Poly Studio P21 – All-in-One Video-Conferencing Device

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Poly Studio P21
Poly Studio P21

For anyone that participates on video-conferences on a regular basis, the best thing that you can get for yourself is obviously a reliable video-conferencing setup that allows you to record both high-quality audio and video. However, between choosing and purchasing a high-end USB Camera, a reliable USB Microphone and/or high-end headset for respectively having high-quality recorded and playback audio, and also a decent monitor that allows you to see good quality video from the other participants in your video-conferences, coming up with a solid video-conferencing setup might be slightly harder and probably somewhat more expensive than what you original thought it would be. With that said, this next gadget is perfect for anyone that regularly participates on video-conferences, whether those are online business meetings, company relationship meetings with other associations, online school board meetings, or anything else in between. Meet the Poly Studio P21.

The Poly Studio P21 is an all-in-one video-conferencing device that works with any video app, coming equipped with a brilliant 21” Display Screen, an integrated in High-Definition camera, as well as a built-in set of Hi-Fi Speakers, an Advanced Microphone and Adjustable Ambient Lighting, all while also featuring plug-and-play USB Connectivity.

In addition to all of that, the Poly Lens Desktop App gives you a convenient way to manage all of the device’s settings, including the unit’s Display Screen Settings, as well as its Microphone and Speaker Settings, and also its Camera Settings.

With this all-in-one video-conferencing device you can be assured that you’ll be able to look good and also sound great on any of your online meetings.

So, let’s have a more detailed look at the Poly Studio P21 and check out everything that this all-in-one video-conferencing device has to offer you.

DESIGN & SPECS

Starting with the Poly Studio P21’s size, this an all-in-one video-conferencing device comes at a reasonably compact size, measuring exactly 27 long by 20 inches tall by 9 inches wide / thick. The unit weighs around 24 lbs., meaning that it also has some fair weight to it, which helps to keep it stable when installed at your desk.

Poly Studio P21
Poly Studio P21 All-in-One Video-Conferencing Device – Measurements

Moreover, this an all-in-one video-conferencing device also features a slim, minimalist and ultra-modern design, which helps it to easily blend in with the rest of your desk-space / work-space.

Poly Studio P21
Poly Studio P21 All-in-One Video-Conferencing Device – Design
Display Screen

Now, moving on to the device’s several components. Starting with its main component, this an all-in-one video-conferencing device comes equipped with a brilliant High-Performance Enterprise-Grade 21” Display Screen, which boasts a can offer you incredible clarity, brightness, and vibrant colors.

Poly Studio P21
High-Performance Enterprise-Grade 21” Display Screen

To be a little more specific, the unit’s High-Performance Enterprise-Grade 21” Display Screen can offer you a Full HD 1080p screen resolution (at 1920 x 1080 pixels and with a 16:9 Aspect Ratio), working with a 1000:1 Contrast Ratio and at an 89 degrees Viewing Angle, featuring a total Color Depth of 16.7M colors.

Adjustable Ambient Lighting

Moving further down, at the sides of the device, we also have a built-in Adjustable Dynamic Ambient Lighting, which works based on a 3000K CRI 80/CCT Ambient Light Sensor that can be activated via the device’s Capacitive Touch Control Panel for having a better lighting quality for your online video-conferences / online meetings. Thanks to this integration, you can be assured that both you and your office room will always look great and brightest in any light.

Poly Studio P21
Adjustable Dynamic Ambient Lighting

According to the company, the unit’s integrated Ambient Light Sensor will also have a future software release, which will offer users improved controls for adjusting its lighting settings (this will basically be an upgraded version of the already-existing Poly Lens App – which we’ll be discussing in greater detail just ahead).

Integrated Camera

Right at the top-side of the device’s display, we also have an integrated High-Definition 1080p Full HD Camera (which can also record at 720P HD if you configure the device to do as such), which can record at a 80° Diagonal Field (DFOV).

The unit’s integrated High-Definition 1080p Full HD Camera features Manual Panning, Electronic Digital Zoom that can be set up to 4x, and also features exceptional camera optics, for which its High-Definition Camera Lens can easily record video even in low-light quality environments, while always recording the true colors of your room / work-space.

Poly Studio P21
High-Definition 1080p Full HD Camera

As stated earlier, the device’s High-Definition 1080p Full HD Camera also integrates a built-in Privacy Shutter (which, via a simple built-in Slider at the top of the device’s screen can be manually adjusted to have it either Shut Closed or Opened Up).

Speaker and Microphone Array & Audio Specs

Additionally, along the entire bottom-side of the device is where we’ll find its built-in set of Hi-Fi Speakers and its Advanced Microphone.

Poly Studio P21
Built-In Hi-Fi Speakers and Advanced Microphone

These built-in Hi-Fi 10W Dual Stereo Speakers (10W per Channel) are designed to offer you a rich sound-quality to ensure that you never miss a word from other participants of your online meetings. The device’s Hi-Fi Dual Stereo Speakers feature a Frequency Response that ranges between 80 Hz to 20 kHz.

At the same time, the unit’s integrated Single Uni-Directional Advanced MEMS Microphone is designed in a way to capture everything you say in order to assure you that you’re always heard loud and clear, so no shouting is ever required. The device’s Advanced MEMS Microphone features a Audio Sensitivy of 26dB for its Audio Recording function and a Frenquency Response that ranges between 50 Hz to 20 kHz (65dB FS SNR).

In addition, this Single Uni-Directional Advanced MEMS Microphone also features a Noise-Reduction Technologies that’s based on the company’s proprietary Poly Acoustic Clarity Technology –  which ensures that you can always have full-duplex conversations, acoustic echo-cancellation and background noise suppression – and it also features Reverberance Rejection thanks to the company’s Poly NoiseBlockAI Technology and Poly Acoustic Fence Technology – ensuring that the device’s sound-recording function always avoids that your recorded audio suffers from any sound-reverberance at all.

Qi Wireless Charging Stand

Last but not least, below the device’s built-in Hi-Fi Speakers and Advanced Microphone, we also have a dedicated Qi Wireless Charging Stand that features 5W Wireless Charging, which can be used to conveniently recharge your Smartphone wirelessly (or any other personal Qi-enabled device).

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Qi Wireless Charging Stand

CONTROL PANEL & CONNECTIVITY INTERFACE

For the device’s Control Panel, we have a Capacitive Touch Control Panel that comes integrated just below its High-Performance Enterprise-Grade 21” Display Screen, which features built-in Touch Controls like Volume Up and Volume Down Buttons (for adjusting the unit’s Volume Settings) as well as Mute Controls, and there’s also a Programmable Button for which you can configure its functionality via the Poly Lens App that users can use to configure the unit’s Camera / Video and Lighting Settings – discussed in greater detail right ahead).

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Capacitive Touch Control Panel

Then, at the back of the device, we have a simple and easy-to-use Interface, which basically consists of one (x1) USB-C 3.0 port (with USB-C 2.0 Compatibility), two (x2) USB-A 3.0 ports, the device’s dedicated Power Connection Port, an included Kensington Security Lock, a 3.5mm Aux Port (for 3.5mm headphones or earbuds), and a 4-pole North America Adapter-port.

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Simple & Easy-to-Use Interface for Device Connectivity

CONNECTIVITY & COMPATIBILITY

As mentioned before, this all-in-one video-conferencing device features plug-and-play USB Connectivity, meaning that it is designed to work based on a single USB Connection, which ultimately makes it fully-compatible with both PC and Mac devices, featuring support both for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 as well as for MacOS 10.15 or higher.

Additionally, another great thing about it is that you can also use the Poly Studio P21 with just about any Video App that you can think of, whether that’s Microsoft Teams, Skype and Skype for Business, Zoom, Facebook Video Chatting, etc.

THE DESKTOP COMPANION APP – The Poly Lens Desktop App

Users can also get the device’s proprietary Desktop App which is called the Poly Lens Desktop App in order to get the most out of the Poly Studio P21. In other words, you can use the Poly Lens App to customize this all-in-one video-conferencing device to work in the same way you do.

Poly Lens Desktop App
Poly Lens Desktop App

Via the Poly Lens Desktop App, users are offered a convenient way to manage all of the device’s settings, including the unit’s 21-inch Display Screen Settings, as well as its Microphone and Speaker Settings, and users are also able to adjust the device’s Camera Settings (including its x4 Electronic Digital Zoom as well as the Camera Tilt).

Furthermore, the App also allows you to easily keep the device’s software up to date.

OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES

Cloud Management Support via Poly Lens

Additionally, and specifically for IT teams, the Poly Lens App also features support to Cloud Management, which provides IT teams with robust tools to manage and track any Poly Devices (including the Poly Studio P21) from anywhere, meaning that this software gives IT teams both visibility and control over voice, video, and headset devices.

Poly Lens Desktop App
Poly Lens Desktop App for IT Cloud Management

Last but not least, the Poly Lens Desktop App also allows users to get Personal Health and Wellness Reminders to help them stay focused and energized all day long.

FINAL THOUGHTS

The Poly Studio P21 is an all-in-one video-conferencing device that works with any video app, coming equipped with a brilliant 21” Display Screen, an integrated in High-Definition camera, as well as a built-in set of Hi-Fi Speakers, an Advanced Microphone and Adjustable Ambient Lighting, all while also featuring plug-and-play USB Connectivity.

Poly Studio P21
Poly Studio P21 All-in-One Video-Conferencing Device

In addition to all of that, the Poly Lens Desktop App gives you a convenient way to manage all of the device’s settings, including the unit’s Display Screen Settings, as well as its Microphone and Speaker Settings, and also its Camera Settings.

With this all-in-one video-conferencing device you can be assured that you’ll be able to look good and also sound great on any of your online meetings.

If you’re interested in buying it, each unit is currently going for $815.00. You can order yours online right now, directly from Poly’s official shopping page, which you can access by clicking this link.