Plantronics has announced their DECT wireless office headset products, CS500 and Savi 700 Series are the first in the headset market to be certified by the DECT Forum as meeting their latest security standards. The DECT Forum is an industry group focused on developing and improving DECT wireless technology.
Announced in January 2013, the new standards provide guidelines and a compliance certification process to manufacturers for improvements to security in eight areas, including authentication, encryption, call setup, call progress and tear down. To obtain DECT Forum Security Certification, a product must comply with all recommendations and be submitted for independent verification at an approved test lab.
“The launch of the Certification Program allows DECT vendors to have their equipment security certified against the latest standard, allowing them to assure their customers that their communications are secure,” said Andreas Zipp, Chairman of the DECT Forum. “We’re encouraged to see our full members like Plantronics embracing the new standards and working with us to certify their products.”
“We’re committed to providing our customers with the most robust solutions on the market today, both from a feature and a security perspective,” said Bill Loewenthal, vice president, enterprise solutions, Plantronics. “Through our close partnership with the DECT Forum, we have once again proven why the CS500 and Savi Series are among the most popular headsets for businesses.”
Security certified CS500 Series headsets are available for purchase now. Certified Savi 700 Series headsets will begin shipping before the end of the year. Savi 400 Series updates will be available in early 2015. For Savi family products in-market, security updates can be obtained via firmware updates when available.