Yamaha Unified Communications Announces Partnership with Huddly

Published: 2019-06-21

Yamaha Unified Communications unveiled its latest video and audio collaboration solutions in a new partnership with Huddly at InfoComm 2019.

The Yamaha ESB-1080 enterprise sound bar will bundle with Huddly’s AI wide-angle USB camera to create the Yamaha Collaboration Kit.

“Meeting participants demand two things no matter where they’re meeting: a seamless, intuitive experience and superior audio and video quality,” said Michael Fitch, VP of sales and marketing at Yamaha Unified Communications in the joint announcement.

“These requirements are at the core of our design,” he said, calling the new kit “the future of flawless, intelligent collaboration with AI-powered video.”

The Yamaha Collaboration Kit (currently available only in North America) combines Yamaha’s ESB-1080 enterprise sound bar and Huddly IQ AI-powered conference camera.

Inside the Yamaha Collaboration Kit

Yamaha’s ESB-1080 provides an immersive feeling with full-range speaker output for conference rooms. The sound bar’s two built-in subwoofers and bass-reflex port deliver full-range sound in conjunction with two dome tweeters and two woofers.

Its conference mode preset is specialized for installation in conference room spaces with enterprise-demanded functions for easy administration.

The compact design, automatic sound optimization and mounting options make it ideal for various enterprise needs and designs.

The Yamaha ESB-1080 is available as a solution for any enterprise room to provide or expand speaker output, or as part of a bundled solution with the Huddly IQ AI-powered conference camera.

The Yamaha Collaboration Kit’s camera provides 150-degree wide-angle 1080p video, an embedded mic array, automated AI features, and the Huddly InSights analytics API.

With the Genius Framing feature, the camera can automatically detect and frame participants in its field of view, eliminating the need to manually control the camera.

The Yamaha Collaboration Kit is best matched to medium-size conference spaces for remote collaboration and presentation with simple connections to a laptop and monitor.

“Our partnership is a terrific opportunity for end customers,” said Huddly CEO Jonas Rinde in the joint announcement.


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