Conferencing hardware company Poly is releasing new videoconferencing devices designed to bring professional-grade video and audio solutions to individual end users working remotely.
As with the company’s recent releases, Poly is again aiming for the remote and hybrid workforce that is expected to remain in place long after COVID-19 restrictions ease. The devices are under the Poly Studio P Series – available in April – which include the Poly Studio P5 Webcam, Poly Studio P15 Personal Video bar, and Poly Studio P21 Personal Meeting Display.
According to the company, the Studio P5 Kits offer an out-of-the-box experience that lets users bundle the Studio P5 camera with some of the company’s headsets or its fairly new Poly Sync speakerphone family. The company says these solutions can be combined with the Poly Lens Desktop App and Poly+ subscription service to help manage devices for remote workers.
The Studio P5 Webcam ($129) is a personal webcam with camera optics designed for videoconferencing. It features 1080p resolution, 4x digital zoom, a built-in privacy shutter, directional microphone and integrated USB connectivity for headsets.
The Studio P15 Personal Video Bar ($599) comes with 4K clarity, automatic camera framing, integrated speaker and microphone array with NoiseBlockAI technology that blocks outside noise during video calls.
The Studio P21 Personal Meeting Display ($815) is a videoconferencing display that includes a 21-inch display, camera, and audio solutions. USB connectivity allows the display to work with any video app running on a PC or Mac.
The Studio P5 Kit (starting at $149.95) pairs the Studio P5 webcam with a personal device like a Poly headset or Poly Sync speakerphone. Customers can choose between four combinations with corded or wireless headset options.
The entire Studio P series comes with access to Poly Lens device management service through the company’s new Lens Desktop App. This allows IT departments to gain insights and manage a remote workforce from the cloud.
Other features include device setup, troubleshooting and other tips to help users set up their equipment. IT can manage data and insights for voice, video and headsets.
The company also announced Poly +, a personal device support service that includes 24/7 tech support around the world, a three-year product replacement and overnight device replacement plan, and single-app support across compatible Poly conferencing solutions.