SPEAKERPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS

Discussions around receiving, originating, and holding Church broadcasts and conferences in meetinghouses including schedules, setup, equipment, and support.
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SPEAKERPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS

Postby bspittle » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:52 pm

We are looking for a great audio solution for our large high council room (seats 15+). Would like any recommendations for a "commercial quality" system along the lines of what PolyCom offers. This link (https://www.lds.org/help/support/pvc-equipment?lang=eng) guides users to ClearOne devices. Thoughts? Ideally, the device would double as a regular speakerphone using our regular phone line, but also be able to connect to a laptop or PC using a USB connection. Thanks.

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Re: SPEAKERPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS

Postby sbradshaw » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:09 pm

If you're feeling really ambitious, you could go with the full immersive equipment! :)
http://www.polycom.com/hd-video-confere ... sence.html
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Re: SPEAKERPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS

Postby bspittle » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:18 pm

that would be sweet indeed!

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Re: SPEAKERPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS

Postby StevePoulsen » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:46 pm

bspittle wrote:We are looking for a great audio solution for our large high council room (seats 15+). Would like any recommendations for a "commercial quality" system along the lines of what PolyCom offers. This link (https://www.lds.org/help/support/pvc-equipment?lang=eng) guides users to ClearOne devices. Thoughts? Ideally, the device would double as a regular speakerphone using our regular phone line, but also be able to connect to a laptop or PC using a USB connection. Thanks.


A small note of caution. no one knows when yet, but meetinghouses will someday move from POTS lines to VOIP. Again I don't think anyone when, but, it would be sad if you'd recently invested heavily in a POTS speaker phone that was not compatible with VOIP.
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Re: SPEAKERPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS

Postby bspittle » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:24 pm

Thanks. We're definitely getting something that is VOIP compatible - most of our calls use PVC, Skype or ZOOM as it is.

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Re: SPEAKERPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS

Postby rknelson » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:39 pm

We purchased a used Polycom Soundstation IP 6000 with 2 mics on Ebay. This is a VOIP phone. It is powered with POE from a network switch. It sounds great, picks up and can be heard by everyone around the High Council table, is easy to setup when we use it and only requires one cable (network) from the wall. We put the phone in the center with one of the mics stretched toward each end of the table. It cost $179, but you can find them for a little less if you are patient.


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