Jabra Introduces a UC-Dedicated Headset Series

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Jabra has launched a new series of four headsets developed for the growing Unified Communications (UC) market and specifically for UC deployments.

All four headsets were designed specifically for companies looking for a cost-effective means of deploying headsets across an organisation and to accommodate for the different working styles and environments without compromising on quality.

In addition to headset solutions for light to heavy users the Jabra UC VOICE series features a portable headset developed for today’s virtual offices that is the industry’s first corded UC headset with a behind-the-ear wearing style and discreet form factor for video conferencing.

“Today there are approximately 7.8 million users of UC,” said Soren Christensen, Jabra Vice President of Marketing, Products and Alliances. “By 2015 that number is expected to skyrocket to 49.5 million. Optimisation of these investments by adding the voice dimension to the UC experience and attaching headsets that offer superior sound, comfort and build will have a tremendous impact when wanting to ensure the right ROI.”

With so many new users coming from a traditional desk phone environment, the single most important factor for successful deployment and adoption of the technology is the headset, which completes the UC experience. With a series of easy-to-use UC headsets Jabra’s new headsets pave the way for faster end-user adoption of the technology.

And as more companies deploy UC there is a growing realisation that audio plays a vital role in the success of the UC deployment. While the audio quality at both ends of a UC conversation is critical, there are many other factors that make a headset perform beyond expectations.

“A headset must be easy to configure, comfortable, and have a solid, quality feel,” says Theresa Robinson, Director, Collaboration Applications Product Marketing for Avaya. “The seamless integration between the soft phone and the headset is a key factor in employee adoption of a UC roll-out and thus, it’s overall success in terms of improved collaboration and productivity gains.”