World VoIP NewsPolycom releases new universal analog and VoIP conference solution  Polycom releases new universal analog and VoIP conference solution

Polycom releases new universal analog and VoIP conference solution


Polycom releases new universal analog and VoIP conference solution
Enterprise Polycom Inc., prominent provider of standards-based Unified Communications (UC) applications, has announced the release and general availability of Polycom SoundStation Duo, a brand new conference telephone that has been created along with dual functionality enabling it to operate over classical analog networks, as well as within the VoIP environments.
The latest release from Polycom has been designed for further enabling of the migration into VoIP environments for companies, that have been seeking upgrading or renovating their existing circuit-switched networks: but are cautious to initiate the process, considering that the migration to VoIP will make the new phones unusable which means the investment will be a complete waste. In an official release, Paul Waadevg, principal consultant at Frost & Sullivan, stated : , "The analog to IP shifting is moving ahead as expected.IP applications are taking about 80 percent of 2010 market revenues, and the segment of analog revenues is expected to shrink to less than seven percent at the end of 2017.” The Polycom SoundStation Duo which has been created to function in small to midsize conference rooms or in halls of up to 400 square feet, is a flexible conference telephone, which will deliver to companies and corporate customers advantages of implementing SoundStationDuo within analog or VoIP enviroments and fast upgrading by means of simple and friendly use of on-line software; business continuity is ensured on a full scale, as phone automatically switch back to VoIP mode, when connectivity is restored.The SoundStation Duo offers full interoperability as it is capable of backing up a number of VoIP call platforms for enhancing voice and feature capabilities and by delivering rapid and easy connectivity to different UC devices. Enterprise customers don't have to be anxious about complex installation issues as the SoundStation Duo is easy to set up, configure and manage and because it comes with a well proven interface, the conference phone is of intuitive use. Additionally, users can easily augment the connections by different various mobile devices, tablets, and PCs via the Polycom RealPresence software.SoundStation Duo have been built on Polycom's sophisticated VoIP endpoint software, delivering it with the features of improved call management, secutity and overall provisioning. The phone appears to be equipped with 3 microphones making voice pick up from any direction, and within the distance of three meters, and utilizes the Polycom Acoustic Clarity for ensuring effective echo cancellations and perfect performance, as the telephone is screened against any interferences from adjacent mobiles or wireless utilities.


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