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recommendation for skype web conference gear in conference room

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So far after looking online, I am thinking of buying Logitec HD Pro webcam (http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Webcam-Widescreen-Calling-Recording/dp/B006JH8T3S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393619162&sr=8-1&keywords=logitec+webcam) for video, then Jabra SPEAK410 USB Speakerphone for Skype (http://www.amazon.com/Jabra-SPEAK410-Speakerphone-Skype-other/dp/B007SHJIO2/ref=pd_cp_pc_1) for voice.

What do you use for Skype conference call at your conference room?
And how do you mount the camera and use what mounting device for camera?
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Both of those items look like good choices for Skype conferencing and you should have no problem with either of them.

As for mounting the camera, it really depends on the layout of your room, and what your goals are for the conference.

The usual goals are to see the whole conference room clearly, but that is no always feasible. The wider the shot, the more 'fisheye' effect you are going to get from the camera to fit everyone into it. Also not having the camera right by the monitor will give the impression of everyone looking away from whoever they are talking to. People tend to look at the screen, and not camera during a meeting.

The ideal place for the camera is on top of or right below the monitor. They are made to sit atop monitors pretty simply so no real mounting hardware is usually needed. Keep in mind the camera, monitor (or is it a projector?), and Speakerphone all have to reach to the computer to work.
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I need to mount the cam on the wall because the screen on conference room is projector shooting the a pull down screen.
Does anyone know universal mount for webcam or any built-in screw bracket?
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Mounting the webcam on the wall at the bottom or top of the screen the projector displays on is definitely your best option. Probably bottom would be easier, though top would give better view of the room.

Googling "Webcam wall mount" brought up a number of options pretty easily.
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