“We tried everything.”
Those are the words of Ken Lange, describing his search for an advanced audio conferencing solution for Williams-Keepers, a Missouri accounting firm where he is director of IT.
Everything? Just about. They tried several brands, and when a particular desktop mic didn't provide adequate pickup, they even tried hanging it from the ceiling. Some found the result amusing – it loomed over the conference table like some kind of battle station from a science fiction movie – but the audio still wasn’t acceptable. It was then they realized they had exhausted the possibilities of conventional meeting room microphones.
It shouldn’t be that hard.