Based on the FUTURE SOURCE report, iFP has taken the place of IWB in 2020 by winning 95% volume in the education market. Moreover, an interactive flat panel or called the interactive display also has big progress in the corporate meeting room market. This big cake has become a secondary driver for IFPD, (although Education, especially K 12 still accounted for over 80% of global IFPD volume demand in 2020). The conference meeting room is larger than the number K 12 classrooms, and existing penetration is low, especially in smaller meeting rooms and huddle spaces.
In the meeting room especially the huddle spaces, the video conference meeting room are widely used to communicate with other long distance office or partner online. As well as the video conference software, the qualified hardware such as camera or microphone would smooth your communication very much.
Why Do I Need Special good Microphones?
First, we need to know, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all best option in the market due to various demands. Many factors would influence your choice, such as the size of your conference room, the size of the table or even seating arrangements, and most importantly your budget.
Of course, a tiny little huddle room doesn’t quite need an expensive wireless setup, or individual goose-neck mics for each speaker would be OK. In our conference meeting, the most common situation is people huddled around one desk, so I would like to give many options for desktop mic style, which is the most popular product in the market.
What Are My Options?
This is the most traditional mic as well known by everyone. Given the name goose-neck for their uncanny resemblance, a Goose’s neck, especially the wired goose-neck style, these microphones are generally considered the best way to ensure perfect quality audio. Each seat will require its goose-neck so that each speaker has a dedicated microphone.
If you’re looking for a high-end premium choice, then this Shure goose-neck is worth checking, which is ideal for use in installed sound reinforcement applications, including corporate facilities, houses of worship, and government institutions. Dual-section gooseneck provides full articulation and easy placement options. Thanks to CommShield® Technology, which guards against unwanted RF interference from portable wireless devices, this model delivers best-in-class performance and reliability.
Website labeling price is $108.00, however, you can get it from amazon at around $99.
This is the most common situation in our brainstorming meeting when every new idea jumps out and people want to express it immediately. The idea is fairly simple, the microphone is placed along a “boundary,” which is a central gold place huddle by teammates. This means the mics can sit on your desk, or can be even be placed on the floor, like on a presentation stage. Normally it can pick any voice within 3 meters or 5 meters perfectly. Our Recommendations For Boundary Mics:
AKG Pro Audio microphone PCC160.
AKG has a worldwide reputation for excellence. You will likely find at least one of their mics in all the best-recording studios in the world. This is an industry-standard stage Microphone. A "Bass Tilt" switch further reduces low-frequency noise. It has a steel body and grille that will be able to handle knocks and even being dropped. This is an electric condenser mic that has been modified and uses PCC technology. That will help to reduce any unwanted noise. This price range would be around USD399 from the link here.
Our Recommendations For Speakerphones:
Jabra Speak 410 USB
Just like All USB speakerphones, you can make a personal conference call with simple USB connectivity, and then comes with a protective neoprene pouch to keep it scratch-free and ideal for moving around. Sound comes from the 3.5mm headset jack or its speaker, with sound-in covered by one Omni-directional microphone allowing what Jabra notes (and we agree) is a 1-to-2 meter range.
The average price for this microphone is around $198, available for purchase on Bhphotovideo.
IN-Display USB speakerphones 100
Speakerphone for individual, small group use. The connect to PCs for rich, full-duplex audio communications and can be used with VoIP softphones, web collaboration, instant messaging and any other applications requiring two-way audio via USB. A perfect addition to the oﬃce or conference room for greatly enhanced collaboration. It supports a 3-meter range, which is higher than Jabra 410, and the price would be around USD99, available for purchase on our products page IN-Display USB speakerphones 100.