Plantronics demos Voyager Focus UC bluetooth headset31 January 2016
Voyager Focus UC, a wireless Bluetooth stereo headset with active noise-cancellation (ANC) technology designed to reduce noise and distraction in open, collaborative and remote workspaces, is being demonstrated on the Platronics stand in Amsterdam.
Plantronics has designed the product for unified communications (UC) and multimedia applications. Voyager Focus UC was created for enterprise workers in an open office or other loud environments, who want to eliminate background noise on calls or during focus time.
Voyager Focus UC provides all day comfort and includes intuitive smart sensor technology, audio alerts, and wideband audio and hi-fi stereo sound.
“No one can dispute the positive impact a great audio experience has on effective communications and collaboration,” said Rich Costello, senior research analyst at IDC. “But audio experiences are increasingly being challenged, especially as traditional office environments expand to include workers in more remote and non-traditional, open-office environments that introduce more external noise factors.”
The Voyager Focus UC headsets have been designed to deliver superior audio on both sides of the call. The immersive on-the-ear design means that many high frequency noises like office sounds and voices are reduced in volume.
Bill Loewenthal, vice president of enterprise solutions management at Plantronics, commented: “We tried to think of every collaboration challenge and built a solution that solves for them. We created a premium design that will convey confidence and competence during a video call.
We’ve used sensors and context to adapt the user experience to the wearing style and state so it just works as expected. But our real innovation is in the audio performance. We adapted our best-of-breed microphone technology with improved algorithms to ensure clarity of the user’s voice, while suppressing background noises and tuning the audio listening profile to ensure that your favourite playlist sounds dynamic and impressive.”