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Poly Studio X Video Family: The First Android™ Based Video Appliances for Google Meet

Updated: Jul 7, 2023

Poly, a renowned provider of professional-grade audio and video solutions, is reshaping the future of work through its suite of innovative products that offer immersive meeting experiences across Google Meet, Google Voice, and Chromebooks. In an exciting announcement, Poly revealed that their award-winning Studio X video bars will be the pioneering Android-based, single codec video appliances compatible with Google Meet. As part of Poly's expanding range of Google Meet certified devices, these video bars, along with the TC8 controller, will ensure users always look and sound their best during every call.


Studio X50 @ Al Zubair Group
Studio X50 @ Al Zubair Group

The Studio X Family, including the Studio X30, Studio X50, Studio X70, and the intuitive TC8 controller, will mark the advent of Android-based appliances offering a native Google Meet experience. With a focus on streamlining meeting room experiences, these devices deliver purpose-built features to cater to meeting rooms of any size.


Poly X30, X50, and X70 are models within the Poly Studio X family of video bars designed to provide exceptional video conferencing experiences. Here are their definitions:

  • Poly Studio X30: The Poly Studio X30 is a video bar specifically designed for small meeting rooms. It offers a comprehensive room solution for Google Meet, combining high-quality video and audio capabilities with intelligent features. With its compact design, the Poly Studio X30 delivers a professional-grade video conferencing experience, including full HD video, advanced camera technology, crystal-clear audio, and microphone pickup. It supports Poly DirectorAI for automatic transitions and framing, NoiseBlockAI and Acoustic Fence technologies to eliminate background noise, and Poly USB Device Mode for multi-platform flexibility. The X30 is managed through Poly Lens and Google Workspace, ensuring ease of use and security.



Poly Studio X30

  • Poly Studio X50: The Poly Studio X50 is a video bar designed for medium-sized meeting rooms. It offers an immersive meeting experience by delivering high-definition video and superior audio performance. The Poly Studio X50 features Poly DirectorAI for intelligent camera technology, ensuring automatic transitions, framing, and tracking during meetings. It incorporates advanced audio innovations, such as NoiseBlockAI and Acoustic Fence technologies, to provide excellent sound quality by eliminating unwanted background noise. With dual display capability, users can view both participants and content in full screen. The X50 also includes the TC8 controller for convenient one-touch click-to-join functionality and is managed through Poly Lens and Google Workspace for seamless integration and security.



Poly Studio X50

  • Poly Studio X70: The Poly Studio X70 is the flagship model of the Poly Studio X family, designed to cater to large meeting rooms and conference spaces. It offers an exceptional meeting experience with its advanced features and cutting-edge technology. The X70 incorporates all the capabilities of the X30 and X50, including Poly DirectorAI for smart camera technology, NoiseBlockAI and Acoustic Fence technologies for superior audio performance, and dual display capability for an immersive visual experience. In addition, the Poly Studio X70 introduces the exclusive People Framing feature, powered by Poly DirectorAI, which provides an up-close view of each meeting participant. This model ensures that every participant is clearly visible and enhances collaboration during video conferences. The X70 is managed through Poly Lens and Google Workspace, providing secure and intuitive management options for administrators.



Poly Studio X70

Key features of the Poly Studio X family video bars include:

  1. Poly DirectorAI: This intelligent camera technology employs artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide real-time automatic transitions, framing, and tracking during meetings.

  2. Audio Innovations: With NoiseBlockAI and Acoustic Fence technologies, unwanted background noise is effectively blocked, ensuring clear audio during conversations.

  3. People Framing: An exclusive Poly DirectorAI feature available on the Studio X70, People Framing offers a close-up view of each meeting participant. Poly is the only partner offering advanced AI capabilities for people framing in Google Meet.

David Citron, Director of Product, Google Meet and Voice, expressed enthusiasm about Poly's video solutions, citing their ability to deliver an exceptional meeting experience. He emphasized the commitment to equipping the hybrid workforce with technology that ensures effective video collaboration regardless of the participants' location.

The Poly Studio X family offers comprehensive room solutions tailored for Google Meet rooms of all sizes. These solutions feature:

  1. Full HD Video with Poly DirectorAI Smart Camera Experiences

  2. Room-Filling Audio and Crystal-Clear Microphone Pickup

  3. Poly USB Device Mode for Multi-Platform Flexibility

  4. Dual Display Capability (X50/X70) to View People and Content in Full Screen

  5. TC8 Controller for One-Touch Click to Join

  6. Management via Poly Lens and Google Workspace

  7. High Security Measures, including a Hardened Operating System, Secure Update Distribution, and Third-Party Testing for Vulnerabilities

According to a recent report by Frost & Sullivan, key concerns regarding the future of hybrid work include meeting equity, technology readiness, and distractions at home. Poly's suite of pro-grade audio and video equipment addresses these concerns by eliminating background noise and ensuring meeting equity.

Poly offers a wide range of Google Cloud certified solutions that provide flexibility and choice for users, regardless of their location or workstyle. These solutions include:

  1. Google Meet: Poly Studio USB video bar, Poly Studio P5 personal webcam, Voyager headsets, and Poly Sync speakerphones, all certified for Google Meet.

  2. Google Voice: Poly offers an extensive selection of devices certified for Google Voice and is the exclusive desk phone manufacturer certified to work with Google Voice. Their Google Voice portfolio also includes headsets, speakerphones, and the Poly Studio P5 webcam.

  3. Chrome OS: Poly's certified Works With Chromebook devices comprise specific headsets from the Blackwire, EncorePro, and Savi families. Additionally, they offer video

The Poly Studio USB video bar and Poly Studio P5 are audio and video devices designed to enhance the video conferencing experience. Here are their definitions:

  • Poly Studio USB Video Bar: The Poly Studio USB video bar is a compact and all-in-one solution for high-quality audio and video conferencing. It is designed to be placed on top of a monitor or mounted on a wall, offering a streamlined setup. The Studio USB video bar combines a high-definition camera, high-fidelity speakers, and an array of microphones to deliver professional-grade audio and video performance. It is certified for Google Meet and provides a plug-and-play experience, making it easy to use with various conferencing platforms. The video bar features advanced audio technologies to suppress background noise and echo cancellation for clear and natural conversations during meetings. With the Studio USB video bar, users can have immersive video calls and collaborate effectively without the need for complex audio and video setups.


Poly Studio USB Video Bar

  • Poly Studio P5: The Poly Studio P5 is a personal webcam designed for individuals who require high-quality video for remote meetings, video conferences, and content creation. It is a portable and versatile webcam that delivers professional-grade video performance. The Studio P5 features a high-definition camera sensor with autofocus, ensuring sharp and clear video output. It also incorporates built-in directional microphones that capture clear audio while minimizing background noise. The webcam offers flexible mounting options, allowing users to position it on their laptop, desktop monitor, or tripod. It supports various video conferencing platforms and is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. With the Poly Studio P5, users can have professional-quality video calls and create content with ease, whether working from home or in an office setting.



Poly Studio P5

Chris Moss, Head of Product and Portfolio Management at Poly, highlighted the shared vision between Poly and Google Workspace in creating an immersive and equitable meeting experience for all participants. By reimagining the future of meetings and hybrid collaboration, they strive to provide an intuitive and powerful enterprise-grade video conferencing solution for Google Meet customers.

In conclusion, Poly's Studio X Video Bars are poised to revolutionize the world of video conferencing by introducing the first Android™ based video appliances specifically designed for Google Meet. With this innovative integration, Poly is redefining the future of work and providing users with immersive meeting experiences across Google Meet, Google Voice, and Chromebooks.


The Studio X Family, including the Studio X30, Studio X50, Studio X70, and the TC8 controller, brings a host of intelligent features and capabilities to meeting rooms of all sizes. From smart camera technology powered by Poly DirectorAI to audio innovations like NoiseBlockAI and Acoustic Fence, these video bars ensure crystal-clear video and audio quality. Furthermore, the inclusion of People Framing in the Studio X70, with advanced AI capabilities, offers a close-up view of meeting participants, enhancing collaboration and engagement.


Poly's collaboration with Google Workspace underscores their shared vision of providing an immersive and equitable meeting experience for all participants. By reimagining the future of meetings and hybrid collaboration, Poly and Google are equipping the modern workforce with technology that enables effective video collaboration, regardless of where individuals are located.


Our approach to providing consultative services, prioritizing customer satisfaction, and cultivating trusted relationships sets us apart and allows us to offer a comprehensive range of collaborative solutions for enterprises, such as unified communications, voice and video conferencing, and meeting room scheduling integration. Our expertise lies in leading brands like Poly, Microsoft, and Roomz, which enable us to deliver unique solutions to our 3500 customers and partners throughout the Middle East, Levant, and APAC regions. It is worth mentioning that our Pakistan branch is located at Office 75, M2 Floor, Eden Tower Main Boulevard, Block E 1 Gulberg III, Lahore, Punjab 54000, Pakistan.


With a wide range of certified solutions, including video bars, webcams, headsets, and speakerphones, Poly offers users flexibility and choice when it comes to Google Meet, Google Voice, and Chrome OS. Managed through the Poly Lens App and Google Workspace, these devices ensure seamless integration, easy troubleshooting, and enhanced security.


As organizations navigate the challenges of the hybrid work environment, Poly's suite of pro-grade audio and video gear addresses key concerns such as meeting equity, technology readiness, and distractions at home. By providing reliable and innovative solutions, Poly is dedicated to delivering total meeting equity and eliminating background noise, ensuring that every participant can engage in productive and immersive video conferencing experiences.


With the global availability of the Poly Studio X family certified for Google Meet, businesses worldwide can look forward to transforming their meeting rooms into advanced collaborative spaces, embracing the power of Android™ integration and delivering exceptional video conferencing experiences. Poly's commitment to redefining the future of work and enabling seamless collaboration paves the way for a new era of virtual meetings.


 

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