Polycom Voicestation 500 – A Bluetooth Enabled Polycom Speakerphone
The Polycom Voicestation 500 is a high-quality Bluetooth enabled conference speakerphone suitable for smaller conference rooms (3 – 4 people), small offices and home office phone systems.
This ideal device for a small conference room, the Polycom Voicestation 500, comes from the acknowledged #1 maker in conference speakerphones, Polycom. Amongst it many features, the Polycom speakerphone performs high on voice quality reception and delivery through Polycom’s patented Acoustic Clarity Technology.
Typically, for handsfree talking on a speakerphone or for a conference call, a speakerphone is usually available with a high-quality desk phone. The drawback is that the voice quality of a desk speakerphone cannot match the audio technology of a Polycom speakerphone meant for conference calls. The Voicestation 500 is designed for multiple people to be talking and listening at the same time around the room. What’s more, with a regular speakerphone, you really need to be very close to the speakerphone to hear what people saying or for them to make out what you are saying. With the Voicestation 500, you can move around the vicinity of your desk area instead of being locked down and positioned over the speakerphone.
High Voice Quality With Range of Up to 7 Feet And 360 Degree Coverage
The Voicestation 500 offers high voice quality with a microphone range of up to 7 feet and a 2.4 GHz wireless technology. This device is cordless, so you need not worry about annoying wires cluttering the floor; and it is very lightweight and compact, making it ideal to place on top of a working table, so you don’t have to worry about it taking up too much space. This device offers excellent sound quality that it seems as if you are talking to someone only a few feet away from you, even if they are in a different room or a different location. You can even use the device to connect to Bluetooth-enabled cell phones.
Bluetooth Connectivity – Syncs Up With Cell Phones & Skype – Facilitates Open Communications
The Polycom Voicestation 500 comes equipped with Bluetooth connectivity. A user can connect it to both a landline, or else from a cell phone. This ability to connect to a cell phone via blue tooth means that you can literally place this Polycom conference speakerphone anywhere, and whip out your cell phone to make conference calls. You can even make a call through the internet, through Skype or any other internet calling services. If you have a Voice of IP line (eg. Vonage or Packet 8 Voip lines), you can plug this phone the same way as the VoIP line has been set up with a regular phone. Note that this is an analog phone and will not connect directly with a digital PBX system.
Many users working in small offices, mobile offices or home offices say that the bluetooth feature has really freed them up in terms of their options to converse one-on-one with others or hold phone group meetings. The opportunity for increased communications is boundless. One user said that everyone in the office has his or her cell phone synced up to this conference speakerphone unit. That allows any person to set a conference call up with his or her cell phone; or else they can instantaneously to turn a one-on-one cell phone conversation to a conference call that includes additional team members. No need to hang up, redial or schedule a separate time to call, all of which are time wasters. As a comparison, this Bluetooth feature is a step up from the Voicestation 300 model that does not have the feature.
For small office and home office users, the Polycom Voicestation 500 offers a lot of flexibility in communications. If you conduct a lot of business through the cell phone, the Bluetooth connectivity will allow you to pick up your cell phone calls through the Voicestation 500, or else dial outbound through your cell phone line.
The Right Choice For Small Conference Rooms, Offices And Home Offices
At under $400, the Polycom Voicestation 500 is also relatively inexpensive compared to other conference speakerphones models with the same features. You can use it with a regular phone line, cell phone or with internet calling services like Skype.
Higher range models like the Polycom SoundStation conference phone could be an alternative, but if the conference room or area you are planning to set this up in is small for 3 to 4 people, there is no need to spend several hundred dollars more. It also comes equipped with dynamic noise reduction, which is ideal for rooms with background noises like fans or air conditioning. The Polycom 500 automatically reduces the background noise to provide clear conversations for users. It is also very easy to install as the package comes with detailed and precise instructions.
To sum up, the Polycom Voicestation 500 offers the best quality voice conferencing technology. It is also very affordable, which is what makes it perfect for those who are just starting operations on a new business or company. With its range of features and sound quality, it can be the centerpiece of a small office or home office phone system. Ever since its release, this device has already received a lot of good feedback from those who have experienced using it.