Poly made three big announcements this week at Channel Partners Evolution in Washington, D.C., introducing the VVX D230 DECT IP phone, the Trio 8300 conference phone and a Device as-a-Service (DaaS) offering for headsets.
VVX D230 DECT IP Phone
The VVX D230 DECT IP Phone was purpose-built for retail, small businesses, and open offices where employees are on the move. It provides up to 165-foot indoor range, 10 hours of clear talk time between charges, and 8 lines.
This model has a speakerphone, intercom, transfer capabilities, conferencing and calling party ID. It also comes with HD voice for full duplex conversations and background noise suppression to help users concentrate. Plus, ongoing management via Polycom Device Management Service for Service Providers (PDMS-SP) allows service providers to centrally manage and troubleshoot Poly voice devices securely from the cloud, whether the customer has ten or ten million devices.
Poly Trio 8300
The Poly Trio 8300 is an affordable conferencing option to enable hassle-free collaboration in small spaces.
One device provides USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and IP connectivity, and a simple interface to launch meetings. Similar to the entire Trio lineup, the Trio 8300 supports hybrid registration, meaning users can easily join calls from any open SIP standards-based platform or service they’re using.
Poly NoiseBlock can also auto mute the phone if non-speech noise is present. Once background noise is not an issue, users can fully enjoy the rich audio clarity of Poly HD Voice for full-impact conversations. Video conferencing and content sharing is also possible using Poly Visual+ and EagleEye USB cameras.
Poly’s DaaS program allows service providers to offer maximum flexibility when implementing Poly devices. With this announcement, the Poly DaaS program is now expanded in North America to include its industry-leading line-up of headsets. Unlike traditional lease arrangements that require a long-term commitment, Poly’s DaaS runs month-to-month, allowing the option to cancel and return devices at any time with no penalty. The program also includes a replacement plan which will exchange the device if it fails any time during the first three years (headset) and seven years (phone) of service.
Service providers adopting this DaaS model avoid the financial risk of owning equipment while offering customers consistent service with a uniquely scalable solution. Under the program, customers can more easily predict annual costs by shifting CapEx expenses to monthly OpEx expenses, and have the flexibility to add or subtract devices depending on need.
DaaS is now available for all VVX , Trio and Soundstation IP phones including the new VVX D230 and Trio 8300. Headsets eligible for the DaaS program in North America include Blackwire 3200 and 5200 Series; EncorePro Series; Savi Series; CS500 Series; and the Voyager Series. Poly Calisto speakerphone is also eligible under the DaaS program.
“Our new product announcements were met with phenomenal enthusiasm at the Channel Partners show,” explained Darren Knapp, director of the Global Cloud Service Provider Sales team at Poly. “The only thing that trumped that excitement was the announcement that partners can now RENT headsets, phones, and video devices on our new Poly Device as a Service program!”