Evaluation – Polycom Studio

Hands-on testing of an all-in-one USB mic, speaker, and camera solution for small to medium spaces.

Founded in 2019, Poly is a global communications company headquartered in Santa Cruz, California that offers a portfolio of audio and video communication products and associated services for small, medium, and large organizations.  Poly is the result of a rebranding of Plantronics (founded in 1961) following its acquisition of Polycom (founded in 1991) in 2018.

In January 2019, Plantronics (now Poly) announced the Polycom Studio – an all-in-one USB audio / video bar (a.k.a. group add‑on solution) that includes an integrated microphone array, dual speakers, and a 4K camera designed for use in small to medium spaces.

In March 2019, Poly commissioned the Recon Research (RR) team to perform a third-party assessment of the Polycom Studio.  This document contains the results of our hands-on testing.

For additional information, please watch the Video Highlights of this evaluation.