We always search out new efficient solutions to meet the client’s budget and expectations. Often we are tasked with a retro-fit or low budget situation that requires an “off the shelf” non-integrated approach to perform a necessary function. Here’s one example of how this approach can miss your expectations mark: a client invested in a new VC codec and screen, not considering the incoming or outgoing audio requirements for their boardroom. They then approached us, as the existing supplier was a distributor only and had no actual professional services offering but were simply shifting boxes…
The client’s budget was now exhausted, and we knew that a traditional approach could not be adopted (DSP, VOIP card, with table microphones, surface and flush mount speakers) so we investigated a solution that would provide these functions for both VC and AC, would be cost-effective, and a retrofit/non-intrusive solution.
After investigation we found the Revolab YVC 1000 to be the perfect fit. The system is supplied as standard with 1 x omnidirectional microphone and the base unit with onboard DSP and Yamaha speaker. Additional omnidirectional microphones can be simply added onto the base unit to provide full table pickup, so we added an additional 2 to the system, making it 3 microphones in total. The base unit has a Bluetooth function that pairs with any mobile phone and enables AC via the system. The solution was sold at just over 1K, and was very well received by the Client.
Our team tends to adopt the traditional approach to audio and integration, but this exercise was a lesson in pride! The “all in one” “boxed” “off the shelf “approach to an AC and VC audio solution suited the budget, the room style, and all the Client’s expectations.
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