By Corey Moss
On Thursday Feb 9th, this was posted on Facebook by AV industry manufacturer Polycom:
For those of you who know this product, one of the hottest selling items of all time (at least where audio conferencing/collaboration products go), it became a device that most every business wanted on their CEO’s board room table as well as the meeting rooms. Even if you have been in commercial AV industry sales and have never sold one, you’ve no doubt been told stories by those who, like myself, have been in the industry for years about selling it. We of course did our share of rack installed audio conference room systems for board rooms and large conference rooms, however the SoundStation 2 was always a product brought up by the end user for midsize and smaller conference rooms (and sometimes larger rooms) – of course before the advent of the huddle room.
I sat down with Jeff Rodman, Co-Founder/Chief Evangelist at Polycom months back to discuss how he founded Polycom, as well as how he created the first SoundStation, according to this article How I Founded a $2 Billion Company with a 95 Cent Book from RadioShack.
I will be getting back together with Jeff soon to talk about the new developments at Polycom, the UC&C environment, and his continued influence on the company.
With almost 20 years in audio visual integration and IT/computer sales and consulting, Corey Moss is the owner of Convergent Tech – online publications (Convergent Tech Blog and Convergent AV) and consulting. Corey writes for the publications and hosts/produces podcasts – ‘Convergent Tech Blog Discussion’ (on Convergent Tech Blog) and ‘The AV Life’ and ‘The Edge of AV’, both on Convergent AV. He has written for numerous industry publications about AV, IT, unified communications and collaboration (UCC), cloud and software, IoT, cybersecurity and more. He has also conducted interviews with AV and IT executives and global influencers.