Polycom CX5500 Unified Conference Station
The IT department’s challenge is to make video meetings in conference rooms more effective, reduce video support calls and eliminate the need for “in room” video support services to get video meetings started. Are your video conference room users finding it hard to pan the camera to focus attention on the active speaker? Are they frustrated by trying to learn another user interface? Do they need to make audio only conference calls without having IT deploy a second conference phone? Solve these challenges for your Microsoft Lync users and conference room usage goes up. More room use translates to fully realizing the benefits of video collaboration and achieving your expected return on investment (ROI). For Microsoft Lync users, the Polycom CX5500 unified conference station answers these challenges with a truly unique around-the-table video collaboration solution.
More productive Lync video collaboration
Optimized for use with Microsoft Lync, the Polycom CX5500 unified conference station brings the powerful collaboration capabilities of Microsoft Lync voice, video and content together through a unique 360-degree panoramic view of the entire room. A second HD video view of the active speaker is also sent at 1080p video resolution using advanced technology that automatically focuses on the current speaker and tracks the flow of conversation to enable richer, more interactive communication. No more reaching for a video control device. It’s a “hands-free” experience that allows you forget about the technology and simply focus on your meeting.
Easy to deploy and use
An intuitive design with full plug-and-play functionality makes it easy to deploy and use the Polycom CX5500. With little or no training, anyone with a laptop that has Microsoft Lync can walk into the room and simply plug the Polycom CX5500 unified conference station into their PC’s USB port and start sharing voice and 360-degree panorama video. Control, invitations, and content sharing are through the familiar Microsoft Lync user interface your users already know and use every day. Removing the challenge of learning a remote control device means fewer support calls and no need for “in room” support from the IT department to get video conference calls started.
Audio quality matters
Polycom CX5500 unified conference station features Polycom’s legendary audio bringing the industry’s best voice quality to your Lync meeting with a dynamic range of 160Hz to 22,000Hz. Polycom HD Voice™ and a microphone range of 20 feet (6 m) means everyone in the room can be clearly heard, even at the end of the table. Optional microphones extend the range even further, if needed. Customers can also make voice-only calls from a Polycom CX5500 when it is registered as a SIP phone to either a Lync server or an IP PBX, eliminating the need to for IT to install a separate audio conference station in the room.
Technical Specifications Polycom CX5500
- 360° HD1080p USB camera with active speaker detection
- Active speaker and panoramic video stream output
- 6m (20 foot) microphone pickup range
- 160 Hz – 22kHz audio processing
- SIP conference phone operation through Lync or an IP PBX
- Optimized for use with Microsoft Lync 2013 and Lync Room Systems
- Backward compatible with Lync 2010 (720p)
Optional extension microphones are available. Customers who do not need stand-alone SIP conference phone capability or who wish to use in Office 365 environments may also consider the CX5100 (USB-only).