Deskphone: Wireless Phone Options

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Have a conference room with no network or phone connections in it.  Table sits 10 people.  Desire a wireless device for conference calls for all ten people to hear the single conversation out of the phone device.  Any suggestions and/or experience with wireless RC phones?
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Michael Gutman

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Wireless is generally not recommended for VOIP. You should do a cable run to the room.
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We are singing in the same choir!! 
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Check Plantronics or Jabra. They are the best high quality options.
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Claudio (Customer)

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What you could do is installing a Jabra USB/Bluetooth speaker/mic attached to a basic laptop with WiFi...
Or what about using one of those Cisco WiFi phones... (sorry if you do not have WiFi we are screw it up).
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That's a cool option (Jabra).  I'll try it on my network and see what happens. 
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We have this inexpensive Jabra and works really well http://goo.gl/DtcNVp
You can also paired it by Bluetooth with the computer running the RC app if you can move the computer to that room.
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The only supported WiFi phone is the Cisco 525G2, but Michael is correct - WiFi phones are not recommended.
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Do you know why WiFi is not recommended, considering the actual speeds of the WiFi connections and also considering (According to RC) that the Digital Line only uses 90kbps ?
If the trend is go wireless... why VoIP is left behind ?
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Because VOIP is not like normal data which can be broken into random packets and sent across the network and reassembled at the end point. VOIP Is a stream and requires a very high end level of transmission, requires prioritization of packets and sequence. All of this is possible with a high end configuration but even then suffers quality issues.