Revolabs and IT solutions provider/channel partner Virtual Graffiti worked with Summit Public Schools, one of the nation’s foremost public charter schools, with 10 schools across California and Washington to solve the poor-quality audio that prevented the school’s faculty and leadership team from successfully meeting via its videoconferencing solution.
Deploying the Yamaha YVC-1000 conference phone throughout many locations, Summit Public Schools was able to resolve the audio issues and achieve its vision for a system that would offer a successful remote collaborative environment.
“Our old conference phone just wasn’t reliable. The quality was horrible, echo was coming off the system, and it was constantly shutting off when it was turned up too loud,” said Bryant Wong, CTO, Summit Public Schools. “All these issues were inhibiting the ability of my teachers and leadership to meet and collaborate effectively. The YVC-1000 delivers the high-quality audio I expect and provides a better experience that’s consistent and reliable.”
The school initially brought in the Yamaha YVC-1000 for a test run. After a successful 30-day trial, Summit Public Schools then bought additional units to replace the old conference phones. Today, the videoconferencing rooms are in use eight to 12 times a day across the school’s many buildings, with meetings lasting anywhere from 30 minutes to three or four hours. Additional units have been purchased and are being deployed in multiple locations.
A USB- and Bluetooth-enabled conference phone, the Yamaha YVC-1000 features a separate microphone and speaker unit. The speaker can be placed close to the video display so that audio and video from the remote location blend naturally, while the microphone is placed near the in-room participants for the best pick up of their voices. Up to five microphone units can be daisy-chained together for larger meeting spaces. The unit is also automatically tuned to optimize the audio for current room conditions.
“The audio challenges Summit Public Schools faced are a prime example of what drives our company to engineer UC solutions that enable the collaboration experiences people expect,” said Nick Emoto, VP of business strategy, Revolabs. “The Yamaha YVC-1000, along with the other conference phones in our portfolio, is engineered to overcome the audio issues prevalent in today’s meeting environments, delivering better communication so organizations can continue to thrive and innovate.”
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