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Polycom Expands its Microsoft Lync Offerings

Says Polycom CX8000 room system brings the power of Microsoft Lync to the conference room with HD video, simple room controls

Polycom has expanded its portfolio of more than 40 offerings for Microsoft Lync to include the new Polycom CX8000 room system for Microsoft Lync, a video conferencing system that brings the power of Microsoft Lync to the conference room with HD video, simple room controls and an optional, centre-of-table experience with the industry’s only family of 360-degree cameras for Microsoft Lync.

The Polycom CX8000 solution is a videoconferencing room system for Microsoft Lync that includes presence, contact search, instant messaging, HD video conferencing, HD audio, virtual white boarding, touch display-powered presentations, application sharing, editing on shared documents, and more. Tight integration with Microsoft Outlook will help users, both in the meeting room and remote participants, start and manage meetings more efficiently.

The Polycom CX8000 builds on the award-winning, centre-of-table experience of the Polycom CX5000 Unified Conference Station, a 360-degree, panoramic 720p HD video collaboration system, and the only phone and camera combination in the world today that is natively integrated with Microsoft Lync.

“Companies of all sizes recognise the need to break down the barrier of distance between dispersed teams of customers, partners and employees to harness the benefits of collaborating together in real time to solve everyday challenges. The Polycom CX8000 room system for Microsoft Lync meets this need with an intuitive and natural experience,” said Ted Colton, Group VP (Strategic Alliances), Polycom.

“We have long worked with Polycom to ensure our solutions are interoperable and we’re delighted to add Polycom CX8000 for Microsoft Lync video system to the portfolio,” said Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager of Lync Product Marketing for Microsoft.

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