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Audio Solutions

Experience the Benefits of Polycom + Skype for Business

We provide 70% of all phones deployed with Skype for Business/Microsoft Lync. That’s because we design and engineer our solutions to maximize the Microsoft enterprise voice environment. Deployment is fast, integration is effortless, and interoperability is assured. We offer the broadest set of voice solutions available for Microsoft today—so you get unparalleled selection and performance for whatever your business needs.

Why Polycom for Skype for Business?

  • Seamless Collaboration
    Deliver high-quality audio and an advanced experience with the functionality and interfaces your teams already know and use.
  • More Choices
    Select from nearly 40 solutions qualified and interoperable within Microsoft environments.
  • Unique Offerings
    Enhance your productivity and efficiency with several one-of-a-kind solutions specifically for Microsoft.
  • Flexibility
    Take advantage of USB-only plug-and-play options for Skype for Business softphones.

Dynamic Technology

  • Create immersive, engaging experiences with our advanced communication technologies:
  • IP conference phones with multi-directional microphones.
  • 360-degree cameras featuring active speaker tracking.
  • Installed audio solutions that support ceiling microphones and multiple speakers.

Overview

Polycom’s high-fidelity audio sounds like you are in the same room ― whether you are using a handset, handsfree speakerphone or plug in a headset. From the boardroom, to the desktop, or anywhere in-between, Polycom voice solutions keep you connected and productive.

  • Broad interoperability, ensuring easy integration with your communication systems―including Skype for Business and Microsoft Lync
  • Legendary voice quality for clear communication and comprehension
  • Ease-of-use from the front desk to the executive office, and everywhere in between
  • Technical Specifications

    As an IT manager, your Lync phones must meet the varying demands of end-users. Your Lync phones must be easy to deploy, manage and support. Polycom phones interoperate with the broadest range of unified communication platforms—so you can easily bring your phone investments into your voice and video enabled Lync UC environment. With Polycom, you get:

    • The broadest selection of Microsoft Lync 2013 and Microsoft Lync 2010 Qualified phones of any vendor
    • The UltimateHD experience—supporting high-definition voice
    •  Simple and intuitive user interfaces—reducing ongoing IT support costs
    • Video phone choices compatible with SIP, H.323 and Microsoft Lync video (VVX series phones with optional VVX camera)
    • An open application platform—App-ready with an API toolkit (VVX and SoundPoint series phones)
    • Phones that are Optimized for Microsoft Lync (CX series phones)

    User Benefits

    Polycom desktop phones make collaboration simple. They help you focus on the task at hand instead of on technology. With their easy-to-use interfaces, rich audio quality and productivity- enhancing applications, you will communicate more clearly and efficiently.

    You benefit from:

    • Always on, always available audio communications you get with a phone—without ever needing to wait for your PC to start—and no need to “check your audio preferences”
    • Intuitive and easy-to use interfaces integrated with your Microsoft-powered work flows
    • Premium voice quality for lifelike audio communications

Overview

Crystal-clear audio conversations make meetings productive. Polycom is the industry leader in audio conferencing solutions—and has been for more than 25 years. Our solutions provide superb voice quality, expansive microphone pickup, advanced audio processing, and all the features that make conference calls in Skype for Business environments seem as natural as being in the same room.

Need a portable USB plug-and-play speakerphone? A conference phone for a specific room environment? A model that supports external microphones? A conference phone with an integrated 360 degree video camera? A portable conference phone? Professionally installed audio for classrooms or lecture halls? Polycom is the only vendor with Skype for Business / Lync interoperable audio conferencing solutions that can meet all your conferencing needs and deliver the lifelike audio quality you expect.

  • Ensure everyone can be clearly heard, allowing you to focus on the meeting
  • Deliver 360-degree microphone pickup and other group voice capabilities
  • Boost productivity with a tightly integrated user experience

Technical Specifications

When making a decision on voice conferencing technology, one name stands above the rest—Polycom.

Why? Because Polycom voice conferencing solutions offer everything you need in a group conferencing solution—high-quality voice, simple deployment and wide interoperability with IP PBXs and Microsoft environments.

Polycom Voice Conferencing Solutions offer:

  • 360-degree microphone pickup and other technology for creating seamless group conversations
  • Polycom HD Voice and patented Polycom Acoustic Clarity technology—enabling loud, clear, group calls without echoes, dropouts or feedback
  • A broad selection of Skype for Business, Lync 2010 and Lync 2013 qualified solutions

 

User Benefits

Polycom is the industry leader in audio conferencing solutions. Polycom delivers more Skype for Business/Lync qualified conference phones and speakerphones than any other vendor.

  • Polycom conference phones are easy to use
  • Polycom delivers life-like audio that sounds as natural as being in the same room
  • Echo cancellation and background noise reduction means clearer communications without distractions
  • Overview

    Experience 1080p “around-the-table” video with Skype for Business

    The Polycom CX5100 Unified Conference Station delivers a unique HD voice and video collaboration experience in Microsoft environments.

    The CX5100 provides remote participants with 1080p HD active-speaker video that automatically tracks the flow of conversation. It also adds a unique 360-degree panoramic view of the conference room. Meetings are more productive and participants are clearly heard with Polycom’s legendary HD Voice technology, now featuring a dynamic audio range of 160Hz to 22,000Hz.

    • Reduce training costs with simple USB plug-and-play functionality that requires little or no training
    • Users connect a USB cable to their laptop and use the UC client they already know—no remote required
    • Lower support costs and realize a better ROI with increased room usage for collaboration

    Technical Overview

    • 360° HD 1080p USB camera with active speaker detection
    • Active speaker and panoramic video stream output
    • 6m (20 foot) microphone pickup range
    • 160 Hz – 22kHz audio processing
    • Optimized for use with Skype for Business clients and Polycom MSR series
    • Supports PC and Mac Skype for Business clients
    • Backward compatible with Lync 2013 and Lync 2010 (720p)
    • Add “around-the-table” video conferencing to Office 365 Skype for Business Online

    Optional extension microphones are available. The CX5100 is a “USB only” solution. Customers who desire stand-alone SIP conference phone capability in addition to USB camera and audio connectivity should consider the CX5500.

    Overview

    Experience 1080p “around-the-table” video with Microsoft Skype for Business

    The Polycom CX5500 Unified Conference Station delivers a unique HD voice and video collaboration experience in Skype for Business environments.

    The CX5500 provides remote participants with 1080p HD active-speaker video that automatically tracks the flow of conversation. It also adds a unique 360-degree panoramic view of the conference room. Meetings are more productive and participants are clearly heard with Polycom’s legendary HD Voice technology, now featuring a dynamic audio range of 160Hz to 22,000Hz. The CX5500 can also be used to place voice-only calls as an IP conference phone.

    • Reduce training costs with simple USB plug-and-play functionality that requires little or no training
    • Users connect a USB cable to their laptop and use the Skype for Business client they already know—no remote required
    • Lower support costs and realize a better ROI with increased room usage for collaboration
    • No need to provision a second conference phone in the room—the CX5500 also doubles as an IP conference phone when not used for Skype for Business video calls

    Customers who do not need stand-alone SIP conference phone capability should consider the CX5100 (USB-only).

    Technical Overview

    • 360° HD1080p USB camera with active speaker detection
    • Active speaker and panoramic video stream output
    • 6m (20 foot) microphone pickup range
    • 160 Hz – 22kHz audio processing
    • SIP conference phone operation through Skype for Business or an IP PBX
    • Optimized for use with Skype for Business clients (PC and Mac)
    • Add “around-the-table” video conferencing and VoIP calls to Office 365 Skype for Business Online
    • Backward compatible with Lync 2013 and Lync 2010 (720p)

    Optional extension microphones are available. Customers who do not need stand-alone SIP conference phone capability or who wish to use in Office 365 environments may also consider the CX5100 (USB-only).

    Overview

    An IP conference phone optimized for Microsoft Lync

    The Polycom CX3000 IP conference phone delivers exceptional conference calls in Microsoft Lync environments. It features Polycom HD Voice technology for crystal-clear calls and native Lync integration for an enhanced user experience, easy setup and simple configuration.

    This phone delivers:

    • High-definition, wide-band audio with Polycom HD Voice technology that produces voice calls of the best possible quality
    • Native integration with Lync Phone Edition software
    • A large, color display for rich presence and directory information
    • Simplified pin authentication for easy sign-in

    Technical Specifications

    The Polycom CX3000 IP conference phone offers:

    • Optimized for Lync 2013 and Lync 2010
    • Polycom HD Voice technology
    • An advanced microphone that picks up voices from up to 12 feet (3.5-meters) away
    • A 3.5-inch (9-cm) color display
    • USB “Better Together” functionality, for pairing with a PC

 

Overview

Some conference rooms require more audio capabilities than a standard conference phone or video system can provide.

For rooms of that nature, the Polycom SoundStructure C-Series is an installed audio solution that delivers a truly immersive audio experience for both voice and video conferences. Rely on it to provide high-performance voice conferencing for nearly any type of room—from standard-size conference rooms and boardrooms to the largest training centers and classrooms.

And the SoundStructure C-Series delivers clear, immersive sound, so your video and voice conferences are more productive. The unmatched performance and clarity will delight meeting participants. And innovations in design and configuration help you set up the system in far less time than you might expect. SoundStructure C-Series also integrates easily with Polycom HDX and HDX Microphones, which leads to faster integration and better performance.

The SoundStructure C-Series offers:

  • The most powerful and flexible installed audio solutions available, delivering lifelike voice conferencing with no compromises
  • Easy installation and configuration, even for very large or complex systems with SoundStructure Studio configuration software and Polycom OBAM (one big audio matrix)
  • Seamless integration with Polycom HDX video solutions and HDX ceiling microphones

Technical Overview

  • Unrivaled Stereo Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) – The only product with both monaural and stereo echo cancellation from 20Hz to 22 kHz – AEC with no compromises for more immersive meetings
  • Breakthrough feedback elimination – Enables more flexible microphone, talker, loudspeaker placements and speech reinforcement, delivering audio where you want it
  • Polycom OBAM matrix architecture – Connect multiple units together to create larger  systems without the limitations of traditional bussing
  • Conferencing features – All are available on all inputs. Eliminate the worry of running out of microphone inputs, since every feature is available on all inputs
  • Gain sharing automatic microphone mixer – Improved automixer experience ensures smoother transitions and robust performance in a variety of operating environments
  • Modular single or dual-line PSTN, or VoIP telephony cards – These help expand functionality and protect your investment
  • Fully digital Polycom HDX integration – Add powerful, configurable audio to your HD video collaboration
  • Flexible support of logic inputs (contact closures) and logic outputs — For push-to-talk microphones and other applications
  • Powerful events programming – Customize system behavior with the Polycom Touch Control, HDX telepresence solutions, HDX IR remotes, and more
  • Password protection – Prevent unauthorized users from accessing, controlling or making changes to the system
  • Technical Overview

    The world’s first smart hub for group collaboration – simple content sharing and tight integration of familiar business tools including Skype for Business, Microsoft Lync and RealPresence Desktop Standards-based business-grade video when used with the optional Polycom RealPresence Trio Visual+ accessory

    • Exceptional audio capabilities including: Enhanced HD Voice and automatic elimination of background noise with Polycom’s exclusive NoiseBlock
    • Advanced call handing, security, and provisioning features (H.264 AVC, High Profile, Lync Basic SVC)
    • Effortless pairing for audio over USB (wired), Bluetooth, NFC (wireless) and IP using PC-based soft clients, personal contacts or joining calendared events
    • One-step-to-join meeting experience through calendar integration
    • Broad Open SIP call platform for interoperability with most major platforms including Skype for Business, Microsoft Office 365 Cloud PBX, Microsoft Lync 2013 and RealPresence Platform
    • The industry’s only bass reflex port in a group audio conferencing solution , preserving the ability to hear lower frequency sound and rich multi-media audio
    • 360 ° microphone coverage and up to 20-foot (6-meters) microphone pickup. Easily extend the reach with optional expansion microphones
    • Local 5-way HD Voice conference
    • 5” LCD, color touch screen display, smooth, responsive and intuitive
    • Secure Wi-Fi network connectivity or Gigabit Ethernet network connectivity
    • Built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE)