Poly Studio X70 video bar review: A solution for large conference rooms


The Poly Studio X70 video bar is a suitable device for those who need a powerful, all-in-one audio and video solution for their large conference rooms.

It offers everything one needs to ensure clear and reliable audio and video quality even in the largest rooms, making it ideal for presentations, webinars, and more. Poly launched the device in September 2021 as part of its Zoomtopia exhibit. As we explore the Poly Studio X70 later in this review, its USP remains the industry-leading Poly DirectorAI engine, which automates transitions, framing, and tracking.

What is the Poly Studio X70 Video Bar?

Poly Studio X70 delivers 4K video, quality sound, and easy content sharing with a single connection to any PC or Mac. The result is an immersive and productive meeting experience for everyone in the room.

It brings large meeting rooms to life with its sleek design, razor-sharp 4K video and conference room-filling sound. Due to its all-in-one form factor, it is possible to replace multiple cords and cables and reduce reliance on IT departments.

4K cameras integrate with AI to automatically focus on active speakers in the conference room. Noise cancellation and speaker tracking are included in the microphones. Poly Studio X70 comes with native third-party programs pre-installed. Many major video conferencing providers, such as Microsoft, RingCentral, Zoom, GoToMeeting, and StarLeaf, can be used in conjunction with the device.

What are the main features of Poly Studio X70?

This video bar for large conference rooms offers the following key features:

  • Two 4K lenses and 20-megapixel sensors
  • AI-driven camera network
  • Two-way stereo speakers, advanced bass ports and aluminum cone tweeters
  • Easy third-party native experience
  • NoiseBlockAI noise reduction technology

Let’s now review these features in detail:

Two 4K lenses and 20-megapixel sensors

The Poly Studio X70 moves effortlessly between wide-angle and narrow lenses, capturing every detail of a room and large meeting areas. The system is designed to continuously scan the room with a 120 degree wide angle lens and switch to a 70 degree telephoto lens when a better view is available. For realistic clarity, both cameras have a 20-megapixel sensor.

AI-driven camera network

To deliver an unparalleled video experience, Poly DirectorAI technology incorporates autonomous tracking. It uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to provide real-time automatic transitions, framing and tracking that makes everyone feel like they’re in the same room. Poly DirectorAI enhances the hybrid work experience by integrating individuals in the conference room with those participating remotely.

Two-way stereo speakers, enhanced bass ports and aluminum cone tweeters

Featuring two-way stereo speakers, the X70 delivers clear, rich sound that makes everyone in the room feel like they’re side by side. To ensure that the user’s voice is always loud and clear, the X70 is equipped with three microphones. For extra bass, there are enhanced bass ports. The result is exceptional sound quality, making any presentation or meeting more engaging.

Two-way stereo speakers and enhanced bass ports deliver the crystal-clear, boardroom-filling sounds you expect from Poly. Regardless of which side of the meeting a participant is on, the Poly Studio X70 features an innovative 2nd-order gradient microphone array, ensuring a next-level audio experience.

Easy third-party native experience

It comes with native apps for popular cloud video services like Zoom so you can get started right away. Users will find it easier to use native apps as they get a consistent and familiar experience across all platforms.

Poly MeetingAI technology is combined with partner platform features to create a next-level experience. The X70 is designed to work with all major video conferencing platforms, such as Zoom, StarLeaf, BlueJeans, RingCentral, Microsoft Teams, etc.

NoiseBlockAI noise reduction technology

NoiseBlockAI technology uses machine learning to cancel distractions such as keyboard clicks, paper shuffles, and side conversations. It also analyzes the acoustics of your environment and adapts in real time to reduce echo.

The Poly Studio X70 features NoiseBlockAI and Acoustic Fence technologies and unique 2nd order gradient microphones to prevent meetings from being disrupted by distracting noises and side chats outside of your conference.

Benefits of Using Poly Studio X70 in Large Conference Rooms

  • Each objective wide field of view (FoV) allows you to adjust the viewing angle according to the number of people in the room and easily include everyone in the image. The FoV varies from 70 to 120 degrees for the upper camera and from 78 to 140 degrees for the lower camera.
  • Poly Studio X70 also has a people counting systemwhich allows you to get an overview of the meeting rooms and confirm that the recommended number of people in the space has been respected, ensuring the safety of all participants.
  • Intelligent camera technology ensures precise speaker tracking via automatic voice identification, keeping the speaker in the spotlight at all times.
  • He can too frame individuals according to their movements and maximize room space by choosing between wide and narrow depending on the number of people.
  • The device works with all major video conferencing platformsso you can choose the one that best suits your needs.
  • Aluminum cone tweeters deliver a clean and clear soundwhile enhanced bass ports deliver rich, powerful sound.
  • NoiseBlockAI and Acoustic Fence technologies work together to reduce distractions and side conversationsensuring that meetings are productive and focused.
  • The Poly Studio X70 is the perfect device for large conference roomsdelivering clear, lifelike video, powerful audio, and AI-powered features that enhance the meeting experience.
  • It allows users to control the meeting room system from any internet-connected personal deviceto avoid dealing with shared surfaces.
  • The system is designed to work with all major video conferencing platforms and offers a native app experience for popular cloud video services.

Poly Studio X70 Price

To get started with this technology, one can get the device from Poly’s website for around $7,499.99. The Poly Studio X70 device, 2 HDMI cables, power supply, wall bracket, and Ethernet cable are all included in the box.

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