InfoComm 2019: Yamaha Unveils New UC Solutions

During InfoComm 2019, Yamaha unveiled a next-generation speakerphone with new sound technology for virtual meetings in open workspaces. The YVC-330 portable USB and Bluetooth speakerphone feature Yamaha’s new SoundCap technology to make clear collaboration and meetings possible even in noisier open-plan offices and workspaces. Yamaha also announced a new soundbar for enterprise collaboration spaces, a new addition to its Unified Communications portfolio, designed for small and medium-sized conference rooms.

Yamaha announced the latest addition to its portable USB and Bluetooth speakerphone series with the YVC-330 virtual meeting solution featuring Yamaha’s new SoundCap technology that is specifically engineered for conducting productive remote conferences in noisy open workspaces. The new speakerphone solves the problem of finding vacant rooms for spontaneous meetings by eliminating the background noise in open working environments that have traditionally deterred collaboration. Yamaha’s SoundCap technology converts the audio of the meeting into a clear, natural signal that sounds as good as being in a quiet conference room.

“With the landscape of meeting environments shifting to open workspace collaboration, Yamaha is committed to offering solutions that handle these typically noisy spaces,”.

Tatsuya Umeo, chief executive officer at Yamaha Unified Communications.

Thanks to it’s Far Field Noise Reduction (FFNR), Yamaha’s SoundCap technology zeros in and 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 focus on the conversation. To further enable a clear, superior conference call and prevent unnecessary sound from being transmitted, the YVC-330 also features an auto mute function, which engages when participants are not speaking. This self-silencing feature enhances the performance of Yamaha’s Human Voice Activity Detection technology, which instantly distinguishes human voices from other sounds.

Finally, the SoundCap technology offers an auto speaker volume adjustment, which regulates the volume to ambient noise levels and is suited for maintaining speech privacy. With the self-volume balancer function, remote conferences can be conducted seamlessly without being intrusive to those in the vicinity.

Featuring USB, Bluetooth, NFC connections, and power through its USB cable, the YVC-330’s portable design makes it the ideal communications solution for setting up high-quality calls from any area of a workspace — all without the cost of dedicated equipment.

Yamaha ESB-1080 Soundbar

Expanding Yamaha’s conference capabilities into the under-represented medium-sized conference space market, the new Yamaha ESB-1080 Enterprise Soundbar integrates the audio from video collaboration to create an immersive feeling for conference rooms. Its two built-in subwoofers and bass-reflex port deliver clear, dynamic, full-range sound in conjunction with two dome tweeters and two woofers. The compact and elegant design makes it an ideal solution for a range of enterprise spaces, such as conference rooms and lobby areas.

The ESB-1080 simplifies setup by incorporating a ‘conference mode’ preset, designed especially for installation in meeting room spaces. This mode is optimized for conversation and to bring a lively atmosphere into the room. The ESB-1080 also includes all latest connectivity options, including HDMI, Bluetooth, optical and analogue audio to integrate easily with any monitor, mobile or PC device. The simple, ultra-slim design is easy-to-install and can be wall-mounted, via its built-in keyholes, or placed on a cabinet or shelf.

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