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Revolabs FLX2 Conference Phone

Oct 12, 2011 11:29 AM, by John McJunkin

A compact but advanced modular teleconferencing system.


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The base station offers mini-jack audio connections to facilitate videoconferencing via computer or third-party video system, and the entire system employs RF shielding (known by Revolabs as "RF Armor") to reject interference from all RF devices, mobile phones in particular. During the evaluation time I spent with the system, I never heard any kind of RF interference whatsoever. And as I said, the sound fidelity was very good. The two mics are each intended for slightly different purposes. One is a clip-on mic that is intended to follow along with a meeting leader, particularly if that person is going to move around, perhaps in the process of delivering a PowerPoint presentation. The other mic is intended as a tabletop device, and I put it through its paces by moving it substantial distances from a single attendee and discovered that it still conveyed that person's voice very clearly to the person on the other end.

The Revolabs FLX2 conference phone is a moderately sophisticated modular system that provides truly excellent call fidelity going both ways, and offers some very nice additional capacities, the most impressive of which, in my mind, is Bluetooth functionality. Considering the price tag, I'd strongly recommend taking a look at this system if you need a good solution on a limited budget.

John McJunkin is the principal of Avalon Podcasting in Chandler, Az. He has consulted in the development of studios and installations and provides high-quality podcast production services.

Product Summary:

  • Company: Revolabs
    www.revolabs.com
  • Product: FLX2
  • Pros: Excellent sound quality, small size, Bluetooth functionality.
  • Cons: Cannot pair with devices of the older Bluetooth 1.0 standard.
  • Applications: Teleconferencing (or part of a videoconferencing system) for primarily business, but not limited to that
  • Price: $999

Specifications:

Speaker

  • Dimensions: 157x93mm diameter
  • Weight: 600.3 grams
  • Bandwidth: 120-11,000Hz from analog in
  • Battery life (talk time): 8 hours
  • Charge time: 3 hours
Microphones
  • Dimensions: 94.2x24.6x18.5mm (omni mic)
  • Weight: 28.6 grams (omni mic)
  • Bandwidth: 80-11,000Hz from mic to analog out
  • Battery life (talk time): 8 hours
  • Charge time: 2 hours
Base Station
  • Power: 5V 1A
  • Dimensions: 180x153x32mm
  • Weight: 302 grams
  • Connections:
    Telephone: RJ-11
    USB: 2 Mini-USB connectors
    AUX IN / AUX OUT: Line input, 2 outputs, line or mic level
  • Indicators (LED): 1 indicating system status
Charger Base
  • Power: 15V 1A
  • Dimensions: 170mm diameter x 22mm
  • Weight: 252 grams
Dialer
  • Dimensions: 125x48x11mm
  • Weight: 67.5 grams
  • Microphone and Speaker bandwidth: 300—3300Hz
  • Battery life: 8 hours
  • Charge time: 3 hours
  • Display: High-resolution color LCD display
  • Caller ID: Support for multiple Caller ID standards
  • Phonebook: Up to 100 entries
  • Keypad: 12-key telephone keypad, two context sensitive soft keys, answer/hang-up keys, five-key cursor and control panel



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