UBCO AV Device Recommendations for Remote and Hybrid Work

You're working from home, and you need to participate in meetings or teach online; what kind of equipment do you need in order to do this well?

Here is a list of different equipment we recommend. If you want support in purchasing this equipment, we can assist you with that as well. The costs listed here are approximate at the time of writing this article.



IPEVO V4K Ultra High Definition USB Document Camera (Appx $210 CDN)

 - Available in workday through microserve.

 - Acts as a WebCam and DocCam.

 - 1080p@30fps.

 - Works with Windows and Mac and Chromebook.

 - https://www.ipevo.com/products/v4k


Epson DC-13 (Appx $800 CDN)

 - Includes HDMI out if needed. (Future use if coming to campus can plug into any room)

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - Microscope adapter included for any lab style work

 - https://epson.ca/For-Work/Projectors/Document-Cameras/DC-13-Document-Camera/p/V12H757020





Logitech C920 Pro (Appx $115 CDN)

 - Available in workday through microserve.

 - 1080p

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/hd-pro-webcam-c920


Logitech BRIO ULTRA HD PRO (Appx $300 CDN)

 - 4K with HDR

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/brio?crid=34


AVerMedia CAM 313 Webcam PW313 (Appx $100 CDN at Costco / Best Buy)

 - Available in workday through microserve.

 - 1080p

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - https://www.avermedia.com/us/product-detail/PW313



Here are some recommended headsets. They are available for purchase via the Workday punch-out catalog through Staples.


For busy offices/shared spaces, we recommend something with noise cancellation. Generally, the more expensive ones offer more features, better comfort and sound quality. For higher call volumes, I would go for the Logitech H570e/H650e or the Jabra Evolve 40. The USB-connected headphones are also the easiest to connect.


Wired - Logitech H390 (Appx $65 CDN)

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/stereo-headset-h390


Wired (Better Comfort) - Logitech H540 (Appx $85 CDN)

 - Available in workday through microserve.

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/usb-headset-h540?crid=1873


Wired (Noise Cancellation) - Logitech Zone Wired (Appx $200 CDN)

 - Available in workday through microserve.

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - Noise Cancellation Built In

 - https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/usb-headset-zone-wired?crid=1873


Wireless - Logitech H800 (Appx $90 CDN) (NOTE* - If used for lectures be mindful about battery life, wired may be a better option)

 - Available in workday through microserve.

 - USB or Bluetooth connectivity

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/wireless-headset-h800?crid=1875


Logitech H570e ($79)

Logitech H650e ($129)

Jabra Evolve 20 ($79)

Jabra Evolve 30 ($99)

Jabra Evolve 40 ($129)

Jabra Evolve 65 ($279)



MXL AC-404 USB Microphone (Appx $105 CDN)

 - Cardioid pickup pattern, excellent sound

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - https://www.amazon.ca/MXL-AC-404-Conference-Boundary-Microphone/dp/B001TGTDFM/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=mxl+mic&qid=1623424383&sr=8-13


ClearOne Chat 50 (Appx $150 CDN)

 - Available in workday through microserve.

 - Distributed Echo Cancellation and noise cancellation

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - https://www.clearone.com/chat®-50-0


Samson XPD2 Lavalier (Appx $160 CDN)

- USB Digital wireless System

- Work with Windows and Mac



Annotation / Writing / Drawing tablets:

Dell P2418HT (Appx: $400-500 CDN based on supplier and availability)

 - Available in workday through microserve.

 - 24" Annotation Monitor supports multitouch

 -  Works with Windows only

 - https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/dell-24-touch-monitor-p2418ht/apd/210-alcs/monitors-monitor-accessories


Apple 10.2" iPad Generation 7 + Apple Pencil Generation 1 (Appx $558 CDN)

 - Works with Apple Computers (https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT210380#systemrequirements)

 - https://www.apple.com/ca/ipad-10.2/specs/

 - https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/MK0C2AM/A/apple-pencil-1st-generation

 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MKy0zz_7gY (Apple Support video on how to use as a second display with annotation)



Webcam Light Stand for Live Stream (Appx $40)
- Includes mount for WebCams/Phones/Mics
- USB Powered




Article ID: 1060
Created On: Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 10:45 AM
Last Updated On: Tue, Sep 13, 2022 at 3:32 PM
Authored by: Malcolm Petch

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