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Poly Edge E450 Phone: A Complete Review

Cameron Cashman
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The landscape of the modern workplace is constantly evolving, and the role of high-quality communication tools cannot be overstated. With that in mind, the dynamic telecom industry has stepped up to the plate to innovate how we communicate with our co-workers, customers, and clients.
In this new and uncharted work landscape, industry leaders Polycom and Plantronics teamed up to form Poly, which has emerged as a dominant force in the telecom market. Together with HP, they're bringing a range of new and innovative communication technology to the workplace, whether in a traditional office or remote work environment.
While smartphones have undoubtedly become ubiquitous in our lives, Poly offers a unique proposition in the Poly Edge E450 desk phone, which seamlessly blends the familiarity of a traditional office phone with modern smart features.
Alongside integration with various other standard communication technologies, the Poly E450 phone bridges the gap between tradition and innovation, promising an unparalleled user experience.
Let's delve deep into the features and functionalities of the Poly Edge E450 Phone - from integrated protection to enterprise-quality sound, this phone promises to be the new standard for offices and home workspaces.

Key features and specifications

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The Poly Edge E450 Phone boasts many features that redefine the modern office communication experience, not the least its exceptional enterprise-level sound quality. Three built-in technologies ensure crystal-clear audio: Poly HD Voice, Poly Acoustic Clarity, and Poly Acoustic Fence. These features facilitate full-duplex conversations with acoustic echo cancellation and background noise suppression.
Along those lines, another one of the most essential features of a phone is the built-in microphone. Microphone sensitivity is measured by frequency response, which indicates how the microphone responds to different sound levels. It helps determine the microphone's ability to capture and produce specific sound frequencies and is typically measured in Hertz (Hz).
The Poly Edge E450 has a microphone featuring a frequency response of 50 Hz to 14 kHz, catering to a broad spectrum of audio frequencies.
The Poly Edge E450 also has not one but two colour IPS panel displays. The primary display has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and measures 3.5 inches diagonally, while the secondary display, with an aspect ratio of 9:16, measures 2.4 inches diagonally. They both offer a modest resolution of 320 x 240. Additionally, the phone features a surround light status indicator and 8-line keys, providing intuitive navigation and enhanced functionality.
As you might expect, Poly has jam-packed this phone with several connectivity options: two high-speed GigE PoE Ethernet ports for LAN connections, Bluetooth 5.0 technology, and support for various WiFi protocols. Furthermore, the Poly Edge E450 Phone is compatible with an array of headsets and offers flexible connectivity options, including USB, RJ9, and Electronic Hook Switch.
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The device supports Poly Zero Touch Provisioning, PolyLens, and Polycom Device Management Service for streamlined management, ensuring hassle-free setup and maintenance.
Finally, the Poly Edge E450 Phone is compact and lightweight, making it suitable for various office
setups. Its primary colour is black, adding a touch of sophistication to any workspace.
This innovative communication device comes with a one-year limited warranty. A setup sheet, LAN cable, desk stand, and a console and handset with Microban® Antimicrobial protection are included in the box.

Performance and user experience

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The Poly Edge E400 Series desk phones offer a seamless and versatile user experience. Whether you're in the office or working from home, these phones are designed to elevate your productivity and communication.
Two displays and 14-line keys provide multiple ways to connect and access essential features. The Poly E400 Series is not just about aesthetics; it combines enterprise-quality sound with features like Poly HD Voice and bass frequency-enhancing speaker design.
Moreover, these phones prioritize user accessibility, featuring text-to-speech capabilities, screen colour adjustments for addressing colour blindness, and customizable font settings. These enhancements expand connectivity options and make these phones more efficient and inclusive.
The Poly Edge E400 Series supports the Poly Edge E expansion module to enhance functionality further. This module boasts a 5-inch colour LCD screen and 22 multifunctional line keys, which can be configured as line registrations, speed dials, or busy lamp field keys.
With up to 66 contacts per expansion module and plug-and-play setup, it streamlines call tracking and management, making it an indispensable tool for telephone attendants and power users. The expansion module seamlessly integrates with the Poly Edge Series phones, offering an intuitive user experience and transforming them into cost-effective communications consoles.

Ideal use cases

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The Poly Edge E450 phone's versatility, portability, and accessibility features make it a valuable communication tool across various settings, catering to the evolving needs of modern workplaces and public spaces.

Office work

The Poly Edge E450 phone is an ideal choice for traditional office settings. Its enterprise-quality sound ensures crystal-clear audio during conference calls and meetings. Its dual displays and 8-line keys provide an intuitive interface for accessing essential features and enhancing productivity.

Remote work

In remote work, especially in call centres and customer support roles, the Poly Edge E450 phone shines. Its exceptional sound quality and noise reduction technologies guarantee uninterrupted communication with customers. The phone's compatibility with Bluetooth headsets and its wireless capabilities, including WiFi support, allow remote agents to work efficiently from their home offices.

Schools and libraries

Educational institutions like schools and libraries can benefit from the Poly Edge E450 phone for various purposes. Its text-to-speech feature, screen colour adjustments, and customizable font settings enhance accessibility for individuals with different needs, including those with visual impairments. The phone's ability to support multiple connectivity options suits diverse educational environments.

Public venues

The Poly Edge E450 phone can find utility in public venues like conference centres, community centres, or government offices. Its high-quality microphone with a comprehensive frequency response ensures clear audio capture during public meetings and events. Its compact and lightweight design allows for easy installation in various venues.

Summary

In an ever-evolving work landscape, effective communication is paramount. Luckily, the Poly Edge E450 Phone is here to elevate how we connect. This innovative device seamlessly blends the familiarity of traditional office phones with cutting-edge features.
The Poly Edge E450 Phone adapts to the demands of modern workspaces, offering a valuable communication tool that transcends boundaries and settings.

About the Author

Cameron Cashman is a contributing writer for HP Tech Takes. Cameron is based in New England and has experience writing for a variety of industries, including technology, gaming, finance, HR, and recruiting.

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