Yealink CP960 Review
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS COOL CONFERENCE PHONE
by Rob Scott
Introducing the Yealink CP960: Key Features
Yealink CP960 Conference Phone Features:
Noise cancelling technology, for fewer disruptions in the meeting room
20-foot voice capturing range and a 360-degree level of pickup for clearer sound and group communication
5-way conferencing features
A Five-inch multi-touch screen for management
HD audio – which has become pretty much standard for Yealink products
3 built-in microphones
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
The Yealink Pentagon meeting room software
USB ports and Micro B ports
Android 5.1 operation system
Expansion microphones as an extra option.
From Security to Amazing Audio
The Audio: As mentioned above, the Yealink CP960 offers HD audio with a 20-feet microphone pickup range, enough for mid-sized meeting room spaces. There’s a 360-degree level of voice pickup available, and a 10w speaker, for exceptional support for your entire team. You’ll also benefit from echo cancellation technology, which makes sure that the people on the other end of the phone get a clearer, fuller experience.
The Phone: As with most conference phones on the market today, the Yealink CP960 is far more than just a phone. You’ll get a single VoIP account with your purchase, which includes features like “Do not Disturb”, mute, call holding, call recording, and the ability to upgrade to a five-way conference call instantly. You can organise re-dialling, adjust your volume as necessary, and even change your ring tone if you don’t like the one the device comes with. Of course, there are connections for an external loudspeaker, and a USB and Micro-B port for your pairing needs.
Call Management: In terms of call management, you’ll get a phonebook that can hold up to 1000 entries at once, and an “intelligent search” option that makes it easier for you to browse through all those contacts. There’s also call history information for your documentation needs, and a black list feature In terms of IP PBX, there’s voice mail, call pickups, multicast paging, and the ability to make anonymous calls.
The Parts that Blew Me Away
Great audio: When it comes to conference calling, you’re always going to need exceptional audio if you want the best experience. The 360-degree audio pick up and the 20-foot range is impressive, but I really liked the noise-cancelling aspects of the CP960 the most. Basically, the device can cut out anything that doesn’t sound like a voice, from the typing you do on your laptop, to the sound of your air conditioning.
It feels great to use: If a piece of tech is difficult and unwieldy, then it’s not going to get a lot of use – no matter how effective it might be. The CP960 feels as sleek and sophisticated as it looks, with its impressive metallic silver finish. Plus, the five-inch high-res multi-touch screen makes managing your calls quick and easy.
The meeting room interface: The “Pentagram” meeting room solution from Yealink is one of the most impressive parts of its Designed to make conferencing simple for up to five people at a time, the system means that you can create a conference with the push of a button. Plus, you can invite new members to the group without having to fiddle around with pausing your current conversation.
Flexibility: Finally, the ability to create your own UC meetings is great with the CP960. Whether you’re using a softphone on your PC, or your smart phone with Skype for Business, you can route your call directly through the CP960 using a Bluetooth connection or USB port.