Video Bars – Comparison of Features & Functionality

This online comparison engine makes it quick and easy to compare more than 50 features and functions of ~ 50 personal and meeting room video bars.

Vendors Covered – AMX, Anker, Avaya, AVer, Boom Collaboration, Bose, Cisco, ClearOne, Coolpo, Crestron, DTEN, EPOS, Grandstream, Hall Technologies, Infobit, Jabra, Konftel, Kramer, Logitech, Maxhub, MuxLab, Neat, Poly, Rocware, VDO360, Wyrestorm, and Yealink.

Inclusion Criteria – to be included in this matrix, each solution must use a video bar or webcam (not PTZ camera) form factor, mount above or below a display, include an integrated camera and microphone(s), and either integrated speakers or an audio output (HDMI, RCA, 3.5 mm jack, etc.).  Also, each solution must be generally available (GA).

Topics Covered – cost, dimensions, weight, basic capabilities, room sizes, mounting options, BYOD support, appliance mode support, collaboration apps supported, certifications, video connectivity and features, audio connectivity and features, device control, device management, warranty and support, and more.

Important Definitions: 

  • Bring Your Own Device (a.k.a. BYOD or USB Passthrough) means users can connect their laptops to the video bar and “borrow” the bar’s mics, speakers, and camera for use with any collaboration app running on the laptop.
  • Appliance Mode means the video bar runs a collaboration app on its internal compute (typically Android).

Important Notes

  • This matrix includes information provided by the participating vendors and information gathered by Recon Research through research and/or hands-on testing.
  • While the information within this matrix is believed to be correct, readers should verify this information and perform additional due diligence before making purchasing decisions.
  • Please report error or omissions to iweinstein@reconres.com.
  • For vendors – if you believe your offering should be included in this comparison matrix, please contact iweinstein@reconres.com.