As business needs in the corporate workplace grow, technology must rise to meet them – as businesses grew to cover long distances, phones became a necessity, then as executives became more mobile, cellphones became a standard tool of the workplace. Neither of those on its own, however, can capture, record, and transmit an entire board meeting cleanly and audibly. That’s where the Avaya B149 Conference Phone comes in.
Sporting a robust omnidirectional microphone with an overall range of 320 square feet (with optional expansion microphones that increase that range to up to 750), the B149 can easily cover any office or board room, and can pick up over ten separate people clearly. Its broad frequency response (200-3400 Hz) allows it to pick up a wide range of sounds, and its full duplex Omnisound system and three equalizer settings will make it certain that both sides hear everything crisply, as it was intended to be heard. It also supports SD memory cards of up to 2GB, so you can record and review your crystal-clear conferences as you need to, as many times as you need to.
Even with its excellent sound system, the B149’s ease of use hasn’t suffered in the least – it’s extremely simple to install, no more difficult than any other phone, and is compatible with a wall mount. Its LCD display is easy to read and simple to use, and it comes with a built-in Address Book and Conference Guide to make setting up group calls as simple as a single button press.
With its user-friendliness and its excellent sound system, the B149 is more than enough to meet your basic business needs. If you’re looking for something with a few more features, however, you may want to look at the Avaya B159 or the Avaya B179, both of which can do everything the B149 can and more!