June 17, 2008
GN Netcom: We Have New Headsets and Upgraded IP Telephony Devices
GN Netcom (News - Alert), a provider of headset solutions, today said that it has enhanced its Jabra wireless devices for conventional and IP telephony.
The upgrades, combined with its recent introduction of two new multi-use headsets, the “M5390 “and the “T5330M,” significantly expand the Jabra (News - Alert) office portfolio, according to company’s officials.
The new Jabra GN9300e series, officials said, features an increased wireless range of up to 350 feet, a new boom arm and a microphone design which reduces wind noise sensitivity and comes with a lighter, flexible material on the headband, neckband and ear hook.
The Jabra GN9300 series consists of three different headsets: the Jabra GN9350e, a wireless headset for both conventional and IP telephony; the Jabra GN9330e for desk phones; and the Jabra GN9330e USB for PC-based IP telephony.
The GN9350e, similar to its predecessor, the Jabra GN9350, offers full convergence between traditional office telephony and computer-based IP telephony, softphones, according to the company. Company officials said that it automatically switches between phones when a call is received so the user never has to think about it.
This headset also offers wideband audio performance – 6.8 kHz wideband sound in IP mode – and is equipped with Digital Signal Processing technology. Officials said that digital Signal Processing filters out incoming background noise, boosts incoming audio levels and maintains a safe consistent volume throughout the call.
Jabra GN9350e weighs 26 grams, and features wireless ranges, up to 350 feet, according to the company. Company officials say the new device comes with digital security encryption and optional interchangeable batteries.
Officials said that both headsets offer affordable headset technology with plug-and-play installation, along with benefits of hands-free convenience. In addition, similar to GN9350e, both offer noise-canceling microphone technology and digital security encryption, according to the company.
One of the new multiuse headsets, Jabra M5390, can connect two communications devices such as a desk phone, a PC softphone or a cell phone, and offers the freedom to use one simple headset. In addition, the M5390 provides a plug-and-play solution with Microsoft (News - Alert) Office Communicator 2007, Cisco and Skype, company officials say.
Officials said that the M5390 is also compatible with most desk phone systems and can connect to any Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. All call handling is controlled through the headset, enabling the user to answer, end or put on hold any call and the new.
Officials said that the headset features include an answer/end button, mute option, volume control, power button and multi-colored visual light indicator for status call indication, battery and charging.
“Our new products address the convergence between mobile and office,” said Phyllis McCullagh (News - Alert), president at GN Netcom North America.
McCullagh also said that the multiuse headsets enable busy professionals to remain connected via their cell phone while in transit, and then connect to their desk or PC softphone once in the office.
Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
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