Audio conferencing equipment can refer to a number of technologies, and with so many options available on the market, a company can set up a system any way it prefers. With an A/V expert assisting in the project, a system can be built with incredible flexibility, and a business can easily find that perfect combination of economy and function. And though not every organization needs a cutting edge system to meet its needs, even high-end systems will offer a quick return on investment.
What types of audio conferencing equipment should companies consider?
A system may be as simple as a few VoIP desk phones, or be so complex that an entire room is dedicated to the technology. VoIP phones are ideal for employees that need to make a lot of calls and make them quickly. They are easy to use with just minimal training and require little setup time, so they are an ideal basic solution that can be standardized throughout an office.
Conferencing phones are a popular middle ground between VoIP phones and high-end, advanced A/V systems, and are designed for use in a meeting room. The phone is typically placed in the center of a table and is built with higher quality input devices, so it can pick up and deliver clear audio from some distance. These phones are also easy to use and can enable a call involving many people.
High-quality audio conferencing equipment is typically paired with a video communications system, and consists of several microphones and speakers, both of which are calibrated for the room. These microphones might be mounted to a stand or even held, and they offer the greatest sound quality and clarity in the field. Microphones can easily be moved around and passed from person to person as well, so they can deliver excellent sound no matter where a call member is positioned. And with speakers placed around the room, it will feel more like a natural conversation, where everyone can hear the speaker clearly and respond immediately.
When setting up a system, it’s also important to cancel out any echo in the space, as it can interfere with the conversation. An A/V expert can set up echo cancellation technology so that this isn’t a concern. In fact, if a company wants to transition one of its rooms to accommodate audio conferencing equipment, it is best to have an A/V integrator like Data Projections on the job. Managing sound quality is a delicate process, and slight adjustments can make for big results. That can make it tough to nail down precise input and output device positioning, but an experienced integrator knows how to take advantage of a room’s acoustics.
There’s a reason why more and more organizations are setting up this technology. As soon as it is installed, it will connect the organization to partners and clients around the world clearly and concisely. Contact Data Projections for more information on audio and video conferencing.