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How to Choose the Audio and Video Devices for Your Next Gen Skype Room System with Logitech SmartDock

Next Gen Skype Room System with Logitech SmartDock

The Next Gen Skype Room System

It has never before been more affordable and easier to have a Skype for Business meeting room experience. Microsoft’s game-changing Skype Room System (SRS) works beautifully with your existing video displays as well as audio devices and video cameras certified for Skype for Business, making it easy to launch a meeting with a single touch.

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How to Choose Your Audio & Video Devices

As of January, there are currently nine different audio and video device options compatible with the Skype Room System and Logitech SmartDock. So, how do you determine which ones you need and which ones you can do without? The best place to start is with the size and layout of your meeting room. These factors, along with the number of in-room attendees, determine which devices you will need in order to conduct the most engaging and effective Skype for Business meetings.

First, we’re going to take a look at all nine available devices. Next, we’ll categorize them by the meeting room sizes they are designed for. Finally, we’ll give you some device combination ideas to help inspire you about the different meeting experiences you can create. The ability to switch between multiple cameras in a session allows for more creative and productive expression in your Skype for Business meetings. Let’s get started.

The Nine Compatible Audio & Video Devices

There are four speakerphones, two video cameras (without built-in speakerphones), and three speakerphone/video camera combo devices currently compatible with the Next Gen SRS.

Speakerphones
Jabra Speak 510 Speakerphone for Next Gen Skype Room System
Jabra Speak 510
Small, portable, and powerful with wireless and Bluetooth capabilities.
Jabra Speak 810 Speakerphone for Next Gen Skype Room System
Jabra Speak 810
Powerful speakerphone with wireless and Bluetooth capabilities. Forget about echoes, background noise, and distortions.
Sennheiser SP20 Speakerphone for Next Gen Skype Room System
Sennheiser SP20
Small and portable plug-and-play speakerphone.
Polycom Trio Speakerphone for Next Gen Skype Room System
Polycom Trio
Powerful speakerphone with exceptional audio capabilities and background noise elimination.
Video Cameras
Logitech C930e Webcam Camera for Next Gen Skype Room System
Logitech C930e
Desktop collaboration webcam with HD 1080p 90° video.
Logitech PTZ Pro Camera for Next Gen Skype Room System
Logitech PTZ Pro
1080p video with 90° field of view, 260° pan and 130° tilt. Zoom wide or zero in with 10x full HD lossless zoom.
Speakerphone/Video Camera Combos
Logitech ConferenceCam Connect Camera and Speakerphone for Next Gen Skype Room System
Logitech ConferenceCam Connect
HD 1080p 90° video and 360° sound meet portability and affordability.
Logitech Group Camera and Speakerphone for Next Gen Skype Room System
Logitech Group
Includes the PTZ Pro camera and duplex speakerphone, with optional expansion mics available for larger rooms.
Polycom CX5100 Camera and Speakerphone for Next Gen Skype Room System
Polycom CX5100
HD 1080p 360° panoramic video with active speaker detection and Polycom’s legendary HD Voice technology.

Devices Suitable for Small Meeting Rooms (Up to 6 Seats)

Video Cameras

Logitech C930e Webcam Camera for Next Gen Skype Room System
Logitech C930e

Speakerphone/Video Camera Combos

Logitech ConferenceCam Connect Camera and Speakerphone for Next Gen Skype Room System
Logitech ConferenceCam Connect

Devices Suitable for Medium Meeting Rooms (Up to 14 Seats)

Video Cameras

Logitech PTZ Pro Camera for Next Gen Skype Room System
Logitech PTZ Pro

Speakerphone/Video Camera Combos

Devices Suitable for Large Meeting Rooms (Up to 20 Seats)

Meeting Room Configuration Bundles

Here are just a few meeting room configuration ideas to get you started. The Next Gen SRS has the ability to switch between multiple cameras within a session. This allows for more creative and productive expression in your Skype for Business meetings.

Small Meeting Room Bundles
Medium Meeting Room Bundles
Large Meeting Room Bundles

Please note this is not a comprehensive list of meeting room configurations for the Next Gen SRS. The SRS is versatile and every meeting room is different.

Please give us a call at 800-641-6416 or send us a message to discuss your unique meeting room solutions with our meeting room and device experts. We would love to help get you on track to conduct effortless and productive Skype for Business meetings!

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