Evaluation – Polycom RealPresence Trio

Hands-on testing of an all-in-one audio, content, and video conferencing device for small meeting rooms

Founded in 1990 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Polycom (acquired by private equity firm Siris Capital in September 2016) is a privately-held company that develops, manufactures, and markets video, voice, and content collaboration and communication products and services.  The company employs approximately ~ 3,000 people and generates more than $1B in annual revenue.

Polycom has been in the conference phone business since the early 1990s, and to date has shipped more than six million analog and digital conference phones – all with the familiar Polycom three-legged “starfish” design.

In October 2015, Polycom announced the RealPresence Trio 8800 – a multi-function conferencing device intended for use in small, medium, and large meeting rooms.

In April 2017, Polycom commissioned members of our South Florida test team to perform a third-party assessment of the RealPresence Trio 8800 solution.

This document contains the results of our hands-on testing.