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Conferencing Zone Week in Review: Revolabs, Yamaha, Microsoft, Logitech

April 01, 2017

Welcome back to the Conferencing Zone Week in Review, where we take a look at all the top stories making headlines this week. Everything from new product updates to industry predictions filled the headlines. Grab your cup of coffee and read the highlights right here.

This week was a big week for new product releases and partnerships.

We started the week with the new Yamaha CS-700.  The offering is the result of a new joint product development between Yamaha and Revolabs and provides high-quality conferencing possibilities for small spaces like huddlerooms that are becoming more and more common in today’s workplace.

The wall-mounted, all-in-one collaboration solution offers best-in-class audio and high-quality video for small collaboration groups right from a single USB connection.

 “The Yamaha CS-700 is the first of many solutions that combine the market expertise of Revolabs with the product expertise of Yamaha to deliver excellent audio, video, and collaboration capabilities,” said Yoshi Tsugawa, Director, Yamaha Commercial Audio Department.  

Also this week, Microsoft announced it has revamped its Skype for Business offering with new features.

Specifically, two new calling features:  Auto Attendant which gives users automated answering and call routing capabilities, and new Call Queues which route calls to the next available live attendant in the order they’re received.

Speaking of Skype for Business, Integrated Research Limited made headlines this week as its IR Prognosis offering for UC will now support  Microsoft Skype for Business Online.

With this support it will be possible for the management solutions to have better visibility into the level of quality over conferences so they can identify issues affecting performance.

Finally, Logitech and FreeConferenceCall announced they we’re strengthening their partnership to add more integration in an aim to reduce the costs and complexity involved with setting up conferencing systems.

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