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Yamaha Showcases Skype for Business Solution

September 27, 2017

Yamaha UC will be promoting its YVC-1000MS solution next month at UC and Cloud Day 2017 in Birmingham, U.K. This is Yamaha UC’s first UC solution certified for Skype for Business. And it has passed Skype for Business Certification Version 3 tests.

“While we have many products that are compatible with Skype for Business, the YVC-1000MS is the first of a product family planned within our portfolio specifically designed and engineered to meet Microsoft’s stringent requirements,” said Russell Harpham, director of EMEA at Revolabs, a Yamaha company.

The Yamaha YVC-1000MS is a microphone and speaker system with adaptive echo cancellation technology. It supports meetings with six to 40 people. 

It’s suitable for use in large meeting rooms, remote education scenarios, and in venues with special table configurations. And it connects to a PC via USB and can work with smartphones via Bluetooth.

Yamaha introduced the YVC-1000MS is in July. That was just a month after Yamaha announced it had established a dedicated UC department. That leverages the expertise of the company’s Revolabs subsidiary.

The company broadened its UC portfolio and knowledge in 2014 via the Revolabs acquisition. The company delivers audio and conferencing solutions, and has integrations with leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, Google, and Zoom.

"Yamaha has more than 10 years of experience within the UC industry from working with our enterprise customers in Japan," said Hirofumi (Hogan) Osawa, executive officer, senior general manager of audio business division and general manager of UC Department, Yamaha. "Our latest organizational change and solutions developments are natural steps toward cultivating those relationships worldwide. With music and sound technology as one of our core strengths and an investment in significant resources across the company, we're well-positioned to expand our presence in this global market segment with our current and future product suite."

Edited by Mandi Nowitz