Polycom SoundStation Connect announced
Polycom has just announced their SoundStation Connect, which is touted to deliver Polycom’s legendary audio quality to not only desktop, but notebook-based meetings, regardless of where you are. The great world of teleconferencing, where a bunch of suits sit around a particular speaker/microphone combination as the other person(s) on the line will spark a multi-way conversation. Definitely brings back classic memories of days when there was no such thing as Skype for a multi-conference call, right? Well, Polycom is not one to dwell on past glories, hence there is a very good reason to release the SoundStation Connect.
For starters, the SoundStation Connect is said to be an audio conference solution which enables users to bring the gold standard in audio conferencing technology regardless of where they are. It will be able to be plugged straight into any laptop or desktop USB port, allowing users of soft-phone apps including Polycom RealPresence Desktop 2.0, Microsoft Lync or IBM Sametime experience HD-quality audio conferencing technology, letting you conduct small-group meetings whether you are at the office, at home or on the road.
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.”
Do expect to benefit in the form of clear conversations, an easy deployment, and a snap in transporting it with the SoundStation Connect from Polycom. Thing is, you cannot pick up the Polycom SoundStation Connect until sometime in the second quarter of the year for $299 each.