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Webcams now available at Avcomm Solutions

March 17th, 2021  •   0 Comments

We've expanded our product portfolio to now include a variety of webcams, given the huge uptick in video communications over this past year. We believe it is worth spending some money to get a higher-quality video experience. While laptops have built-in cameras, the quality can leave something to be desired. The tiny lens and choppy video can cause problems, and distract from meetings.

A professional webcam is the answer, and also gives you the flexibility to aim it wherever you want, without adjusting your laptop. These cameras offer big dollar features at reasonable prices. Some even offer digital zoom; others have microphones. Check out our brief overview:

JPL Vision Mini VDO360 SEEME JPL Vision View VDO360 1SEE JPL Vision+ Konftel Cam10Poly Studio P5
Resolution 1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p HD
Field of View (FOV) 67° 75° 96° 70° 96° 90° 80°
Framerate (FPS) 30 30 30 30 30 3030
Microphone 2 built-in mics 2 built-in mics No No 2 built-in mics 2 built-in micsBuilt-in directional
Extra USB Port No No No Yes No NoYes
Privacy Cover Yes No Yes No Yes YesYes
Warranty 2 years 1 year 2 years 1 year 2 years 2 years2 years
Your Price $39.96 $49.99 $69.26 $69.99 $72.86 $116.10$127.71
BUY NOW JPL Vision Mini VDO360 SEEME JPL Vision View VDO360 1SEE JPL Vision+ Konftel Cam10Poly Studio P5

If you'd like a camera that you can use at home now, and later in the office in a huddle/conference room setting, we recommend the Jabra PanaCast. The viewing angle of the camera can be adjusted to 90°, 120°, 140° or 180° using Jabra Direct for a customized view in all environments.

For personalized recommendations for your unique environment, contact our Customer Care Team at 1-866-998-9991 or Chat us now.


Poly Sync 20 speakerphone for home, in the office, anywhere you work

December 23rd, 2020  •   0 Comments

To sound like the professional you are, your calls deserve premium audio; something your laptop and smartphone speakers cannot deliver.

Poly has the answer: the Sync 20 speakerphone provides robust audio for conference calls and music, anywhere.

A multi-microphone array reduces both echo and unwanted background noise – keeping the focus on who’s speaking. Full duplex audio technology allows people on both ends of the call to speak simultaneously without muting each other, making conversations feel natural. You won't miss a word.

The bass reflex system with dual-passive radiators ensures high-quality, natural-sounding voice while on calls and and there's deep bass for jamming out to your favorite playlist between calls.

The best part? It's easy to set up: Take the Sync 20 out of the box, connect it to your mobile phone or computer (via Bluetooth or with the integrated USB cord on the bottom of the Sync 20), and you're ready to go.

Once you're connected, the highly visible LED light indicator lets you know the call status – even from a distance. The touch buttons on the top of the Sync 20 let you answer and end calls; increase and decrease volume; mute calls; and switch between functions – such as play or pause music, last number redial, voice assistant, and more – with the touch of the programmable Rocket button. The Microsoft Teams-Certified variant has a dedicated Teams button.

Whether you need USB-A or USB-C connection, Microsoft or UC certified, or a BT600 USB dongle (all of the "+" models), there's a speakerphone to meet everyone's requirements. You can take a look at the all of the Poly Sync 20 and 20+ variants, here: Poly Sync Speakerphones.

It's worth mentioning that the Sync 20 battery gives you up to 20 hours of talk time, and you can charge your smartphone too in the integrated USB-A charging port.
The Sync 20 has been IP64-rated for dust and water resistance, so it's safe to wipe it down with water or disinfectant to keep it clean and germ-free.

Poly is continuing the Sync series with the Sync 40 for huddle room spaces and the Sync 60 for small to mid-size conference rooms. Watch for those models in 2021. Our Customer Care Team is ready to help you determine which Sync 20 or Sync 20+ model you need. Give them a call at 1-866-998-9991 or Chat us now.

Learn more about the Sync 20 models, in our overview video.


The Villains of Videoconferencing

October 28th, 2015  •   0 Comments

Videoconferencing continues to gain popularity; Ovum predicts that the global market for videoconferencing will hit nearly $3.6 billion in 2016. This is not merely a fad; last year, the world made 1.8 billion hours’ worth of Skype calls (according to Microsoft). The benefits of face-to-face interaction, compared with a phone-only conference call, cannot be understated. It has been proven that videoconferencing is a more productive medium and attendees feel more of a connection to each other; collaboration is thereby ramped up and time spent in a meeting more productive. Travel costs are also lowered, which is a big budget boost.

With all of the positives to videoconferencing, there are still glitches: quite possibly the biggest villain in the battle of effective collaboration is the human component. Being able to easily use the equipment can be one of the leading deterrents to ruling the world of videoconferencing.

The animated movie “Penguins of Madagascar” (2014, Dreamworks Animation) highlighted a very relatable and common videoconferencing scenario: there is picture, but no sound. In this case, Dave, the villainous octopus, hacks into the good guys’ Skype-like system … however, his threats lose their effect when he can’t use the technology correctly:

“Can you hear me? Can you see me?” he asks, after he figures out how to turn on the microphone volume. The rest of the call will make you laugh, as we’ve all experienced meetings that don’t go as planned:


The best way to combat this villain is to provide conferencing equipment that is easy to install, use, update and maintain. A straightforward, simple to use speakerphone from Jabra, the new Speak 810, can be the perfect solution and hero for many organizations using USB connection to their videoconferencing system. The 3.5mm jack cable offers another option: with your smartphone or tablet too! With plug and play connectivity, the Speak 810 is a unit with crystal clear sound and ZoomTalk microphones for picking up the human voice.

Designed for conference rooms of up to 15 people, echoes, background noise, and any distortions are filtered out with Digital Signal Processing. With Jabra Direct, firmware updates are automatically pushed out to your device as they are available, ensuring your Speak 810 is ready when you are. Easy-to-use touch buttons that light up, along the top of the Speak 810, take the guesswork out of collaboration. It’s all of the conference call capabilities you need, without the complexity. MSRP for the Speak 810 is well-priced at $599. For more information about the Speak 810, read our review here.

Other common videoconferencing villains:
  1. Poor sound (echoes, distracting noises, unable to hear participants due to the wrong equipment being used)
  2. High set-up costs
  3. Video clarity (video conferencing uses more bandwidth; picture quality can be poor and buffering may occur.)
No one wants to deal with a “Dave the Octopus” when it comes to technology. In the 2015 Knowledge Worker study, Jabra & Lindberg found that, on average, 15 percent of the time during an hour-long meeting is wasted. Since we spend 18 days each year (on average) in meetings, those 15 minutes add up in a hurry! If you’re ready to gain back wasted time, and learn more about the Speak 810, give us a call. We’re happy to help!

Source: 13 Reasons Videoconferencing is a Popular Vision for the Future


Robotics Club Assists Young Engineers With Their Skills, Dreams

March 16th, 2015  •   0 Comments

Here at Avcomm Solutions, we champion kids and support the youth in our community to help them reach their goals! In January, we hosted two youth robotics clubs, A’ROR’N Bots and TechKnow Difficulties, who were fortunate to meet and speak with entrepreneur Marcus Rosenthal, CEO and co-founder of Revolve Robotics, the maker of KUBI.

KUBI, a robotic tablet stand designed to use existing technology (your iPad or tablet), is far less expensive than a traditional video conferencing system. KUBI turns tablets into web controlled telepresence robots that pan and tilt, letting you look around and interact with people during video calls.

Teleporting to our offices in Aurora, NE, Rosenthal spoke with club members about his idea for KUBI, the production and creation process, and much more. The students were seated around the conference room table at Avcomm Solutions, and as they spoke, Rosenthal controlled the KUBI to turn toward each student speaking to him. The application of the KUBI became real for the students.

That afternoon, Rosenthal was working at the KUBI manufacturing site. During our conversation, he teleported to the KUBI offices in San Francisco, which we viewed from the Live KUBI Demo site here

Speaking with a successful entrepreneur in the robotics field was a great experience for the clubs, which have been in existence for two years. The A’ROR’N Bots club for ages 9-14 is part of the FIRST Lego League (FLL), which introduces kids to STEM learning: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology, they research challenges facing today’s scientists. Together, they design, build and program a robot.

“I am so proud of this team – they have really come together to complete the tasks before them,” says Tami Brandl, coach of the A’ROR’N Bots.

At the recent state competition, the A’ROR’N Bots earned 3rd place overall and received an invitation to represent Nebraska at the Open FLL Razorback International Invitational, along with 64 other teams. Avcomm Solutions is proud to sponsor them at their competition, and wish them the best of luck!


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