboration between the two companies that has spanned nearly 15
years. Polycom partners with Microsoft across voice endpoints, video
endpoints, and video interoperability.
Polycom Trio will be featured in both companies' booths with a
technology demonstration of Alexa for Business integration. The demo
showcases the Polycom Trio using Alexa Voice Services (AVS (News - Alert)) to deliver
a native Amazon Alexa experience on the device. Polycom and AWS are
continuing a collaboration to bring natural language processing
innovation to conference rooms. Through innovations like this,
customers will be able to access all the features of Amazon Alexa from
their Polycom Trio without the need to deploy additional hardware.
Polycom and BlueJeans announced that Polycom Trio is certified to work
with BlueJeans' new meetings platform for the modern workplace.
BlueJeans customers will be able experience and to enjoy Polycom
Trio's legendary sound quality.
Zoom is the first video communications provider to embed its software
into Polycom Trio. This new experience enables Polycom Trio to act as
the all-in-one speakerphone and controller for the software-based
video conference room system, Zoom Rooms. Polycom and Zoom have worked
together to provide customers and partners flexibility to create a
frictionless Zoom collaboration experience with Polycom. Zoom and
Polycom will showcase this solution at Enterprise Connect (News - Alert).
"The excitement and adoption of Polycom Trio among our customers and
partners have been tremendous, and we see this momentum increasing as
Polycom solutions make meetings mor productive and enjoyable for
employees," said Polycom CEO Mary McDowell. "As we expand our
relationships with Microsoft, Amazon, Zoom and BlueJeans, Polycom Trio
gives customers the best collaboration and productivity experience on
One organization that is harnessing the power of Polycom Trio is The
Associated Press (AP). AP staffers in over 250 locations around the
world need to communicate and collaborate in real-time. They do this by
leveraging flexible Polycom product solutions, ecosystem partners, and
premiere services that deliver an unprecedented level of connectivity
"We use Polycom Trios to connect with fellow staffers in over 100
countries across the globe, whether it's a voice call, video conference,
or sharing documents," said AP Senior Vice President and Chief
Technology Officer Gianluca D'Aniello. "It is essential to our worldwide
operations that our internal communication tools offer the best
engagement technology and experiences."
Customers are deploying Polycom Trio to deliver advanced HD Voice along
with business-class video conferencing and content capabilities.
Employees can use the intuitive color display to join any meeting with
just one click. With the patented Polycom NoiseBlock technology
eliminating distracting background noise, the Polycom Trio sets a new
bar as the center of collaboration-rich meeting experiences.
Polycom is also introducing the capability for customers to use Polycom
Trio's innovative user interface as a remote control for their EagleEye
IV USB camera. Customers can pinch and zoom using the Polycom Trio UI
just like using a smart phone. This great feature makes the conference
room "smart phone" even smarter and will be available to Polycom Trio
customers through a software download at the end of March.
"Polycom Trio combines the familiarity of a speakerphone with an
exceptional audio experience and support for standards-based and Skype
for Business conferencing-in an easy to buy and install package," said
Ira M. Weinstein, Senior Analyst and Partner at Wainhouse (News - Alert) Research.
"Having tested Polycom Trio extensively in our lab, we are not surprised
that so many organizations are powering their small and medium meeting
rooms with the Polycom Trio."
The Polycom booth at Enterprise Connect features three stations
demonstrating new Polycom Trio capabilities. Along with the four partner
announcements, six other partners, such as RingCentral, Tetra VX, and
Comcast Business are featuring Polycom Trio in their booths.
Learn more about Polycom Trio here.
Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration.
More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance
with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase
productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service,
expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner
ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment
that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor
interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit www.polycom.com or
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