One of the big decisions an expanding business needs to make is which conference phone system to purchase. These setups are for those companies that have agents and clients in various locations that need to regularly connect to conduct business. The technology for these devices has improved greatly in recent years, and there is now a solution for nearly any situation.
The business needs to be mindful of where the device will be going, because poor acoustics can render a product nearly ineffective. It may sound strange, but the smaller the area, the better it normally is for these devices. Enclosed areas force the speakers to stay close to the microphone, which enhances audio clarity and dampens the sound, preventing an echo from ruining the sound quality. Input devices that have a range of six or so feet are usually adequate for smaller spaces.
Larger rooms will require more sophisticated microphones and setups, and for those areas that are more than 20 feet long or wide, a conference phone system with integrated input and output devices may be required. This means that the person speaking can be seated anywhere or walk around the room without being caught in a dead spot. Unfortunately, boardrooms are often ill-equipped to handle the required acoustics because the glass or hard surfaces that surround the room will be more likely to reflect sound back into the device. To counteract this, a business owner should consider adding on some sound-dampening technology to reduce background interference. It may also be best to invest in directional microphones that only receive input from one direction. These are adept at eliminating background noise.