The newly established audio brand, EPOS, unveiled the first meeting room solutions in its own-branded product portfolio, with a speakerphone series designed for medium to large-sized meeting rooms: The EXPAND 80 Series. The EXPAND 80 Series is a scalable Bluetooth speakerphone for up to 16 in-room participants.
Using six adaptive, beamforming microphones and a DSP for isolating the human voice from room reverb and ambient noise, EXPAND 80 ensures that every participant in the room will be heard. At the same time, colleagues out of the office will be closer to the conversation.
With its ultra-low distortion speaker in a patent-pending suspended speaker box, EXPAND 80 fills the room with sound and enables duplex performance that allows simultaneous speech and thus a natural conversation between participants. For even larger meetings with up to 32 participants, users can add up to two expansion microphones — the EXPAND 80 Mic — enabling them to adapt to their business demands while maintaining a professional conference table with smart cable management developed for optimal system function and ease of use.
The EXPAND 80 Series upgrades to further audio performance as professionals can connect via Bluetooth, USB-C or NFC available. Additionally, multipoint connectivity, a simple user interface and one-touch access to a preferred Voice Assistant allow for dynamic conferences. Finally, depending on the user’s needs and preferences, the EXPAND 80 Series includes two versions: the UC optimized EXPAND 80, and the EXPAND 80T that is undergoing certification for Microsoft Teams to ensure an intuitive and streamlined experience with a dedicated button that launches the app in an instant.
The EXPAND 80 will list for $719.