Yamaha to Debut Speakerphone Aimed at Open Work Spaces

Yamaha Unified Communications today announced a new portable USB and Bluetooth speakerphone series dubbed the YVC-330, which uses Yamaha’s new SoundCap technology that’s specifically engineered for remote conferences in noisy open workspaces. The new speakerphone claims to solve the problem of finding vacant rooms for spontaneous meetings by eliminating the background noise in open working environments that have traditionally deterred collaboration.

Using Far Field Noise Reduction (FFNR), Yamaha’s SoundCap technology captures only the voices of speakers sitting around the meeting table. It effectively removes other noise, allowing participants at the other end of the call to not hear the ambient noise. To further enable a better conference call and prevent unnecessary sound from being transmitted, the YVC-330 also features an auto mute function, which automatically engages when participants are not speaking. Using Yamaha’s Human Voice Activity Detection technology, which distinguishes human voices from other sounds, it also regulates the volume to ambient noise levels. With the self-volume balancer function, remote conferences can be conducted seamlessly without being intrusive to those in the vicinity.

The YVC-330 is debuting in Yamaha’s booth (4961) at InfoComm 2019 but. More information is here.