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Hardwiring Laptop to RealPresence Trio 8800

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Hardwiring Laptop to RealPresence Trio 8800

I am tryign to create a one-sheet to hang in our conference rooms with several options for using the RealPresence Trio phone. I notice many users hardwire their laptop to the phone. Is the main benefit that you are using the phone's audio? Is there any other benefit to plugging the laptop in directly to the phone? I just need a sheet of "best practice" bullet points and I wasn't sure if there was any other reason to do that. Any feedback is sure appreciate.  -- Mark

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Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: Hardwiring Laptop to RealPresence Trio 8800

Hello Mark,

welcome to the Polycom Community.

The Polycom RealPresence Trio can be used as follows:


  • USB to be utilized as a Audio Device for the connected Laptop / PC
  • USB to share content to a connected Polycom RealPresence Visual+
  • Bluetooth as a Audio Device
  • Wired Network to utilize Microsoft LYNC / Skype for Business to share content via a client to a connected Polycom RealPresence Visual+

Please ensure to provide some feedback if this reply has helped you so other users can profit from your experience.

Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services

The title Polycom Employee & Community Manager is a community setting and does not reflect my role. I am just a simple volunteer in the community like everybody else. My official "day" Job is 3rd Level support at Poly but I am unable to provide official support via the community.


Notice: This community forum is not an official Poly support resource, thus responses from Poly employees, partners, and customers alike are best-effort in attempts to share learned knowledge. If you need immediate and/or official assistance please open a service ticket through your proper support channels.
Please also ensure you always check the VoIP , Video Endpoint , Skype for Business , PSTN or RPM FAQ's
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Occasional Contributor

Re: Hardwiring Laptop to RealPresence Trio 8800

Thank you very much, Steffen! Yes, this did help me greatly. I am creating a one-sheet and I want to be sure it is as complete and easy-to-read as possible for conference room users. Much appreciated!

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