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Yamaha Introduces Portable Conferencing Solution YVC-200

Yamaha says the device accelerates the remote work movement by enabling high-quality conversations anytime, anywhere.

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Yamaha has announced the debut of its YVC-200 portable USB and Bluetooth speakerphone to allow conference calls and improve communications for things like remote work.

Yamaha’s YVC-200 is designed to provide users with ample, clear sound no matter where they work. Building on the benefits of its portfolio of conference phones, the YVC-200 portable conferencing unit leverages superior audio technology to boost productivity when meeting remotely.

“The reality of today’s global workplace is that people are meeting and collaborating outside of dedicated conferencing spaces, which can create a challenging and increasingly frustrating meeting environment,” said Phil Marechal, vice president of business development and product management with Yamaha Unified Communications.

The compact device fits in the palm of the user’s hand and is integrated with Yamaha’s sound processing technologies, including adaptive echo cancellation and Human Voice Activity Detection that focuses on the unit of speech rather than background noise.

The unit features intelligent microphones that deliver full-duplex conversation without sound dropouts, even when multiple people are speaking at once. In addition, the company says the device’s built-in speakers deliver audio that sounds true to life, so it feels as if every remote participant on the call is in the room.

To start a remote meeting, users simply connect the YVC-200 to their audio, video, or web conferencing client. Equipped with USB and Bluetooth with fast pairing to NFC-enabled devices, the YVC-200 can connect to a PC, smartphone, or tablet. The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to ten hours of operation.

It is operating system agnostic and fully compatible with commonly used OSs and remote conferencing systems, such as Microsoft Skype for Business, Cisco WebEx, BlueJeans, Zoom, Vidyo and more.

In addition, frequently used functions such as microphone mute and speaker volume are controlled by interactive touch-sensor buttons for easy and intuitive operation. Users can start a meeting anytime, anywhere, including ad-hoc meetings in the office or a customer’s office, without missing cues for making immediate decisions or relaying inspiring ideas.

The device is available in a choice of white or black. Its small, lightweight design is perfect for portability and for deployment at laptop or mobile terminals, according to the company. A headset jack allows for private listening and the option to enjoy music through the unit between calls.

The Yamaha YVC-200 will be exhibited in the Yamaha Unified Communication’s booth N1227 at InfoComm 2018.