October 1, 2020: The premium audio brand, EPOS – part of the Demant Group – today announces that its new speakerphone, EXPAND 80T, has been Certified for Microsoft Teams, thus offering professionals high quality audio solutions to enhance their Teams Experience.
EPOS today announces that its new speakerphone, EXPAND 80T, has been Certified for Microsoft Teams. Building on the core of the EXPAND product line, EXPAND 80T is a true audio tool for collaboration specially designed to address the varying needs of professionals working together across workspaces, locations and time zones. With its core focus on medium to larger meeting rooms, EXPAND 80T strengthens the repertoire to support all meeting room sizes, and supports EPOS’ ambition to make communication with colleagues and customers simply a matter of plug-and-play.
The speakerphone is Certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms to cover meetings with up to 7 in-room participants. For larger meetings, users can add one or two expansion microphones – the EXPAND 80 Mic – to accommodate meetings with 11 or 18 in-room participants respectively * – altogether, enabling professionals to adapt to the demands of their business, while maintaining a professional and stylish conference table with smart cable management developed for optimal system function and ease of use.
A scalable speakerphone, EXPAND 80T is designed to unite colleagues within and beyond meeting rooms across the world. Thanks to six adaptive, beamforming microphones, and DSP intelligently isolating the human voice from room reverb and ambient noise, EXPAND 80T ensures that every participant in the room will be heard, while colleagues out of the office will be closer to the conversation. With its powerful ultra-low distortion speaker in a unique patent pending suspended speaker box, EXPAND 80T fills the room with outstanding sound, and enables superior duplex performance that allows simultaneous speech and thus a natural conversation between participants.
The EXPAND 80T upgrades to further audio performance as professionals can connect easily via USB-C to a Microsoft Teams Room or connect to Teams on their desktop via USB, or Bluetooth® and NFC if available, while multi-point connectivity and a simple user interface allows for dynamic conferences. Finally, the EXPAND 80T features a dedicated Teams button, so users can launch the Teams app instantly to ensure intuitive and streamlined experiences like one touch meeting join from the device.
Theis Moerk comments: “The EXPAND 80 Series is the perfect addition to our range of high-end speakerphones now covering the full range of small, medium and large meeting rooms, both for people bringing their own laptop to the meeting room as well as combined with a Microsoft Teams Room. EXPAND 80T emphasizes our ambition to provide professionals with everything they need to maximize productivity and performance. The integration of Microsoft Teams is an essential part of making this happen, and will provide users with a single tool to truly focus on the task at hand.”
The EXPAND 80 Series is crafted in high-quality materials in a compact design with convenient cable winding. With fabric by the renowned textile company Kvadrat – global forerunner in design innovation producing high-performance design textiles – users will get a sound-enhancing experience as well as minimalist aesthetics in their workplace.
EPOS is an audio and video solution company developing and selling devices for business professionals and the gaming community. Based on leading and advanced technologies, the Danish founded company delivers high-end audio and video solutions with design, technology and performance as paramount parameters.
The establishment of EPOS is based on the decision to let the business segments of the joint venture – known as Sennheiser Communications – between Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co. KG and Demant A/S evolve in different set-ups. Alongside the introduction of a new own-branded portfolio, EPOS continues to sell the current Sennheiser Communications portfolio co-branded as EPOS I SENNHEISER.
EPOS is part of the Demant Group – a world-leading audio and hearing technology group. As such, it builds on more than 115 years of experience of working with innovation and sound. With headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, EPOS operates in a global market with offices and partners in more than 30 countries.