Watch Full Demo


Start Your Video Conferencing Free Trial Now.

See Nefsis in action,
watch our video demos.




Internet Video Conferencing

Web Conferencing Features

IT Friendly


Recommended Video Conferencing Equipment:
Webcams, HD Cameras, Headsets & Conference Room Microphones

Nefsis works with any video peripheral.Nefsis multiparty video conferencing software and online meeting services work with virtually any Windows compatible peripheral

Please see our hardware recommendations below. You may purchase these peripherals from GoElectronic, CDW or practically any hardware reseller worldwide. To try Nefsis, click free trial.

Why get stuck with proprietary hardware?
Nefsis is broadly compatible with a wide variety of industry standard PC audio and video conferencing equipment. You can use any camera you like. Nefsis is peripheral agnostic and it automatically selects the highest quality imaging capabilities of your camera, within the limits of your Internet bandwidth.

Not just desktops, boardrooms and training facility video conferencing equipment tooYou can mix and match ordinary webcams, conference room pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, HD, PC and laptop built-in cameras ... even conference participants with no camera whatsoever, all in the same online meeting. Using Nefsis business-grade proxy and firewall compatibility, you can conference with virtually any computer and boardroom anywhere in the world with basic Internet connectivity. With a full suite of web conferencing features built-in, you can collaborate and share data in ways unimaginable with typical video conferencing solutions.

Recommended Hardware

The following recommendations are based on our experience with active customer installations. If you have a favorite brand or spare camera not on our list, give it a try.

for Participants at Their Own Desktop

USB Webcams

Microsoft HD Camera

Microsoft® HD LifeCam Cinema
This Microsoft USB 2.0 webcam captures video at VGA 640x480  resolution (default) up to HD 720p. High precision glass elements deliver accurate colors and sharp video. [Read LifeCam Cinema Review]

Microsoft Lifecam 3000

Microsoft® HD LifeCam 3000
This is a lower-cost Microsoft camera that captures video at VGA 640x480 resolution (default) up to HD 720p.

Logitech HD C920

Logitech® HD Pro C920 (USB 3 Ready)
This is among the first USB 3.0 Ready webcams, offering higher sustained frame rates at 1080 over USB 3.0 Super Speed (SS) connections. It is backwards compatible with USB 2.0, but requires USB 3.0 for higher transfer rates. The image quality is exceptional.

Logitech C910

Logitech® HD Pro C910
Ideal for PCs and small conference rooms providing crystal clear images with lots of detail at up to HD 720p sustained, the maximum w/ USB 2.0.
[Read C910 Review]

Facevsion™ N1
The N1 provides great clarity with superb wide-angle field of view. This camera is capable of 30 fps at 1280x720p sustained. Since our N1 review, Facevsion also started shipping the E1 and L2, both HD 720p.
[Read N1 Review]

Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000
Ideal for PCs with large LCD monitors. This is the most popular standard definition webcam for use with Nefsis.
[Read Quickcam Review]

Logitech Quickcam Orbit

Logitech Quickcam Orbit AF
For PC desktops. This camera offers pan-and-tilt tracking, it is good for speakers and trainers that move around during live meetings. It can also be used as an entry-level conference room camera. See below for more conference room equipment recommendations.

Logitech Webcam C905

Logitech Webcam C905
This small form-factor webcam is ideal for laptops.


For the latest Windows Vista and Windows 7 devices drivers, please click Logitech to retrieve the latest updates.

USB Headsets

Headsets are strongly recommended for PC and laptop users. However, if you require external microphones and speakers, no problem. Please see the echo canceller microphone section below.

Plantronics Audio .470 USB

Sennheiser PC 25

Plantronics DA-40 USB to headset adapter

Designed to adapt Plantronics telephone headsets for use with a PC.

Revolabs Desktop Solo - USB

Suitable for presenters that need to be mobile during a web or video conference session.


USB Speakerphones

ClearOne Chat 50 USB Personal Conference Phone
For use with laptops and desktop computers(8 ft maximum effective range). Please remember to update your driver/firmware for this product. You can find those updates here.

Jabra speakerpone for desktops

Jabra/Logitech BSP 420 Speakerphone
This USB echo-cancelling speakerphone was designed specifically for VoIP applications. It works well with Nefsis. This speakerphone is for desktop applications only, the cord is too short for conference rooms.

for small conference rooms



Logitech Quickcam Orbit AF
The Logitech® QuickCam® Orbit is a low-cost, USB camera with motorized pan-and-tilt tracking (panning) and auto-focus. The image quality is excellent, especially considering its price tag (US street price approximately $125). Installation is as easy as plugging in a USB cable.

This webcam is good for speakers and trainers that move around during live meetings. It can also be used as an entry-level conference room camera. See below for more large conference room equipment recommendations.

Phoenix Audio Duet PCS
The PCS is recommended for small conference rooms. The Duet is an easy-to-install USB audio peripheral.

Phoenix Quattro2
The second generation Quattro2 was designed for small to medium-sized conference rooms and easy USB installation. It has four mics, five speakers, and multiple hardware-based echo cancellers. Several Quattro2 units can be daisy chained to cover larger rooms.

Phoenix Audio Duet Executive
The Duet Executive is similar to the Duet PCS, however, the Executive model allows multiple Executive mics to be daisy chained together for applications in larger rooms. A power outlet is required for each Executive microphone after the first unit and a small terminator must also be connected to the last mic. Please refer to the Phoenix Audio Duet Executive review or contact us for details on this setup.

for Large Conference Rooms


Standard Definition & HD Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras

Any standard definition video camera with an S-video output (or any high definition camera with an HDMI output cable), with a Windows compatible capture card can be used in a Nefsis video conference.

For example, the Sony D70 is a leading conference room camera, with outstanding image quality, pan, tilt, zoom, and pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) pre-sets. This camera is a mainstay in conference and boardroom installations. Contact us for details.

SONY EVI-D70 Standard Definition Camera
Recommended for standard desktop users as well as conference rooms. Excellent PTZ capabilities with remote. Requires a standard video capture card, camera mount and S-Video or composite cable (RCA).

Sony EVI-HD1 High Definition Camera
Recommended for conference and boardrooms only. To use the high definition capabilities, an HD video capture card is required. For more information on HD capture cards, see details below.

Sony EVI-HD7 High Definition Camera
This is the latest conference room PTZ camera from Sony, offering a full range of HD capabilities. This camera requires an HD adapter card; most customers configure this camera with the AJA card, see details below.

Vaddio ClearVIEW HD-18 High Definition Camera
Recommended for large conference rooms and boardrooms. An HD capture card, cable and mounting assembly are required. The ClearVIEW 18 features PTZ, 18x lens, SD and component HD output.

PC Video Capture Cards

Hauppauge 1250
This is a multipurpose, single-slot PCI Express x1 adapter for cable TV and ATSC high definition digital signals. In addition to standard and HD video capture, the built-in tuner can be used with cable TV inputs, which may be useful if you have TV in your conference room. In addition to Nefsis compatibility, this card supports Microsoft Media Center. This is a half-height card with a full-height bracket supplied.

Hauppauge 1850
Similar to the 1250 above, but full-height card with more hardware-based accelerators for better system performance. For details, please visit the Hauppauge Computer Works website.

PCIe Video Capture Cards

Aja Kona LHi HD (Recommended)
— For Sony EVI-HD1, HD7 or equivalent HD video input —

The Aja Kona LHi is an excellent general purpose HD-capable capture card. It can manage analog SD composite and s-video inputs, and the latest digital 3Gb SDI and HDMI video streams. In particular the high definition Sony EVI-HD1 conference room camera (see above) was tested with this card. *Compatible with Windows Vista & Windows 7

DeckLink Studio (Recommended)
The Decklink Studio is a lower cost, general purpose HD-capable capture card. It works with a variety of HD video inputs, including all the HD conference room cameras above. *Compatible with Windows Vista & Windows 7


Audio Equipment


Echo Cancellation Mixers

Conference Room SetupHeadsets with earpieces and boom microphones are strongly recommended for desktop users, but in conference rooms, boardrooms and some training facilities, external speakers are required. In these cases, echo cancelling audio inputs are required.

The ClearOne product line is a mainstay in high-end video conferencing and telepresence installations, with multiple inputs, mixing, and standard audio out. It is suitable for medium and large boardrooms and applications where the highest quality is required. Almost every telepresence installation uses ClearOne audio equipment.

For small conference rooms, tabletop units with speakers and built-in echo cancelling mics are available from Phoenix Audio, Yamaha and others. The best choice depends on your budget, the size of your conference room and the application. The staff at Nefsis helps customers to configure A/V peripherals for boardrooms and conference rooms. Please contact us for assistance or a PDF of compatible video conferencing equipment and standard configuration guides.

(Connects to a host computer via USB or sound card)
The Converge INTERACT AT conferencing system delivers optimum audio performance and configuration flexibility for medium-sized rooms requiring up to nine microphones. It features innovative microphone distribution that delivers significant cost savings and flexibility for users.


3 x ClearOne Mic - Unidirectional Table Top Design


3.5 mm (M) - RCA (M) Y-Adapter


RCA (M) - RCA (F)



Example ClearOne Conference Room Configurations

Type 1 - Standard Conference Room With Solo Mic
Type 2 - Standard Conference Room Setup With Converge Mixer


Standard Echo Canceller Microphones


ClearOne Chat 150 Conference Room Microphone
The effective pickup range for this microphone is 10ft or less. Please remember to update your driver/firmware for this product. You can find those updates here.

Revolabs Fusion 4 Channel System (Wireless)
Designed for boardrooms and conference rooms.

Revolabs Fusion 8 Channel System (Wireless)
The Fusion 8 is shown at left, it is recommended for very large, or very long conference rooms. Each microphone provides good coverage for 4 to 6 feet.


Yamaha PJP-25UR
This product features unidirectional (arms open) and omnidirectional (arms closed) pickup.  Suitable for small conference rooms.


Omni-Directional Microphones

Revolabs Wireless Microphone
Recommended for trainers who need to move around a room or workstations where wiring is difficult.

Revolabs Solo Wireless Microphone
The Revolabs Plug and Play Solutions are best suited for the Audio/Visual system that is not installed in the room as a permanent feature. These systems are used in small and medium-sized rooms where price and ease-of-installation are major concerns.

Omni-Directional Shure MX393 Tabletop Microphone
The Tabletop Mic is perfect for teleconferencing applications that demand high-performance audio quality. The small size makes these mics ideal for conference tables that require minimum-visibility microphones.

Shure MX393
The Microflex models from Shure are the smartest boundary microphones to date. Equipped with features such as silent membrane switches, logic inputs and outputs, and LED indicators, Microflex Boundary microphones are a high-quality solution for a broad range of applications such as boardrooms and distance learning centers. Every Microflex Boundary microphone features a choice of interchangeable condenser cartridges.

Video Conferencing Accessories & Specialty Equipment

Tripods and Wall Mounts for Sony Cameras


Wall Mount
Sony WM-30B Wall Mount
Recommended for conference rooms.

Davis and Sanford 64" Tripod
Recommended for conference rooms. Ideal for "floor top" installations that require tripods that can be moved.

Velbon DF-10ml 25" Tripod
Ideal for placing camera on a table top, such as workstation users that need pan-tilt-zoom cameras, or conference rooms that cannot use wall mounts.

Cables & Jacks

12' S-Video Cable

Phone Recording Adapter/Jack
The DynaMetric Web Conference Recording adapter plugs in quickly and easily between your handset or headset and the telephone base. The adapter is then connected to your computer's soundcard such that all the telephone audio during your web conference will be recorded too.

Please Note: This adapter is not compatible with "Princess" or Trim-Line style phones where the dial pad is in the handset. This product will not work on some GE phones. Please contact DynaMetric for a list of compatible GE phone models.


USB Audio Sound Adapter

Generic USB Sound Card with Line-Input
Full-duplex audio for PCs that do not have a sound card or audio input.

Amigo II USB Sound Card & Headset Adapter
The Turtle Beach Amigo II is a higher-quality USB sound card that accepts RCA jack inputs for a microphone and headset.

USB Video Capture Adapter

USB 2.0 Video Capture Device
USB video adapters accept almost any S-video input including DVD players, handheld video cameras, etc. USB video adapters are ideal for portable applications and where PCI cards are not practical. *When purchasing a USB video adapter, be sure to get USB 2.0 or later, and check for Windows 7 compatibility. USB 1.0 adapters do not have the transfer rate required for real-time video conferencing applications.

Contact us for assistance

Contact UsYou can use almost any audio or video peripheral with Nefsis software and online services, including all the equipment listed on this page. Please contact us for additional information or assistance configuring your desktop or conference room with Nefsis.

Free TrialYou can also start a free trial or schedule a live demo to see multipoint video using any of the cameras or equipment mentioned on this page.

Nefsis is a registered trademark of Nefsis Corporation. Sony is a registered trademark of Sony Electronics, Inc. Logitech and QuickCam are registered trademarks of Logitech. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.