Revolabs Looks Back at a Year of 'Wins', Sees More Coming
The end of the year is always a great time to take stock of the past 12 months, and cast an eye on the year ahead. And it’s no surprise that Revolabs -- the premier provider of audio solutions for unified communications, enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications across a wide range of markets – has looked back, seen some great things, and expects even more for 2016.
We caught up recently with Revolabs CTO Tim Root, and asked him for his reflections on the year as it winds down, and what he sees on the horizon.
TMC: What’s in store for Revolabs for 2016? Any new products or something you’re excited for in the market?
Tim Root: At Revolabs, we see the continued rollout of unified communications (UC) solutions in the enterprise market, especially new applications that are targeting shared work spaces with integrated audio and video peripherals, which enable PCs as well as tablets and smartphones to run these new applications. It will also be interesting to see how Microsoft‘s new phone service does in the market.
TMC: Are there any looming challenges you see your company facing in 2016?
TR: For Revolabs, our biggest challenge is getting the word out that we have the best speakerphones in the market. We have some great wins, all from head-to-head run-offs with the other market-leading phones – we win every time! Now we need everyone to know that not only is the FLX UC family the best technology, but it is their future.
TMC: What do you think it will take for your industry to really take off in the next year?
TR: It’s simple: Products that make it easy for the users. We are focused on the audio side, integrating with the major UC and PBX providers to deliver an invisible experience; it should be that easy.
TMC: Looking back at 2015, what was a highlight from the year for your company?
TR: That’s easy: Revolabs delivered the world’s best speakerphone family, the FLX UC500/1000/1500; they totally rocked! We introduced a speakerphone with both IP and USB connectivity, which allows companies with PBX infrastructures to slowly transition to a UC model. You can do this by connecting both interfaces [USB and IP-VoIP] and use the appropriate model until you decide what your longer-term play will be.
TMC: Were there any obstacles your company as a whole faced in 2015?
TR: Surprisingly, we did not, other than growing like crazy. The market continues to move toward UC solutions and we are in the middle of the action.
Edited by Kyle Piscioniere