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Polycom Talk2Lync CX600 Promo Offer

Add more to your Microsoft Lync voice system with Polycom’s Talk2Lync promo offer.  Now through end of 2013, purchase the following quantities of Microsoft Lync optimized Polycom CX600 IP phones and get special promotional pricing on additional units.  It’s as easy as 1-2-3, just contact us today for this special offer!

  1. Buy 50 CX600 IP phones – get 3 more for $50 each
  2. Buy 100 CX600 IP phones – get 10 more for $50 each
  3. Buy 250 CX600 IP phones – get 30 more for $50 each

Polycom CX600 IP phone

Polycom CX600 IP phones feature Polycom HD Voice technology for crystal clear calls and robust interoperability with the Microsoft Lync platform.  A large 3.5 inch high resolution color display, easy navigation buttons and embedded software enable familiar dialing controls, calendar and contact directory access, and presence indication – without the need for a PC.

Time2Trade Polycom Rebate for Polycom VVX, Conferencing, and SoundPoint IP Phones

Take advantage of Polycom’s latest Time2Trade competitive displacement rebate promotion if you have an old but working business desktop/conference phone from non-Polycom brands, or an old legacy Polycom phone that needs replacing. Thru 9/30/2013, Polycom will give you a rebate of up to $250 per displaced device when you purchase a new and eligible Polycom VVX business media phone, conference phone or SoundPoint IP phone (North America only).

To claim your rebate from Polycom, you will need to submit a completed claim form, letter of authentication and disposal certification (thru recyclers), equipment listing and purchase contract to the Polycom rebate team.  Please see eligible equipments below.  Full Polycom Time2Trade rebate promotion details plus terms and conditions can be found here:  Polycom Time2Trade Rebate Flyer.

Polycom Time2Trade Rebate Qualified Equipment & Rebate Amounts

Analog Personal Audio Conferencing Options

Despite the increase in popularity for UC conferencing devices, a high percentage of conference speakerphones sold today are still analog.  If you are one of the many who are still looking to procure an analog conferencing speakerphone for your personal or small meeting uses then this post will give you a few options to consider.

Option 1:  ClearOne Chat50 USB Plus

ClearOne Chat50 USB Plus

A personal speakerphone that connects to a variety of devices (including computers, telephones, mobile phones, MP3 players etc) for clear, full-duplex and hands-free communication.  Being full-duplex, it lets you listen and talk at the same time without cutting in and out of audio.  The sensitive microphone array has 120-degree audio pickup up to 8 feet away so you can talk comfortably.  The ClearOne Chat50 also has built-in echo and noise cancellation to prevent unwanted noises.

For analog use, you would connect the Chat50 to your telephone’s headset jack via the provided 2.5mm cable (it’ll also connect with cell-phones).  The Chat50 is small, slightly larger than a pack of cards so it takes up minimal footprint and is easy to take for travel.  The Chat50 is recommended if you want a good quality, no-fuss, simple-to-use conferencing speakerphone with an economical price.  The great thing about the ClearOne chat50 is you can also use it with your computer for webinars or Skype calls so it is more versatile.

Option 2:  Konftel 100

Konftel 100 Conference Phone

Konftel 100 brings you a great conferencing solution for smaller meetings up to 6 people.  This device uses Konftel’s proprietary OmniSound HD technology which provides full-duplex natural sound.  The 360-degree pick-up and reproduction let you walk and talk freely in the meeting space (up to 300 sqft range).  The Konftel 100 also comes with ultra-sensitive omni-directional microphone with 3 built-in surround speakers to provide clear reception throughout the meeting space.

Konftel 100 comes with dial pad and call control (volume, mute, flash, conference etc) buttons right on the front of the unit so you can make and manage your conference calls easily.  It plugs directly into your analog jack (bypassing the need of a separate deskphone), or to your phone system with an analog card via a modular 6/6, RJ11 port.  Because Konftel 100 only connects via analog, this is recommend if you are looking for a dedicated analog conferencing solution that’s practical, simple-to-use and is great quality.  If you would like to try one out, there is currently a 30-day trial offer on Konftel conference phones.

Option 3:  Polycom VoiceStation 300

Polycom Voicestation 300

A 3rd option would be the Polycom VoiceStation 300.  Similar to Konftel 100 it provides 360-degree room coverage but only up to 7 feet in range.  The Polycom VoiceStation 300 is more suited for personal and smaller conferencing with less than 4 participants.  The VoiceStation’s Dynamic Noise Reduction (DNR) actively removes background noises and Polycom’s Acoustic Clarity technology delivers clear, natural 2-way conversations.

The VoiceStation 300 also comes with dial pad and call controls (volume, mute, flash, hold etc) buttons on the front of the device and a handset phone can be plugged in for a more private conversation.  To use, simply connect the Polycom VoiceStation 300 into any analog phone jack.  The Polycom VoiceStation 300 is recommended if you only need analog connection for smaller or personal conferences and are more comfortable going with the Polycom brand.

I hope the options above will help you get started in selecting your analog personal audio conference phone.  If you’re looking for a personal conferencing device for your computer webinars or bluetooth devices instead, look forward to our next blog post which will go over just that.  If there are any questions please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or contact us at [email protected].

Polycom Paid4Trade Competitive Displacement Rebate

Do you have an old but working business desktop/conference phone from non-Polycom brands, or an old legacy Polycom phone that needs replacing?  Then you may be interested in Polycom’s Paid4Trade competitive displacement rebate promotion.  Thru 3/31/2013, Polycom will give you a rebate of up to $200 per displaced device when you purchase a new and eligible Polycom conference phone or SoundPoint IP phone (North America only).

To claim your rebate from Polycom, you will need to submit a completed claim form, letter of authentication and disposal certification (thru recyclers), equipment listing and purchase contract to the Polycom rebate team.  Please see eligible equipments and terms and conditions below.  Full Polycom rebate promotion details can be found here:  Polycom Paid4Trade Rebate Flyer.

Polycom paid4trade eligible device

Polycom Paid4Trade rebate’s terms and conditions:

  1. Program valid from October 21, 2012 through March 31, 2013 in North America.
  2. The equipment being displaced must be in use and in working condition prior to disposal to be eligible for this rebate program.
  3. Customers must purchase or enter into a 36 month or longer non-cancellable contract for a new qualified system, and dispose of an eligible system to qualify for this rebate program. You may access a recycler in your area at www.earth911.com.
  4. The Paid4Trade – Polycom Competitive Displacement Program Claim Form, with all required documentation, must be submitted within 90 days of purchase. Note: If the documentation is not received within 90 days from date of purchase, program participation will be declared incomplete, and the customer will not receive the rebate. Rebates will be sent within 6 weeks of receiving all the necessary documentation.
  5. There is a limit of 250 phones per customer under this Program.
  6. Required documentation includes:   a) Completed Claim Form including:  i) Letter of Authentication and Disposal Certification – confirming ownership and pledge to destroy or recycle equipment being displaced  ii) Equipment Listing which details equipment being displaced and new equipment procurements  b) Proof of Purchase:  i) Invoice for new equipment purchases ii) Long Term Contract AND first month’s invoice for long term contracts
  7. All documentation must be emailed to [email protected] or The Paid4Trade – Polycom Competitive Displacement Program at:  P.O. Box 100550, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-0550 or Fax: 651-762-9701.
  8. Customer will be sent an email confirmation when their claim is received. Polycom is not responsible for lost or misdirected email, mail, or faxes.
  9. Polycom or Polycom’s Rebate Administrator has the right to call the Customer at any time for verification purposes.
  10. This offer is valid in the United States and Canada and is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.
  11. This offer may not be combined with any other promotional offer or discounts, and Polycom reserves the right to modify or cancel this program at any time.
  12. No exceptions to this program will be allowed. Polycom has the right to deny all claims that do not meet the criteria outlined in this document.
  13. Any questions regarding this program should be addressed to [email protected] or 1-866-665-7402.