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Technology that delivers the best online learning experience

April 8th, 2021  •   0 Comments

Up to 40% off Jabra headsets and PanaCast cameras that will keep the class engaged


When the COVID-19 quarantine began last year, K-12 schools, colleges, and universities were forced to quickly adapt to remote and hybrid learning models. This has continued into the 2020-21 school year, and educators are doing their best to provide a consistent means to educate their students effectively.

Teachers need to keep students engaged when teaching remotely, which brings unique challenges. In a Customer Database Survey in April 2020, Jabra found that 61% of teachers' time is now spent in virtual classes, with 3-4 hours each day in lectures with students. The survey also found that both teachers and students are experiencing frustrations:

• 44% of students are not satisfied with the audio or video quality of remote learning classes

• 54% of teachers find it difficult to keep students’ attention when remote teaching

As an authorized Jabra reseller partner, we sell audio and video solutions that will answer the needs of the modern remote learning classroom. Our specialized team can put together a plan for your unique classroom and school. And, with some big discounts (up to 40%!) on these Jabra headsets and the PanaCast camera, now is the right time to equip your learning spaces.

Headsets for students and teachers, with premium sound and comfort

The Evolve 20 Special Edition headset features leatherette ear cushions and an inline call control unit that allows you to answer/end calls, mute calls, and increase/decrease call volume with a quick touch of a button. This is a plug-and-play USB headset that requires no set-up, making it a very easy headset to use and deploy. The 2-year warranty assures customer satisfaction and a full replacement within the warranty period, if necessary.

The other Jabra headset with a major discount is this Evolve 30 II stereo headset that ends in a 3.5mm jack. These headsets are ideal for those using tablets and computers with 3.5mm audio jacks. The leatherette ear cushions assure comfort for the wearer and with both ears covered, students and teachers will be able to focus on the classroom, and not their surrounding environment at home or in school.

PanaCast camera captures the classroom

Teachers will appreciate the wall-to-wall coverage of their teaching space as they move around freely sharing educational material. The 180-degree view lets teachers take full advantage of white boards, teaching aids, and the space in the classroom to move around and keep students engaged. Jabra PanaCast is a plug-and-play camera, certified for Microsoft and all major UC platforms. And, if they need to change classrooms, its small size makes it easy to move to the next space.

Contact us at 1-866-998-9991 or Chat us now for your Special Pricing on these three devices.

Other smart choices:
Speak 750 speakerphone for online and in-class learning; keep students engaged in conversations with a speakerphone. A second Speak 750 speakerphone can be wirelessly linked to double the coverage inside the classroom, for the clearest sound possible.

Evolve2 65 wireless headset connects to both mobile phones and computers, for teachers who need the freedom to roam. Three strategically placed professional microphones ensure crystal-clear audio, so your students hear every word.

Jabra devices will keep your students engaged, your teachers teaching, and your budget happy. Contact our sales team at 1-866-998-9991 or Chat us now, to learn about these products, and more.

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Elevate employees' work from home experience

March 5th, 2021  •   0 Comments

When the Pandemic caused businesses to close last spring, many employees were sent home with a computer, a few office supplies, and no idea of when they would be able to return to the building. Communication devices such as headsets, speakers, and cameras (if they were even considered) were haphazardly ordered, or employees were left to use their personal ear buds and the built-in cameras in laptops.

Now that we've had some time to work through these issues and many employees remain in their home work spaces, they most likely are continuing to use the same thrown-together set-ups that they were sent home with in the spring. With the benefit of this past year as a teacher, we have a better idea of what works at home, and find many companies and individuals are starting to think of ways to enhance their WFH experience. We’ve put together some products for you to consider that will surely improve your work from home setup.

Wireless Headset

To experience complete silence while working, we recommend the Jabra Evolve 75 headset with Active Noise Canceling. It connects to both computers (with the included Link 370 USB adapter) and mobile phones via Bluetooth. The hear through feature lets you listen in to your surroundings, without removing the headset. We like the option to walk and talk, so you're able to take your calls on the go (up to 100 feet), whether it's to the kitchen to grab a glass of water, or to answer the front door to accept your FedEx package. The large, cushioned leatherette ear cushions rest comfortably on your ears for even the longest of calls and Zoom meetings. When you need to work in a new location, the included hard-sided zippered carry case will protect the Evolve 75 on the go. Available in both UC and Microsoft variants, you can also purchase the headset with a charging stand, if you would like to have a convenient place to store and charge the headset on a desk, when not in use.

Corded Headset

Jabra Engage 50 mono, or Engage 50 duo, and the optional Link call control take communication to a new level. The Engage 50 is a digital headset with a powerful processing chip in the ear cup that delivers advanced functionality including call analytic data. The 3-microphone system with intelligent noise-cancelation blocks out background noise and breathing sounds, so customers hear only the agents voice thereby delivering a superior call experience, whether you work from home or a physical contact center. The call control unit accessory enables agents to adjust volume levels and mute, speed dial, answer and end calls, and update their status lights at the touch of a button. The control unit is easy to use and designed to stay in place. Two programmable buttons can be customized in Jabra Direct; out of the box they are programmed for Speed Dial and Busylight (green: available; red; busy). The volume dial, and mute and answer/end buttons are intuitively placed and easy to use at a touch. There are Microsoft Teams-certified and UC variants in both USB-A and USB-C options. The Engage 50 headset ends in a USB-C connection, so if you are using these headsets in a computer with USB-A sockets only, you will need to purchase a Link unit.

We recommend the Engage 50 if you take calls and participate in team meetings primarily from your computer, and do not use a desk or mobile phone.

Speakerphone

If you're working in a private space, you will be able to use a speakerphone. We recommend the Poly Sync 40 or Sync 40+ models and you can find all of the Sync 40 variants, here: Poly Sync 40 Speakerphones.

Turn smaller or flexible spaces into powerful conference rooms; the Sync 40 provides premium sound. The multi-microphone array focuses on what’s being said and helps keep echo and noise out of meetings. And, full duplex audio lets conversations flow naturally, even when users talk over each other.

We like the flexibility that the Sync 40 offers. You can connect to either USB-A or USB-C computers with the same unit, thanks to the integrated cable that has both connections included. The Sync 40+ models include the BT600 USB dongle and a USB-A to USB-C adapter. When you go into the office, you can wirelessly pair two units together for larger meeting space needs.

It is certified for Zoom and Microsoft Teams, for seamless experiences, as well as other major UC communication platforms.

Camera

For a clear picture on all of your Teams and Zoom calls, we recommend the JPL Vision Mini camera, which is a diminutive device with some great features, including automatic low light correction, integrated privacy cover and 2-year warranty. The Field of View is 67° and you have full 360° camera rotation including 90° tilt for over-desk viewing.

The plug-and-play Vision Mini is designed to suit the way you like to make a video call, whether it’s one to one or conference, you can place the Vision Mini webcam where you want it - on a computer monitor, desktop or tripod. It is compatible with all major platforms and the price is pretty nice: $49.95 MSRP.

Busylight

Use this at home now, and in the office when/if you return. The design of the Omega Kuando Busylight makes it highly visible from across a room and is an instant notification of your status: Red for Busy; Green for Available; and other colors that can be programmed to suit your work style. It will also: Ring and flash on incoming calls; Beep & flash – Indication for IMs; and there's a Flash notification for missed calls/IMs. Everyone can benefit from an Omega Busylight at their work space.

We have become quite adept at collaborating with colleagues, customers, and students from a distance, and these products will raise your communications game — whether you remain at home, or return to the office building. Contact our team for personalized recommendations to elevate your communication devices at 1-866-998-9991 or Chat us now.

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BYOD: Bring Your Own Device

March 2nd, 2021  •   0 Comments

Has your company implemented a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy and you’re not sure what type of audio and video product to purchase? Our team has put together a few suggestions at a variety of price points, for typical BYOD scenarios. These products will beat the audio and video quality found in a standard laptop or computer. Each individual environment and preference may require a modification, and our team is ready to provide specialized suggestions for your unique work space and situation. Call us at 1-866-998-9991 or Chat us now for help.

Quiet work spaces

If you are working in a private home office, private office, or in a hotel room, and you are able to close the door on noise, we suggest these devices:

A speakerphone with extra features, such as the Poly Sync 20+: This USB-A with BT600 USB dongle speakerphone connects to computers and mobile phones. When you're not on a call or in a video conference, you can use the Sync 20 to play music. It's simple to connect and portable for use anywhere. The programmable Rocket Button can bring up a Voice Assistant, play music, and more. Customize this in the Hub Desktop software, a free download.

If you'd rather use a headset with your computer, the Poly Blackwire 5210 is a corded headset with call controls at your fingertips for call answer and end, volume adjustments, and mute. The lightweight headset has a large ultrasoft leatherette ear cushion, and it offers connection both via USB and 3.5mm; however, for best performance, it is recommended to connect to computers via USB. A noise-canceling microphone is integrated in the bendable mic boom so that your voice comes through loud and clear.

Other great options for a single-ear corded headset include the Jabra Evolve II 30 which offers USB and 3.5mm connections; Poly Blackwire 3310-M which has a USB connection, and Blackwire 3315-M, which is a dual connection to USB and 3.5mm. All three of these headsets are Certified for Microsoft Teams, which means that when you connect this headset to your computer and you're logged into your Teams account, Teams will immediately recognize the device as the default sound device.

If you would prefer a wireless headset for computer only, the Poly Savi 8200 UC has wearing style options (mono, duo or convertible), ANC in the duo variant, and unlimited talk time in the Savi 8245 UC. For a wireless Bluetooth headset with dual connectivity for both mobile phone and computer, we recommend the Jabra Evolve2 65 which seamlessly transitions between the two connections so you're always on.

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If you are working in a space with one (or more) family members, such as at the kitchen table, we recommend an Active Noise Canceling headset that will block background noise so that you are able to concentrate on your work. EPOS Adapt 660 has adaptive Active Noise Canceling that monitors your working environment and adjusts noise reduction accordingly. Talk Through technology for listening to colleagues without removing the headset, for a quick check-in to your environment. These ear speakers completely surround the ears.

Jabra Evolve 80 has large ear speakers that completely surround the ear, and bright Busylights on the ear cups that provide a visual notification if you are on a call or do not want to be disturbed. This connects via both USB and 3.5mm jack for mobile phones equipped with that port.

For a wireless ANC headset option from Jabra, the Evolve2 85 has an advanced digital chipset for the clearest calls, a microphone boom that can be folded up and stored away when not in use, and Busylights that are more visible than ever, allowing you to be seen from every angle, for even fewer interruptions. These headsets have a "Listen In" feature for when you need to check in on your surroundings without taking off your headset.

A corded USB headset with advanced Active Noise Cancellation, the Poly Blackwire 8225 has three settings for optimal productivity. Acoustic Fence Technology in the noise-canceling microphone keeps calls free from background noise, and improves vocal clarity for clear conversations.

A standard recommendation in noisy environments is to wear a duo headset with both ears covered, which helps to block ambient noise, for passive noise cancellation. The Jabra Biz 2400 II Duo USB headset has a Kevlar cord for durability, luxury leatherette ear cushions, an unbreakable 360° FreeSpin boom arm and call controls at your fingertips, thanks to the in-line call controller.


Poly Blackwire 5220 has a sling headband design in this dual ear headset, and connects via USB or 3.5mm. The in-line call controls are a handy feature, and let you answer/end calls, adjust volume and mute. The corresponding LED lights on the call controller provide a great visual reminder: Triple flash green=Incoming call; Double flash green=Call on hold; Solid green=On a call; Solid red=Headset is muted.

The Poly EncorePro 320 is a lower cost option that plugs into your computer (either USB-A or USB-C), with in-line call controls for volume and mute.

For personalized recommendations, contact our Headset Experts at 1-866-998-9991 or Chat us and they will find the best solutions for your unique requirements.

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Remote health care with a human touch: Improve patient satisfaction with outstanding calls

February 16th, 2021  •   0 Comments

Health care in the age of technology



With the recent boom in virtual health care, the need for outstanding technology solutions that keep patients and health care practitioners connected has never been greater.

As remote health care becomes more widely available, technology has a key role to play in ensuring these virtual services are at a consistently high standard. The right devices keep health care workers connected, both to their patients and to each other. With 90% of people believing that remote health care is as good or better than traditional services, there’s never been a better time to ensure that the technology you’re using to deliver remote health care options is the best that it can possibly be, specifically audio and video solutions.

We recommend the Jabra devices, designed to bring a natural human touch to these interactions. From the immersive 180° video you get with Jabra PanaCast, to the world-leading professional-grade audio of Jabra Evolve2 65 headsets, and the outstanding 2-way audio of the Jabra Speak 750, there’s a product that’s perfect for protecting the genuine human connection that’s so vital to healthcare interactions.

And that’s exactly where Avcomm Solutions comes in. As a Jabra Premium Partner, we are uniquely positioned to provide product recommendations, special pricing, and support after purchase, to ease your transition into professional grade audio and video communication devices. Our team provides specialized recommendations to each customer, for the best set-ups possible. Whether you need cameras, headsets, or speakerphones, we will configure the best devices for your needs.

Contact us at 1-866-998-9991 or Chat us now.

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New year, new deals

January 11th, 2021  •   0 Comments

These promotions are offered by several of our manufacturers, and include trade-in offers, cash back, and free product. Details and deadlines for each promotion vary, so scroll through this post for all of the current promotions, or go directly to the brand: BlueParrott and Jabra.

BlueParrott

When you purchase 10 BlueParrott eligible products on the same invoice, receive either a FREE BlueParrott headset or Jabra Speak 710 with this BlueParrott Promo. Eligible headsets include the B550-XT, B450-XT, C400-XT, C300-XT, B350-XT, B250-XTS and B250-XT.

These are the same headsets that can be requested for the free product; or, choose a Jabra Speak 710 UC or Speak 710 MS speakerphone as the free product. Offer is valid until June 30, 2021; submit invoice here before July 31, 2021, to receive a free headset or speakerphone.

Jabra

The generous Technology Refresh is back in 2021! Is it time to update your hardware? The Jabra PanaCast is included in the program, and the cash back amounts are incredible! Get $150/unit for each non-Jabra huddle room camera you trade in; and $75/unit for existing PanaCast 2 or 3 cameras. For each Jabra or non-Jabra headset or speaker phone traded in, earn from $20-$40 per unit. Purchase Jabra Evolve, Evolve2 or Engage wireless headsets, and get $20/unit for existing Jabra Pro 900/9400 or Motion Office headsets or $40/unit for any non-Jabra wireless headset.

When you purchase these corded headsets: Jabra Evolve2 40, Engage 50, Biz 2300 or 2400 II, get $10/unit for your existing Jabra corded headsets; or $20/unit for any non-Jabra corded headset. With the purchase of Jabra Speak 710s, get $20/unit for existing Jabra Speak 410 or 510s, or get $40/unit for any non-Jabra personal or huddle room speakerphones. To learn more about the Technology Refresh/Trade-In program and how to save, visit the Jabra Technology Refresh Program site. Deadline for purchases is December 31, 2021; submit invoices by January 31, 2022.

Earn up to five FREE Jabra Evolve headsets! For every 25 Evolve headsets or ear buds you purchase, receive one Evolve2 40 or Evolve2 65 headset for free, up to a total of five. Purchase any combination of the Evolve 20, Evolve 20 Special Edition, Evolve 30 II, Evolve 40, Evolve 65, Evolve 65e, Evolve 65t, Evolve 75, Evolve 75e and Evolve 80 on the same order, and choose between one of these models as your free headset.

There are lots of choices in the Evolve series, with everything from a basic corded USB headset (Evolve 20 and Evolve 20 Special Edition) to the Evolve 65t, true wireless ear buds for professionals who work both inside and outside of the office. This offer ends June 30, 2021, and invoices must be submitted by July 31, 2021. For all of the T's and C's, and to submit an invoice, visit the Jabra Evolve Promo page.

It's important to note that public sector customers qualify for discounts from Konftel, Jabra, EPOS and Poly. These discounts apply to educational institutions from K-12 through higher education; health care facilities; and local, state and federal governments.

Are you ready to talk about new headsets? Give us a call at 1-866-998-9991 or send us an email!

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