Press Release

Yamaha Unified Communications today announced the donation of dozens of its YVC-300 speakerphones to the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, located in a scenic area that includes 12 towns and villages across South-Central Vermont.

"We are delighted these systems will enhance how people come together to work, communicate, and collaborate for the benefit of the entire region," said Holger Stoltze, Director of Product Management at Yamaha Unified Communications, and a member of the chamber’s board of directors. "While each town has its own identity, the region is known collectively as a four-seasons destination for arts, culture, and the outdoors. It is our hope that Yamaha’s donation can help make it easier and more enjoyable to collaborate in their shared activities."

As the voice for members and businesses it represents, the Okemo Valley chamber makes regular use of the speakerphones for conferences that build rapport and achieve consensus for its regional marketing efforts. Many of the region’s schools, libraries, towns, and non-profits have stepped forward to take advantage of the speakerphones as well and are using them regularly in all the places communities gather. Users find that Yamaha’s impressive sound quality and ease of use lend to effective communication, giving them the confidence to connect the USB-powered speakerphones to their PC, smartphone, tablet, or videoconferencing system.

"Yamaha’s donation was perfect timing! Now more than ever, online meetings are the standard," said Carol Lighthall, Executive Director of the chamber. "It’s critical that our communication tools not only allow meeting participants to be heard, but that the sound quality helps to communicate nuance, context, and intent — not simply sound."

This sound clarity is the result of Yamaha’s audio processing technologies — including adaptive echo cancellation, background noise reduction, and human voice activity detection — which deliver audio that makes it easy to speak, easy to listen, and stress-free. Yamaha’s portable speakerphones are ideal for online conference applications in small meeting spaces or conference rooms of up to 10 participants.

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