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 https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2017/05/review-jabra-speak-710-speakerphone/ https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2017/05/review-jabra-speak-710-speakerphone/
  
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 +https://www.amazon.com/Jabra-Wireless-Bluetooth-Speaker-Softphone/dp/B071CGH8YF
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 +FM group basically bumped me to the technology group, which has sent me down a rabbit hole. The church provides a Personal Video Conference (PVC) service, more info here: 
 +https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/help/support/meetinghouse-technology/personal-video-conferencing?lang=eng
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 +PVC portal is here: https://pvc.lds.org/PvcPortal/Home/Pvc3Home
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 +Found a FAQ page here: https://tech.churchofjesuschrist.org/wiki/Answers_about_Personal_Video_Conferencing
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 +The support forums for PVC have not been updated in 2 years, but a question on Wednesday was answered the same day. Tech forum is here: https://tech.churchofjesuschrist.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=107
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 +My Response 2019-12-04 :
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 +I have explored in several directions. Research notes here: http://www.clines.org/doku/doku.php?id=ponceconferencecallproject
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 +The Jabra units couple to either a cell phone or a computer - the 710 currently runs about $215 on Amazon, and could be paired to anyone's phone or computer, via USB cable or Bluetooth.
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 +The official personal video conference (PVC) software provided by the Church is by Vidyo - see https://pvc.lds.org/PvcPortal/Home/Pvc3Home . Inquiries to the emails provided there have not been answered, will try the more responsive tech forums at  https://tech.churchofjesuschrist.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=107 .  Mack & I tried it about a year ago, it was pretty clunky, I have not had a chance to run a test with the latest client. It seems to require that all participants install the client software, I saw old comments complaining about the web interface that it was Flash based and not supported on Chromebooks. Still trying to learn the current state. Only works on iOS, Android, & Windows as far as I can tell.
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 +The main point in favor of the PVC software seems to be that it can be installed on Church hardware without licensing issues, unlike Skype or Hangouts or several other competitors. The competitors are usually free for personal use, so if you just run it off of someone's tablet or laptop there would be no issue with Skype, Hangouts, etc. PVC does have the option of phoning in audio only.
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 +My recommendation would be to purchase a Jabra unit and conduct experiments to see which of the numerous conference services work best, with the assumption that the Jabra unit would be able to tie easily to someone's personal device. You'd probably want to keep it in the SP office when not in use.
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 +I have often used Freeconferencecalling.com or Freeconferencecall.com for group planning calls, they seem to work well, though there are time or participant number limits to be explored.
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 +That is what I know so far,
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 +Thanks, Steve
  
  
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