Polycom and Microsoft Secure Relationship


To make it easier for dispersed employees to connect and collaborate over voice and video, organisations around the world have come to rely on the services of companies such as Microsoft Lync and Polycom. Polycom has announced an expansion of its portfolio of more than 40 offerings for Microsoft Lync to include the new Polycom CX8000 room system for Microsoft Lync, a video conferencing system that brings the power of Microsoft Lync to the conference room with HD video, simple room controls and an optional, centre-of-table experience with the family of 360-degree cameras for Microsoft Lync.

New Polycom CX8000 Room System for Microsoft Lync

The Polycom CX8000 solution is a videoconferencing room system for Microsoft Lync that includes presence, contact search, instant messaging, HD video conferencing, HD audio, virtual white boarding, touch display-powered presentations, application sharing, editing on shared documents, and more. Tight integration with Microsoft Outlook will help users, both in the meeting room and remote participants, start and manage meetings more efficiently. The Polycom CX8000 room system for Microsoft Lync includes several features that help users take advantage of Microsoft Lync 2013 such as built-in multiparty video and a better overall audio and video experience that leverages the open standards-based scalable video coding (SVC) implementation. The addition of lifecycle services helps drive adoption for video and voice collaboration in Microsoft Lync environments, ultimately increasing usage and driving a greater return on investment.

The Polycom CX8000 builds on the experience of the Polycom CX5000 Unified Conference Station, a 360-degree, panoramic 720p HD video collaboration system, and the only phone and camera combination in the world today that is natively integrated with Microsoft Lync.

“Companies of all sizes recognize the need to break down the barrier of distance between dispersed teams of customers, partners and employees to harness the benefits of collaborating together in real time to solve everyday challenges. The Polycom CX8000 room system for Microsoft Lync meets this need with an intuitive and natural experience,” said Ted Colton, Group Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Polycom. “We are excited to deliver this solution to the market building upon Polycom’s portfolio of Microsoft Lync solutions and services.”

“We have long worked with Polycom to ensure our solutions are interoperable and we’re delighted to add Polycom CX8000 for Microsoft Lync video system to the portfolio,” said Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager of Lync Product Marketing for Microsoft. “With Polycom, we’re able solve the problems organisations face. Together we provide reliable unified communications and collaboration because Polycom shares our commitment to providing the highest quality products and superior customer support.”

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