The difference between a UC-certified device and one that's not certified for business use?
Sound. (And listening time. And call quality. And technology.) Here are a few BIG differences:
UC certified devices have: Microphones tuned for voice
while consumer, store-bought devices only offer single-directional microphones.
UC certified devices have: Headset Call Controls
while consumer, store-bought devices do not offer headset controls, and are missing necessary buttons.
UC certified devices have: Multi-device connectivity to connect the same headset to both a PC and a mobile phone or tablet,
while consumer, store-bought devices are optimized for a single connection (such as, mobile phone only). If you like the sound of:
• increased operational costs
• decreased adoption of the UC platforms your business has implemented (including Teams, Jabber, etc.) and
• decreased collaboration
then continuing to allow employees to bring in whatever headsets/ear buds/headphones they have at home is probably the best plan for your company.
However, if you're ready for UC-certified professional headsets and speakerphones to support your staff, and leverage your business systems, then contact our team on Chat, or call us at 1-866-998-9991 today!
Bring huddle rooms to life with best-in-class audio, and now video, from Jabra. The new PanaCast videocamera is the world's first intelligent, 180-degree panoramic 4K plug and play solution. It is compatible with all leading videoconferencing platforms on the market, and is certified for use with Microsoft Teams.
Similar to the tailor who brings together various pieces of fabric to create a cohesive whole, the nine processors (and patented technology) located inside the PanaCast body stitch images together from three separate camera lenses (13 megapixels each) to create a single image spanning 180 degrees.
This 180-degree technology means there are no invisible areas — even in the smallest huddle rooms! No blind spots, no one's cut out of the picture, and there's no wasted space. When there are only one or two people in the room, the PanaCast uses Intelligent Zoom to focus on participants when the full field of view is not needed.
Jabra PanaCast offers 4K images, to display an image of at least 8 million active pixels. It's much sharper and results in higher clarity: 4K is four times that of the old HD standard. The size of the camera is remarkable, considering the technology packed into it: at just 6.1" x 3.5" x 1.8" the PanaCast fits in the palm of your hand.
PanaCast offers Intelligent Vision, a technology that works the way our eyes do, so that it adjusts automatically to changes in light. A dull or dimly-lit room is transformed. If your huddle room has natural light, PanaCast technology automatically adjusts the changing lighting.
PanaCast has a standard 1/4″-20 thread and can be used with the PanaCast wall mount and table stand (available as additional purchases) or even any tripod with that screw size.
PanaCast has an integrated mount, for further flexible placement on a TV screen or laptop, for example.
For a complete room solution, we recommend the Jabra Speak 710 as the complementary audio device. It, too, is a plug-and-play accessory. The Speak 710 is plenty loud, and the 360-degree omnidirectional microphone picks up sound from all corners of a room. Connect with the integrated USB cord, or via Bluetooth.
The Speak 710 can be linked to an additional Speak 710, for double the room coverage! The two Speak units are connected wirelessly, with the press of the Link button on the Speak 710!
Jabra Direct should be downloaded to the PC that is running both the PanaCast and the Speak 710. You will be able to change settings in Jabra Direct, as well as update all firmware.
Jabra is known for its high quality, easy-to-use products, featuring advanced technology. As a Jabra Premier Partner, we're thrilled to offer them to our customers. Chat with us now to learn more!
In the U.S. alone, about 1.3 million business trips happen each day*. If you are one of these business travelers, then you know that dependable communications devices are a must for meetings, client calls, and entertainment, too. These devices go on the road with you, so that you can work anywhere.
Here are our top picks for travel gadgets with high quality, professional sound: the Plantronics Voyager 5200 UC, Jabra Speak 710, and Sennheiser MB 360 UC headset with Active Noise Canceling.
by Poly is a traditional Bluetooth style headset. Its sleek size, smart design, and comfortable fit start to tell the story. What you don't see is the technology powering it: the unique WindSmart technology detects wind direction and responds accordingly, so that your voice comes through.
Four adaptive microphones offer dynamic noise reduction. Whether you're taking a call outdoors, or running through Chicago O'Hare airport, your voice sounds clear and professional as you seamlessly transition between environments, inside or out.
Connect to mobile phone or tablet via Bluetooth; or, plug the included USB dongle into your PC, and your webinars and videoconferences are handled. (Be sure to change your Sound settings on the PC to recognize the headset!)
The included charging case stores both the headset and USB dongle, giving you up to 7 hours of talk time, and an additional 14 hours with the charging case. MSRP is $219.95.
is a Bluetooth speakerphone with a USB dongle. The omni-directional mic has 360-degree pick-up and crystal-clear audio for echo-free calls. And, it's easy to use: plug-and-play either Bluetooth or USB (using the dongle or the cable that's integrated around the middle of the Speak unit). When you're not using it for meetings, listen to music and multimedia. The rich bass hits all the right notes.
An added bonus: Connect 2 Speak 710s together when you're back in the office, and you have double the coverage.
Jabra recommends the Speak 710 for up to 6 people, so it's great for individual use and also small teams. The portable device comes in a neoprene zippered carry case so that you can toss it in your briefcase and go. We especially like that the USB dongle is stored in the bottom of the speakerphone; one less thing to think about when packing it up and taking it on the road with you. MSRP is $299.
has a unique ear cup design: its over-the-ear design completely surrounds the ear, and deep, ergonomic ear pads add noise dampening and long-lasting comfort for hours of wear. Testers report that the sound quality of this headset is excellent; whether listening to music and audio books, or during phone calls. There is no boom mic, yet the two digital noise-cancelling microphones pick up your voice for clear conversations.
Innovative NoiseGard hybrid adaptive ANC constantly monitors your background environment for noise, thus adjusting the level of noise reduction in the headset seamlessly.
The MB 360 UC ear cushions fold to fit inside the included storage bag, which also comes with a USB dongle, USB to micro-USB charging cable, and an audio cable with 2. 5mm twist lock, 3.5 mm jack plugs and answer/end button.
Battery life is 25 hours and with Sennheiser's 2-year warranty, you've got peace of mind. MSRP is $249.00.
The best part of these devices? You can use them once you return to the office. If you're not sure which travel headset or speakerphone would best suit your needs, our team is ready to work with you! Call us at 1-866-998-9991, send an email, or Chat with us now!
Compatibility and comfort rule in the Plantronics Blackwire headsets by Poly. The series is durable, stylish, and lightweight (and the Blackwire 7225 even offers Active Noise Canceling). Plug-and-play with PCs and mobile phones, and you can work anywhere! Learn more about Blackwire, and Subscribe to our YouTube channel today.
Jabra Speak speakerphones are the perfect size for small conference rooms, huddle rooms, and individual use. They are easy to use, with Plug and Play technology and excellent sound quality. The Speak 510 devices are among the most popular from the series, because they offer wireless connection via Bluetooth.
We are frequently asked "what is the difference between the Speak 510 and Speak 510+?" The only difference between the 2 versions of the 510 is the Link 370 USB Dongle, which is included with the Speak 510+ version.
That's it! That's the only difference. But it’s a big one, because that USB Dongle gives you up to 100 feet of range with the Speak 510+ from your computer, allowing you to position the speakerphone wherever you need to, completely wirelessly. We definitely recommend the Speak 510+ over the Speak 510 for this very reason. If you need to connect to computer at all, the “+” is the way to go and well worth the extra $30.
The discreet plug and play USB dongle ensures quality of sound and an extended wireless range up to 100 feet. When the Link 370 is connected to your Jabra speakerphone, the HD Voice lets you experience high-definition, crystal-clear sound and enjoy life-like conversations. In addition, HiFi Audio Streaming with A2DP allows you to stream music in amazing HiFi quality.
Speak 510+ Connected to PC
Speak 510 Connected to PC
Speak 510 and Speak 510+ with Mobile Phone
The Jabra Speak 510 and 510+ units are easy to manage and update with the FREE Jabra Direct software: Jabra Direct.
There are four different options of Speak 510 devices: either Speak 510 or Speak 510+, and either UC or Microsoft Certified Versions. If you are using a Microsoft platform (Lync, Skype for Business, or Teams) we recommend that you purchase the MS version of the Speak you prefer.