Well, the title pretty much says it all-the MS Roundtable, their innovative 360 degree panoramic video conferencing unit-is now made and sold by Polycom as the CX5000.
I’ve known about this for a few weeks and it’s hard to tell if this is going to make things better or worse to be honest. Bechtle have done very well with the Roundtable but the biggest problem for customers, has been the lead time…originally 10-12 weeks & now a more palatable 4-6 weeks. My hope is that due to it being more “their thing”, Polycom will step up the product of the units and perhaps even have them in the warehouses of distributors-allowing us to offer next day delivery (that’d be great!).
The down side is that CNET are quoting an RRP price of $4300 and the previous RRP was, I believe, $3000. If both these figures are correct-that’s one HECK of a price increase-over 33% in fact!