The What: Revolabs Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, has announced the debut of its YVC-300 portable USB and Bluetooth® conference phone from Yamaha, bringing high-quality audio to new applications. Designed for small groups and powered by USB, the YVC-300 is a versatile conference phone delivering ample, clear sound to ad hoc meeting areas such as open collaboration spaces and touchdown spaces.
The Why: “As huddle rooms and other small meeting space environments continue to proliferate, organizations need collaboration solutions that fit how these rooms are used,” said Rob Claus, director of global channel sales at Revolabs. “The YVC-300 is designed to provide these spaces with an affordable, flexible and high-quality audio conferencing solution optimized for portability. With simple connection to any conferencing client, the YVC-300 ensures an amazing audio experience anywhere it’s deployed.”
The What Else: Designed for groups of four to six people and with portability in mind, the YVC-300 is a perfect choice for organizations that want to offer high-quality group communication solutions without the cost of dedicated equipment for every conference room or open collaboration space. Users can simply borrow a device from an available supply, connect it to their PC-based audio, video and Web conferencing client via USB connection and return it at the end of the meeting. The YVC-300 also turns smartphones and tablets into conference phones by acting as the microphone and speaker when connected by Bluetooth, including fast-pairing for NFC-enabled devices. Analog audio input and output terminals allow the phone to connect easily to videoconferencing systems. Calls placed simultaneously over any of the connection interfaces are bridged into a single call.