Soundbars used for conferencing can only hear what’s within their range. And often, depending on many variables, the conversation gets lost. It’s something no organization can afford to risk with a sub-par collaboration system.
To preclude its CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System from missing important commentary, Yamaha Unified Communications now offers a companion wireless extension microphone. Customers can choose between the new XW-CS-700 wireless mic or the existing wired model for their collaborative requirements. The mic extends audio pickup beyond the CS-700’s 12-foot radius while eliminating cable clutter from huddle spaces.
“The wired extension microphone is great for many environments, but in some larger applications, the 25-foot cable isn’t long enough or needs to be hidden,” says Holger Stoltze, senior director of technical sales and marketing, Yamaha Unified Communications. “Yamaha is the leader in wireless microphone technology. We have combined our know-how with the audio and video technology innovation we introduced in the CS-700 to provide end users with more options to best fit their conference space and application needs.”
The new XW-CS-700 wireless extension mic uses a proprietary connection between the CS-700 connector and an HD Dual microphone receiver, which allows for a greater distance between the CS-700 unit and the microphone. A second wireless microphone is also available. The omni-directional wireless microphone includes a charger base and a rechargeable battery that delivers up to eight hours of talk time on full charge. The XW-CS-700 will begin shipping in June.
the Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System delivers audio, video, and collaboration capabilities in a wall-mounted unit that features an adaptive beamforming microphone array; four Yamaha speaker elements; and a wide-angle HD camera. Users can connect to an organization’s chosen UC platform using a single USB. The CS-700’s integrated network management system allows IT staff to deploy and remotely manage each unit from one location.