Yamaha has announced the CS-700, an all-in-one collaboration solution with a big focus on audio. As you know, Yamaha entered the conferencing market in 2006 and they acquired Revolabs last year. Now, they’ve introduced the CS-700, an in wall-mounted system that includes Revolabs’ microphone technology, a beamforming microphone array, four speakers and through the integrated USB port, the CS-700 is ready to connect to nearly any software-based codec including Microsoft Skype for Business, Cisco Spark, GoToConference, Google Chromebox for Meetings, Vidyo, WebEx, Zoom, BlueJeans and many others. The unit’s wide-angle video camera captures all meeting participants in the room, even those close to the camera. And Yamaha says a special optical solution ensures the high “pixel-per-face” resolution (their term) necessary for participants to recognize nuanced facial expressions that are vital to effective meetings.
Over the same USB connection to their laptop or tablet, users can join a meeting. In addition, the CS-700’s integrated network management system allows IT staff to remotely manage each unit from one location.
The Yamaha CS-700 specs are here.