Poly Brings Zoom To The Next Level

Posted by Annelise Fasnacht on Dec 7, 2020 10:05:47 AM

Video conferencing solutions have become the tools of choice for staying connected with friends and family during the COVID-19 pandemic. For casual users,  FaceTime or Google Hangouts are simple and accessible platforms that keep distant loved ones a mere click away. Remote workers, however, often need complementary hardware and an advanced video meeting platform to work efficiently and effectively. With temporary work-from-home arrangements turning into long-haul situations, employees need enterprise-grade solutions. And that’s where Poly comes in. Already a leader in video conferencing and telepresence solutions before 2020 came along and changed the way we work, Poly has cemented its trailblazer status this year, with a host of room solutions optimized and certified for Zoom.

“Poly and Zoom continue to set the standard in the development of seamless native video collaboration devices,” said Tim Root, vice president and general manager of room collaboration business, Poly. “Our collective portfolio of Zoom certified devices makes it easy for users to collaborate from anywhere, with friction-free meetings that customers and IT managers expect.”

Poly recently became a partner in Zoom’s new Hardware-as-a-Service (Haas) program, which delivers top-of-the-line hardware solutions to Zoom users with month-to-month payment options. With no minimum commitment and an extended hardware replacement plan, organizations can take advantage of Poly’s wide range of conferencing solutions and easily scale up or down without taking the financial risk of a huge initial hardware investment.

Lest you worry about Poly’s hardware solutions playing nice with Zoom conferences, a number of Poly devices have recently become Zoom-certified. Poly Studio X30, Poly Studio X50 and Poly G7500 are the first Android-based appliances to offer native Zoom Room functionality, and they are fully managed via Zoom Device Management, so you can keep tabs on the various devices in your geographically dispersed organization.

Poly’s brand new USB speakerphone, Poly Sync 20, which is now available worldwide, also recently received Zoom certification.

"We are pleased to recognize Poly Sync 20 as one of the first speakerphone devices to receive Zoom's Personal USB Speakerphone certification,” Zoom chief product officer Odel Gal said. “Poly continues to trailblaze with its portfolio of Zoom certified devices and we know that the addition of Poly Sync 20 will provide outstanding value for today's evolving workforce.”

Explore Poly’s telepresence and video conferencing solutions and please contact us if you have any questions. We’ll have one of our video collaboration experts get back to you as soon as possible. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, try using our Advanced Search tool to find it.

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