Communication device manufacturer Poly is introducing more integrations with Microsoft Teams and its devices, most recently the Studio X30 and X50 video bars.
According to a Tuesday press release, the video bars now run Microsoft Teams natively, allowing for seamless out-of-the-box collaboration via Microsoft’s unified communication and collaboration platform.
New features include:
- Proximity join allows for users to simply walk into any available meeting space and join a meeting from a personal device via the Teams desktop or mobile app.
- One touch join allows users to walk into scheduled meeting room and join a meeting with the touch on one button on the TC8 touch control device.
- Users can share content from their phone or laptop via the Teams desktop or mobile app.
- The native Teams experience provides a familiar user interface to conduct meetings from anywhere.
Organizations that have already deployed the Poly Studio X without the native Teams app can install the Poly Video OS Software 3.1.1 update and select Teams as the preferred collaboration platform, according to Poly.
Poly’s expanded relationship with Teams comes amid a massive uptick in remote work due to COVID-19. Teams has doubled its users from the last few months, from 32 million users in March to 75 million by April.
According to Poly, it is now one of the companies that has the most Teams-certified devices available.
“Today more than ever, it’s imperative to have the right collaboration tools to support an organization’s success, especially as we think about the ‘next normal’ in how we join meetings and share content with a consistent user experience,” said Tim Root, Poly’s vice president and general manager of room collaboration business, in a statement.
“Poly continues to broaden our portfolio of business-grade video and audio solutions to include Teams certified and native devices like the Poly Studio X family to meet that demand.”