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Yamaha YVC-1000MS Certified for Skype for Business

July 11, 2017

Yamaha announced today that its Yamaha YVC-1000MS has passed Skype for Business' stringent Certification Version 3 tests. The Yamaha YVC-1000MS, which is a USB speakerphone solution designed to enhance the Skype for Business meeting user experience, will be available in October 2017.

In order to pass the certification test, the solution had to provide natural, clear audio to meet the high standards that define the Skype for Business meeting experience. Since the YVC-1000MS is a flexible solution that’s engineered to support the audio requirements of large meeting rooms, rooms with special table configurations, and even remote education classes or seminars within the Skype for Business application, it passed with flying colors.

“Yamaha has a long-standing reputation as a proven audio technology expert. Together, we're simplifying the meeting experience while delivering quality audio that's vital to effective conversations,” said Tiffany Wissner, senior director, Skype for Business product marketing at Microsoft Corp. “The YVC-1000MS speakerphone was chosen for its ability to meet the requirements for large meeting room applications and fulfill the high-quality audio demands of our users.”

Let’s take a closer look at some of the YVC-1000MS’s details. It features separate microphone and speaker units, which allows for audio that’s unaffected by remote communication. Yamaha’s adaptive echo cancellation and other high-quality sound processing technologies also help facilitate a stress-free conversation. Additionally, the solution’s design is meant to be user-friendly, which lets users create a fast, intuitive connection to a call on a smartphone by Bluetooth and bridge to a Skype for Business call via USB.

Hirofumi (Hogan) Osawa, executive officer, senior general manager of audio business division and general manager of UC Department, Yamaha, commented on the certification’s success, saying, “Skype for Business continues to be the platform of choice for collaboration…We are focused on delivering communication technologies that are specifically tuned to make human voices sound clear and natural in every conversation by leveraging Yamaha's well-known expertise in developing pro audio solutions and our 10-year experience working with global enterprise customers and partners within the UC industry. With the introduction of the Yamaha YVC-1000MS, users will optimize Skype for Business meetings that take place in large spaces.”

Edited by Maurice Nagle