Polycom Expands Conferencing Line
The videoconferencing vendor introduces its first SIP conference phone and expands its line of lower-cost videoconferencing systems.Polycom Inc. is expanding its line of conferencing products with a focus on supporting a key voice-over-IP standard. The Pleasanton, Calif., videoconference vendor this week announced its first conferencing phone that supports SIP (Session Initiation Protocol), a communications standard used in VOIP, and a new videoconferencing system for smaller conference rooms. The new conference phone, the SoundStation IP 4000 SIP, adds to Polycoms VOIP support. The company already supports SIP on its VSX videoconferencing line and in its desktop IP-based phones, said Jim Kruger, vice president of marketing for Polycoms voice division.
Polycom already sold the OEM versions of the SoundStation IP 4000 to support the proprietary VOIP protocols of vendors such as Cisco Systems Inc. and Avaya Inc., Kruger said. The general SIP version of the phone woks with BroadSoft Inc. and Sylantro Systems Corp. VOIP environments, Polycom said.