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LogiPolytronics? Could Logitech buy Plantronics

  A bit of fun with the name (hat tip to my friend Jonathan McKinney), but it looks like Logitech may be looking to buy Plantronics (who recently bought Polycom) in a report from reuters. This would be interesting from a Microsoft perspective, where Logitech, Plantronics and Polycom have all been long term partners. Update, Nov. 26th: Logitech have confirmed to CNet that they were in talks...

Plantronics completes acquisition of Polycom, moves forward as a single company

First reported on at the end of March,  Plantronics has announced the deal is now complete. Polycom will become part of Plantronics, moving forward as a single company. Their portfolio will span headsets, software, desk phones, audio and video conferencing, analytics and services. “The acquisition of Polycom will accelerate and expand Plantronics’ vision and enable it to deliver the broadest...

New Polycom VVX phones, optimized for open SIP platforms and for Skype for Business Server deployments

    Polycom has announced a series of new phones, the VVX150 (not listed with SfB server support), VVX250, VVX350 and VVX450. VVX 250 4-line Desktop Business IP Phone with dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports VVX 350 6-line Desktop Business IP Phone with dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports VVX 450 12-line Desktop Business IP Phone with dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports It seemed they are more...

Plantronics to Acquire Polycom for $2 billion

Exciting news in the Unified Communications space, Plantronics and Polycom today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Plantronics will acquire Polycom in a cash and stock transaction valued at $2.0 billion From: Accelerates and expands Plantronics vision and market opportunity to be the preferred communications and collaboration touch point Creates the broadest...

Polycom Group Series has achieved Microsoft certification for Skype for Business Online / Office 365

Good news for Polycom and users of the Polycom Group Series, it has been certified for Skype for Business Server for sometime, but is now officially certified for Skype for Business Online. This means you can sign this standards based system directly into Skype for Business server or Online and make video calls and join video conferences. You can now find it under meeting room systems on the...

Mitel Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Polycom

News is just breaking, so not a lot of detail yet on the specifics. At least Mitel have generally been playing nicely with Skype for Business, so that’s encouraging. Transaction valued at approximately $1.96 billion Polycom brand to be retained It remains business as usual and both companies will operate as separate entities until the transaction closes, which is expected to occur this year There...

Polycom, Aasta and Radvision Visio Shapes

 

 
For some reason these only seem to be on the German Microsoft site, not complete sets but there are some useful shapes in there for Lync diagrams. Thanks to SwissUC for the original heads up

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