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Here we look at the latest developments in the business telecommunications community, trends and hardware. Events and technological improvements are constantly leading to innovations in the way we work.
EPOS ENDPOINTS FOR EDUCATION

EPOS ENDPOINTS FOR EDUCATION

EPOS Audio create a multitude of headsets and speakerphones in the ADAPT, IMPACT and EXPAND ranges. Because of recent global events ( namely the Corona Virus - COVID - Pandemic ) many of these products have come to be adopted by people looking to change their...

Eminently Portable Plantronics Bluetooth Headset

Eminently Portable Plantronics Bluetooth Headset

With more and more people having to either work on the move, work remotely or work from a home office and presentations and education being performed at a distance, the Plantronics Voyager 5200 has emerged as a popular choice for many people. What makes it such a...

What is the difference between headsets and headphones?

What is the difference between headsets and headphones?

All, or most of us must have been aware of headphone from an early age - I remember the first ones I used, which had the large 6.35mm audio jack. These headphones were certainly not created for portability - indeed there was no portable music ( I don't think )....

Avaya J169 – a Supreme IP Deskphone

Avaya J169 – a Supreme IP Deskphone

Of late all the talk has been about headsets, but still the multi purpose deskphone is a veritable necessity for many a business - merging seamlessly as it does with Unified Communications and with business processes. The Avaya J169 is one of the most popular IP...

The New EPOS EXPAND 80 Bluetooth Speakerphone

The New EPOS EXPAND 80 Bluetooth Speakerphone

Building on its legacy from EPOS | Sennheiser we bring you the EPOS EXPAND 80 and EPOS EXPAND 80T ( The T is the Microsoft Teams Version ) - a speakerphone that bridges the gap between the traditional conference phone and the huddle room speakerphone. In many ways...

Top 10 USB Headsets for Working from Home

Top 10 USB Headsets for Working from Home

Top 10 USB Headsets for Working from Home USB - the acronym for Universal Serial Bus has long been a staple for the connection of a myriad of electronic devices. We have USB in our cameras, our TVs, our cars, our computers and, indeed in many consumer and business...

Avalle Defero USB and MS Teams Headset – Review

Avalle Defero USB and MS Teams Headset – Review

The Avalle Defero is billed as an entry level headset, with premium features. Available as both USB and with a range of connection leads, and as Monaural (one eared) and Binaural (two eared) variants.Unpacking the headset, you immediately note the stylish red cabling...

REPS – Safety in the workplace

REPS – Safety in the workplace

We had a brainstorm last week about what are the best steps - not just for us - but for businesses as a whole - to take when planning a strategic return to work during the relatively uncertain times of lock-down easing. We came up with a nice acronym : REPS which we...

Back to work…..?

Back to work…..?

Back to work…..? Choosing your pathBack to work…..?The effect of the current COVID-19 pandemic has been felt by everybody and every business. Never has anything caused such a world-wide hiatus for travel and commerce in almost all countries..How will we return to a...

Keeping Our Spirits Up During Lock down

Keeping Our Spirits Up During Lock down

Well, we just thought that we could do with a bit of colour on our blog, and in our lives....Whilst the office has been manned by a skeleton crew since the onset of the lockdown, properly segregated and distanced; the staff have not seen a lot of each other apart from...

Spotlight : Avalle Headsets

Spotlight : Avalle Headsets

A comfortable and reliable headset is a great aid for the office or home worker in terms of efficiency and productivity. This leads to higher levels of satisfaction. All in all desirable results. A headset allows free and easy phone conversations whilst integrating...

The Poly Elara 60 Series

The Poly Elara 60 Series

The Poly Elara 60 Series is the on-desk solution designed for mobile-first professionals. A smartphone station that enables mobile users the benefits of a desktop phone when working in the office or from home. As mobile working becomes increasingly popular the Poly...

Take your home working to a new level

Take your home working to a new level

Under the current lockdown situation ( I look forward to the day I look back and read this ) many workers have been relocated to work from home. This has brought new challenges for businesses on many levels in terms of logistics, data management and communications,...

Looking at the Jabra Evolve2 Headsets

Looking at the Jabra Evolve2 Headsets

It’s time for a better way of doing things; enter Evolve2. Jabra has re-engineered the world-leading Evolve Series in every single way, allowing them to bring you significant performance enhancements across the board.

Remote Education Solutions

Remote Education Solutions

At Best4Systems we have always striven to supply our clients with all the communication tools they need, for any circumstance. The virus has also placed strain on the essential services we all rely on; such as hospitals and healthcare professionals, emergency services...

Business – Self Isolation – Coronavirus

Business – Self Isolation – Coronavirus

Schools, Businesses and families all over the world are bracing themselves for the possibility of what could approach a pandemic. The Coronavirus, though not with a high mortality rate, poses serious risks due to its apparent ease of transmission. From an outbreak in...

Best Noise Cancelling Headsets  2020

Best Noise Cancelling Headsets 2020

The ever increasing deployment of customer services operations into dedicated offices or call centres has made the provisioning of good noise cancelling headsets a necessity. Noise cancelling headsets block out background noise which can be distracting for both the...

The New Konftel 800

The New Konftel 800

With its sleek form factor end cascading feature the Konftel 800 looks to become an extremely popular conference phone for business meetings. With more and more people working remotely and with businesses often in many buildings in a variety of locations, the facility...

Peltor – Top Gear Ear Protection

Peltor – Top Gear Ear Protection

If you are involved with a job, profession or pastime which is associated with a high level of noise then some sort of ear protection is a must. If, further, you have the need to communicate with others - or just want to be able to hear if an alarm goes off then...

Jabra Engage and Evolve Overview

Jabra Engage and Evolve Overview

A good business headset is more and more crucial for your working day with many variations in form and function. Jabra design and manufacture some of the most popular ranges of business headsets and, here we have a look at the primary ranges, the Evolve and the...

The Yealink MVC System Solutions

The Yealink MVC System Solutions

Yealink have recently brought to the market some great turnkey solutions for the meeting room. Unified Communications and, perhaps mroe notably, Microsoft Teams have ushered in a new era of remote collaboration with the MVC systems. These systems include all one...

Siemens and Unify

Siemens and Unify

Siemens as a company was founded in 1847 and perhaps its greatest early achievement was the construction of a telegraph line between London and Calcutta, this line was in use for 60 years, only falling out of favour due to the advent of wireless communications. Of...

Green Giveaway

Green Giveaway

Here at Best4Systems we have always been concerned about the environmental impact of our work and practices. We have always vetted our suppliers for corporate responsibility in these areas and are conscious on every level of all working processes and their potential...

Sennheiser Launch New Teams Enabled SP 30T

Sennheiser Launch New Teams Enabled SP 30T

The latest collaborative endpoint from Sennheiser's Expand range is the Sennheiser SP 30T. The "T" standing for Microsoft Teams. This is the new speakerphone in the SP range which has brought us the SP 30 and SP 30+ . These speakerphones are made from premium...

The New Grandstream GRP2600 Telephones

The New Grandstream GRP2600 Telephones

Grandstream are a leading provider of technical solutions and endpoints for enterprise VoIP and have brought out several new desktop models. When we look at the new IP Phones from Grandstream we are drawn to the fact that these are labelled 'Carrier Grade IP Phones'....

Industrial Headsets

Industrial Headsets

The majority of conceptions of a headset will be the sort of thing that someone wears at a desk whilst talking on the phone. There are headsets for the solo executive, headsets for call centre workers and headsets that allow connection to multiple devices...

Old Telecoms Equipment?

Old Telecoms Equipment?

Companies move, communications get upgraded or changed to make best use of changing technologies and what happens with the old equipment? For example a large office or call centre may decide to upgrade to a new Unified Communications platform which requires Microsoft...

What is a Huddle Room?

What is a Huddle Room?

In the field of communications we are often assailed by new terms - either to describe previously non existent technologies or as a novel form of reference to an established product or practice. In this way we have had headsets and telephones labelled ( correctly ) as...

Yealink CP900 Speakerphone Review

Yealink CP900 Speakerphone Review

In keeping with new movements in mobile workforce and the advent of a new breed of portable speakerphones for the provisioning of immediate conferencing on the move or the huddle room, Yealink have produced a high end, easy to use small speakerphone that can be set up...

Product Spotlight : The Motorola T92 H20

Product Spotlight : The Motorola T92 H20

Every now and then we see a product which has form and function and then when we delve a little deeper we come to see that it has that little extra which makes it special. In this instance we came across the Motorola T92 H20 PMR 'walkie talkie' which has all the...

Licence Free Radios for Business

Licence Free Radios for Business

To an extent there can be seen to be two types of Motorola Licence Free radios, there are the consumer variety - aimed at primarily outdoor pursuits and the business type - designed with additional functionality for the user. That is not to say that either type can...

The Jabra Panacast Solution

The Jabra Panacast Solution

As over half of remote meetings and conferences now take place in a smaller meeting room / huddle room the need for compact video links has never been greater and the Jabra Panacast fills that small gap. The Jabra Panacast has been, in the words of Jabra : "Engineered...

Choosing Motorola Walkie Talkies

Choosing Motorola Walkie Talkies

Motorola PMR446 Radios work straight out of the box ( after charging ), they require no ongoing costs and need no set up. They are extremely popular in areas where instant and easy communication may be needed - covering a range up to a few miles. Motorola radios are...

Equipment for Your Huddle Room

Equipment for Your Huddle Room

From the impressive meeting room business has evolved the huddle room. Work practices and economy have dictated that short, more intimate and focussed meetings are better for collaboration, whilst breaking down larger meeting rooms into smaller ones allows more...

PMR for the Outdoor Life

PMR for the Outdoor Life

If you are the sort of person that likes outdoor activities a good licence free radio can be of great use. It can be a useful tool in coordination, a fun thing to have or it can save your life in an emergency. Motorola design and manufacture market leading PMR446...