Regional Vermont Chamber of Commerce Relies on Yamaha’s Portable and Easy-to-Use Conferencing Solutions to Conduct Clear Meetings Anywhere

Date published: 2/8/2022

Yamaha UC Speakerphone and Microphone System Boosts Meeting Efficiency, Satisfaction of Remote Participants

SUDBURY, Mass. — Feb. 9, 2022 — Yamaha Unified Communications today announced that the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (OVRCC) serving south-central Vermont has selected Yamaha UC audio solutions to help make virtual meetings more productive and satisfying for in-person and remote participants alike.
 
Acting on the recent inputs of participants who were unable to hear all meeting attendees properly, OVRCC worked with Yamaha UC to find a solution that would capture and play meeting audio with crisp clarity while providing the simplicity of use, portability, and easy setup needed to support virtual and hybrid events in several locations.
 
Ultimately OVRCC selected two solutions from Yamaha that answered their exact requirements. The first was the Yamaha YVC-200 USB & Bluetooth® Speakerphone. The YVC-200 is ideal for meetings with up to four local participants. It features a rechargeable battery with up to 10 hours of use, or more when connected to a computer or laptop via USB; plug-and-play, compact design to start meetings with zero troubleshooting; and a protective travel pouch. The feature set was the perfect combo to facilitate the chamber’s smaller meetings, allowing the members to bring the unit to different sites and set up easily and quickly.
 
For larger meetings, such as membership meetings with up to 30 onsite participants, OVRCC selected the Yamaha YVC-1000 Microphone and Speaker System. The YVC-1000 allows microphones to be placed and moved around the table or room and the speaker to be placed in a central location for natural sound output. A total of three microphone elements per microphone pod provide ample coverage of larger meeting areas with more participants. The powerful speaker allows all members in the room to hear remote participant commentary much more easily.
 
Since the OVRCC started using the Yamaha products, meeting efficiency has dramatically increased, and the membership has appreciated being able to hear and be heard. Meetings are no longer disrupted or delayed due to audio issues and repetition of items that may have been missed. Remote participants have commented on how they feel more engaged in the sessions and how they no longer need to strain in order to hear commentary.
 
“Yamaha helped our organization come together seamlessly, whether joining in-person or remotely,” said Carol Lighthall, Executive Director of OVRCC. “It’s incredibly difficult to overlook bad audio when you’re trying to communicate new ideas and promote new business activity, but with good audio, we’re stronger and more inspired to elevate our services.”
 
More information on Yamaha Unified Communications' full product portfolio is available at uc.yamaha.com.