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Independent Analysts Praise Yamaha CS-700 as 'Huddle Room Powerhouse'

Report From UC Analyst Firm Wainhouse Research Evaluates All-in-One System's Performance, Quality, and Ease of Use
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SUDBURY, Mass. — Feb. 21, 2018 — Revolabs® Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation and part of the Yamaha UC department, today announced that independent analyst firm Wainhouse Research has issued a report on the Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System. Wainhouse Research focuses on critical issues in the UC, conferencing, collaboration, and professional AV markets. The CS-700, an all-in-one, wall-mounted UC solution engineered to simplify installation and deployment and ensure the highest quality audio and video in huddle and small meeting spaces, received praise from analysts for its performance, ease of use, and value.

"The takeaway here is that the CS-700 is a huddle room powerhouse hiding within a somewhat utilitarian package," the authors wrote. "Given its strong price-to-performance ratio and remote management capabilities, we expect the CS-700 to be well received by enterprise customers."

For the report, senior analyst and Wainhouse Research partner Ira M. Weinstein and senior researcher and consultant Saar Litman conducted hands-on testing of the CS-700AV model as a USB AV add-on device (its primary use case) and as a Bluetooth® speakerphone. In USB AV add-on mode, the goal was to evaluate the performance and experience of both audio and video during numerous video calls using a variety of collaboration tools and cloud services. Likewise, when used as a Bluetooth speakerphone, the goal was to evaluate the performance and quality of the audio experience during test calls to two types of smartphones.

"There's a lot to like about the CS-700AV. The system is easy to install, easy to use, and provides a strong audio and video experience. In addition, in terms of the system design, the unit is thin and relatively unobtrusive when installed," the report states. "But there's more to the CS-700 series than meets the eye. Unlike most of the USB solutions in this category, the CS-700 can be configured, monitored, and managed remotely via IP."

The report goes on to praise the CS-700's ease of provisioning, monitoring, and control, and the wide range of audio, video, network, security, and control options through its web UI.

"We're thrilled that independent analysts with their fingers on the pulse of the industry have confirmed what so many of us already knew about the CS-700 — that there's a lot of performance packed into an easy-to-use, space-saving, sleek design," said Holger Stoltze, director of product management, Revolabs. "This product evaluation validates that we've accomplished what we set out to do with the CS-700."

The full report, titled "Evaluation of the Yamaha CS-700," is available for download at www.cp.wainhouse.com in the "White Papers" tab.

More information can be found at www.revolabs.com.

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About Revolabs

Revolabs® delivers better communication in the world of business with professional microphone systems and conference phones for telephony and unified communications. The company's introduction of wireless microphones for conferencing revolutionized business communications by allowing unprecedented freedom in meetings. Revolabs' ability to produce superior sound in large, complex spaces inspires a full portfolio of conferencing solutions that enable the most reliable and natural conversation in every meeting space. With a full range of choices — from installed to simple plug-and-play systems, wireless or wired solutions, and local or cloud-based management — Revolabs offers the most flexible and uniform set of solutions to accommodate the needs of the entire business. Revolabs is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, one of the world's most respected names in audio. Together they are redefining the market for business audio solutions. The company is headquartered in Sudbury, Massachusetts. More information can be found at www.revolabs.com. 

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