Monday, August 27, 2007

NEC wireless conference speakerphone

Conference room speakerphones are very useful. They allow a group of people in one room, to have a lifelike conversation with people many miles away.

Unfortunately, the speakerphone is often used in the center of a beautiful marble or maple table, and you're faced with either seeing ugly cables, or drilling a hole that might crack the furniture.

NEC has a great solution that has eluded other companies: a wireless speakerphone that can be used up to about 150 feet from its base unit. The base can connect directly to phone company dialtone, or to an analog port in a phone system.

It has a 150-foot signal range between the speaker unit and the base station, and 12-hour battery life, so you can have lengthy conferences without recharging.

The unit uses 2.4 GHz radio transmission for good wall penetration. Full Duplex design provides natural conversations (no need to be polite and take turns). Noise cancellation removes background noises from fans or HVAC systems, and Automatic Level Controls keeps speakers' voices consistent. Three microphones provide complete 360° voice pickup. First-microphone priority eliminates echo by activating only the mic closest to the person speaking.

Price is under $500. CLICK for more info, or to buy one

No comments: