Telephone Headset, System and Telecoms Industry News
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 late Siemens has become synonymous with communications - the company being responsible for supplying large scale telecoms networks - having moved from transport, industry and 'defence' technologies. In the latter twentieth century Siemens evolved, expanded and took over more companies to become a global player in the provisioning of networks of all types.
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 implications to the balance of the planet.
We do understand that there is nothing quite so dispiriting as hearing someone listing their virtues so I will get to the point on some real matters and how we are making a difference.
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 materials, designed for optimum ergonomics ( thought has been put into the build ) and deliver stunning sound quality.
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'. This may be a terminology unfamiliar to many so we will start out by trying to describe succinctly what Carrier Grade refers to and why the Grandstream 2600 series telephone models are considered as such.
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 simultaneously.
These are business headsets; but there are also many applications for headsets in industrial environments.
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 Teams enabled endpoints.
Naturally in order to leverage the full functionality of the new system, new headsets and telephones may be required. This can leave a business with a difficult question - what to do with the old telephones and headsets?
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 endpoints and platforms evolving from Microsoft Lync to Skype for Business and branching out into Microsoft Teams.
In a similar vein we see the small conference room labelled a huddle room - but what is it?
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 easily and used with almost any communications device.
The Yealink CP900 is a Premium portable USB/Bluetooth speakerphone for huddle rooms, personal use and on-the-go
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 above. In its essence it is a simple Personal Mobile Radio.
It is licence free, meaning that there are no associated operating costs and it is simple to use out of the box.
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 not be used in any environment, rather that they have their own specific advantages.
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 to be the world’s first intelligent 180° Panoramic-4K plug-and-play video solution". What is so good about it is that it is simple to set up ( plug and play ); it has astounding video quality ( 4k over 180° ) and it is unobtrusive. What is so special about it is the intelligence behind the camera.
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 popular in situations such as restaurants, businesses, construction sites and schools.