Yamaha has cemented its commitment to the unified communications (UC) market after developing a dedicated UC department.
Leveraging the expertise of Revolabs, a subsidiary of Yamaha that will be part of the new department, Yamaha will focus on solutions that enhance communication and continue to develop products that help organizations reach their business goals.
Yamaha executive officer and senior general manager of audio business division and general manager of UC Department, Hirofumi (Hogan) Osawa says the company has more than 10 years of experience within the UC industry from working with their enterprise customers in Japan.
"Our latest organizational change and solutions developments are natural steps toward cultivating those relationships worldwide,” says Osawa.
“With music and sound technology as one of our core strengths and an investment in significant resources across the company, we're well-positioned to expand our presence in this global market segment with our current and future product suite."
After acquiring RevoLabs in 2014, Yamaha broadened its knowledge of UC and enabled its entrance into the industry.
RevoLabs is a provider of audio and conferencing solutions and has technology integration with leading UC service providers and software leaders including Microsoft, Google, Cisco and Zoom.
Revolabs will continue to design, produce, and sell UC conferencing products under the Yamaha brand. New products will combine the strength of both companies in their definition, design, and production to address the projected widening product space in business communications across all vertical market segments.
"Successful communication that connects remote meeting participants is dependent upon exceptional audio and high-resolution picture capturing the nuanced facial expressions that are part of effective conversation," continues Osawa.
"With our mission focused on enhancing customer experience through our products and services, the CS-700 is a natural evolution of our communication portfolio. This offering is just the beginning of our joint quest to enable perfect voice and video that create fulfilling unified communications experiences."
The first jointly engineered UC product from the two companies is the recently announced Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System for Huddle Rooms, which couples Revolabs' microphone expertise with Yamaha's audio expertise and strict quality control.
This solution is the first to include video technology from Yamaha and is no doubt the first of many.