Huddly IQ Auto Framing Feature | Tutorial

Recently a viewer asked for a demo on the Huddly IQ Auto Framing feature. In todays blog/video, we show how to change from manual to Auto frame via Huddly App. Stick around until the end to see a quick demonstration.

Step One

Download the Huddly App. You can download via this link for free. Available on MAC and Windows.

Huddly IQ Zoom

Step Two

Once the app is installed, you simply check mark the “Auto” box.

Voilà! You now have Auto Framing on your Huddly IQ. Feel free to test by walking around different areas in your environment. You will notice it takes a few seconds for the camera to follow you, but don’t be alarmed, this is normal.

To reverse back to Manual Focus, just uncheck that “Auto” box and you will be able to manually focus the camera yourself.

Fortunately, the Huddly app isn’t just for the Auto Framing feature. There are a ton of settings jam-packed within the app. The App will notify you every time we release a new update. It’s easy to keep the camera up-to-date with the latest features, quality improvements and software enhancements. Check out this video where we dive a little deeper into the Huddly software:

Also, if you want to see a more in-depth step by step process, check out our video where we breakdown each step. At the very end we conclude with a demonstration on the Auto Framing technology:

Thank you for tuning in! If you have any question regarding the Huddly IQ, please reach out to us!

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Poly Studio P5 Overview | How Does it Perform?

The Poly Studio P5 webcam is part of a broad Poly Studio P Series portfolio of personal video conferencing devices. In this blog/video, we provide an overview of the P5 webcam, pricing, management via Poly Lens Desktop and finally we test the video and audio quality to include a side by side between built-in laptop camera and Poly Studio P5.

The P Series

With the Studio P Series, make the most of video calls wherever you’re working. The Poly Studio P Series personal video devices ensure you always look and sound your best. High-performance cameras compensate for lighting imbalances, while Poly’s premium audio is fine-tuned to help you focus and eliminate distractions. IT gains robust cloud management and troubleshooting of every device from anywhere.

What does the Poly Studio P5 feature?

  • Precision-tuned webcam
  • Status LED on the camera
  • Built in USB Port for connecting to a Poly headset
  • Always look professional with exceptional camera optics that are optimized for video conferencing
  • Make sure you’re heard clearly with a built-in directional microphone that focuses on your voice, not the noise around you
  • Enhance security and privacy, and ensure you are in control of when you are on camera with the integrated privacy shutter
  • Poly Lens cloud management gives IT powerful tools to manage and track devices from anywhere

Poly Studio P5

The Poly Studio P5 webcam ensures you look your best on video calls at home, in the office, or wherever you’re working. Exceptional camera optics are fine-tuned so you always come across clearly with a professional-quality image. Brilliant colors and automatic low light compensation deliver excellent video quality no matter where you need to take a call. The directional microphone focuses on your voice and not the noise around you. An integrated privacy shutter keeps you in control of when you are on camera for enhanced security and privacy. For IT, Poly Lens cloud management provides robust tools to manage and track devices from anywhere.

  • Exceptional camera optics
  • Automatic low-light compensation
  • Built-in directional microphone
  • Integrated privacy shutter
  • USB connection to wireless headset adapter

Take a look below at our video review of the Poly Studio P5 below and subscribe to our Youtube channel for similar videos. If you have any additional questions regarding the Studio P5, feel free to contact us.

Logitech C920e Webcam

Logitech C920e Webcam – How Does it Perform?

The Logitech C920e Business Webcam is a work-from-anywhere HD 1080p business webcam that surpasses the video and sound quality provided by most laptops. The low price point is ideal for deployment at scale. The C920e is ideal for displaying individuals in a well-balanced frame. The fixed 78° field of view captures a “just-right” view of the user and their environment while also providing sufficient room to visually share projects and other items of interest. There are dual integrated omnidirectional mics that can be easily enabled with Logi Tune Desktop app. When activated, the mics are optimized to clearly capture audio from up to one meter (3.3ft) away.

A rundown on the C920e

  • C920e is a work-from-anywhere HD 1080p webcam
  • 78° field of view
  • includes dual integrated omnidirectional mics that can be easily enabled with the Logi Tune Desktop app
  • Built-in HD autofocus

VERSATILE MOUNTING OPTIONS

Mount the webcam wherever it works best: screen, notebook, or tabletop. C920e is designed with a sturdy, adjustable clip that makes it easy to mount on any laptop or external monitor. Integrated tripod threads provide extra versatility to mount the webcam on a tabletop or full-size tripod as well. (Tripod sold separately)

ATTACHABLE PRIVACY SHADE

C920e features an attachable privacy screen that flips up and down to cover or expose the lens. A simple glance at the physical cover confirms for sure if the lens is able to see into your space or not.

BUSINESS READY BY DESIGN

The Logitech C920e Webcam works with all popular video calling applications, including BlueJeans, Cisco Webex®, Fuze, Google Meet, GoToMeeting®, Lifesize Cloud, Microsoft® Teams, Pexip, RingCentral Video, Skype™ for Business, Vidyo, and Zoom to ensure compatibility and seamless integration in the workplace. For the $70 price-tag, this webcam puts out a Stellar image. Not only that, it has decent audio quality too. It’s a no brainer! Check out how it performs below. Thanks for tuning in!

EPOS SP30 Yealink CP900

EPOS Expand SP30 vs Yealink CP900 | Speakerphone Comparison

The EPOS Expand SP 30+ and Yealink CP900 with BT50 dongle come in at an MSRP of $259. In this blog/video, we provide similarities and differences between them and then we have some fun. We do a mic pick range test and also a speaker audio test. Watch and listen for yourselves below. Between the EPOS SP30 and Yealink CP900, which one do you think sounds better to you?

If reading is more your style, check out the specs on these speakerphones:

Features

  • Optima HD voice
  • Microphone pickup range up to 6.5 feet / 2 meters
  • Full-duplex technology
  • Noise suppression (NS)
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • Acoustic echo cancellation (AEC)

EPOS Expand SP30

Features

  • Experience plug-and-play conferencing anywhere Portable with Bluetooth® or USB-C connection, multipoint connectivity – for up to three devices
  • Get exceptional audio performance for conference calls, music and multimedia With EPOS VoiceTM technology, ultra-low distortion speaker and two echo and noise-cancelling microphones with advanced algorithms
  • Natural conversation experience With industry-leading duplex performance that allows simultaneous speech
  • Crafted to perfection From premium-quality materials in a compact, lightweight design with convenient cable winding and safe dongle storage
  • For personal or shared use In huddle rooms for up to eight participants with a choice of automatic or manual reconnection for an optimal user experience

During our test and direct comparison of the EPOS SP30 Yealink CP900, we found that both speakerphones do a tremendous job at outputting quality audio. That being said, you normally wouldn’t be blasting music out of one of these, but it’s still interesting to compare! For the price they are set at you can’t go wrong with either one. Your personal use case should be the deciding factor. Want to see the full run through? Check out our latest video below where we put them head-to-head:

ALL NEW Poly Studio P Series and Bundles – Personal Video Devices

Poly has introduced new solutions for the new and next normal! The Poly Studio P Series a series of personal video conferencing devices aimed to make remote feel less distant by providing professional-grade video devices for wherever work happens.

Hopefully, I get my hands on these devices soon so I can put out some videos to show the features, video and quality. For now, let’s take a look at what’s coming! Introducing the Poly Studio P Series!

Poly Studio P5

Poly Studio P Series

The Poly Studio P5 is a professional webcam that is designed for optimal performance during video calls.

  • The exceptional camera optics are optimized for video conferencing, giving users confidence they will always present a professional image.
  • Proper light exposure is maintained, even in darker rooms, with automatic low-light compensation. This is especially important in home offices, where the lighting in the room is typically insufficient.
  • Brilliant colors are designed to make you look your best and stand out from the background.
  • The camera field of view is 80 degrees – designed to show just you, but not too much of your surroundings.
  • The built-in direction microphone makes sure you’re heard clearly by focusing on your voice, and not the noise around you
  • For the best audio experience, Poly recommends you pair the Studio P5 up with one of the Poly headsets or personal speakerphones. Poly has made setup even easier by including a USB port right on the camera.
  • The status LED gives you quick confirmation of your call status and whether you’re on mute.
  • The camera body secures to the mounting clamp using a unique magnetized design, so it’s easy to set up and fits securely atop your laptop or display.
  • For added flexibility, you could also choose to attach it to a tripod mount.
  • The overall design is small and rugged, so it’s easy to take with you if you’re going between home and the office, or on the road
  • The Poly Lens Desktop app not only changes settings and keeps the camera’s firmware updated, but also helps with workspace setup and offer valuable health and wellness tips.
  • The Poly Lens cloud management gives IT powerful tools to manage and track devices from anywhere.
  • List Price $129
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To make it easier to order and deploy, Poly is introducing the Poly Studio P5 Kits. Everything you need for a great audio and video experience, plus robust cloud management, all in one box that’s easy to buy and set up. There will be a range of options to support any workstyle.

Poly Studio P Series

POLY STUDIO P5 KIT
with Blackwire 3210

Professional webcam and single-ear corded headset

List Price $149
Poly Studio P Series

POLY STUDIO P5 KIT
with Blackwire 3325

Professional webcam and stereo corded headset

List Price $179

Poly Studio P Series

POLY STUDIO P5 KIT
with
Voyager 4220 UC

Professional webcam and stereo wireless headset

List Price $269

Poly Studio P Series

POLY STUDIO P5 KIT
with Poly Sync 20
+

Professional webcam and smart speakerphone

List Price $239

Poly Studio P15

Poly Studio P Series P15

The Poly Studio P15 is ideal for dedicated home offices and enclosed workspaces looking for the best audio and video performance. It includes everything you need in one sleek device, with advanced features that deliver a top-of-the-line experience. Just place it right on top of your display, connect to power and USB to your laptop, and you’re ready to go. You can even tripod-mount it for added flexibility. And just like all products in Studio P Series, the P15 can be remotely managed by IT using Poly Lens, including the advanced audio and video features.

The Poly Studio P15 is ideal for dedicated home offices and enclosed workspaces looking for the best audio and video performance. It includes everything you need in one sleek device, with advanced features that deliver a top-of-the-line experience. Just place it right on top of your display, connect to power and USB to your laptop, and you’re ready to go. You can even tripod-mount it for added flexibility. And just like all products in Studio P Series, the P15 can be remotely managed by IT using Poly Lens, including the advanced audio and video features.

  • 4K Resolution
  • High-performance image sensor
  • Optimized field of view
  • Automatic low-light compensation and brilliant colors
  • Automatic camera framing
Poly P15

Automatic camera framing is technology first developed for Poly’s meeting room solutions. In a personal use case, you want to be sure the camera is framed properly, even when you aren’t staying still. You may want to stand up while presenting. Or perhaps you have and adjustable standing desk. Or maybe you just don’t want to feel forced to stay glued to your chair all day. Studio P15 senses when you aren’t centered on camera and automatically adjusts. So all you have to worry about is the content of your meeting, and the system makes sure you’re seen clearly.

  • Integrated privacy shutter
  • Integrated speaker with acoustic suspension
  • Advanced microphone array
  • NoiseBlockAI and Acoustic Fence technology

NoiseBlockAI listens for your voice and filters out other sounds in your workspace that could be a distraction. This includes keyboard typing, paper shuffling, fans and heaters, and other noises that are common in personal workspaces. Acoustic Fence listens for sounds and voices coming from outside your workspace – side conversations, other family members in your house, airplane and traffic noise, and more. These two technologies work together to keep the distractions that often occur when working remote from becoming a distraction during your calls. The list price for the Poly Studio P15 is $599

Poly Studio P21

P21

The Poly Studio P21 is ideal for users who want one device that handles the entire calling experience – video, audio, and display, all in one. Just plug it into power and connect your laptop over a single USB cable, and that’s it – you’re ready to go! Use any video app on your laptop, and Studio P21 gives you a dedicated display, and handles the entire audio and video experience. It’s the perfect balance between the simplicity of a dedicated video system, with the flexibility of working with any video app of your PC or Mac. When you’re not in meetings, you can use it as a second display for your laptop to give you more screen space. Plus, the thoughtful, stylish design will fit right into any workspace.

P21
  • Everything you need in one sleek, stylish device
  • Simple to set up and connect
  • Works with any app
  • Dedicated video display when you’re in calls, additional PC/Mac display when you’re not
  • 21-inch enterprise-grade display
  • Exceptional camera optics
  • Integrated ambient lighting
  • Powerful stereo speakers and microphone array
  • Easy to access controls put volume and mute right at your fingertips
  • The stand has mobile phone charging built right in, which is ideal if you are running back and forth in between meetings
  • The large LED status bar gives you quick confirmation of your call status and whether you’re on mute.
  • Extra USB ports built into the back allow you to connect other peripherals and free up the limited ports on your laptop or dock
  • And like with all Studio P products, the integrated privacy shutter provides extra privacy and security
  • List Price $815

If you would like to learn more about the new Poly Studio P Series solutions and when they will be available fill out the form to be notified or contact us directly.

    New Yealink UC Workstation and WH66

    The Yealink UC Workstation and WH66 as well as WH67 will redefine your workspace. This device features a DECT Wireless Headset, Speakerphone, Qi Wireless Mobile Phone Charger, 4-inch touch screen, Built-in USB Hub (two additional USB ports), connectivity to PC and Mobile Devices, compatible with all major communications platforms to include Zoom and Microsoft Teams. This device has a ton of features to support a variety of use cases for work from home, open offices, and independent offices. Plus, it has great NC mic performance and wireless range for ultimate flexibility.

    So, what’s it like?

    All-in-one UC Workstation

    The Yealink UC Workstation is more than a single base, it eases the management of business communication demands and other USB devices. It also delivers great flexibility with a set of integrated features to facilitate your daily routine. It is professional, collaborative, and available.

    Wireless Freedom & All Day Power

    No matter when and where your conversation begins, the Yealink WH66 can always catch up your steps. With up to 160m wireless range and 14 hours talk time, it is suitable for users’ daily communication needs. In addition, the product supports high density installation in the open office, which allows up to 200 users (Europe) enjoy the wireless communication at the same time.

    One For All Devices Management

    The Yealink USB Connect is available for the management of multiple Yealink USB devices, including headsets, speakerphones, and webcams. All the settings can be done through Yealink USB Connect, for example, the setting of the basic and premium function of WH66, which is convenient and efficient for daily use.

    Our Experience with the work station

    Here at Call One, we are loving this new Yealink UC Workstation and WH66. When it comes to conferencing, mobile use, and headset range, this might be the top dog in Q1 and Q2 of 2021. There is so much to cover on this new product, so stay tuned for more blogs and videos. Check out our latest where we breakdown this new product:

    Poly Savi 8200 Series – 8220 and 8245. What’s better?

    In this post, we test the NC mics of the Poly Savi 8240 and the 8245 UC along with Close Conversation Limiting (CCL) feature. We also include a mic test and CCL testing of the Savi 8220 headset. Do the mics perform similarly or is one better than the other? Lets take a look at the Poly Savi 8200 Series.

    Poly Savi 8220 – $299.95

    The Poly Savi 8200 Series delivers enterprise-grade DECT audio for a premium listening experience in two headset styles – stereo (Savi 8220) and mono (Savi 8210). The Savi 8220 delivers hi-fi stereo sound, whether you’re calling customers or colleagues or listening to music. Also, active noise canceling (ANC) blocks out background noise so you can always stay focused on what’s important.

    The Savi 8210 is ideal when you need to be dialed into calls but also hear what’s going on around you. Whichever model you choose, you’ll sound your best even in noisy environments. For the most sensitive environments, you can turn up noise canceling with the close conversation limiting feature (configurable in Plantronics Hub) for additional privacy.

    Features

    • Wireless multi-device connectivity
    • Noise-canceling microphone with Close Conversation Limiting
    • One-touch controls
    • Up to 13 hours of talk time
    • Flexible microphone boom
    • Voice alerts
    • Ringer in the base
    • Enjoy wireless freedom up to 590 ft/180 m

    Poly Savi 8245 – $239.95

    Today’s enterprise and contact center professionals work on a range of devices-from PCs and Macs to mobile phones and desk phones. The Poly Savi 8200 Office Series headset bases have 3-way connectivity-computer, desk phone and mobile phone-for convenient conferencing on up to two devices at once. And users can choose from three wearing styles: mono, stereo and convertible.

    Features

    • Go wireless and enjoy the music you love with the 8245 headset
    • DECT 6.0 frequency band transmits your voice over numerous channels and gives transcendent voice and sound quality
    • Sit comfortably anywhere in your room as the 8245 offers wireless range of up to 590.6 ft
    • Great for Audio/Visual Labs, Assisted
      Listening Systems and more that have a Mono jack for non-stereo use
    • Listen to deep lows and euphoric highs with a frequency range of sound from 20 Hz-20 kHz
    • Your voice will be heard loud and clear with the boom microphone
    • These supra-aural Savi give you the comfort of portability

    If you would like to see a more in depth overview of these products, check out our most recent video below. If you have any questions regarding the Poly Savi 8200 family, please reach out to one of our sales reps at; 1-800-749-3160 or sales@calloneonline.com. Thanks for tuning in!

    Remember Huddle Rooms

    Remember when Huddle Rooms were all the rage?

    Remember when huddle rooms were all the rage? All the top research and analyst firms had a ton of statistics like there were 32+ million huddle rooms globally with less than two percent being video enabled and that huddle-room meetings would grow exponentially to represent almost 70% of all video conferencing room meetings by 2022. Those statistics had manufacturers and businesses working overtime to ensure huddle rooms had the appropriate tech to support this boom.

    No one expected what happened in 2020. Video conferencing did increase exponentially however, not in huddle rooms. Instead, people joined video calls right from the comfort (or discomfort) of their homes.

    Because of COVID-19 there has been a huge increase in desktop video, remote learning and telehealth.

    So what happens to all those huddle rooms? I don’t believe huddle spaces are going the way of the dodo bird however, their design and use may be different. Many organizations are retrofitting and redesigning their meeting spaces to support the new normal where health and safety are of utmost concern. They are reducing the number of people by 50% or more depending on size of room to maintain social distancing guidelines.

    Some companies are in the process of implementing or are developing hybrid strategies that encompass a mix of in-office and remote work schedules. Some are considering making them private workspaces or a room where an individual can conduct training to the masses via video. And some businesses, haven’t done anything at all. The spaces are just sitting there as their teams continue to work from home.

    Regardless, video conferencing and collaboration is here to stay. Brands like Logitech, Konftel, Yealink, Jabra and Poly have developed a broad range of video solutions to support any size room across the multiple video platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

    We’re interested in hearing what your business is doing with huddle rooms. Drop us a comment. If you would like to learn more about video conferencing solutions for your meeting spaces, contact us!

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    How Embrava Desk Sign helps with Office Hoteling

    Many companies are making the shift to modern agile work environments such as Office Hoteling to improve workplace productivity, collaboration and employee experience while reducing real estate and operating costs. When implementing these hybrid work environments, it’s critical to simplify the process of booking workspaces, locating staff, and analyzing desk usage data. With that said we’re proud to present the Embrava Desk Sign designed for the modern work Office.

    So, What Exactly Is The Embrava Desk Sign?

    Social Distancing

    Allows company/facility managers to disable and enable desks on demand so they can keep employees at a safe distance. Desks can be brought back online progressively with one-click once restrictions start to ease.

    Awaiting Clean

    You can no implement a desk cleaning protocol with the Embrava Desk Sign. Desks can be automatically disabled after employee use and easily enabled again once cleaned, and confirmed, by having the cleaner tap their badge on the device.

    Contact Tracing

    When enabled, the Desk Sign can capture who sat where and when. In the event an employee tests positive for COVID-19, our solution can help identify which workspaces were used by that employee and which colleagues may have come into contact with them so the appropriate actions can be undertaken. The Desk Sign will automatically display a users name and update your wayfinding/location services as soon as an employee checks into a workspace allowing users to easily find and identify each other as they move around an agile work environment.

    In Conclusion

    The Embrava Desk Sign is a simple to use, easy learning, business solution. It’s a safe way for your facility to return to office. Want to try it for you and your company? You can contact us to start a POC / pilot. If you want to learn more about this great solution, check out our most recent video below and head over to our YouTube Channel and subscribe for more videos like this. Thanks for tuning in!

    Poly Sync vs Konftel Ego

    12 Days of Call One | Day 10 | Poly Sync 20 vs Konftel Ego

    The Poly Sync 20 and Konftel Ego both have MSRP of $169. Both are compatible with all major UC platforms to include Microsoft Teams. In this overview, we go over similarities, differences, and unique features of each. We also do a mic pickup range test and a new thing we want to start including with Speakerphone videos, we do our best to allow you to hear speaker audio quality of each. Take a look and listen, which would you choose for your use case?

    POLY SYNC

    Features

    • Enjoy remarkable sound from meetings to music
    • Reduce echo and noise so everyone hears you clearly
    • Slim and portable – take it with you anywhere
    • It goes as long as you do with up to 20 hours of battery life

    GRAB THE PERFECT SPEAKERPHONE FOR MEETINGS AND MUSIC, WHEREVER YOUR DAY TAKES YOU

    Let’s face it: the audio on your laptop and smartphone aren’t great. Sound like the professional you are with Poly Sync 20 USB/Bluetooth smart speakerphone—for remarkable audio anywhere. The Poly Sync 20 is Zoom certified for a seamless Zoom communication experience.

    KEEP THE FOCUS ON YOUR VOICE WITH MULTI-MICROPHONES THAT TRACK THE TALKER, NOT THE NOISE.

    Focus on what’s being said and help keep echo and noise out of the meeting with the smart multi-microphone array. You and your remote participants sound amazing with the high-performance speaker.

    PROGRAM YOUR FAVORITE FUNCTION SO IT WORKS WITH A SINGLE TOUCH.

    A programmable button puts your favorite function at your fingertips—play/pause music, last-number redial and voice assistant—it’s up to you. What’s the status of a call? You’ll know even from a distance by the highly visible light bar.

    KONFTEL EGO

    Despite its size, the Ego delivers crystal-clear sound thanks to Konftel’s unique OmniSound audio technology. It’s ideal for a meeting with a couple colleagues in one of your smaller conference rooms or in a hotel room when you are away from the office.

    Features

    • Small and portable
    • Compatible with Skype for Business
    • Meeting size: up to 6 people
    • OmniSound® with HD audio
    • LCD screen

    The Konftel Ego works seamlessly with Skype for Business, Cisco Jabber, Avaya Communicator and other conferencing tools. The Ego has a headset port, and the built-in battery gives you the option of completely cordless use. A smart and clear LCD screen on the Konftel Ego makes it easy to see which function is active. LEDs also light up on the side in different colors to indicate the function. In short, the Konftel Ego gives you full and effortless control. The Konftel Ego also received a Red Dot Award for “Excellent product design” in early 2016!

    See how both the Poly Sync 20 and Konftel Ego preform in a head to head test! What are your thoughts? If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us: 1-800-749-3160 or contact us here.