Poly Launches Portable USB Speakerphones in India


Poly was acquired by Plantronics in July 2018. The company said that its latest USB speaker phones have been developed keeping mobile and remote workers in mind

Poly Calisto 3200

Poly, an audio and unified communications technology company, has announced the availability of Calisto 3200 and Calisto 5200 portable USB speakerphones in India. The Calisto 3200 and Calisto 5200, as per the company, will be available to purchase immediately in India through partners of Poly.

Company’s official statement read, “With 360-degree audio in a compact device, the new Calisto 3200 and Calisto 5200 share a simple plug-and-play design so individuals or groups of people can have a professional audio conferencing experience, from any room or remote location.” The company said that these speakers can be used by individuals in home as well.

Poly is a Plantronics company

Interestingly, Poly was acquired by Plantronics in July 2018 in a $2 Billion deal. Plantronics had said that the acquisition of Polycom accelerates and expands its vision and enables it to deliver the broadest portfolio of end points in the unified communications and collaboration (UCC) ecosystem.

Calisto 3200 and Calisto 5200 features

Both Calisto models integrate 360-degree microphones that transmit conversations with audio and voice clarity. The speakerphones are intuitive to use with simple touch-sensitive controls and visual indicators, coupled with voice prompts and mute alerts that can provide immediate feedback of call status.

Poly’s official statement read, ” The Calisto 3200 connects via USB to PC, Mac and tablet devices while the Calisto 5200 can also connect to smartphone devices using the 3.5mm cable. To save battery life, the Calisto 5200 will auto power down when disconnected from the smartphone. The Calisto 5200 features up to 30 hours of listening on a single charge so users know they can count on it to last through consecutive meetings on the go. Both devices offer options to purchase USB-A or USB-C variants and come with cable management and a carrying case to make transport even easier.”

It continued, “Both Calisto 3200 and Calisto 5200 are compatible with Plantronics Manager Pro, Plantronics’ industry-leading cloud solution designed for IT professionals. This software-as-a-service allows enterprise IT managers to administer and support audio devices from a central location, as well as empowers IT decision making by providing valuable insights that ensure consistent and exemplary communication and audio performance on the device. Plantronics Manager Pro is sold separately.”