Polycom launches SoundStation Connect audio conference solution
New Delhi, India, March 7, 2013: Polycom, Inc., a open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), has released the Polycom SoundStation Connect, an audio conference solution that lets users bring the gold standard in audio conferencing technology wherever they go. The 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 or IBM Sametime experience HD-quality audio conferencing technology for small-groupmeetings in the office, at home or when travelling.
Jim Kruger, Senior Vice President of Product and Solutions Marketing, Polycom, said, “Polycom SoundStation Connect lets customers take the legendary Polycom SoundStation audio conferencing experience anywhere they want to have voice or video meeting on their computer. SoundStation Connect is ideal for groups of people in small to midsize rooms such as salespeople and customers in a huddle room, patients and doctors in an office, or creative designers and ad experts in a brainstorm area. Polycom’s best-in-class HD audio technology allows all of the meeting participants on the call to hear and be heard, making calls more productive.”
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 powerand 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 usewhile the compact design is ideal for meetings on the go.
Polycom SoundStation Connect will be available in Q2 2013 in select countries worldwide through certified Polycom reseller partners at US$299.
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