Cisco Business Edition 4000 (discontinued) vs. Dolby Conference Phone (Dolby Voice)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Business Edition 4000 (discontinued)
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Cisco Business Edition 4000 was a small business phone system designed to be easy-to-use and manage, and quick to deploy. It has been discontinued, and is superseded with functionality found in Webex Calling.N/A
Dolby Conference Phone (Dolby Voice)
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Dolby presents the Dolby Voice product line of consisting as software as well as conference phones and video conferencing equipment, able to produce an immersive, natural conferencing experience. It is available in various kits, such as the Dolby Voice Room kit, as well as Dolby Voice Pro (for boardrooms), and Dolby Voice Huddle.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 4000 (discontinued)Dolby Conference Phone (Dolby Voice)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(6 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(5 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(6 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 4000 (discontinued)Dolby Conference Phone (Dolby Voice)
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
The availability of numerous subscription options is one of the most impressive features of Cisco Business Edition 4000. Businesses can purchase prepaid subscriptions for 1, 3, or 5 years, depending on their needs and budget. The Cisco Business Edition 4000, which is cloud-managed, is the phone system that the small-scaled industry has been waiting for. It seamlessly blends the old and modern, allowing [organizations] to meet their conventional communication demands while remaining compatible with cutting-edge communication technology.
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Dolby
Implementing these units within our business reduced the number of support requests to our internal IT support desk. This was simply because these units are so simple to use. The user books a video conference meeting within Outlook and includes the meeting room they wish to hold the video conference in. Within five minutes, their meeting is recognized on the Dolby Conference Phone (Dolby Voice). Their meeting is also shown on the TV screen within the meeting room so that other people can see who will be using the room. On entering the room, the user simply touches the Join button next to their meeting on the Dolby Conference Phone (Dolby Voice), normally in the middle of the table, and within a few seconds, the meeting room has joined the video conference meeting.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Call routing
  • Voicemail
  • SIP Trunking
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Dolby
  • One-touch easy-to-join meeting
  • Supports two TV screens
  • Supports laptop screens on two TV screens without joining a video conference
  • Reduces mess of cables In the room
  • Dolby audio sound quality
  • Speaker and microphone within the same unit on the table
  • Supports wide range of cameras, including their own cameras
  • Easy to clean
  • Robust
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • Integration with other vendors
  • More suitable GUI for newbies in IT
  • Integration with other Cisco products in term of WAN connections
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Dolby
  • Support of three TV screens would be nice In some rooms
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Likelihood to Renew
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Dolby
This rating is given because it is simple for us--a no-brainer to replace these units with a new Dolby video conferencing device. The fact that these units make the room neater and make it very easy for a user to onboard and use, just makes it a must-have item. The Linux version of these units is also easier to use with a little software patching required. For us, we can also use the Microsoft Teams gateway.
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Usability
Discontinued Products
As it is a completely cloud-based product this is easy to access. We easily manage or access it from anywhere. It is very easy to deploy and easy to manage and use. Its mobile device integration feature is very good and we loved it. It is ideal for remote access.
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Dolby
That this unit is so easy for users to use. To join a meeting is a simple one-touch join. If they have not added the meeting room to their invite, then entering the meeting ID into the unit via the touch screen on the flying saucer is very easy. The mute button is on the top of the unit and shows a red LED circle when on mute.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
The support once you have been able to actually connect with someone is great. The challenge is that it is very difficult at times to get someone from support at short notice to work with you, especially when you have a production impacting issue. I had a licensing issue that took me about 1 week to get support attention, once connected with them was resolved with two days.
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Dolby
When we have asked the question to either BlueJeans or Dolby, we have been given the answer quickly. To be honest, the number of times that we have had to go to support on these units has been very low--maybe once a quarter.
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Implementation Rating
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Dolby
We did not have any key issues during the implementation. The units are very easy to configure for BlueJeans. When you first turn on the unit, you select the video conferencing platform that you are using. The wizard will then request various information (e.g., IP address, network) and then look for software updates. Once completed, the unit can be installed in the meeting room. The unit will run off a PoE network lead, so one lead to the unit.
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
Cisco Business Edition 4000 is an simple to use, cloud-hosted system based on Cisco's IP telephony technology. It is a optimal solution for for SMB businesses and supports up to a maximum of 200 IP Phones. For customers looking for larger user group, Cisco BE 6000 or BE7000 would be a better option.
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Dolby
The biggest issue with others that we find is that no one has a simple one-touch method for users to join a video conference meeting. With most others, we found you either have to find your meeting or manually enter your meeting. With Dolby Conference Phone (Dolby Voice), you are straight into the room--one touch and in the meeting.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Optimal solution for small/medium organizations.
  • Lowers cost with reduced IT overheads and cloud management.
  • Rapid deploy model helps for fast setup.
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Dolby
  • 95% reduction in IT support desk requests for help with the equipment
  • High-quality microphone and speaker
  • Robust, smart, clean looking.
  • Supports two TVs
  • Supports a number of cameras
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