The News: Poly recently added its latest Poly Sync 10 speakerphone model, which is aimed at employees who are transitioning to hybrid work and require improved collaboration experiences. Read the full Press Release here.
Poly Sync 10 Speakerphone Brings All-in-One Functionality to Employees Making the Transition to Hybrid Work and Needing Improved Collaboration Features
Analyst Take: Hybrid work is not going away anytime soon and organizations and employees are continuing to seek products that can make their hybrid work experiences easier while also adding additional collaboration capabilities.
The new Poly Sync 10 speakerphone targets those users and is aimed to fill hybrid work requirements while bolstering collaboration with other employees.
I think this is a good fit for Poly’s all-in-one speakerphone lineup, delivering a speakerphone system that is priced under $100 and includes a wide range of useful features, such as USB and Bluetooth connectivity, IP64 dust and water resistance, and enterprise-grade hi-fi audio. The new Sync 10 is also small and portable enough for travel and is certified for use with Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Another feature that I thought was great is a dedicated Microsoft Teams button (on the Microsoft Teams version) that when pushed, instantly takes opens up access to the Microsoft Teams application. I believe that these are important features to include in a sub-$100 speakerphone built for workers in home and remote workspaces.
I also think it’s smart that Poly is addressing a wider audience of speakerphone users by releasing a lower priced device that brings office-like capabilities to more home or remote workspaces. Poly already has established enterprise speakerphone products for offices and conference rooms of all sizes, so the Poly Sync 10 speakerphone can help the company expand its sales and potential market share in the speakerphone marketplace.
Wrapping it up, I think the Poly Sync 10 speakerphone will be an attractive option for employees who are continuing to transition to hybrid work and who need an affordable speakerphone system in their home offices. In addition, channel partners that are targeting the SOHO market will also gain by adding this latest and affordable Poly Sync 10 speakerphone to their existing product lines aimed at business and home offices.
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Michael Diamond is an industry analyst and foresight professional with 25 years of experience in the IT channel and market research industry. He is a route-to-market expert covering desktop and mobile devices, collaboration, contact center, ProAV, data center infrastructure, and cybersecurity. Prior to joining Futurum Research, Michael worked for The NPD Group as the sole industry analyst covering indirect channels, cybersecurity, SMB and vertical market trends, data center infrastructure (e.g., enterprise storage, servers, networking), ProAV and PCs. He has been quoted by media outlets such as Bloomberg, Kiplinger, TWICE, OPI (Office Products International), Apple World today, Dark Reading, Enterprise Storage Forum, Credit-Suisse, Footwear News, CRN (Computer Reseller News), Channel Futures and Into Tomorrow. Michael has presented at myriad events including The Channel Company’s Xchange, The Global Technology Distribution Council’s summit, SMB TechFest and more.