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Computer Softphone and Video Conferencing Accessories

University IT recommends these softphone and video conferencing options for laptops and desktops based on current state of services available from Stanford. The recommendations vary depending on the type of use and prices vary depending on the options. While this site is updated on a regular basis, prices and options may change without notice.

This equipment is available through the Amazon Business portal in iProcurement (ofweb.stanford.edu > SU Internet Procurement > Amazon Business). If you want to purchase any of this equipment, you should follow your department’s purchasing process. If you want to purchase directly, you should first check with your manager on reimbursement policies. 

For more information on Jabber softphone, visit our Jabber service page.

If you would like more information on Video Conferencing at Stanford, please visit our video conference guide page

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Headsets

The ideal headset varies depending on personal preferences, work environment, work schedule, work style and role. Below is a list of UIT recommended headsets based on cost, portability, usability, and productivity. You can purchase any headset that best meets your needs. UIT will provide baseline support on the UIT recommended headsets and best effort support for all other headsets.

NOTE: To locate either of the Jabra Evolve headsets in the Amazon Business portal, search their ASIN numbers listed below. (Ex. B00ODRSQKW)

Open work environment

In an open work environment, it is important to have active noise cancellation, passive noise cancellation, and wired headset to avoid having to charge the headset and to avoid running into potential interference in a heavily Bluetooth saturated area.

Headset Description  

Jabra Evolve 80 UC

​ASIN: B00ODRSQKW

Active and passive noise cancellation, and USB wired headset

Price: $179.25

Logitech USB Wired Headset H390

USB wired headset (does not include active and passive noise cancellation)

Price: $20-30

 

Closed work environment

In a closed work environment, consider a headset with active noise cancellation, optional passive noise cancellation, wired or wireless headset.

Headset Description  

Jabra Evolve 80 UC

​ASIN: B00ODRSQKW

Active and passive noise cancellation, and USB wired headset

Price: $179.25

Jabra Evolve 75 UC

​ASIN: B071VQTRST

Active and passive noise cancellation, and wireless headset

Price: $155.31

Logitech H820e Wireless Dual Headset

Wireless headset (does not include active and passive noise cancellation)

Price: $125-150

Logitech USB Wired Headset H390

USB wired headset (does not include active and passive noise cancellation)

Price: $20-30

Speaker

Private room or office 

For those who conduct conference calls in a private room or office (and do not keep their desk phone), consider the speaker below.

Speaker Description  

Jabra Speak 510

Speaker for those who often conduct conference calls, includes USB dongle

Price: $179

Webcam

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

 

  • Compatible: Windows 7+, Mac OS 10.6+
  • USB Port
  • Full HD 1080p video calling (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • 720p HD video calling (up to 1280 x 720 pixels) with supported clientsLogitech webcam
  • Full HD video recording (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • H.264 video compression
  • Built-in dual stereo mics with automatic noise reduction
  • Automatic low-light correction
  • Tripod-ready universal clip fits laptops, LCD or monitors
  • 2 Year Limited Hardware Warranty

Approximate price with tax: $80

Last modified March 22, 2018