As a former Intel employee, Bob Peake is used to having some of the finest computer and communications equipment around. So when he started a teleconferencing consulting company, Peak Solutions, from his Folsom, California, home in 1995, he made sure to furnish it with high-quality equipment. A key component of his current repertoire: the new SoundPoint Pro desktop audioconferencing phone from Polycom.
"Communication is a very important aspect of any business," Peake says. "Whether face-to-face or over the phone, if you can't be easily understood, it can cause problems. The need for high-quality [voice] communications in my business is paramount."
Unlike many systems, SoundPoint Pro combines audioconferencing and traditional phone capabilities in one sleek unit. SoundPoint Pro delivers full-duplex audioconferencing with up to three additional remote sites, doing away with the need for outside bridging services. A microphone on its front end eliminates any worries about participants hearing background noises, and a 360-degree conference mode can be established with just the touch of a button. Other features include 20 programmable speed dials, a 99-number caller history, integrated caller ID, as well as caller ID for call waiting (caller ID service required).
Since many of Peake's clients are Fortune 100 companies, generating a professional image is important. SoundPoint Pro provides him with worry-free communications. "It's really made it easier for me to do business on a daily basis," Peake says.
The two-line version costs $249 while the three-line version is $299. For more information, visit http://www.polycom.com