To save more space in the office, more and more small-to-medium businesses take advantage of small meeting rooms, also called huddle rooms, for team collaboration. However, with limited space and resources in the small room, it can be quite a challenge to host efficient meetings.

Well, not if you team up with Yamaha’s latest video conferencing solution: The Yamaha CS-700! The CS-700 is specifically designed to solve all the challenges you may have in a huddle room. Let’s see how it tackles the top 3 common huddle room challenges!

Challenge #1 Narrow Room for Video Coverage

Solution: 120-degree ultra-wide angle camera

See the whole room with Yamaha’s CS-700 industry-leading 120-degree ultra-wide angle camera! It captures all meeting participants in one field of view, even when you all sit close in the room.

The CS-700 also features a beamforming microphone array that picks up every word spoken in the room and delivers it to the far end. A four-element speaker bar provides outstanding audio, ensuring that every word spoken is heard by every participant in the room.  

Challenge #2: Limited Tabletop Space

Solution: The Only Conferencing Unit & Wall Mount System

The CS-700 is the only communication device you’ll need in the room. It provides a SIP interface to the call manager, replacing the need for a separate conference phone in the huddle room. This conference solution supports business communication applications such as Microsoft® Skype for Business™, Google Chromebox for Meetings™, BlueJeans®, Zoom®, GoToConference™, Vidyo® and more.

Additionally, the CS-700 is a wall mount system that eliminates any need for table-top equipment in the huddle room. The special pivot design wall mount provides simple installation and allows you to connect the wires to the CS-700 within seconds!

Multiple Convenient Connectivity

The USB and SIP communications easily expand your communication opportunities to a further end. The Bluetooth connectivity enables fast and easy audio connections, instantly turning a mobile or PCs into a conference device!

Challenge #3: Multiple Huddle Rooms to Manage

Solution: Remote Management & Bulk Configuration

Managing 1000+ of huddle rooms is no long a challenge for your IT department with the Yamaha CS-700. This conferencing solution enables remote monitoring and management of the units as well as configuring units in bulk. You are able to upgrade remotely and automatically through the IP interface.

That’s not all……..see more unique features:

  • Ultra-wide angle camera with 120-degree field of view
  • Beamforming microphone array
  • 4 speaker element sound bar
  • Supports business communication applications
  • Supports USB, Bluetooth, and SIP
  • Easy cable access wall mount
  • Remote Manageability
  • DisplayLink collaboration

Download the CS-700 Datasheet

Do you use huddle rooms for your team meeting? What are the challenges you have encountered? Share with us!

The CS-700 conferencing solution is now available at! If you have questions about the product, simply give one of our VoIP experts a call at 1-800-398-8647!
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When it comes to the most popular conference phones, you may think of the Polycom IP7000, the Grandstream GAC2500, or the Yealink CP860. Now, you have one more option to think about!yealink-cp960

Yealink’s new CP960 conference phone has become a spotlight in the conference phone market since its release in June 2017. And it doesn’t just have an elegant look, it also boasts powerful features to give you all that you need for a conference meeting. But no more chatting, let’s check it out!

This “Y”-shape conference phone, which also represents the brand name “Yealink”, features an elegant design that makes it easy to pick up the audio in the room while eliminating noises with the noise-cancellation technology. With the CP960, up to five parties can join a conference call from different locations.


20-Foot and 360 Degree Voice Pickup Range

The Yealink CP960 comes with a built-in 3-microphone array and a 20-foot and 360-degree voice pickup range, providing you the best audio experience to make you feel as if all the participants are sitting across the table in person!


Yealink Pentagon Meeting Room

In Yealink Pentagon Meeting Room, you can create a meeting directly and invite or allow someone to join the ongoing meeting seamlessly. Its Active Speaker feature helps you easily recognize who is speaking during the meeting.

Two Additional CP Wireless Expansion Mic CPW90

The CP960 also has a 3.5 mm jack for optional voice output, as well as two microphones and power over Ethernet (PoE) functionality. Through the two add-on CP wireless expansion mics, the Yelaink CP960 provides long audio-capture distance at a radius of up to 20 meters without any wiring trouble. Check out the wired and wireless microphones options for the CP960:


High Expansibility

Turn the CP960 into a loudspeaker or microphone simply by pairing it with your smartphone via Bluetooth or with your PC/tablet via USB Micro-B port. And that’s not all! After successfully pairing, you can host a hybrid UC meeting with all these three devices, your smartphone, PC/tablet and IP conference phone CP960.

More Features to See: 

  • Optimal HD audio, full duplex technology
  • Yealink Noise Proof Technology
  • 20-foot and 360-degree microphone pickup range
  • Two additional CP Wireless Expansion Mic CPW90
  • Built-in 3-microphone array
  • Based on Android 5.1 operating system
  • 5-inch multi-touch screen with 720×1280 resolution
  • Yealink Pentagon Meeting Room
  • 5-way conference call
  • Hybrid UC meeting
  • Built-in Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
  • Connect to PC via USB Micro-B port

Download the CP960 Datasheet Here!

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select Are you overwhelmed by the amount of conference phone options available on the market and don’t know where to start?

Instead of jumping into the purchasing decision and being stuck with the wrong solution, we suggest you spend some time to learn the basic functions of a conference phone and what advanced capabilities are available on the market.


Start at the basics

Looking at a conference phone with lots of powerful, outstanding features, we often get distracted and forget about the basic question – why do you need a conference phone? If a conference phone can’t fulfill your basic conferencing requirements, then it’s valueless for you.

No matter how many advanced features it comes with, be sure to start with the basics. Here are some of the common, basic functions your conference phone should have.

  • HD voice technology and 360 degree Audio
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)/ USB
  • Noise/ echo cancellation
  • Call forwarding/ transferring

Depending on where you expect to use a conference phone, you should also be aware of the microphone pickup range and the number of participants the solution can support.


Additional Useful Features

Next, you should make a wish list of the conferencing features you’d like to have and the budget you’re willing to pay. Here we collected some popular features that may be useful for your business applications.

Compatibility gvc3200

Make sure your solution is compatible with the platforms you use. For example, GVC3200 video conference allows full utilization of apps such as Skype for Business and Google hangouts.

Expansion Microphone expansion mic

This could be useful when you have more participants in the meeting. Available options include: Yealink CP860, Konftel 300IP, and more.

Wireless Option

Hold wire-free conference calls where and when it is convenient. It makes sense if you plan to use the solution in multiple locations.


Recording function comes in handy when you need to recap the meeting later or use it elsewhere for other purposes.

Other Functions  

Touch Screen and Speed Dial speed up your calling process; Busy Lamp Field (BLF) tells you when there’s a call on hold. More other user friendly functions awaiting your exploration. Learn more!

Search for a certain conferencing feature? Need a solution suggestion? Contact our VoIP experts today at 1-800-398-VoIP or email at to find out more information!

Summit Public Schools located in Silicon Valley, creates a collaborative and educational environment for over 6,000 students through the use of the most revolutionary and advanced technology available.

quoteBy using this advanced technology, Summit Public Schools allows students all the resources necessary to pursue what they are truly passionate about. Even with today’s most revolutionary technology the school still struggled with poor audio quality for weekly leadership calls.


YVC-1000 Gives Peace of Mind to Summit Public Schoolsyvc1000

As CTO of Summit Public Schools, Bryant Wong quickly realized that although all proper implementations were made to the network infrastructure to support its video conferencing setip, the audio quality was lacking which hindered the effectiveness of these high-impact meetings. The echo disrupted the conversation of the meeting and the constant outages began to become too frustrating to bare.

The decision was made to get rid of the school’s inefficient conferencing system after trying the  Yamaha YVC-1000. The ease of use and simplicity of the phone really took meeting participants by surprise, just plug in and it’s good to go. The audio quality and reliability of the Yamaha YVC-1000 drove the leadership team to outfit other locations with the YVC-1000. Finally, the school had a conferencing solution that restored the effectiveness of the calls and also gave peace of mind to the Summit Public Schools leaderships knowing the technology will consistently work.


polycom_ip5000Questions about VoIP devices and services are regularly submitted to through a technical support ticket or via the “Ask The Expert” tab on our product pages.

We respond to these requests directly but more often than not, this Q & A would be helpful for lots of other folks.

Below are your VoIP questions answered – Real questions from real people just like you.

Q: How do you connect two calls to make a conference call [Polycom IP 5000] whether they call in or we call out? 

A:   The Polycom SoundStation IP 5000 Conference Phone is a 1-line SIP phone that allows you to create conferences with up to two other groups or, callers.

There’s a couple of ways to host a conference:

  1. Use the “Confrnc” soft key (top row of buttons with functions that display on the screen above)
  2. Or, when you already have an active call and a call on hold, use the “Join” soft key

After you set up the conference, you then have 3 options:

  1. Place the conference call on hold
  2. Split the conference call into two calls on hold
  3. Hang up and end the conference call and your connection

Now that the basics are out of the way lets get to your two scenarios.

Scenario #1: Both Conference Parties Call-In

You’ll be using the “Join” soft key in this example:

  • When the first caller calls you, place them on hold.
  • When the second caller calls you, press the “Join” soft key
  • You’ve now just created a conference call with the second caller (active call), the first caller (the held call), and yourself (you’ve been there all along).

Scenario #2: You Call Both Parties to Set Up Conference Call

You’ll be using the “Conference” soft key in this example:

  • Call the first party.
  • Press the “Confrnc” soft key. This places this active call on hold
  • Dial the number of your second party
  • Press the “Send” soft key.
  • When the second party answers, press the Confrnc soft key to join all parties in the conference

Need More IP 5000 Feature Info?

For all the detailed features and functions, check out the Polycom IP 5000 User Guide.

Don’t Talk Over My Shoulder – Echo Cancellation

What’s so great about the IP 5000, it’s been around for a few years now, you ask? One reason is the echo cancellation because, as this funny Polycom vid points out, you don’t want your calls to sound like someone’s talking over your shoulder:

IP 5000 Overview

For a more detailed overview of the IP 5000, watch our video here:

Stay Tuned

Check back next time for more VoIP Q & A.

Thanks for your questions!


VoIP Supply has some new phone options with VTech conference, VoIP and DECT phones.

What Is It?

VTech is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of cordless telephones and electronic learning toys for children.

They were founded in 1976 and pride themselves with providing high quality devices that are cost effective and innovative.

Right now we’re offering:

VTech ErisStation Wireless Conference Phone

  • The VTech VCS704 ErisStation Conference Phone is a 2-line analog phone
  • PBX/PSTN compatibility
  • Features wireless DECT 6.0 microphones with Orbitlink Wireless technology, dynamic noise reduction, and automatic gain control to normalize audio levels

VTech ErisTerminal VoIP Phones

  • The VTech ErisTerminal VSP725 is an entry-level Power over Ethernet (PoE) VoIP phone
  • 3-SIP lines and HD Voice
  • The ErisTerminal VSP735 is the 5-Line version with a larger backlit display.
  • Both phones have built-in DECT 6.0 radio that can be paired with VTech cordless headsets

VTech ErisTerminal Cordless DECT Phones

  • The VTech ErisTerminal VSP600 is a 6-line DECT SIP phone
  • Base station can be expanded up to 6 total cordless handsets
  • Each additional handset can be assigned its own unique phone number or extension to expand call coverage

Who Is It For?

Need flexibility?

Do you like to walk and talk with your office phone as you roam your warehouse?

Wish you didn’t have to huddle around your conference phone like a campfire on a cold night?

The DECT capabilities of the wireless microphones included with VTech’s VCS704 conference phone allows you and your co-workers to spread out around a room, allowing you to hook up the conference phone base unit wherever it’s most convenient.

VTech DECT handsets provide mobile communication within your office so you can walk away from your desk and still stay connected.

VTech phones also come with a standard 2-year warranty backed by 20 years of handset experience.


  • ErisStation Wireless Conference Phone:  $499
  • ErisTerminal VoIP Phones:  $99 to $159
  • ErisTerminal Cordless DECT Phones:  $79 to $149


VTech phones are available right now. Click here to shop all VTech phone options or call 800-398-8647 to speak with a friendly VoIP Engineer.