To make it easier for dispersed employees to connect and collaborate over voice and video, organizations around the world have come to rely on the popular and reliable combination of Microsoft Lync and Polycom solutions to launch video and voice collaboration sessions easily and intuitively from within familiar business applications and workflows. Today, Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM) 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, center-of-table experience with the industry’s only family of 360-degree cameras for Microsoft Lync.
Around-the-table group video experience: Polycom CX5100 is an optional, 360-degree, panoramic 1080p HD video collaboration camera for the Polycom CX8000 room system for Microsoft Lync (Photo: Business Wire)
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 award-winning, center-of-table 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.