Polycom RealPresence Trio 8800 and Visual+

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On 7th of October 2015 Polycom released their new product the Trio 8800, but it took a few months before it was released, especially here in Europe. Now it’s been here for a little bit and it’s starting to pick up some interest and momentum.

Polycom claims that the RealPresence Trio 8800 is: “the smart hub for all meeting spaces”.

To be honest that is not to far from the truth because the Trio is basically a triple threat.

  • Voice/calling with the Trio 8800.
  • Visual/video with the Trio 8800 and Visual+
  • Content sharing
Trio 8800, Visual+ and Logitech C930e

Polycom has developed a really nice 5-inch color touch screen for navigation on the menu; the touchscreen is responsive and works very well. You can connect to the Trio 8800 both through wired and wireless connection by using an USB cable or Bluetooth. It can be used as a stand-alone device or connected to a computer, all of this, which obviously makes it very versatile. It does have native integration with Microsoft Lync 2013 and Skype for Business client and it does have support for all major SIP platforms. In my experience the Trio 8800 can brag of quality sound, probably the best sound in a stand-alone device in the business at the moment. The microphone has a 20 foot (6 meters) pick up range, this should be enough for most meetingrooms or huddlerooms. If it happens that the range is too short, then Polycom offers extension/satellite microphones that extend the range with another 20 foot (6meters) from each microphone.

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Extension microphones

The Visual + you easily share videos, spreadsheets, photos and other presentable files. If more than one person is logged on to the Trio 8800 it is possible for both to do simultaneous presentations. The Visual+ supports FullHD or 1080p definition all you need is a webcam or meetingroom camera of your choice that you can connect with a USB Cable. The Trio 8800 and Visual+ fits perfectly for huddlerooms and small – mid size meetingrooms.

The Trio and Visual+ are very easy to set up, the Trio gets its power through PoE (power over Ethernet), and another ethernet cable goes to the Visual+ to power it. Connect your camera to the visual+ through USB and lastly a HDMI is connected to a screen.


Pro´s Con´s
– Fantastic sound – Extra cost buying extension microphones
– Stand alone possibilities – Expensive extended guarantee
– Bluetooth connectivity
– Easy content sharing
– Easy set up


Product specification for Trio 8800:

User interface features

  • Gesture-based, multitouch-capable capacitive touch screen
  • 5-inch color LCD (720 x 1280 pixel), 9:16 aspect ratio
  • On-screen virtual keyboard
  • 1x USB 2.0 Type A-compliant host port USB battery charging BC1.2 compliant1
  • – 1x USB 2.0 Micro-B device port
  • Integrated Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC
  • 3 illuminated mute buttons
  • Unicode UTF-8-character support
  • User interface localized in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English (Canada/ US/UK), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish

Audio Features

  • 3 cardioid microphones
  • Loudspeaker – Frequency: 100-22,000 Hz – Volume: 92 dB at 0.5m peak volume
  • 6m/20-foot microphone pickup range
  • Supported codecs: – G.711 (A-law and μ-law) – G.719 – G.729AB – iLBC (13.33Kbps and 15.2Kbps) – Opus (8Kbps – 24Kbps) – G.722 – G.722.1, G.722.1C – Polycom® Siren™ 14
  • Polycom® HD Voice™
  • Polycom® Acoustic Clarity™ technology provides full-duplex conversations, acoustic echo cancellation and background noise suppression – Type 1 compliant (IEEE 1329 full duplex)
  • Polycom® NoiseBlock™
  • Voice activity detection
  • Comfort noise generation
  • DTMF tone generation (RFC 2833 and in-band)
  • Low-delay audio packet transmission
  • Adaptive jitter buffers
  • Packet loss concealment
  • Bluetooth device pairing for wideband speech and multimedia streaming (HFP/AD2P)
  • Call handling features
  • 1 line (registration)
  • Shared call/bridged line appearance
  • Distinctive incoming call treatment/call waiting
  • Call timer and call waiting
  • Call transfer, hold, divert (forward), pickup
  • Called, calling, connected-party information
  • Local five-way audio conferencing
  • One-touch speed dial
  • Do-not-disturb function
  • Local configurable digit map/dial plan
  • Corporate directory access using LDAP
  • Visual conference management

Network and provisioning

  • Open SIP and Microsoft Lync 2013/Skype for Business SIP client
  • SDP
  • IETF SIP (RFC 3261 and companion RFCs)
  • Two-port gigabit Ethernet switch – 10/100/1000Base-TX across LAN and 2nd port – 2nd port supports IEEE 802.3af PSE
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n (Wi-Fi) network connectivity • Manual or dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) network setup
  • Time and date synchronization using SNTP
  • FTP/TFTP/HTTP/HTTPS server-based central provisioning
  • Polycom Zero Touch Provisioning
  • Provisioning and call server redundancy supported
  • QoS Support – IEEE 802.1p/Q tagging (VLAN), layer 3 TOS, and DSCP – WMM (Wi-Fi multimedia) • VLAN – CDP, DHCP VLAN discovery
  • LLDP-MED for VLAN discovery


  • 802.1X authentication and EAPOL
  • Media encryption via SRTP
  • Transport layer security (TLS)
  • Encrypted configuration files
  • Digest authentication
  • Password login
  • Support for URL syntax with password for boot server address
  • HTTPS secure provisioning
  • Support for signed software executables
  • Wi-Fi encryption: WEP, WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Enterprise with 802.1X (EAP-TLS, PEAP-MSCHAPv2)


  • LAN IN: Built-in auto-sensing IEEE 802.3at. PoE Device (Class 4)1. Backward compatibility with IEEE 802.3af.
  • LAN OUT: Built-in auto-sensing IEEE 802.3af power sourcing equipment


  • 2.4GHz 18.52dBm – 5GHz 20.68dBm – 2400MHz to 2483.5MHZ – 5150MHz to 5250MHz – 5250MHz to 5350MHz – 5470MHz to 5725MHz – 5725MHz to 5825MHz • Bluetooth – 7.15dBm – 2400MHz to 2483.5MHZ • NFC –12.7dBuA/m – 13.56MHz



Product specifications for Visual+


  • IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (built-in) Connectivity
  • Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T
  • 3.5mm stereo line level output
  • 2 USB 2.0 host ports, Type-A
  • 1x HDMI 1.4 Network and provisioning
  • IPv4 support
  • Open standards based audio networking over Ethernet
  • Secure provisioning and software upgrades via RealPresence Trio 8800 Video standards and protocols
  • H.264 AVC, H.264 high profile
  • Microsoft Lync 2013 SVC video support and RDP for Application and Desktop content (receive only) Video input
  • 1x USB 2.0 for UVC 1.5-compliant compression webcam (recommended: Logitech® webcam C930e)
  • Up to 1080p 30 fps Video output (HDMI)
  • Up to 1080p, 30fps, 24bbp
  • Basic Consumer Electronics Controls (CEC) for HDMI monitor controls

Video resolution

  • Up to 1080p, 30 fps from 1024 Kbps Content resolution
  • Content receive with up to 1080p, 30fps Content Sharing (input)
  • Polycom® RealPresence® Mobile for Tablets
  • Polycom® RealPresence® Desktop Security
  • Encrypted connectivity with RealPresence Trio 8800
  • Media encryption via SRTP
  • Transport Layer Security (TLS) Included accessories
  • Ethernet cable, 15 ft (4.5m)
  • Mounting plate (VESA compliant)
  • HDMI cable, 6ft (1.8m) Accessories (optional)
  • Power kit incl. ext. single-port gigabit midspan, 802.3at Type 2 compliant, local power cord and network cable (7200- 23490-xxx) Environmental conditions
  • Operating temperature: 0 – +40° C (+32 – 104° F)
  • Relative humidity: +10–90% (non-condensing)
  • Storage temperature: -40 – +185° F ( -40 – +85° C)

Part number

  • 2200-13339-001 PoE Warranty
  • 1 year Country of origin
  • Thailand Weight
  • Box: 1.7 lb (.77 Kg) Dimensions (L x W x H)
  • Product: 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.2 in (11.5 x 11.5 x 2.8 cm) General
  • Pairing button and status indicator
  • Security cable lock slot



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