This morning at VoiceCon Orlando, Polycom introduced a phone that I’ve had the pleasure of beta testing for the past few weeks, the SoundStation IP 5000 Conference Phone. After I was done with my analysis, I gave it to a good customer of mine to check it out and use on their Switchvox 4.5 Server. He was impressed. So impressed that his quote about the product even made the official press release. (Which can be read here.)
“We have been using Polycom SoundStation IP conference phones in our larger conference rooms, and their clarity and ease of use have delivered tangible benefits during our conference calls,” said Michael Smith of Maricopa Property Development. “The SoundStation IP 5000 is a great fit for our smaller meeting rooms and private offices. It offers the great voice quality I expect from Polycom at a price that is affordable, and being able to conduct high-quality conference calls from our offices and other smaller rooms is improving our productivity.”
Not too bad… So here are the details of the SoundStation IP 5000:
- 7 kHz Polycom HD Voice for remarkable clarity and intelligibility
- 7-foot (2.1-meter) microphone pickup range
- Resists interference from mobile phones and other wireless devices
- High resolution backlit display
- Multi-language support
- Integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE) connectivity
- Small footprint is ideal for executive offices and small conference tables
- Entry level price point, only $599 MSRP!
In my humble opinion, this new phone completes the Polycom SoundStation Conference phone lineup. There is now a small office or conference phone solution in the IP 5000, a small to medium size conference solution in the IP 6000, and a large conference room solution in the IP 7000. Click here to download a PDF of the Polycom SoundStation IP Conference Phones Product Reference Guide for a full comparison of the IP 5000, IP 6000, and IP 7000. Stay tuned to this site for a more detailed review of the new IP 5000 conference solution.