Phoenix Audio Technologies just launched something called the Smart Spider, a USB speakerphone for medium- to large-sized conference rooms that can also connect to smart devices, tablets or video codecs with the ability to bridge between the different interfaces.
Integrated with echo-cancelling, noise suppression, automatic gain control and an intuitive user interface, Smart Spider’s beamforming technology is enhanced by LED lights beneath the grill that follow the direction of a person’s voice. The product’s pickup range exceeds 20 feet on its own, and can be daisy chained to up to 14 additional units to accommodate an even larger space.
The Smart Spider’s design provides what Phoenix claims as a discreet presence on the conference table, but can be ceiling mounted for rooms that have limited desktop space. Another key feature is the product’s ability to support privacy mode through a standard headset, which allows for a smooth transition from speakerphone to private call with the touch of a button.
Since the Smart Spider communicates through USB interface with any computer under any operating system, and is compatible with all soft video applications. Here are the details.