While video conferencing technologies get most of the attention nowadays, the relatively high costs of bandwidth in India mean that businesses continue to use audio conferencing too. The lower costs of both the hardware and the services also means that it’s a very productive solution for small and medium businesses that are more cautious about their investments. It is also useful for smaller rooms in larger organisations – as a backup when video conferencing rooms are occupied.
The Polycom SoundStation Duo is a dual-mode analog/IP conference phone which is designed for small to midsize rooms. It is easy to set up and use and delivers exceptional audio performance in both modes. In VoIP (digital) environments, the SoundStation Duo conference phone delivers with Polycom HD Voice technology, full-duplex audio and the best standards-based interoperability in the industry. It also features the latest in echo cancellation and resistance to interference from mobile phones and other wireless devices.
How HD voice benefits the quality of your audio conferencing (Video credit www.polycom.com)
Some key features of the SoundStation Duo are:
Great investment because it’s future proof — works with your legacy analog network for now, but supports the migration to VoIP later
A wide range of VoIP interoperability — compatible with several SIP call platforms to maximize voice quality and feature availability while simplifying management and administration
Strong, robust SIP software — leverages advanced SIP endpoint software, with advanced call handling, security, and provisioning features
Low costs of deployment and administration — Setup is made simple by a web-configuration tool and no boot server is needed