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Konftel Aims Higher to Solve Ceiling Mount Challenge For Greater Room Lay Out Flexibility

Konftel has unveiled and developed an innovative speakerphone ceiling mount kit, promoting a neater and more natural meeting room experience. The new development provides an alternative to traditional desktop placement for the company’s flagship Konftel 800 device. It addresses the growing market demand for smarter and more flexible room configurations.

Konftel Product Manager Torbjörn Karlsson says the kit can dramatically improve room flexibility by providing cable and device-free desk configurations.

“The Konftel Ceiling Mount Kit ensures seating can quickly and easily be rearranged which is perfect for hybrid lectures or corporate presentations,” he said. “The overall experience can be further enhanced by connecting two other devices via daisy chain for extended pick-up in larger areas.”

Konftel is also developing a new ‘lecture mode’ function, enabling wireless connectivity between tested and approved headset models and the Konftel 800. The feature will be useful for both training and education presentations, according to Karlsson.

“When a teacher or presenter is talking via their headset, all room participants are automatically muted from the Konftel 800’s microphones. Once the person is silent, the Konftel 800 mics open again,” he explained. “So wherever the teacher is located, perhaps facing a whiteboard, they can still be heard clearly by all remote participants.”

Further complementing Konftel’s room flexibility ethos is the launch of the Konftel Reach USB 5+15. This comprises two active optical cables that provide more installation opportunities when users bring their own laptop to a meeting room to start a video call.

Karlsson added, “They are used to replace USB cables connected between the Konftel OCC Hub, the Konftel conference camera, and a user’s laptop. Konftel Reach enables longer distances between the parts in the ‘Bring Your Own Meeting’ video solution and neater, hidden cable routing in the meeting room. It is another welcome addition to our evolving product portfolio.”

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