Best home video conference room equipment
As the world prepares to fire up the economy again, we’re excited and probably more motivated than ever. Having said, certain companies who are able to have employees work from home are advised to continue this working style. As much as we would like to see an end to the pandemic, we must also keep the thought of things possibly going south.
In this article, we hope you find the right equipment to prepare yourself in case remote and flexible work stays the norm for the foreseeable future.
Audio & Video
Sleek, user friendly, affordable and up to date, those are what describes Logitech’s new all-in-one BCC950 video conferencing system. With its simple plug and play feature, it also makes it an ease to re-position anywhere in your lovely home office, flexible work just became well, more flexible. Time for a video conference? Rest assured that HD video and sound clarity is integrated within this device and you can enjoy it with groups of 1-4 people at a time.
The BCC950 delivers wide-band audio from a full duplex speakerphone and delivers HD video from its motorized camera. A common issue a lot of us face during a video conference is wondering if what we say gets heard. The BCC950 eliminates that problem with its omni directional speaker which can clearly detect voices from as far as 8 feet away.
As far as compatibility goes, the BCC950 works with apps such as Skype, Zoom, BlueJeans, Broad soft, Cisco Jabber and many more. You can also work from anywhere, as it comes with an IR remote control which allows you to control your device from up to 3 meters away! This product certainly adds great value for small teams.
Jabra has really made a name for themselves in the recent years and it comes with no surprise that they are able to provide the market with a modern, high-quality video conference system. Enjoy a mobile premium hands-free system with outstanding sound clarity for calls and even your music – plus, this device can accommodate up to 6 people in the same video conference.
Another excellent feature is its battery; this powerhouse of a device is packed and ready to run for 15 hours at a time! You can also adjust the trajectory of sound by either laying the device flat on its back to project the sound across the room or pull out its stand, located behind the device, to have it standing and point the device to your preferred direction. Overall, this device is fairly affordable, portable and with its sleek and modern design you will find places in your home office for the Jabra Panacast in no time!
Looking for a premium product to boost efficiency, clarity and quality while you work from home? Consider Logitech’s conference camera, Meet Up. Designed to provide nothing less than amazing sound and video clarity, Meet Up is equipped with a 4K Ultra HD camera with up to 5X HD zoom, additionally its fully motorized pan/tilt lens truly expands this device’s capabilities.
As for audio, it’s full range speaker system and beamforming microphone array ensures that your video conferencing experience is seamless. Logitech’s RightSound™ technology also enables the device to capture speech, while auto-leveling louder and software voices and suppressing noise. The camera also has the ability to detect all individuals in the room to frame and create a more collaborative and natural experience as opposed to using a voice tracking system which tends to jump from one person to another.
Finding the perfect spot in your home office is made easier with its attached table stand and wall mount or choose to purchase an optional TV mount, all created to help you save space and enhance your work from home experience. Meet Up is compatible with Skype, Zoom, Fuze and other video conferencing, recording, and broadcasting applications that support USB cameras. Control Meet Up using its IR remote control or download the free Logi remote app from the itunes store and control it directly from your phone!
The LG UHD 4k HDR Monitor has a border which is virtually non-existent. This monitor keeps up with the times as it uses VESA DisplayHDR™400, this enables the monitor to adjust to a wide range of brightness and contrast. Also, this monitor is hardware calibration ready plus you can download a software from LG called OnScreen Control to customize your display or pivot controls. Attached to the monitor is also an ergonomic stand to adjust the monitor’s height, pivot and tilt to your home office preference.
The ASUS PB27UQ is a professional UHD monitor which can be used for your remote work and also games which you choose to enjoy during this period of COVID19. It uses 4K ultra high definition visuals for a more detailed display. This monitor also features In-Plane switching technology which improves the color reproduction and enables the user to see the screen clearly from virtually any angle. The PB27UQ is also an ultra-low blue light monitor which will protect your eyes from prolonged exposure damage. Price: US$687.19
ACER has designed a Wide screen LCD Monitor with an IPS display for easy viewing in your home office at any angle and also has speakers integrated. It also has a Zero Frame design, which you can choose from a choice of either gold or white. It comes attached with a stand and in total weighing at 8.3 lbs (3.76kg). This monitor also provides you with 4 times more detail than the 720p HDTV video standard. Additionally, this monitor comes with a three-year warranty.
If you’re looking for more portable monitors for remote work where you’re constantly on the move, check out our article on the best portable monitors on the market.
Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Slack are all simple to use and efficient software that support remote work. They allow you to connect with people outside of your homes with ease, given a reliable internet connection. Some of their features include audio and video calls, screen sharing and recording of meetings – although you will need to use a third party app to record calls on Slack. To learn more about these applications, check out our article on the best apps for remote collaboration.
So there you have it – everything you need to experience seamless, high-quality video conferencing from the comfort of your own home. If you’d like assistance in setting up remote work arrangements for your team, contact FLYDESK.