The Yamaha CS-700 video sound collaboration system for huddle rooms, is now available – almost a year after it was first announced.
The purpose built sound bar, is specifically designed as an all-in-one unit to equip huddle rooms with “best in class” audio, video and screen sharing capabilities.
Yamaha noted that huddle rooms have unique requirements, as they typically are small sized rooms with limited tabletop space.
The Yamaha CS-700 is designed to solve that problem, by combining ultra-wideband audio with high-quality video to fulfill video, audio, and collaboration requirements in a single wall-mounted system, addressing all communication and collaboration requirements. Audio, video and screen sharing is accomplished through one USB cable.
It also includes remote management capabilities, making it easy for IT departments to remotely monitor and manage their huddle room installations.
“The Yamaha CS-700 is the first of many solutions that combine the market expertise of Revolabs with the product expertise of Yamaha to deliver excellent audio, video, and collaboration capabilities,” said Yoshi Tsugawa, director, Yamaha Commercial Audio Department. “The CS-700 is the first product in this initiative to demonstrate Yamaha’s commitment to the business collaboration market and improving the meeting experience at every level.”
Pricing is yet to be officially confirmed, although has been listed internationally at around $1,299.
Managing up to hundreds of huddle rooms is a challenge for any IT department. The Yamaha CS-700 enables remote monitoring and management of the units as well as configuring units in bulk, and upgrading them remotely and automatically through the IP interface. Managing technology in the huddle room just became way simpler!
Quality Conference Video
Due to the small size of huddle rooms, participants sit close to displays and cameras in these rooms, in the past requiring panning of video cameras to see the whole room. The Yamaha CS-700 industry-leading 120 degree ultra-wide angle camera captures all meeting participants in one field of view. The CS-700 camera covers 80% more area in the whole room, removing the hassle of panning and zooming cameras to see everybody in the room. The high pixel count of the CS-700 ensures that every expression is captured clearly for people up to 10ft/3m from the camera. It is truly a “set it and forget it” video system.
Superior Conference Audio
“Hear every word” has never meant more to meeting success than today. The CS-700 takes advantage of years of professional and corporate audio experience within Yamaha and Revolabs. The CS-700 features a beamforming microphone array that picks up every word spoken in the room and delivers it to the far end. A four-element speaker bar provides amazing audio in the room, ensuring that every word spoken at the far end is heard. Combine that with award-winning audio processing technology integrated in the CS-700 and you have easy, natural conversations between meeting participants with clarity and intelligibility for all
USB and SIP support
The Yamaha CS-700 becomes the one communication device in the room. It supports business communication applications such as Microsoft® Skype for Business™, Google Chromebox for Meetings™, BlueJeans®, Zoom®, GoToConference™, Vidyo®and others. In addition, the CS-700 provides a SIP interface to the corporate call manager, replacing the need for a separate conference phone in the huddle room. USB and SIP communications can be easily bridged in the CS-700, expanding the communication opportunities even further. And Bluetooth allows for fast and easy audio connections, instantly turning a mobile or computer call into a conference call.
Table space in huddle rooms is typically at a premium. The Yamaha CS-700 is a wall mount system, eliminating any need for table-top equipment in the huddle room. The wall mount provides simple installation and makes connecting the wires to the CS-700 easy by use of a special pivot design feature. If you can drill a hole, you can install the CS-700.