Stay Connected with Conference Phones and Cordless Phone Systems
Whether you connect via landline or smartphone, phone audio conferencing is a key tool for many businesses. Audio conferencing is ubiquitous in office conference rooms, but it is also increasingly common for those who take conference calls at home.
Today’s conference phones are designed to provide a speakerphone experience with high quality audio that makes conference calls easier and more productive. These multi user speakerphones connect wirelessly to most standard smartphones and computers, allowing multiple speakers to listen and contribute to the conversation.
Connectivity standards vary between models. Bluetooth speakerphones connect via the universal Bluetooth wireless technology, making them easy to use with multiple smartphones and other devices. Others use a wireless USB dongle to connect to a computer or plug in via USB C, and many offer more than one of these options.
Key Features for Conference Phones
These are some of the most important features to look for in a modern conference phone system. Not every user will require all of them, but anyone looking for an audio conferencing solution will want to select a speakerphone model with features that fit their needs, such as:
Multiple Microphones: Most Bluetooth speakerphones have a 360º array of omnidirectional microphones inside. This multi mic setup allows the speaker to pick up audio input from any direction, so speakers can be heard from different areas of a meeting room.
Full Duplex Communication: A full duplex audio system allows transmission of audio in two directions at once, so multiple participants can speak at once if desired.
Noise Reduction: Many conference phones include noise reduction functionality that blocks out background noise to produce clearer sound quality and a more productive conferencing experience.
Daisy Chaining: A so called daisy chaining feature allows multiple conference phones to be connected. Many models have an upper limit of 10 to 12 users, but daisy chaining allows that number to go much higher.
Conference Service Compatibility: Conference phones are often designed for compatibility with common conferencing services like Google Meets, Zoom, Skype, and others. If your team uses a specific service, look for a conference phone designed for compatibility with it.
Cordless Phones, VoIP Phones, and More
Our selection also includes a wide range of cordless and corded desktop phone models. Some connect via traditional landline phone service, while others use the popular VoIP technology for phone communication via broadband data lines. Today’s landline cordless phones use the Digital Enhanced Cordless Technology DECT 6.0 standard, giving them the best range, security, and sound quality they have ever had.
VoIP, meanwhile, is especially popular for small businesses that need reliable, high quality phone service without the additional costs and complications of a landline. Some of today’s VoIP phone models even include features like built in video conferencing, and many offer integrations with a variety of business communication apps.
Whichever you prefer, Micro Center’s lineup of desktop phone models will keep you connected and working at your highest levels of productivity. Shop our desktop phones here, and don’t hesitate to reach out for help from our tech experts.