Polycom has debuted a brand-new version of its flagship three-legged conference phone, with the new model dubbed the Polycom Trio 8500.

It has been 25 years since Polycom first introduced the original triangle conference phone, although over the years it has been enhanced with new features and a more modern design. While Polycom’s original phone featured a keypad and a tiny screen, its newer models boast a large touchscreen and a sleek design.

The new Polycom Trio 8500 has been designed for mid-sized conference rooms and includes many of the features users have come to expect from the Trio line. That includes HD voice audio quality, Polycom NoiseBlock, and multi-line registration. The new model will also be expandable to include video and content sharing in the future.

“For a quarter century, businesses have known to look for Polycom’s visually distinctive phones and have counted on them to provide superior and unparalleled call quality,” said Mary McDowell, CEO of Polycom.

“The new 8500 is the latest in our line of renowned conference phones, designed for the 21st century workplace with a modern look and crystal clear audio quality and the best interoperability across ecosystems – another signature Polycom feature.”

Polycom is also bringing new features to the Polycom Trio 8800, the company’s fastest selling conference phone. The 8800 now allows participants to connect using Apple AirPlay or Miracast certified devices for wireless flexibility and later this year will also support enterprise-class motorised pan-tilt-zoom (MPTZ) cameras that offer a broader degree of visibility for high-definition collaboration experience in larger conference rooms.

The Polycom Trio 8500 is available today, with the new video and content sharing features set to be added later this year.

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