- Media OutReach - July
28, 2020 - Plantronics,
Inc. ("Poly" -- formerly Plantronics and
Polycom) (NYSE: PLT), a global communications company that powers meaningful
human connection and collaboration, today announced that Poly now has
the largest portfolio of Microsoft Teams certified headsets available, offering greater flexibility
and choice with more than twenty headsets and personal speakerphones certified
for Teams. This solidifies Poly as having the most comprehensive end-to-end suite of
Teams certified headsets, video devices, phones and speakerphones available.
Poly has sold nearly 17 million Microsoft compatible devices over the
last three years. Our latest portfolio of certified devices with the dedicated
purple Teams button includes the Voyager 4200 Office Series and Voyager 5200
Office Series headsets, Calisto 3200 and 5300 speakerphones, Blackwire 3300 Series, and the recently
announced Blackwire 8225 headsets. The dedicated Teams button allows you to
instantly invoke your Teams meeting as well as receive alerts and notifications
so you never miss a beat.
"We understand that every
worker - from executives to the entry-level -- may have their own preferred
workstyle. Instead of a one-size-fits-all solution, organizations should cater
to each individual, aligning their tools and endpoints with the different
workstyles to enhance productivity and efficiency," said Pierre-Jean
Châlon, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Poly. "That is why we are
committed to providing a wide range of high-quality solutions that seamlessly
integrate with Microsoft Teams, providing the flexibility and choice to meet
the needs of any worker."
With the significant
increase in home working here to stay, our need to collaborate at a distance will
remain essential. As such, Microsoft Teams usage continues to skyrocket,
having gone from 32 million users in early March 2020 to 75 million users by April 2020, creating an even greater need for
Teams integrated devices.
"As distance and remote
working continues for many organizations, the need for a wide variety of UCC
integrated devices, including Microsoft Teams, will remain a top priority,"
said Alaa Sayed, industry director, Frost and Sullivan. "No other vendor comes
close to Poly's deep portfolio of Teams certified devices for home, office, and
everywhere in between. Poly's ability to offer simple, flexible and reliable
communications endpoints is just one of the reasons Poly continues to be a leading
provider of global enterprise headsets."
Poly's portfolio offers Teams
certified devices ranging from wireless DECT™ headset systems like Savi 8200 Office and UC Series, to premium Bluetooth® headsets
that connect to PCs and
mobiles like the Voyager family, to portable USB speakerphones like Calisto 5300.
All certified products have been rigorously tested and Microsoft certified to
ensure the best audio and user experience and have been thoughtfully designed
to work flexibly and seamlessly with Microsoft Teams -- creating a one-stop shop
for your organization's collaboration device needs whether you're a Microsoft
Teams aficionado or just starting your journey to leverage Microsoft Teams.
For a full list of Poly
Microsoft Teams certified devices now available for order and shipping, please visit here for more information.
 "Microsoft announces new Teams features as usage
skyrockets nearly 40 percent in a week" (The Verge, March 2020)