Best Conference room setup for small business

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I'm looking to get recommendations for the best equipment to buy for our conference room to hook up with our blue jeans.  

We're a small business with 5-6 employees spread in 3 different countries and we regularly speak to each other and with partners. 
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Your laptop
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Thanks Craig. Only that I was recently travelling and used a conference room set up at a regus office center, and it was a lot better: Video quality was higher and it was much better for others to see my full body, rather than just my face.
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I figured that, but I was trying to save your thousands of dollars.

There are lots of ways this can go. Some prefer to purchase hardware that just integrates with a dedicated computer in a room being the video codec. They buy a PTZ USB camera and some sort of decent microphone system. This tends to be cheaper and you're still using the web browser interface for now.

Regus typically uses a dedicated appliance, like a Polycom. I prefer that for dedicated spaces. Here I've got a mix of systems: Polycom, LifeSize, and Cisco. They all have their benefits and drawbacks. LifeSize is typically the least expensive.

I suggest working with an AV integrator to design it and install it properly for you. Where are you located and perhaps a few people will chime in with company suggestions.
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We have had good luck with the Logitech CC3000E .  As long as the rooms are small 6-8 people you should be good