Plantronics, a dealer in lightweight communications headsets, said that its new Voyager Pro UC Bluetooth headset has built in sensors that enable it to realize when the user is wearing it and then automatically switch the call from the phone to the headset.
Designed for mobile professionals in the office or on-the-go, this single headset lets users seamlessly switch between calls received on their PC and those received on their mobile phone. Wideband technology sharpens PC audio and delivers rich, natural-sounding voice and multi-media transmissions. "Simply Smart Communications" is how Plantronics (News - Alert) executives described the new Plantronics technology, and the special sensors can also work to stop transmissions on the phone side. For instance, if the user is listening to a podcast, the playing automatically pauses if the user removes the Voyager headset.
Some of the highlights of the new headset include: Class 2 Bluetooth range with up to 33 feet of range; simple, one-touch call control; wideband technology for crisp PC audio; integrated PerSono Suite software for one-touch call answer/end with supported softphones and wide range of customization features; UC standard version supporting one-touch call control with softphones and UC applications from Cisco, Avaya, Microsoft, IBM (News - Alert); and more.
Shipping early next year, the new Voyager also includes a USB dongle for wide-band voice functionality between PC-based apps and the headset. It works, for example, with both Microsoft (News - Alert) Office Lync and Skype. The Voyager Pro UC can trigger a Skype call or, if the user chooses, broadcast their availability for a call to other Microsoft Lync users by showing "green” next to their name for available, and "red" for unavailable.
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Edited by Tammy Wolf