Plantronics And HP Collaborate On New, High-Quality Native Microsoft Teams Video Conferencing Solution

New Solution for Large and Mid-Sized Conference Rooms Combines Latest HP Elite Slice with Legendary Polycom Trio 8500 and EagleEye IV Video Conferencing Experiences


 - February 7, 2019
- Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), an audio pioneer and unified communications
technology leader, today announced a new native Microsoft Teams video
conference solution in collaboration with HP, Inc. The new comprehensive
solution uses the HP Elite Slice for meeting rooms G2
Skype Room System -- Audio Ready
as the controller for the Microsoft
video and content sharing, the Polycom
Trio 8500
for sound and the Polycom
EagleEye IV USB camera
for video capture.


Plantronics and
HP have joined forces to address the growing customer demand of a high-quality
native Microsoft Teams video conferencing experience in larger conference
rooms. The HP Elite Slice for meeting rooms G2 Skype Room System -- Audio Ready
helps simplify meetings with stress-free setup, an intuitive interface, and
includes Windows 10 Enterprise which makes running Microsoft Teams meetings
even easier.  


"As customers
migrate to Microsoft Teams, Plantronics and HP created a simple Microsoft Teams
video conferencing experience in larger conference rooms for employees to use
and IT pros to deploy and manage," said Phil Sherburne, GM, Group Systems
Business Group at Plantronics. "Plantronics is all in on Microsoft Teams, and
it made sense to work with HP to take video conferencing with Microsoft Teams
to the next level of simplicity."


Once the call is
started, the Polycom Trio 8500 takes the ordinary conference call experience to
the next level using eight directional microphones and PolycomHD Voice
technology to bring high-quality audio experiences to large conference rooms.
The Polycom EagleEye IV USB camera is simple to install with plug and play USB
capabilities, and offers 12x optical zoom and wide pan area capabilities to
follow and focus on the speaker no matter the size of the meeting space.


"Businesses are constantly
looking for ways to simplify the video conference experience," said Lorena
Kubera, VP Commercial Product Management at HP. "Pairing our versatile
meeting room system, HP Elite Slice G2 Audio-Ready, with the simplicity of the
Polycom Trio 8500 and the EagleEye IV USB camera for the Polycom-HP SRS Bundle
creates a seamless way to improve productivity and collaboration through
Microsoft Teams."


David Howell,
General Manager, Device Partner Engineering at Microsoft said, "Microsoft Teams
is the fastest growing business application in Microsoft's history, and we
continue to look for new ways customers can take full advantage of this
powerful tool for collaboration. Combining a native Microsoft Teams solution
with a high-quality video conferencing experience makes it easier to work
together, whenever you need."


This new bundle is available
in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand
through Ingram Micro. The bundle will be  available in Japan by
mid-February through Synnex Corporation, and is expected to be available in
other APAC countries soon after. This collaboration with HP will look to
succeed the current MSR offering as Plantronics is in process of transitioning
from MSR to Polycom + HP SRS Bundles.

About Plantronics

Plantronics is an audio pioneer and a
leader in the communications industry. Plantronics technology creates rich,
natural, people-first audio and collaboration experiences so good ideas can be
shared and heard--wherever, whenever and however they happen. The company's
portfolio of integrated communications and collaboration solutions spans
headsets, software, desk phones, audio and video conferencing, analytics and
services. Our solutions are used worldwide by consumers and businesses alike
and are a leading choice for every kind of workspace. For more information

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