by Westron Communications on 19/06/12 at 1:58 pm
This is the case in many conference rooms. The phone never seems to be in the right place. Moving it might mean stringing wires across walkways, which can create a tripping hazard. Or, if the conference room is large and only one phone is available, it’s nearly impossible to move it during a call so every participant can be heard.
An IP PBX can solve this challenge. New conference phones designed specifically for voice over IP (VoIP) networks offer HD audio for better quality, coupled with wireless microphones and speakers for unprecedented freedom.
One such example is the Revolabs FLX VoIP integrates directly with most IP telephone switches following the SIP standard. Through this integration, features previously available only through digital switch environments, such as voice mail alerts and “do not disturb,” can now be offered with the FLX VoIP.
The phone’s wireless capabilities allow it to be used in small and midsize conference rooms without running any cables. This allows for a clean look while requiring less space on the conference table. The independent microphones, speaker, and dialer of the FLX VoIP give the user freedom and flexibility that other conference phone systems cannot offer.
“The majority of enterprise companies are already on IP phone networks, or will be making the transition soon,” said Martin Bodley, CEO of Revolabs. “Our FLX VoIP helps these companies get the most out of their IP infrastructure, providing unmatched audio quality, wireless freedom, and simple installation, while allowing them to take full advantage of the powerful new features of their digital systems, all at an amazing value.”
Combining wireless operation, high-quality wideband audio, 128-bit encryption, and integrated Bluetooth, the FLX VoIP redefines the conference speakerphone. Unlike the single-component design of previous solutions, Revolabs FLX VoIP evolves the conference phone into several distinct components, giving users unprecedented freedom with respect to placement and accessibility of the speaker, microphones, and dial pad.
Available with a variety of compatible Revolabs microphones, the FLX VoIP supports a lapel microphone worn by one person; an omnidirectional tabletop microphone that captures the sound of six to 10 participants; and a directional tabletop microphone that enables audio capture from two to three people. Because the FLX VoIP dialer operates like a telephone for handset calls and enables the setup of conference calls, there is no need for a separate desk and conference phone.
The Revolabs FLX VoIP can also serve as the audio interface for virtually any major brand of video conferencing equipment, making it the ideal unified communication technology for small to medium-sized conference rooms, executive offices, and small office/home office. FLX VoIP’s integrated Bluetooth technology provides a single collaboration device no matter which communication channel is used, allowing users to connect speakers and microphones to their Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones or computers.
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