Quality sound and lack thereof is a bone of contention for many business with huddle rooms. As our displays and other devices become less intrusive and visible, customer demand focuses on how to compliment the rooms acoustics and aesthetics when it comes to audio options. So what’s the solution?

The most popular option for those in the know is the soundbar. Soundbars are slim, sleek, easy to use and will eliminate most sound issues in seconds!! But the real challenge to any business seeking quality sound for their smaller meeting rooms is selecting the right soundbar, fret not! TwistedPair are here to help. To follow you’ll find details of two of the best soundbars on the market today for a huddle room space. So sit back, read on and get ready to be armed with the facts needed to pick the best ‘bar’ for a sweet, sound rich experience.

Let’s start with the AMX Acendo Vibe. This product has been designed with ‘huddle’’ in mind. It is a fully equipped all-in-one solution. It has a 110° camera that won’t leave anyone out of the picture and has an easy to use volume control with full privacy options. The automatic beamforming microphone array continually tracks where voice is coming from, ensuring consistent high quality audio. With a bracket included, the 4 speaker soundbar is not networkable but can be easily controlled via RS232 which enables integration with Crestron, Extron and AMX systems, so you’ll have no issues controlling this high-tech piece of kit!

The Acendo is also aesthetically pleasing able to fit with the decor of any office space, traditional or otherwise, by offering an array of colours and textured fabrics to suit all tastes.

Secondly we present the Yamaha CS700. The CS700 also an all-in-one unit, equips huddle rooms with ‘top notch’ audio, video, and screen sharing capability. As those of you with a huddle will know, these rooms have unique requirements, often rooms with four glass walls and limited tabletop space, the Yamaha CS700 manages reverberation like no other, combining ultra-wideband audio with high-quality video using a wide angle camera capturing all participants in one field of view. And the four-element speaker bar provides what can only be described as ‘amazing’ audio, ensuring every word spoken is heard loud and clear.

Managing multiple huddle rooms is a challenge for any IT department but with the Yamaha teams are able to monitoring and manage units remotely, in bulk, through a built in IP interface. In addition the CS700 provides a SIP interface to the corporate call manager, replacing the need for a separate conference phone. And Bluetooth allows for fast and easy audio connections, instantly turning a mobile or computer call into a conference call.

Addressing communication and collaboration needs this product will fit most businesses with compatibility to Microsoft Skype for Business, Google Chromebox for Meetings, BlueJeans, Zoom, GoTo Conference, Vidyo and others and some good news, a new SIP model is due for release later this year.

Oliver Hall, TwistedPair Technical Director said,

Soundbars have been evolving over the last year and the latest offerings from AMX and Yamaha are great examples of this. Now with integrated cameras and microphones, it has never been easier to integrate an amazing VC experience into a small to medium size room.

So say goodbye to ceiling or desk mounted mics and speakers and poor quality sound holding your business back and stay ahead of the curve without breaking the bank with an AMX Acendo Vibe or Yamaha CS700 soundbar.

Give TwistedPair a call today on 08000 93 80 60 or drop us an email to sales@twistedpair.co.uk to arrange a free demo and see first-hand how these compact soundbars can impact and benefit your business.

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