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Polycom Studio is an easy-to-deploy video bar that works seamlessly with a host of collaboration platforms

Polycom Studio is an easy-to-deploy video bar that works seamlessly with a host of collaboration platforms

The Polycom Studio video bar. (Image source: Polycom)

The Polycom Studio is a video conferencing gadget for small assembly rooms or “huddle rooms”. It’s straightforward to deploy and handle at an enterprise degree. The gadget is 700mm lengthy, 70mm huge, and 105mm tall; it resembles a sound bar that has been sliced in half, length-wise.

The inset video is due to the automatic group framing feature of Polycom Studio's camera.

That’s the place the similarities finish; the Polycom Studio has a front-facing digicam that helps UHD 2160p video seize with a 120-degree area of view, and 5x digital zoom. Its video seize capabilities embrace auto group framing for huge pictures, in addition to zooming in on the actual speaker within the group.

Here, the Polycom studio is connected to the USB Type-A port of the host laptop that is running Skype.

Its microphone array, mounted on high of the digicam, is capable of make use of clever options like Polycom Acoustic Fence and NoiseBlock to mute “distracting background noises and different undesirable sounds.” The Polycom Studio is moveable solely from room to room because it nonetheless wants to attract energy from a wall socket. It is linked by way of USB Type-C to a host laptop that operates the collaborative platform of selection; the Polycom Studio helps Microsoft Skype for Business, Microsoft Skype, and Google Hangouts, simply to call a few standard alternatives.

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The gadget additionally helps Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for different host units; nevertheless, solely the audio video conferencing capabilities of the Polycom Studio are utilized in such a setup. For the complete expertise, a direct connection to the USB port of the host laptop is nonetheless beneficial.

The Polycom Studio comes with an aluminum stand and the video bar will be eliminated for wall mounting. It shall be obtainable from native licensed Polycom retailers from 28th February this 12 months with a SRP of US$949.

(Source: Polycom)

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