The Conferencing Zone

TMCnet

Conferencing Featured Article

January 07, 2013

ION's Innovative Conferencing Solutions Tap into Smartphone Technology


By Colleen Lynch
TMCnet Contributor

Entertainment and audio tech leader, ION just announced its new Bluetooth speaker system, Talking Point. The innovative system is a tabletop speaker that utilizes the user’s mobile phone as a conference phone.


Talking Point is an ideal conferencing solution, as it hosts a simple and easy setup, rather than requiring an entirely separate system for audio business meetings.

ION plans to demonstrate Talking Point at the CES (News - Alert) 2013 show in Las Vegas, which will be held at Central Hall, Booth 11604 from January 8th to the 11th.

At the exhibit, those in the conference business will be able to get a first-hand look at the new technology, and see just how functional the product is.

“It’s a simple-yet-powerful product that’s very easy to use,” said ION’s product manager Wendy Fortin. According to Fortin, the piece “has one goal: crystal-clear calls.”

Clarity (News - Alert) is one aspect of conference calls that tends to cause problems, and Fortin insists Talking Point is a way to correct this issue, while making the process easy and adaptable to any business environment.

“Whether you’re at home and have your hands full preparing dinner, or you’re in the office jotting down notes during an important call, with Talking Point, you’ll hear and be heard loud and clear,” said Fortin.

At CES, ION will not only showcase Talking Point, but will also unveil its Bluetooth Cordless Phone (News - Alert) System.

With the Bluetooth Cordless Phone System, ION has created a first in the conferencing world: a home phone system focalized for the smartphone. With one base and three separate handsets, the smartphone connects directly with the base via Bluetooth while also receiving a charge. The handsets included then tap into the unique ability of the smartphone to use a DECT 6.0 connection.

The result is sharp sound, perfect for conducting business on a reliable and always-handy product like the smartphone. The Bluetooth Cordless Phone System works with the iPhone and Android (News - Alert) smartphones, as does Talking Point, and both systems are able to pick up on multiple voices from virtually any angle.

Talking Point specifically utilizes a large, top-facing speaker in conjunction with multiple built-in microphones to allow all-inclusive local range, and has one quirk: it’s shaped like a UFO.

Want to learn more about the latest in communications and technology? Then be sure to attend ITEXPO Miami 2013, Jan 29- Feb. 1 in Miami, Florida.  Stay in touch with everything happening at ITEXPO (News - Alert). Follow us on Twitter.




Edited by Brooke Neuman

Featured Ebook

The Conference Room in 2012
and Beyond

The Conference Room in 2012 and Beyond

An in-depth look at how cutting-edge conferencing solutions are overhauling the collaboration experience.

Featured Podcast

With 35 years of experience in the communications industry and a true understanding of the ever-changing advancements in technology, Fontel is positioned to deliver its customers cutting-edge solutions that carry them into the future. With a specialized focus on conferencing, Fontel has partnered with major manufacturers to offer revolutionary voice and data communication products and services. Our discussion today will highlight Fontel and its affiliation with Yamaha and focus on Yamaha's Projectphones, a series of arrayed microphones that feature an acoustically-engineered structural design, as well as its echo canceller, a technology that eliminates audio cut-out and echo for smooth performance.