Press releases, 2020-06-30
Konftel receives Frost & Sullivan award for best video-capable conference product
Konftel, a global leader in products for effective distance meetings, has been presented with a Best Practices Award by the distinguished US analysis firm Frost & Sullivan. The award relates to the company’s Konftel 800 conference phone, which delivers outstanding sound in video conferences. Frost & Sullivan judges the Konftel C50800 Hybrid video package to be the most attractive option on the market.
“Considering the generous specifications and sturdy build quality, Frost & Sullivan believes the Konftel C50800 Hybrid audio-video bundle offers the best value for money in the marketplace at the moment,” says Alexander Michael, Senior Director of Consulting, Information & Communications Technologies at Frost & Sullivan.
Before Frost & Sullivan announce their annual Video-Capable Conference Product Leadership Award, they conduct a thorough review of the video conferencing products available on the global market. The analysis firm has also examined Konftel’s position in the market and where the brand stands in relation to its competitors. Find out more in the full report , which describes the analysis procedure and the conclusions drawn – Konftel Award Write Up.
Praise for Konftel’s employees
“I’m pleased about so many aspects of this award,” says Peter Renkel, CEO of Konftel. “But what makes me proudest is the fact that they praise the whole of Konftel and everyone who works here. They emphasise that although Konftel is a technology and engineering-driven company, we’ve still managed to maintain a strong focus on the end user. Frost & Sullivan also notes that many members of our team have been working for Konftel for more than 20 years. According to the analysis firm, this means we know our industry inside out and it shows in our products, not to mention our willingness to share all our expertise in distance meetings. That makes me feel both humble and proud!”
Frost & Sullivan’s Alexander Michael, Senior Director of Consulting, Information & Communications Technologies, also has the following to say about why the award has gone to Konftel:
“In most environments, Konftel 800 is a safe, future-proof audio endpoint choice, and organizations can video-enable any meeting space in seconds by connecting the Konftel Cam50 to the endpoint.”
Frost & Sullivan further cites the Red Dot winning design of the Konftel 800 as a standout feature, with Konftel clearly paying more attention to the design that its competitors do. The analysis firm makes similar comments about the user interface, which it considers to be smart and discreetly designed, while also being intuitive and simple enough for anyone to operate the phone without having to read any instructions. However, the sound, which is so crucial for a good distance meeting, is by no means overlooked in the assessment.
“Konftel 800 transmits and projects good audio almost all of the time, without being an installed system. Frost & Sullivan is impressed by the audio processing improvements introduced by the six firmware releases made available since the launch of Konftel 800 last year,” adds Alexander Michael, Senior Director of Consulting, Information & Communications Technologies at Frost & Sullivan.
Better than the competition
Finally, Frost & Sullivan points out that the Konftel 800 is certified for 16 leading communications platforms, more than any of its competitors. End customers can thus rely on Konftel to meet their conference product needs, even if they switch platforms, and minimise the need for support.
In summary, Frost & Sullivan considers the Konftel 800 to be the smartest choice of conference phone, not least due to the option of easily creating video solutions with superb sound – a must for any company or organization that wants to hold flexible, high-quality distance meetings.
“It’s humbling to have a respected US analysis firm declare that we have the best product in this extremely competitive market. This is a wonderful mark of quality that we will take with us as we launch more new products later this year. This award and the fact that we have obtained Climate Neutral certification are two beacons of positivity during this unprecedented spring,” concludes Peter Renkel, CEO of Konftel.
Konftel is a leading company within collaboration endpoint solutions. Since 1988, our mission has been to help people around the world to conduct meetings, regardless of distance. Based on our success, we know that remote collaboration is a smooth way to save time, money and at the same time contribute to a more sustainable world. Crystal clear audio and a sharp video image are essential for efficient meetings, which is why we only focus on cutting-edge technology in our Collaboration Solutions. Our OmniSound® audio technology is built into all Konftel Conference phones and devices. The products are sold globally under the Konftel brand and our headquarters are based in Sweden. Read more about the company and our products at konftel.com.
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