Conferencing Skype for BusinessIf you are looking for the best conference phone for Skype for Business or other Unified Communications platform then we have a few selections based upon price, quality and ease of deployment. The essence of a business conference phone is that it allows a few people to take part in a meeting without the costs and hassle of travel or making cups of tea for 20 people. Modern conference units have a host of features designed to make their setup, and use, as simple as possible and the units below from Polycom, Jabra and Sennheiser all integrate perfectly with Skype for Business.

The platform formerly known as Microsoft Lync Unified Communications is now Skype for Business and all the top manufacturers produce conference units which are specifically designed to make the most out of the ease which the platform provides :

Polycom CX3000 IP Conference Phone

Polycom CX3000 IP Conference PhoneWith the Classic Polycom footprint the CX3000 looks elegant in any surroundings, forming the focal point in any business meeting. It is certified for use with Skype for Business and can boast : ‘Best in class’ user experience with Skype For Business software. The sound quality is top of the range, with a microphone pick up range of 12 feet which can be expanded with additional microphones. The unit can be powered via its Ethernet socket. The large colour screen enables ease of use
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Polycom RealPresence Trio 8800

Polycom RealPresence Trio 8800The 8800 Trio from Polycom is shaped like a stealth bomber with angular lines rather than Polycom’s classic curves. That coupled with its vibrant and large colour screen sets it apart from the traditional conference phone whilst adding a real class to the meeting room. This unit leverages the complete functionality of Skype for Business with a 20 foot pick up range and the acme of Polycom’s audio technology such as HD Voice, Acoustic Clarity & NoiseBlock – used with a camera the Trio 8800 supports HD video calling as well.
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Jabra Speak 810 Speakerphone

Jabra Speak 810 SpeakerphoneThe Jabra Speak 810 here introduces us to the new wave of conference phones, with a flusher sleeker design. It is perfect for Skype for Business conferencing , an essential part of Unified Communications and connects to any device via eithe Bluetooth or 3.5mm jack. It contains an nice feature which is the external USB charging port – we need these often – and has Jabra’s very own ZoomTalk integrated which drives the directional microphones to focus on the current speaker.
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Jabra Speak 410 SFB USB

Jabra Speak 410 SFB USBOf course Skype for Business is designed for those who are’on the move’. The Jabra 410 is a new breed of conference/ speakerphones which are portable and can operate via Bluetooth or USB which makes it perfect for out of office conferencing situations. These could be used on a busy train even – though that may not go down too well. This compact unit delivers a surprisingly clear sound considering its size.
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Sennheiser SP 20 Speakerphone

Sennheiser SP 20 SpeakerphoneThe Sennheiser is another portable conference unit certified for Skype for Business which has the benefit of Sennheiser’s lovely design whilst delivering a seamless Unified Communications experience out of the box. It connects via USB or 3.5mm jack and will work with all devices – mobile, tablet or PC. Of all the devices we looked at today we found this the most visually appealing. Luckily its function is up there with its form and it gives a crystal sound from its speaker and picks up audio clearly over a very decent range.
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This is just a summary of our best selling Skype for Business conferencing units – if you want to learn more then feel free to call us on 0844 824 6664 or use the form here to get in touch.

A selection of Conference phones for use with Skype for Business can be seen here :