Conference phones for all your meetings – Konftel 300 and 200
An easy-to-use conference phone that delivers superior audio quality is essential for productive remote meetings. The models in Konftel’s 300 series are very similar to look at and many of their key features are the same. OmniSound® delivers HD-quality audio and incorporates a conference guide, phonebook, conference group storage and other useful features to get your meetings up and running. Many of the models can also connect calls from different connections or lines.
Another smart feature is the SD card recorder capability for meetings and dictations. Play back, save or share your recordings. The Konftel 200 series incorporates our OmniSound® audio technology even though it has fewer other features in general.
To find the model that best suits your needs, think about how you want to meet. Fixed-line or wireless, small or large situations, smart features or minimalistic? Whatever you decide on, you’ll be amazed by the outstanding audio quality.
Shared features in the Konftel 300 series:
- Multiple connectivity options: analogue, SIP, computer and wireless DECT and mobile
- OmniSound® – superior audio quality with support for HD audio
- The conference guide helps you make multi- party calls and store conference groups
- The phonebook stores contacts
- Menu and quick reference guide in multiple languages
- Record meetings on a memory card
- Two-year warranty
How does video conferencing work?
Consumer applications like Skype mean that anyone can make video calls for just the cost of a webcam and microphone (and if you’re using Apple’s FaceTime, you don’t even need that).
But although Skype and co. do the job for social communications, we wouldn’t recommend using them as a long term business solution. A jerky Skype conversation is unlikely to cut the mustard in the professional environment, where you need to impress a partner or potential new client and first impressions are vital.
The good news is that with modern video conferencing systems, muffled voices, broken calls and time spent waiting for a screen to load are a thing of the past. The even better news is that the cost of a high quality, professional video conferencing solution is probably a lot less than you think.
The benefits are pretty straightforward:
- Save money on travelling to meetings
- Reduce travelling time
- Connect quickly with colleagues, suppliers, partners and clients, based all over the world
- Improve your green credentials
8 things to think about before a video conference
There are some basic do’s and don’ts that can be good to know before you set up a video conference in the meeting room or sitting by yourself. We will try to summarize them in eight bullet points. The scenario is BYOM, Bring Your Own Meeting, meaning you use your laptop PC with a meeting app together with a USB camera and audio endpoints.
1. The placement
If you place the camera too low or high it can be both unflattering for you and your potential friends and distracting for the other parties. You like to be able to look the attendees in the eye and nobody wants to duck into the picture. Keep it at eye level. Konftel Cameras are easy to install and adjust.
2. The light
Konftel Cameras are made to handle even demanding conditions, but always think of having decent light in your room and make sure that there isn’t a bright sun outside the window shining right into the camera.
3. The sound
Well, we have been developing great sound for 30 years, so we are confident that our conference- and speakerphones can manage almost anything, but it is always good to know that for example a pencil drumming on the table or very load typing on a keyboard can be distracting.
4. The look
Try to look into the camera from time to time and not just at your own computer or notebook when you are in a video meeting. It will help the attendees to be more engaged in the meeting.
5. The surroundings
Before the meeting starts it is a good idea to have a quick look at what the other attendees are going to see. If it is too messy in the background or on the table in front of you they may have a hard time focusing on your message.
6. The computer
Have a quick check that you aren’t running tons of applications on your computer. You probably need the processor power for your meeting.
7. The source
Check which sound and video source your computer uses before you start the meeting. This is a common area for errors. It can sometimes be done in the collaboration app, but otherwise you need to go to the computer’s settings and have a look.
8. The connection
Who hasn’t experienced the frustration of a meeting with a bad internet connection? Consider changing from Wi-Fi if you have an opportunity to choose a wired connection to the internet.
Call us on 01493 416444 to explore your options.