Effective Communication is a Must
Communicating effectively is a major part of conference calling and so top grade conference calling equipment is required to meet communication requirements. Good quality sound is essential and especially so when conference calling, as the callers expect crystal clear sound so that they may effectively communicate with each other.
They are using a conference call in lieu of a physical meeting and furthermore, a lot of conference calls are recorded to be later transcribed into text and so the need for clear sound becomes even more important. Good conference calling equipment should ensure that technologically advanced two-way communication is provided to customers.
One piece of conference calling equipment that is common to conference rooms is the Polycom voice conferencing system, which is also used in boardrooms and other meeting areas because of its high quality sound production. Another affordable piece of conference calling equipment is Voice Station 100 which is used for small rooms and offices and provides business-clear sound.
The next generation SoundStation2 conference phone is a cutting edge piece of hardware that allows simultaneous two way duplex communication and gives enhanced sound ideally suited for small and medium conference rooms and delivers remarkable sound as well. It also has a number of new features such as a large backlit display that facilitates easily visible call information and other telephone functions.
Its 360 degree microphone sound coverage with intelligent mixing allows only the microphone closest to the speaker to stay on and thus give crystal clear sound. As a conference phone, the SoundStation2 also has standard telephone features such as redial, mute, transfer and hold which makes it an easy to use conference calling equipment that one is already quite used to.
Another piece of conference calling equipment is the Sonexis Conference Manager which provides companies with media rich conferencing abilities to improve business performance. This is a modularly designed piece of equipment that allows web conferencing to be more affordable, secure and scalable and also provides firewall protection to increase the security of the user.
An interface that is an essential part of conference calling equipment is a bridge, which connects directly into incoming peripheral telephone lines or broadband Internet and multiple bridges, when connected together, provides enormous connectivity. There is also the provision to have a bridge that is enabled to conduct PowerPoint presentations, especially for Web conferencing. A bridge is usually a piece that is self contained and comes with a database and an Apache web server which can connect up to 120 participants.
An optimal conference calling equipment is a phone unit that is directly hardwired into the telephone line, especially since mobile phones are not recommended for conference calling as they are prone to picking up static and background noises. Whatever be the conference calling equipment, it should be well taken care of and should be maintained and tested for functionality at all times to ensure quality and proper functioning.