Press releases, 2016-01-11
Hold better meetings with Konftels new HD Products – Powered by OmniSound®
The vast majority of Conference users (87%) think that great sound is more important than video, according to a recent global survey with Konftel customers.
“Sound is the basis of every meeting. The other things can be worked around, but if you cannot clearly hear, then the meeting is over.”
This comment in the survey is right on target. Only 2% value video as the most important enabler in remote meetings and 6% screen sharing.
This is why for almost 30 years we at Konftel have refined and developed our unique OmniSound®-technology to perfection. A range of factors guarantee that OmniSound® enables meetings featuring the highest audio quality, without interference from sound clipping, damping or echo. These include for instance our hypersensitive 360 degree omni-microphone, powerful loudspeakers, full duplex capability and noise suppression.
Broad support for HD Audio
With OmniSound® as the base, all current Konftel models except two also provide HD audio quality whenever the communication platform and network allow it. HD calls have much more natural sounding speech than the sound you get with conventional phone calls. It picks up tones of voice and nuances, making conversation more fluid. In technical terms HD audio in telephony, also known as wideband audio, utilizes at least double the frequency range compared to narrowband telephony, from 50 Hz to 7 kHz or higher instead of only 300 Hz to 3,4 kHz.
Trio of improved products
The three new Konftel offerings, two new models and a unique wireless solution, all bring HD audio to your remote meetings:
- The Konftel 55Wx acts as the hub of your communications and connects to computers, mobile phones, tablets and desktop phones. It’s an easy-to-use, compact conference device with impressive, crystal clear HD sound. Ideal for Skype for Business, Cisco Jabber and other collaboration tools., which along with enhanced Bluetooth performance for NFC pairing and HD audio streaming, makes it the most easy to use and must have UC device for any situation.
- The Konftel 300Mx is the only mobile conference phone in the world. With crystal clear HD Voice calls and a powerful battery, it gives your organization total flexibility. Get the meeting started quickly anywhere, anytime and without compromise. Ideal for web meetings.
- Konftel Wireless IP (Konftel 300Wx + IP DECT 10) lets you enjoy the freedom of wireless connectivity combined with superior OmniSound audio quality in any SIP environment. Use Konftel 300Wx together with the new Konftel IP DECT 10 base station to connect up to 5 HD capable conference phones to your IP telephony. The flexible Konftel 300Wx is also ideal for Skype for Business, Cisco Jabber and web meetings.
Meet with Dr Sound
This product launch is supported by the #omnisound campaign, featuring the Kill the Noise video clip, campaign web pages with audio examples, promotion material in both physical and digital format and much more.
The communication starts with the headline “EVEN THE SMALLEST NOISE ‘bzzzzzz] CAN BE A REAL DISTRACTION”, where a fly in the pictures represents the annoying sound that can ruin your meetings. Konftel’s answer to this customer problem is of course #omnisound. The story about the search for the perfect sound is based on an interview with Dr Sound himself, John-Erik Eriksson, who is one of the two inventors of the first ever conference phone.
With Konftel you get Collaboration – Powered by OmniSound®.
Konftel is a leading company and a strong brand, within audio conferencing equipment. Since 1988, our mission has been to help people around the world to conduct meetings despite distances. Based on our success, we know that audio conferencing is a great way to save time, money and at the same time contribute to a better environment. High audio quality is essential for efficient meetings, this is why our audio technology OmniSound®, is built into all Konftel Conference phones. The products are sold globally under the Konftel brand and our head-quarter is based in Sweden. Read more about the company and products on konftel.com.