Yamaha Unified Communications is now shipping the new YVC-330 portable USB and Bluetooth speakerphone with proprietary SoundCap technology that’s designed to cut ambient background noise prevalent in open workspaces.
“Ask anyone who has tried to meet in an open environment, and they’ll tell you how difficult it is to be heard over the din in the room — from people talking to phones ringing and printers whirring — which isn’t conducive for clear, productive meetings and can be incredibly frustrating for all participants,” says Michael Fitch, vice president of global sales and marketing at Yamaha Unified Communications. “For those reasons, a good meeting experience has meant hunting down and reserving a quiet, unoccupied space, which may not be feasible for spontaneous meetings. The YVC-330’s SoundCap technology was designed to make any open space — even a cafe — a truly multipurpose powerhouse, regardless of the less-than-ideal noise that may be present.”
With Far Field Noise Reduction (FFNR), SoundCap technology is engineered to “zero in” and capture only the voices of speakers sitting around the meeting table, while removing other noise. Also onboard is an automatic mute function that engages when participants are not speaking. This function enhances the performance of Yamaha’s Human Voice Activity Detection technology, designed to distinguish human voices from other sounds.
In addition, the SoundCap technology offers an auto-speaker volume adjustment that regulates the volume to ambient noise levels and is suited for maintaining speech privacy. The portable design of the YVC-330 includes USB, Bluetooth, NFC connections, and power through its USB cable.