Below is a list of recommended equipment to be used with Skype for Business for making telephone/video calls and conferences/meetings. The list will be proactively updated with new additions and updated models once evaluated.

For mobile devices you can use the built-in camera and speaker or use the headphones which come with the device.

If you would like to order any of the equipment listed please raise a ticket using the IT Portal https://itportal.sunderland.ac.uk/

Webcams

ProductDescriptionBest used forGuide price

Microsoft

Lifecam (5WH-00002) Webcam – USB 2.0

1080P HD USB webcam, with built in Microphone.

Desktop PC / laptops without integrated webcam

Fixed installations / where higher quality is required

£40.00 – £45.00 exc VAT

Logitech

C270 Webcam – USB 2.0

720P HD webcam, with built in Microphone

Desktop PC / laptops without integrated webcam£15.00 - £20.00 exc VAT

AMX

NMX-VCC-1000

1080P HD webcam, with built in Microphone

Best for fixed installs, has a wide angle camera, shut off lens for added security£135.00 - £140.00 exc VAT

Headsets

ProductDescriptionBest used forGuide price

Plantronics

Blackwire C320-M Headset

Wired Stereo USB Headset (Over head) two ear

Office environment fixed to PC/Laptop£20.00 - £25.00 exc VAT

Plantronics

Blackwire C310-M Headset

Wired Mono USB Headset (Over head) one ear

Office environment fixed to PC/Laptop£20.00 - £25.00 exc VAT

 Plantronics

Blackwire C520 Headset

 PREMIUM Wired stereo USB Headset (Over head) two ear Office environment fixed to PC/Laptop £50-55 exc VAT

 Plantronics

Blackwire C510 Headset

 PREMIUM Wired mono USB Headset (Over head) one ear Office environment fixed to PC/Laptop £45-50 exc VAT

Plantronics

Savi W440 Headset

Wireless USB Headset (Over ear)

Office environment or public area where you need to

be able to walk away from your PC.

£120.00 - £125.00 exc VAT

Conferencing/Meeting Rooms 

ProductDescriptionBest used forGuide Price

Polycom

CX5500 Unified Conference Station

Table Top Conference Station with builtin "round table" camera, microphone and speaker with TOUCH Panel, also can be used as an IP conference phone to join a telephone conference independent of a PC (requires a wired network point).                                                                                                                                                                               

For board room's where you would like to see all participants in the room at the same time and also focuses on the current speaker. Requires PC/Laptop to be present and connected via USB with Skype for Business installed.

The IP conference phone functionality allows you to use the device to join a telephone conference utilising the speaker and microphone independently of a PC but requires a wired network point.

 

Watch a demo on YouTube (Note: Lync is the old name for Skype for Business):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tFt_agUjKg

 

£3,503 exc VAT

 Polycom

CX5100 Unified Conference Station

 Table Top Conference Station with builtin "round table" camera, microphone and speaker

For board room's where you would like to see all participants in the room at the same time and also focuses on the current speaker. Requires PC/Laptop to be present and connected via USB with Skype for Business installed.

Watch a demo on YouTube (Note: Lync is the old name for Skype for Business):

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tFt_agUjKg

 £3,208.80 exc VAT

RevoLabs

xTag USB Wireless Microphone

Wireless USB Microphone

Large meeting rooms to pass to various speakers£150.00 - £160.00 exc VAT

Logitech

BCC950 Video Conference Camera

USB Video Conferencing Camera (with integrated speaker)  Recommended for groups of 1-4 users

Portable for non fixed point locations £145.00 - £150.00 exc VAT

Jabra

Jabra SPEAK 510

Portable bluetooth Microphone and SpeakerUsed for small meeting rooms of around 2-6 people where a user has a PC / laptop / bluetooth comptaible mobile phone or tablet where the speakers/mic arent loud enough£80 ex VAT

RevoLabs

FLX UC 1500 IP USB Conference Phone

USB/IP Audio Conferencing System (including dialler)

For meeting rooms with no PC, microphone  + speaker and allows users to sign-in using their Skype for Business account.Requires a wired network socket.

£550.00 - £555.00 exc VAT

Polycom

CX100 IP Speaker Phone

USB Speaker Phone

Used for rooms where user has a PC / Laptop but built-in speakers aren't loud enough£65.00 - £70.00 exc VAT