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Prize Winning Design: Polycom RealPresence Trio Triumphs in Red Dot Award 2016

News item: June 1, 2016
Polycom RealPresence Trio

The Polycom® RealPresence Trio™, has been awarded with the Red Dot award, an international award for products with high design quality. Combining exceptional audio and simple to use Video Conferencing and Data sharing capabilities, the Polycom RealPresence Trio won the the Red Dot award, that gives products with exceptional design, a seal of approval from an international body of adjudicators.

The Polycom RealPresence Trio solution is a transofmration of Polycom’s iconic Soundstation device, a three point “triangular” conference phone, recognised throughout the world within meeting rooms and boardrooms. The Soundstation is one of the most popular ever devices for conferencing, and has been upgraded and transformed into the new RealPresence Trio, providing not just the crystal clear HD audio quality that businesses have come to expect from the leader in conference audio, but simple to use video conferencing and content sharing too, with a sleek, intuitive full-colour touch controlled display. With deep integration and interoperability with many cloud platforms and the world’s leading UC platforms, including Microsoft’s Skype for Business, the RealPresence Trio is fast becoming the new legend in the audio and video conferencing world. 

The Red Dot Award won by Polycom for the RealPresence Trio is for Product Design; the Trio includes an exceptionally simple to use and beautifully designed user interface, and includes audio features such as professional sound elimination, including keyboard typing and background noise. 

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transforms the company’s iconic three-point conference phone, one of the most popular appliances in the history of business meetings, into an easy-to-use, no-compromise videoconferencing and content sharing system. The solution brings enterprise-class video conferencing experiences to spaces would previously be cost prohibitive. In addition to offering the legendary HD audio that customers expect from the industry leader in conference phones, the RealPresence Trio solution is updated with a large full-colour touch screen display and sleek modern lines.  The RealPresence Trio solution offers broad interoperability and deep integration with the leading cloud call control platforms and the most familiar unified communications platforms, including Skype for Business and Microsoft Office 365. End users experience pristine sound quality as extraneous noises, such as keyboard typing, sirens or dogs barking, are eliminated by the RealPresence Trio solution.

The Red Dot Award is one of the largest design competitions in the world. With 41 experts chosen to stringent rules, including design professionals and specialised design journalists, the judging guarantees very high competence, and is marked against criteria including innovation, functionality and features, ecological impact and professional quality. 

With 41 experts from all around the world, who are chosen according to strict rules, the Red Dot Award: Product Design guarantees a very high judging competence: Only freelance designers, design professors and specialised journalists – but not designers employed at companies potentially participating – are appointed to the jury.

 “With their performances, the Red Dot winners not only demonstrated an extraordinary design quality, but they also showed that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions.”

Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and president of the Red Dot Award

 

Polycom and VideoCentric are thrilled that the RealPresence Trio has been awarded this seal of approval, which demonstrates the continuing innovative mindset of the manufacturer, and shows a solution that sets itself apart from other solutions in the audio conference market.

 

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