If you’ve ever had to drive, and enter a 10-digit phone number, and then an 11-15 digit entry code to join a meeting, you will appreciate this new conferencing app from Konftel. At the touch of one button, the Unite app connects you into meetings while you’re on the go: the safest, most convenient way to participate when you’re on the road. No need to worry about conference numbers or passcodes, or fumbling between your calendar and the dial pad, to connect into a meeting! Convenience is the name of the game.
The calendar feature lets you bring multiple calendars into the app (see image, below). Konftel Unite keeps you organized by displaying your day’s events, meetings and calls. It sends you a friendly reminder before the start of each event and you can even schedule events from within the app.
Konftel Unite has been verified for use with – but not limited to – the following web conferencing providers: AT&T Connect iMeeting, Avaya Meeting, GoToMeeting, Hangouts, JoinMe, Lync, PgiConnect, Scopia Meeting, and WebEx.
It’s important to note that for the one touch conferencing to function through the Konftel Unite app, you must also have the web conferencing app (i.e. WebEx) installed on your mobile device.
Once installed, when it’s time for the webinar, simply go to the Konftel Unite app, click the webinar entry in the app, and select “Join on Web.” The webinar will immediately open in the corresponding web conferencing app! It’s that easy!
Or if you simply need to join a teleconference, the “Join by Phone” button calls the teleconferencing bridge.
The “Open in Calendar” option will open the event in your device’s standard Calendar app; it will not connect you to the webinar; however, copy and paste the link into your web browser, and you’re attending the webinar.
Konftel built some additional features into the app for even more functionality. Take text or voice notes during the webinar in the app, and then email the notes from the app to the invitees you choose.
Konftel Unite is now available at no cost for both iOS and Android devices.
Watch a quick overview of the app:
Introducing the Ego
To manage calls, a smartphone or tablet is the way to go; to get the best sound for conferencing, an external speakerphone is the best choice. With Konftel devices, sensational HD sound is guaranteed, thanks to its patented OmniSound technology. This summer, Konftel introduced the Ego, a portable speakerphone with OmniSound.
The Ego is the perfect size for travelers, those who work at home, and smaller meeting environments such as huddle rooms. It connects via Bluetooth to your smartphone/tablet and USB for use with laptops and PCs. It’s powered via USB and offers 12 hours of talk time! If you’re not on a call and want to listen to music, Bluetooth A2DP provides superior audio performance. To top it off, the Ego comes in a zippered neoprene carry case to protect the device when traveling. The Ego has been awarded a prestigious RedDot Design Award for 2016.
Check out the Ego video for more information about this handy device.
Questions about the new Konftel Unite app, or the Ego? Give us a call: 1-866-998-9991.
Congratulations on your purchase of a brand new headset! You’ve connected it to your phone, started to make calls with it … and the person on the other end of the call tells you that you sound like you’re in a cave. A pesky echo is destroying the quality of your calls. You wonder if you’ve made a bad purchasing decision and consider going back to using your phone’s handset. Don’t despair: we’re here to help!
The Echo Fix
If you or your customers are hearing an echo, the mic volume may be set too high. Jabra says that the audio level of your headset microphone should approximately match the audio level of your desk phone. Make a test call, and while you are talking, decrease the mic volume one step at a time. It’s important that your mic level be high enough so that your customers can hear you well, but it shouldn’t be so high that you are hearing yourself echo back through the headset. Another indication that your mic level is too high is if you hear your breath or excessive wind-type noise through your headset.
To find out how and where to adjust the mic volume of your particular headset, you can refer to the headset user manual or better yet, just pick up the phone and give us a call. We love to hear from our customers and are always happy to help! You can reach our support staff at 1-866-998-9991.
This is an easy fix to a common (and annoying) problem!
The popular EncorePro 500 and 700 series headsets have evolved into Digital and USB versions, for intelligent Unified Communications in the contact center and enterprise work spaces.
The digital version has a 6-pin quick disconnect for use with the DA90 USB audio processor. The current EncorePro headsets (non-digital) have the standard 4-pin QD. The digital headset and a DA90, when combined with Plantronics Manager Pro (an additional software service), offer a fully integrated audio and asset management solution. The headset's memory chip provides data to the DA90.
The digital headsets provide information that assist with corporate processes such as inventory management support, mass firmware updates, and agent statistics (average call time, average on-hold time, and more). CSR’s benefit from the advanced headsets, too, with sound protection, call control features, and more. Full stereo support provides a rich audio experience for users.
These products are available now. You can view the entire series of EncorePro digital headsets, and the DA90, here.
USB versions coming soon
The EncorePro USB series is an all-in-one solution for organizations with softphones. Call volume, mute, and answer/end are handled from the in-line call controller. Utilizing Plantronics Manger pro, IT can remotely track and manage every headset company-wide; updating the headsets with new software is also easily achieved. EncorePro USB headsets will be shipping at the end of this month. You can see all of the EncorePro USB headsets here.
Plantronics Manager Pro Software Service
Plantronics Manager Pro is web-based and offered for an annual subscription fee, depending upon number of users. IT managers can now monitor, manage and maintain every Plantronics headset across the enterprise quickly and easily. Compliance with industry regulations governing communication devices is also easily achieved. Use this in conjunction with the free Plantronics Hub software.
This Plantronics Manager Pro video provides an easy-to-follow overview of the software service:
EncorePro Series – Superior Quality and Performance
The EncorePro series has SoundGuard technology to protect users from harmful sound spikes and other loud noises. Users will find a comfortable listening and wearing experience, preventing fatigue after all-day wear. Laser welded construction and metal joints ensure a high quality headset, too.
Not sure which EncorePro headset you need? Give us a call and our headset experts can determine the best solution for your organization! 1-866-998-9991
Jabra’s latest products offer security for your corded headset investment. These three options will reduce employee downtime, and theft of headsets and connection cables.
The Headset Lock secures the QD bottom cord to the headset and ensures they are always connected. MSRP is $80.00 for a package of 10.
The Cord Lock securely connects the QD bottom cord to the desk phone or amplifier. MSRP is $15.00 for 10.
To add an additional security level, the Cord Mount ties the QD bottom cord to the desk or table. This mount also keeps cords tidy on a desktop. MSRP is $50.00 for 10.
These products are compatible with all Jabra corded headsets and are easy to add to existing headset set-ups. This should increase productivity, as well as lower theft or misplacement of headsets and cords.
Research supports the finding that today’s consumers conduct their own research before making a purchase. A survey found that 60% of a buyer’s journey has been completed before they reach out to a company sales rep. With the Internet open 24/7 as the encyclopedia of everything, information is accessible to all – at all times. Resources such as customer reviews, blogs, and web sites can provide a wonderful look into the pros and cons of any product or service.
But, when we talk about headsets for business communications, many times the more you try to research on your own the more cumbersome and confusing it becomes. That’s why we say “Leave it to the Experts,” the Headset Experts here at Avcomm Solutions! Headsets are our specialty and with our high level of product knowledge and support, you are sure to receive what you need, when you need it.
At Avcomm Solutions, our staff availability can be considered as one of the best characteristics of our small, woman owned business. When you call, we answer. The time savings that a call can provide may actually surprise you! If our staff doesn’t know the answer immediately, we will find out – and get you the answer as quickly as possible. You can count on us to do what we say we’re going to do! Our staff and business has direct connections to our manufacturers. We are certified by our manufacturers in their respective training programs, and know the right people to call for answers. We stay up-to-date on all new issues, promotions, discounts, products, and more – anything that affects our customers, and potential customers. In short, we prefer to be our customers’ main point of contact, to simplify the headset process for them.
With our office and warehouse located in the middle of the United States, shipping to locations on either coast is typically 3 days. We offer many ways to place an order, including on our web site, via email, phone call, and in person. The relationships we have with our customers helps keep the order process simple, yet accurate.
Talking through a product question, or environment need, is typically best accomplished with a phone call – and we’re here to help. Any question – large or small – has value and we’re here to help! Contact us today: 1-866-998-9991. If you’d prefer email, reach us here: Avcomm Solutions.