Your Guide to Conferencing Hardware

08 June 2020, 02:47 BST
By EBC Group

There has been a significant increase in the number of online video and phone meetings occurring so having the right technology and hardware in place to conduct them in a professional manner is vital.

Some of our recommended conference hardware that are compatible with Microsoft Teams are shown below. If you think your business would benefit from any please contact your Account Manager or get in touch.

Conferencing Hardware - Video conference

Headsets:

Bluetooth – Jabra Evolve 75 MS 

  • Shut out noise and increase your productivity: The active noise-cancellation feature uses microphones to block out ambient sounds and keep you focused
  • Long battery life and improved busy light: Keep interruptions to a minimum with up to 18 hours of battery life – the integrated red LED light shows ongoing conversations
  • Stay connected and available at all times: 30 metres/100 feet of hands-free Bluetooth connectivity to PC, smartphone and tablet
  • Dual connectivity: Connect your headset to your computer and mobile device at the same time – pair up to 8 devices
Bluetooth – Jabra Evolve 75 MS 

USB Wired – Jabra Evolve 20 Mono Headset/ Jabra Evolve 20 Stereo Headset  

  • Passive noise cancellation for ideal concentration: Keeps high-frequency noise such as human voices out for better work collaboration and listening experience in any environment
  • Easy call management: External sound controller allows for making, taking and muting calls – Stay connected and available at all times
  • This Evolve 20 headset is Microsoft Certified and built for style and comfort with soft leatherette ear cushions – Adjustable headband lets you find the perfect fit
  • Plug-and-play setup: The headset works out of the box with all leading systems – Installation is as easy as simply plugging it in
Jabra Evolve 20 Mono Headset/ Jabra Evolve 20 Stereo Headset  

-Jabra Evolve 40 UC stereo (Wired) (headset)

  • Passive noise cancellation for ideal concentration: Keeps high-frequency noise such as human voices out for better work collaboration and listening experience in any environment
  • Get more productive: Busy light automatically turns on during a call to let others know the person is busy – Can be activated manually to signal no disturbance wished
  • Microsoft Certified and built for style and comfort with soft leatherette ear cushions – Adjustable headband lets you find the perfect fit
  • Easy call management: External sound controller allows for making, taking and muting calls – The 3.5 mm jack lets you connect to your personal device to work or listen to music wherever you are
  • Scope of delivery: Jabra Evolve 40 MS stereo on-ear headset, USB cable with control unit, 3.5 mm jack, neoprene pouch – Weight: 171 g – Colour: black
  • Product comes with 2-year warranty
Jabra Evolve 40 UC stereo (Wired) (headset)

Speakers:

-Jabra Speak 710 MS 

Portable UC Conference Speakerphone – Standard UC version 

  • Provides a truly immersive sound experience for your conference calls and music 
  • Professional speakerphone with omni directional 360 degree microphone for up to 6 attendees in a room 
  • Connects in seconds to laptops, smartphones & tablets via Bluetooth or USB 
  • Personalise your Jabra speak 710 with MS Cortana, Siri or Google Now allowing you to interact with your digital assistant at the touch of a smart button
Jabra Speak 710 MS 

Webcams:

-Logitech C310 HD Webcam 

  • Full HD Widescreen video calling: Logitech C310 let you make widescreen video calls in HD 720p at 30fps. The lense with 60-degree field of view covers all of the action 
  • HD lighting adjustment: Automatically improves the warmth and balance of your image for whatever setting you are in, so you look your best, even in dim environments 
  • Built-in noise-reducing mic: Enjoy clear conversation even in busy surroundings and streaming over wifi with noise reducing mic 
  • Universal clip: Attaches securely to your screen or works as a stand on a shelf or desk, the clip mounts at different angles to bring your friends and family all the details around you 
  • Ideal for laptop or tablet: Compatible with Windows 10 or later, Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS 10.10 or later, and Chrome OS via the USB port 
Logitech C310 HD Webcam

Meeting/huddle room Bar

-Logitech MeetUp (Meeting Bar)

  • Wide-Angle View: This web conference camera allows everyone in the room to be seen, even those close to the camera or seated at the edges of the room with its 120-degree field-of-view
  • Premium Picture: This conference camera supports multiple resolutions, including 4K, 1080p and 720p, whichever display quality best supports your meeting room set up
  • Small But Powerful: Perfect for small meeting rooms, the three broadside beamforming, omnidirectional microphones are integrated with noise and echo cancellation plus a custom-tuned speaker
  • Minimalist Design: Windows 10 compatible, the microphone is Microsoft Cortana certified for precision with voice commands and the compact all-in-one form factor takes up less space
  • Advanced Lens: This office conference camera features technology that will deliver remarkable video quality with superb resolution, fluidity and detail ensuring face-to-face collaboration
Logitech MeetUp (Meeting Bar)

-Polycom Studio: Audio/Video USB Soundbar (Meeting Bar)

 120-degree FOV
• UHD 2160p (4K) capture resolution
• Automatic people framing & speaker tracking
• 5x zoom / EPTZ
• 2 camera presets

• Polycom NoiseBlock technology
• Polycom Acoustic Fence technology
• Mute/unmute controls
• Stereo microphones:
– 6-element beam forming microphone array
– 12ft pickup range

Polycom Studio: Audio/Video USB Soundbar (Meeting Bar)

Desk phones :

-Yealink T58A for MS Teams 

  • All-new smart media VoIP phone with productivity-enhancing communication. 
  • Incorporates seven (7) inch (1024 x 600) capacitive touch screen. 
  • Built-in Bluetooth 4.0+ for headsets and pairing mobile devices. 
  • Based on the Android 5.1.1 operating system and includes built-in WiFi. 
  • USB 2.0 port (2.0 compliant) for USB headset, media and storage applications. 
  • Supports up to sixteen (16) VoIP accounts and three (3) party video conferencing. 
  • Coupled with built-in web browser and recorder with support for third party applications. 
  • Offers an all-in-one communications system for executives, managers and teleworkers. 
Yealink T58A for MS Teams 

-Yealink SIP-T58V for MS Teams

  • 7 inch (1024 x 600) capacitive adjustable touch screen, 720p30 HD video, Runs Android 5.1.1
  • Built-in Bluetooth 4.0+ for headsets and pairing mobile devices, Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), USB 2.0 port (2.0 compliant) for USB headset, media and storage applications
  • Opus Codec support, Up to 16 VoIP accounts, Up to 3-party video conferencing
  • Up to 5-party video/audio mixed conferencing, Wall mountable, Colour-screen Expansion Module support
-Yealink SIP-T58V for MS Teams

-Poly elara 60 ws with voyager focus headset 

  • Enables smooth mobile working 
  • Cordless and corded multicoil charging options 
  • Supports advanced headset features such as smart sensors, dynamic mute warning and active noise reduction 
  • Use the Plantronics Elara 60 Series App to customize settings and update firmware 
  • Easy to deploy with no installation service or additional wiring, as communication is done via the mobile phone. 
  • Stream music and media from your smartphone 
  • 7.11 cm (2.8-inch) LCD display, 240 x 320 IPSPage Break
Poly elara 60 ws with voyager focus headset 

Conference Phones:

-Yealink CP960 – MS Teams 

  • Optimal HD audio, full duplex technology 
  • Yealink Noise Proof Technology 
  • 20-foot and 360-degree microphone pickup range 
  • Two additional CP Wireless Expansion Mic CPW90 
  • 5-inch multi-touch screen with 720×1280 resolution, Yealink Pentagon Meeting Room 
Yealink CP960 – MS Teams

-Poly Trio 8500 / 8800 

  • Most productive calls with the world’s clearest and richest audio experience, making it ideal for the midsize conference room 
  • Encourage user engagement with a simple to use interface and one touch join calendar integration 
  • Connect mobile devices via Bluetooth or USB 
  • Maximize investment, hybrid registration allows for endpoint registration on multiple platforms 
  • Configuration templates make customizing the interface easy, accommodating your organization’s usability and security needs 
Poly Trio 8500 / 8800 

Conferencing Room System 

Yealink MVC800/ 500 

  • Yealink Mtouch Console 8″ 1280×800 resolution touch screen Motion Sensor 3.5mm headset jack Native Microsoft interface 
  • Yealink Mshare 1080p/30FPS FHD by MJPEG format Supports wired & wireless content sharing HDMI & Mini DP Video input USB2.0 Type A & B port Built in Wi-Fi AP 
  • Yealink VCM34 Array Microphone + MSpeaker Built-in 3 microphone array 6 metre voice pickup range Cascade connection up to 4 units Noise Proof Technology LED mute button 
  • Mini-PC Package 7th-gen Intel Core i5 Memory:8GB 128GB SSD storage 2 x HDMI video output Bluetooth & WiFi with Ethernet port 
Yealink MVC800/ 500 

Monitor

HP EliteDisplay E243m 23.8” Monitor with Pop-up Webcam & Audio

  • Break the boundaries: 3-sided micro-edge bezel that supports virtually seamless arrays
  • Experience simple, convenient connectivity with VGA/DisplayPort/HDMI/3 USB 3.0
  • Work comfortably with Customisable tilt, height adjustment, swivel, and pivot settings
HP EliteDisplay E243m 23.8” Monitor with Pop-up Webcam & Audio

Busylight

-Sennheiser UI 20BLUSB

  • 2 different designs, Alpha and Omega
  • 8 different ringtones and IM tone.
  • Built in speaker (with adjustable volume).
  • 360 degree visible angle.
  • USB connected with 3 mtr./9 foot cord (HID device).
  • Multi color LED light.
  • Flexible magnetic mounting
  • kuandoHUB allows multiple platforms to control the Busylight Alpha.
Sennheiser UI 20BLUSB

For more information on EBC Group’s conferencing hardware and solutions, contact 0121 585 4400 or hello@ebcgroup.co.uk. 

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