Mitel MiVoice Conference Phone Review
Read our review of the Mitel MiVoice conference phone
Finding a conference-calling phone that is technologically capable of bringing people together and allowing them to share ideas and information in a clear and coherent manner is crucially important for many businesses…but how effective are Mitel at helping companies achieve this goal?
In order to find out, we have decided to write an in depth review of the MiVoice Conference Phone, offering a detailed insight into the features available and offering advice on which kinds of businesses and users would benefit most from it.
However, before we continue, we must stress that we are not trying to sell the product and any advice we give is purely written to help potential buyers determine whether or not the solution is suitable for their business.
Look and feel – how would this phone look in your meeting room?
With its sleek and stylish design and highly advanced, user-friendly seven inch HD colour multi-touch display, the MiVoice Conference Phone wouldn’t look out of place in the board rooms of large corporations and definitely emits an air of professionalism and forward thinking business practice to any on looking parties. Though rich in features and evidently a high quality piece of technology, the discreet and subtle size promises to take up very little space on the desktop and allows for a more natural flow of speech and idea sharing during conference calling sessions.
What can it do?
At it’s very foundation, the MiVoice Conference Phone is a machine that was designed to deliver exceptional audio conferencing and utilizes Mitel’s Beamforming Technology to transition microphones from one active talker to the next as the conference call ensues. By doing this, external, unwanted noises are eliminated and the listener is able to easily decipher individual speakers in crisp, clear audio without suffering the perils of distraction or misinterpretation.
By offering 360-degree sound pickups from 16 separate microphones, the MiVoice Conference Phone is able to deliver superior sound quality that accurately captures the subtle nuances and complexities of the human voice for a lifelike audio experience that makes listeners feel as if they too are present in the room.
Thanks to the One Button Access to Collaboration Services feature available on the MiVoice Conference Phone, users no longer have to waste time trying to figure out how to access an display content during meetings and can instead focus on discussing things that matter to helping improve business performance. As well as increasing productivity in the workplace, this phone also provides users with a revolutionary tool that succeeds in improving collaboration and, when connected to a projector via an HDMI cable, doubles up as a central hub that groups can use to quickly animate ideas and points during meeting sessions with minimal fuss or effort.
Another impressive feature and perfect example of how Mitel have moved with the times and accommodated for the needs practices of modern business trends is the extensive Smartphone and Tablet Compatibility present on the MiVoice Conference. In a modern age where mobile phones and tablets are quickly becoming the preferred tool of choice for businesspersons on the go, the fact that this phone allows users to easily connect and share information directly from their mobile handset without the hassle of wires is highly useful and eliminates many of the archaic barriers that hinder performance.
To compliment this, the MiVoice Conference Phone’s Embedded Picsel SmartOffice Suite also gives users the option to view and modify Powerpoint, Word, Excel and PDF files directly through the Conference Phone’s HD display in real time. As well as saving time, this feature is the perfect accompaniment for conference calling environments where many different ideas are brought to the table and being able to make amendments to existing documents in rapid succession is highly advantageous.
What are our favourite bits?
From a design and performance perspective, we were completely blown away by this machine’s capabilities and choosing just one feature over the rest has been a real headscratcher for us here in the office. In conference calling terms, this phone is the bee’s knees and it is clear that a lot of time and thought has been put into its development from start to finish. However, if we really had to choose just one outstanding feature that really sold the product to us, we’d have to choose the Embedded Picsel SmartOffice Suite for it’s outstanding innovation and practicality.
Who would benefit most from this phone app?
As we have already mentioned, this phone is evidently a top-of-the-line machine for elite business and we feel would be most suited for mid to large sized corporations that require a tool with the kind of high grade features. We believe this is also reflected in the price and, though smaller businesses could also benefit hugely from such a prestigious machine, it is clear this machine was designed for larger enterprises with much more capital to invest.
What do we think?
As you may have already guessed, we are huge fans of this tool and believe it possesses many of the innovative features that will be replicated by other conference calling phone manufacturers for years to come. Though the cost may be higher than other options available on the market, we believe this would be a wise investment for any business and can’t recommend it enough.
Nevertheless, pleased as we are with this application, if you feel differently and would like to voice your own personal opinion or share any experiences you’ve had with others, please feel free to submit your comments/reviews to the section located at the bottom of this page.