YAMAHA DEBUTS CS-700 VIDEO SOUND COLLABORATION SYSTEM
Yamaha has announced the CS-700, an all-in-one collaboration solution specifically designed to support huddle room environments.
“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. “The CS-700 is the first product in this initiative to demonstrate Yamaha’s commitment to the business collaboration market and improving the meeting experience at every level.”
Yamaha entered the conferencing market in 2006, offering microphone and speaker systems such as the YVC-1000 USB and Bluetooth conferencing phone. In 2014, the company acquired Revolabs Inc. The CS-700 brings Revolabs’ expertise in microphone technology together with Yamaha’s loudspeaker engineering knowledge, and new high-quality video and screen sharing capabilities.
For clear, stress-free audio, the CS-700 boasts a beamforming microphone array and four speaker elements for the highest degree of audio coverage in both capture and output. Through the integrated USB port, the CS-700 is ready to connect to the organisation’s chosen unified communications platform, such as Microsoft Skype for Business, Cisco Spark, GoToConference, Google Chromebox for Meetings, Vidyo, WebEx, Zoom, BlueJeans, and others. The unit’s special wide-angle video camera captures all meeting participants in the room, even those close to the camera. The optical solution ensures a high ‘pixel-per-face’ resolution necessary for participants to recognise nuanced facial expressions that are vital to effective meetings.
Over the same USB connection to their laptop or tablet, users can seamlessly and intuitively join a meeting. This plug-and-play approach allows users to quickly get started without wrestling with disparate video, audio, and collaboration components in the room, thus eliminating complex steps from the process that can waste valuable meeting time or require the assistance of on-call IT staff. In addition, the CS-700’s integrated network management system allows IT staff to remotely manage each unit from one location, increasing service response and efficiency.