The first modern business conference phone was first conceived by Polycom in 1992 [ see article ]and has morphed in the intervening 25 years to be the norm for any remote business meeting. They are aimed at delivering duplex ( two way ) conversation to large meeting rooms with multiple participants.
Business is changing, and although we will always need a good, solid SoundStation type conference phone on hand for the big remote meeting, more and more we are seeing people work remotely who expect to be able to carry their office in their briefcase whilst remaining part of their enterprise cloud based business communications system. Hence the proliferation of Speakerphones released by major communications manufacturers recently. Continue reading