Yealink products are known to strike a fine balance between quality and user-friendliness. And with the MVC800 II Teams, the case is no different.
The MVC800 II Teams kit provides a premium audio and video experience while being as easy to operate as a regular smart device. Also, the setup is a breeze, and so is pairing additional devices.
The MVC800 II is optimized for Microsoft Teams. This means it comes with a pre-configured MS Teams application. Therefore, it cannot be used with any other video-streaming software. On the other hand, it is perfectly compatible with all Office 365 applications.
Related review: The Yealink MVC300 II Teams (a system designed for small huddle rooms of up to 6 people).
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At a Glance
The Yealink MVC800 Teams is a video conferencing package for medium and large rooms (13-20 people).
It is a 7-piece kit comprising a minicomputer, touch console, camera, soundbar, 2 microphones, and HDMI hub for desktop sharing. There’s also one optional element that can be additionally obtained – the WPP20 wireless presentation pod.
All the gear is built solidly and has a clean and elegant look. The MVC800 Teams blends in effortlessly with screens, laptops, or furniture.
The setup procedure is a simple one overall. Nevertheless, potential users are always encouraged to consider the room layout where they intend to deploy the MVC800 II Teams.
The basic setup: All the peripheral devices must be plugged into the MCore Mini-PC’s multiple allocated ports. In turn, the mini-PC must be connected to a power source, the Internet, and the output devices.
As the name hints, the MCore is the core component of the MVC800 II Teams. It powers the entire setup and enables the peripheral devices to communicate.
The MCore mini-PC has 2 HDMI ports and supports a dual-display system. This means that not 1 but 2 screens can be employed for the needs of any meeting.
In terms of technical prowess, the MCore is almost overkill. Intel NUC 7th generation Intel Core i5 with 8GB Memory & 128GB SSD. Those are very generous specifications for running a single app. Of course, all that means that the MVC800 II runs smoothly at all times.
The MCore minicomputer is supposed to be installed inside the tray it comes with. The tray has a double function. It enables wall mounting while also reducing cable clutter. The tray is a nice addition as it provides extra positioning flexibility indeed.
The same setup scheme for the MVC800 II Teams and the complete setup instructions are available from the product’s official deployment guide. Alternatively, refer to the video deployment guideline:
Once all the elements are physically in place, it gets even easier. A simple plug-and-play procedure from the MTouch II pad initializes the MVC800 II Teams system. In other words, users have to turn the console on, insert their Teams credentials, adjust a few settings, and it is all set to go.
The MTouch II is then also used as the main system controller. The console’s home screen displays all the scheduled meetings for the day. In their turn, users can join any of them with a single touchscreen click.
Also there are the other main functionalities on display, too. These include creating a new meeting, initiating a presentation, or inviting the room into a particular going-on meeting.
However, this is only one of the MVC800 II interfaces. The other can be seen on the in-room display. It shows the selected screensaver, the time, and notifications/options.
The MTouch II also has a built-in human motion sensor. Its function is to ‘wake’ the MVC800 system whenever people enter the room.
Audio & Video
The two-way audio and the video streaming of the MVC800 II are both superb. This premium audio and video quality combination contributes to a life-like conferencing experience. When tested, all the associated equipment performed flawlessly.
The piece responsible for video streaming is the UVC80 PTZ camera. This is a full-HD camera that supports a resolution of 60FPS at 1080p. The other parties at the conference could not ask for better quality.
What makes the UVC80 particularly helpful in large rooms is its 12x optical zoom. Thanks to it, even participants staying in the room’s furthest corners can be seen clearly on display.
Furthermore, the camera has built-in facial recognition and auto-framing features. These two features work together to adjust the camera to involve every participant.
However, the camera can also be adjusted manually. As with every PTZ camera, the UVC80 is capable of remote directional and zoom control.
In the case of the MVC800 II system, this means that camera angles and zoom are adjusted from the Camera Control module on the MTouch II pad. Users can adjust the camera while ‘consulting’ with the real-time preview on the in-room screen.
The video streaming experience certainly is enterprise-level. The powerful MCore enables the UVC80 to provide a smoothly running HD image fully.
At the same time, the system-user interaction is as simple as ever. After just 30 minutes of playing around with the system, it becomes clear why Yealink has highlighted the MVC800 II as a ‘close-to-zero learning curve’ device.
As for the audio equipment, it consists of a soundbar and a set of interlaced microphones.
The soundbar – the Yealink MSpeaker – is responsible for the audio delivery of the MVC800 II system. The sound brought to the table (literally) was crisp and clear. The MSpeaker’s maximum output power is 10W. It can get pretty loud if needed.
The MSpeaker’s partners in sound excellence are the VCM34 array microphones. These microphone devices exhibited an excellent 360 voice pick-up system.
The reason is that each single microphone device has three microphones on each side. This means the voice can be ‘picked’ from all sides of the microphone. Also, the voice pick-up range is 20 feet (6 meters). This is more than enough to cover the entire room.
When tested, the microphones managed to pick up and transmit voices from almost 5 meters away.
Another good thing about the VCM34 microphones is their noise-canceling abilities. Thanks to the Yealink Noise Proof Technology, background noises are successfully eliminated.
This is particularly helpful because it encourages multitasking. For example, users can work on their laptops without worrying about typing-related noises.
Up to 4 VCM34 microphones can be daisy-chained together. Consider the exact amount needed for your workspace, as the default MVC800 II pack contains only 2.
Connectivity & Integration
Users must plug their laptops/Macs into the shared device for desktop content sharing. It has three ports, allowing for three 3 different types of connectivity: 1) an HDMI port, 2) a MiniDP port, and 3) a USB port.
However, the USB port is not intended for connecting PC devices directly. Instead, it is allocated for the WPP20 device. The WPP20 enables wireless connectivity between PC devices and the MVC800 II Teams system.
Users must plug the WPP20 into the MShare and connect it to their laptops. Afterward, the desktop can be shared onto the in-room display by simply clicking the button on the WPP20.
The optional WPP20 is highly recommended for users who frequently need to present from their desktops.
The Yealink MVC800 II Teams is excellent conference room equipment. Yealink has invested resources in product development, as this is one carefully designed kit.
In their turn, companies willing to invest in the Yealink MVC800 II Teams will reap the benefits of premium conference equipment.
Related document: The MVC800 II Datasheet