Blackstar Bulletin – Konftel

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We’ve moved into a new office and are in the process of setting it up for hybrid meetings. We no longer need our team to travel from High Wycombe or Cardiff to attend meetings. 

Why is this relevant? We’re facing some of the same questions you might be when it comes to hybrid meetings….

Which video conferencing platform to use?
What equipment works best for a good hybrid meeting experience?
Do the remote people feel part of the conversation in the room? 
Is the audio clear? 
Can both parties be seen?

It’s important that remote workers don’t feel isolated and have their opinions heard. This is important for your organisation and the development of remote workers. A poor virtual experience leads to disengaged employees. 

Our partner Konftel has come up with Five Steps to an Effective Hybrid Meeting, which provides valuable tips. 

We’ll also be showcasing some of their video and audio equipment, which we’ll be using in our hybrid meeting room, further on in the bulletin.


We’re giving away a Konftel 70 or Konftel Cam20 conferencing equipment worth £240. We want to know what video conferencing platform you’re using. Simple as that!

Let’s get into it.

What does the future of conferencing look like

TechRadar takes a look into their crystal ball and provides some insight into the future of conferencing. 

Spoiler: Informal is on the rise. We’ll see the use of Q&A’s, polling and more people using emoji’s

Read the article

Purchasing video conferencing tech in 2022

Comparing and evaluating tech tools and equipment is an integral part of the decision making process. Video conferencing is no different. 

UC Today outline the steps to consider when purchasing video conferencing tech in 2022. 

In case you don’t know…we partner with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, 8×8 and RingCentral for video conferencing software and Konftel, Poly, Jabra and EPOS for any hardware requirements.

5 steps to a new hybrid working environment 

Konftel covers how we need to build a new hybrid working environment that is sustainable, with convenient video conferencing at the core. 

Read the article 

Try before you buy

There’s no better way to find out if you want to buy a product than testing it yourself. 

We offer a “try before you buy” service so you can be 100% sure that Konftel is the right choice. 

Once you are ready to purchase, you can buy the equipment outright or monthly. 

Contact us to try Konftel.

Bring your own meeting

The beauty of Konftel is it doesn’t matter what video conferencing software you’re using, IT JUST WORKS.

Konftel is compatible with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco, Lifesize, Broadsoft, Huawei, Avaya, ShoreTel…we could carry on, but you get the gist. 

Read more about compatibility. 

One cable connection

Konftel OCC Hub is, as the name suggests, the hub of the video collaboration solution, offering One Cable Connection to the conference camera, speakerphone and screen.

In practice, this means that Konftel’s convenient video package fully supports BYOC – Bring Your Own Computer, where the user can bring the collaboration service to the meeting room on any laptop with a USB port.

The Konftel Personal Video Kit is designed for desktop users who demand professional quality video meetings.


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