Conferencing is used more and more every day for business collaboration, whether it is in a conventional corporate conference room, a two-person call in an office or attending a call from home. Research conducted by Wainhouse, revealed that the use of audio conferencing doubled from 2010 to 2015 worldwide with an estimated of 150 billion minutes of use in 2014. Prices dropping in half was a catalyst for this outcome. Audio conferencing still is king among the UC solutions, having an estimated 100 million users worldwide, and a very large number using audio as a standalone service, according to Wainhouse. Technology has had a hard job catching up with all these communications demands, but human creativity has not disappointed and the devices are improving rapidly.
Take for instance Yealink’s newest CP960 IP conference phone. It harnesses acoustic technologies from Harman to make every audio conference experience amazingly clear and inspiring. In combination with Yealink’s sophisticated HD voice technology, the Yealink CP960 immerses every conference participant in extraordinarily clear and balanced sound quality. This performance-oriented phone faithfully reproduces voices for day-to-day business conferences.
The CP960 comes with the following features:
Wide-range voice pickup, dead-zone free
Offers 20-foot wide, 360 degree dead-zone free voice pickup, for a full audio experience. Voice pickup distance can be increased to as much as 60 feet using a pair of Yealink wireless microphones with embedded DECT technology. This means the speaker can walk around a room and everyone involved in the call can hear him clearly at all times, optimizing mobility within the local meeting environment.
Technology for external noise elimination
Yealink Noise Proof Technology frees conversations from annoying noise to optimize conference efficiency and to minimize distractions like typing, air conditioners and background chatter during calls. This allows for clear, distraction-free meetings. The Yealink Noise Proof can even automatically mute the microphone when someone is not speaking and turns back on when a human voice is detected in the room.
This device has a very stylish and modern look, making any room look sharp and up-to-date. It has a metallic sliver finish and a UV process design, along with a five-inch high-resolution 1280×720 multi-touch screen for fast and smooth controls. The elegant hardware and software design adds simplicity and comfort to the business conference conversation.
Pentagon Meeting Room
Users can also benefit from the virtual meeting room interface that allows for up to 5 party conferencing having a more simple and pleasant experience. Users can create meetings with the push of a button, invite or join an ongoing conference without interruption. One of the best features – the name of the person speaking will appear on the screen, avoiding confusion and time spent clarifying who’s speaking.
Hybrid UC Meeting Enabled
When using a mobile phone or PC-based softphone like Skype for Business, calls can be routed directly to the CP960 via the USB port or Bluetooth pairing to join the conference. You can also route the call to the CP960 and then invite other parties to make a conference call.
The CP960 also comes with 100-hour local call recording, built-in, WiFi and Bluetooth and the Android 5.1 operating system. Plus, it has a 3.5 mm jack for optimal voice output, as well as two microphones and power over Ethernet functionality.