Polycom IP 5000 – First Impressions

April 21, 2010 by Garrett Smith

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The Polycom IP 5000 first hit test benches across North America earlier this month. Based off of initial usage and basic testing, the following first impressions are given. Look for a more formal review in the coming days.

Earlier this month Polycom announced the release of their latest conference phone the SoundStation IP 5000.

Now that the IP 5000 is in stock and shipping across North America it’s a product that is definitely worth taking time to look at.

The Polycom IP 5000 is a SIP based VoIP conference phone that extends Polycom’s world class SoundStation product line down into the smallest of businesses.Following in the rich history of other Polycom SoundStation conferencing units, the IP 5000 comes ready for business in an updated starfish design and with Polycom’s patented Acoustic Clarity technology.

Featuring room filling audio thanks to Polycom’s HD Voice and a price point of just $399.99, the Polycom IP 5000 blends future proof technology and affordability perfectly.

In using the Polycom IP 5000 you’ll find that with it’s vibrant LCD screen, soft button key pad and intuitive feature set the SoundStation IP 5000 looks, feels and performs every bit of a conference phone priced at hundreds more. Plus you can use the Polycom IP 5000 with just about any SIP based VoIP system or service which makes integration and set-up very straight forward.

Best yet the IP 5000 can be powered via Ethernet or AC power giving you flexibility when it comes to powering this efficient conferencing unit.

All of this makes the Polycom IP 5000 the right choice when it comes to voice conferencing for small businesses and larger companies with smaller conference rooms or private offices.

For more technical information click on over to the product page and or stay tuned for our official review.


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