Recon Research Ranks Video Performance of 28 Small Room Video Bars

Leading Analyst Firm Uses Crowd-Sourced Data and Double-Masked Research Methodology to Objectively Rank Video Performance of Small Room Video Bars

PARKLAND, FL. – March 2, 2023 – Recon Research (RR), a leading analyst firm focused on the UC, professional AV, conferencing, and collaboration markets, has just released crowd-sourced objective video performance rankings for meeting room video bars.

RR used its proprietary “Battle Program” methodology and cloud-based video / audio comparison engine to generate these rankings.

“The Battle Program is the only source of objective and dependable performance rankings for competing UC & AV devices,” said Ira M. Weinstein, Managing Partner at Recon Research.  “With these new video rankings and our existing audio rankings in hand, customers can make informed purchasing decisions without buying, installing, or testing competing offerings.  That’s what the Battle Program is all about!”

First, RR analysts conducted hands-on testing of 28 small meeting room video bars from AVer, Bose, Cisco, Jabra, Kramer, Logitech, MaxHub, Neat, Poly (HP), Yealink, and others.

The quality difference is even more apparent when we look closely at the words on the ferris wheel.

Here’s a little secret – these video bars are from well-known vendors and cost about the same.  Imagine that!

Within two weeks, RR had captured the thousands of data points (user votes) from industry participants (“the crowd”) necessary to generate accurate performance rankings.

[ See the Battle Results (video performance rankings) for small room video bars. ]

“Even we were surprised by how well and how poorly some of the best-selling video bars performed during our testing,” said James Kelly, Senior Analyst at Recon Research.  “We’re excited to add these video rankings to our already published audio performance rankings for headsets, speakerphones, and video bars.  It’s time to Go to Battle!”

Recon Research’s video and audio performance rankings (the Battle Program Results) are available free to all end-user customers and our Premium Subscribers.  For more information, contact or visit