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Conferencing Zone Week in Review: Revolabs, Grandstream

September 17, 2016

Welcome to another weekly look at all the top stories making headlines in the conferencing market this week.

This big news this week came from Revolabs who announced Thursday that it is offering a new YVC-300 portable USB and Bluetooth conference phone from Yamaha.

The offering is available in the U.S. at an MSRP of $449 and is targeted for small collaboration spaces (groups of four to six people).

In an interview with yours truly, Randall Lee Director of Strategic and Channel Marketing at Revolabs said the new Yamaha product helps fill out their product offering to deliver smaller groups with clearer and louder quality conferencing and includes things like adaptive echo cancellation, background noise reduction and human voice activity detection.

Revolabs was also featured in this post on how telepresence assessments can help managers better measure ROI.  The article takes a closer look at why decision makers should consider how much they are spending on conferencing products and service and take inventory of existing equipment as well as determine if it is outdated or still useful.

Other things like the geographic distribution of the company and various departments using equipment and solutions are important to note.

Also this week, Grandstream Networks announced the launch of the 6200 series IP-PBX appliances.

This hardware will target small and midsize firms and offers slightly more than the 6100s currently do in regards to port types and the number of users it supports and include special capabilities like Google Calendar integration and compliance with WebRTC standards.

“The UCM series is the anchor of our telephony solution and its continuous improvement with more features and better performance is at the core of our business. Our customers have become accustom to the industry-leading features and ease of management our UCM series offers. The new UCM6200 series is a promising extension and powerful lift of that legacy,” said David Li, Grandstream CEO.

Finally TMC featured columnist Anna Johansson had a piece this week about how video conferencing technology can be used to perform better remote screening that’s worth checking out!

That’s all for this week – be sure to check back for all the latest Conferencing news as it happens. Until next week…