YAMAHA UC YVC 330 SPEAKERPHONE
The YAMAHA UC YVC 330 SPEAKERPHONE, Portable Bluetooth Speakerphone.
Yamaha are undoubtedly an industry veteran. The parent organisation has been around since 1887, and more recently it has branched into emerging areas such as Unified Communications.
Yamaha Unified Communications perfectly intersects the company’s rich history of sound innovation, with its new focus on simplifying business processes. It offers a wide range of products for audio and video conferencing, including mics, video soundbars, and business telephones, both wired and wireless. Today, we are reviewing its YVC-300/YVC-330 enterprise-grade speakerphone, recently showcased at InfoComm 2019.
At first glance, the YAMAHA UC YVC 330 SPEAKERPHONE may look like another run-of-the-mill speakerphone which connects via Bluetooth. But what sets it apart is Yamaha’s proprietary SoundCap technology designed for usage in open spaces.
Imagine taking a call right on a convention floor without any dip in sound quality. SoundCap technology introduces a unique feature called Far Field Noise Reduction (FFNR), capturing only the voice of speakers sitting in close proximity.
People moving around the area and ambient noise is all intelligently eliminated – apart from open spaces, this could be extremely beneficial for those regularly working and collaborating from home.
The YAMAHA UC YVC 330 SPEAKERPHONE can be connected over a variety of channels including USB 2.0, Bluetooth, and NFC. There are also two mini jacks for audio input and output. The Yamaha YVC-300 / YVC-330 both come with a 3m USB cable bundled in the box, making it ready-to-use.
Dimensions: At 23.5 cm by 22.6 cm and just 4.6 cm high, the Yamaha YVC-300 / YVC-330 is clearly designed to be placed on the standard tabletop. It is triangular in shape with rounded edges, indicating a perfect positioning at the centre of the table – at less than one kg, the device is also surprisingly light.
Signal processing: Here’s where the Yamaha YVC-300 / YVC-330 really shines. It has built-in noise reduction, automatic speaker tracking, gain control, de-reverberation, an echo canceller, and Human Voice Activity Detection (HVAD) to power a truly seamless calling experience. Interestingly, these features are available on both the 300 and 330 – with a few bonus features in the YAMAHA UC YVC 330 SPEAKERPHONE.
Bonus features: The biggest difference between the Yamaha YVC-300 and the YVC-330 is the SoundCap technology. 330’s SoundCap capabilities let you:
Reduce the impact of distracting noise with a unique three-microphone array
Self-silent (or automatically mute) the mic when you’re not talking through HVAD
Balance the sound of your voice as per the degree of surrounding noise, so that all participants are able to hear you clearly
Both devices are powered via USB, and you can connect it to either a workstation or to any commercially available USB power adapter. What this means is that Bluetooth and NFC are purely for connecting your phones and not for maintaining power supply.
This series of Yamaha speakerphones – especially the Yamaha YVC-330 – is a massive improvement on most devices available in the market today. It converts any smartphone into an enterprise-grade telephonic system with special capabilities for performing in difficult audio.
It is operating system agnostic and fully compatible with commonly used OSs and remote conferencing systems, such as Microsoft® Skype for Business, Cisco WebEx, BlueJeans®, Zoom®, Vidyo® and more.
In addition, frequently used functions, such as microphone mute and speaker volume are controlled by interactive touch-sensor buttons for easy and intuitive operation. Users can start a meeting anytime, anywhere, including ad-hoc meetings in the office or customer’s office, without missing cues for making immediate decisions or relaying inspiring ideas.
The unit blends into any home or corporate office. Its small, lightweight, and space-saving design is perfect for portability and for deployment at laptop or mobile terminals.
A headset jack allows for private listening and the option to enjoy music through the unit between calls.
USB / Bluetooth / NFC
Power via USB
Headphone Jack for Private Listening
Adaptive Echo Cancellation
Voice Activity Detection
Interactive Touch-sensor Buttons
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