After the merger of Plantronics and Polycom in 2018, the company decided to relaunch rather than going forward with one of the existing brands. The companies reformed as Poly in March 2019, a global communications company that powers authentic human connection and collaboration.
The Poly logo represents the company’s past and future, with the colour and angle of the letters forming a propeller to reflect Plantronics aviation background, and the icon resembling the design of the Polycom conference phone.
Besides the new logo, Poly will also focus on four areas of innovation. These focus areas are:
Making workspaces intuitively work for everyone. Open planned offices are commonplace but also bring noise disruptions. Plantronics has a soundscaping solution to mask background noise, as well as technologies that provides huddle rooms with the same functionality as traditional boardrooms.
Helping people collaborate, their way. People use multiple collaboration platforms, and thus they need endpoints that can incorporate all these platforms.
Designing solutions that are mobile-first for the modern workforce. The modern employee is not stuck behind a desk but is constantly on the move, and needs voice and video capabilities that move with them.
Advancing cloud services that help IT pros and users get more out of their devices. Making solutions that are easy to use and manage.
Since the merger and relaunch, Poly has released the following products:
- Polycom Studio – a USB video bar that provides a business class solution, designed specifically for huddle or small boardrooms, with plug and play functionality making connecting easier than ever.
- Plantronics Elara 60 Series – mobile phone station that enhances smartphone collaboration. Use handset, speakerphone or integration with communication platforms such as Microsoft Teams.
- Eagle Eye Cube – HD camera with 4k sensor for better up-close views with 5x zoom, speaker tracking and two built-in microphones.
- Blackwire 7225 – Corded, boomless stereo headset with active noise cancelling.
- Plantronics Status Indicator – Wired Unified Communications presence light indicator with visual and audio alerts.