The What: EPOS has launched the Expand Capture 5, a new smart audio solution for Microsoft Teams Rooms designed for both remote and office-based conferencing.(opens in new tab)
The What Else: The Expand Capture 5 combines advanced audio with communication, AI, and collaboration (opens in new tab) technology. The speaker features a premium speaker driver and a seven-microphone array that altogether enable audio and voice recognition to ensure a natural lifelike conversation as if all meeting participants were in the same room.
The intelligent speaker is designed for meeting rooms for up to 8-10 people, and identifies in-room participants by their voice, attributing their remarks to their name in the automatically-generated meeting transcript.
The Bottom Line: EPOS says that the Expand Capture 5 allows meeting participants joining from an onsite meeting room to have a high-quality speaker that automates live transcriptions, allowing remote participants to follow what is being said and by whom, for optimal collaboration and communication.
The Expand Capture 5 will be available throughout North America as of April 2021 through EPOS sales channels and a newly established relationship between EPOS and Lenovo. The speaker is expected to launch in EMEA and APAC during 2021.