Polycom to integrate technologies into Microsoft Teams platform

The company has also simultaneously launched new audiovisual solutions to the market

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Polycom to integrate technologies into Microsoft Teams platform Polycom has launched two new audiovisual solutions to the market, Polycom RealConnect Hybrid and Polycom Microsoft Skype Room System.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  October 24, 2017

Polycom has revealed that it has extended its long-standing partnership with Microsoft, a move that see the integration of its HD voice and video technology into Microsoft's newly minted Teams collaboration platform.

In addition to integrating its technology with Microsoft Teams, which serves as a chat-based workspace in Office 365, Polycom has launched two new audiovisual solutions to the market, Polycom RealConnect Hybrid and Polycom Microsoft Skype Room System.

Mary McDowell, Chief Executive Officer, Polycom, said: "As we have done for nearly 15 years, Polycom will support Microsoft customers in all stages of their collaboration journey, whether it's Skype for Business, Office 365, or now Microsoft Teams.  Polycom solutions will continue to work as they have, delivering the highest quality voice and video solutions to complete the Microsoft collaboration experience."

Polycom RealConnect delivers video interoperability between Skype for Business online users in Office 365 and non-Skype for Business standard-based endpoints. Meanwhile, Polycom MSR, a Skype variant designed for the business environment, can be adjusted for maximised usage for any-sized conference room.

Bob Davis, CVP, Skype Business Services & Office Product Group Customer Experience at Microsoft, said: "We are pleased to partner with Polycom to integrate their core voice and video devices with the Microsoft Teams platform.  Microsoft Teams and solutions like Polycom MSR and Polycom RealPresence Group Series will be a powerful combination for customers that need high quality collaboration experiences."

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