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Plantronics And Polycom Relaunch To Create Poly

Plantronics, Inc. and Polycom will transform into Poly, a technology company focused on communications and collaboration solutions. Poly leverages the audio and video expertise of Plantronics and Polycom and its breadth of smart endpoints that connect across and between unified communications platforms to reduce distractions, complexity and distance in the modern workspace.

“Today feels like my first day as CEO of a new company,” Joe Burton, President and CEO of Poly, said. “We see limitless opportunity for how people communicate and collaborate today. With advancements in AI, machine learning and new technologies, we see a future where Poly makes the connection, then quietly steps out of the way to become the one thing you don’t notice in the meeting.”

According to the company, Poly will focus on four distinct areas of innovation:

  • Making workspaces intuitively work for everyone. Poly offers solutions to address audible distraction in open spaces, as well as technologies to improve the use of huddle rooms.
  • Helping people collaborate, their way. People are now using three or more collaboration solutions in a given day and need endpoints that work with and across those solutions. Poly offers solutions to meet this need.
  • Designing solutions that are mobile-first for the modern workforce. Whether it is using a personal smart phone as a “business phone” or navigating through a day where personal and business blend, workers need voice and video capabilities that move with them. Poly’s recently announced Elara 60 recognizes this need.
  • Advancing cloud services that help IT pros and users get more out of their devices. Poly is focused on making solutions that are easy for IT professionals to manage.

The Poly logo is intended to honor the company’s new path forward, as well as its past: Its lava red color and angle of letters form a propeller to reflect Plantronics’ 60-year aviation lineage, while its three legs are inspired by the design of Polycom’s conference phone.

To learn more about Poly, visit the company’s website.

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