Posts Tagged ‘skype’

Q: Can I use the Plantronics CS55 wireless unit on my computer for SKYPE?

January 12th, 2010 No comments

A: No you can not. We do carry many headsets that you can use with your computer. Take a look at this link for all of our USB/Analog Headsets.

Help? Does the Plantronics .Audio 1100M USB Handset work with SKYPE?

July 28th, 2009 No comments

Q: Can I use the Plantronics .Audio 1100M USB handset with SKYPE?

A: Technically yes, But…You can use the Plantronics .Audio 1100M USB to listen and talk through SKYPE, but not the dial pad on the handset. You will have to use your pc keyboard to dial a number to make a call. The .Audio 1100M USB was only optimized to use with the MOC (Microsoft Office Communicator 2007).

Here is what Plantronics says:

Ease the transition to Unified Communications with the practical and affordable .Audio 1100M USB Handset. Designed for phone-intensive users not yet ready to manage calls on the PC, the USB handset provides a familiar 10-key dial pad and traditional call control buttons such as answer/end and mute. The Ergonomic .Audio 1100M is optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007. The touch of a button lets users switch to an alternate speaker phone or the PC microphone/speakers when desired. Wide band audio and a noise-canceling microphone optimize audio quality, and a convenient USB cable lets workers plug the device into any computer. Includes a cradle that clips to desktop monitors and laptops for convenient desk management.

Help? Can the Plantronics .Audio 920 just be used for music or tutorials?

June 29th, 2009 2 comments

It sure can!  Most people use the Plantronics .Audio 920 for SKYPE or other VOIP software, but you can also use it for listening to music or tutorials on your computer.  Once you plug the USB dongle into your computer, just configure it through your “control panel” (go to sounds & audio devices, then audio, then sound playback) and set it as your “default” audio sound playback device, instead of your regular speakers, that way your computer speakers will be muted and you will be the only one who can hear the sound through your headset.

The greatest thing since sliced bread ? You make the call…

April 15th, 2009 No comments
WO100 Savi

The Savi wireless office systems are the next link in the evolutionary chain of Plantronics’ wireless headset systems.  Years in the making, these beauties are about to make their debut.  The Savi Office Systems will work with most single & multi-line phones, but it will also work on your computer with SKYPE or whatever other software you may have.  And it’s all integrated into the base of the system, no extra devices needed !  How cool is that ?  There are currently two models offered, the Savi WO100 and the Savi WO200.  The WO100 is the convertible model which gives you the option to wear it over the head or over the ear, you just snap on whichever attachment you’d like.  The WO100 headset looks just like the Calisto Pro headset, except it offers the convertible option.  The Savi WO200 is the over the ear model which loops over your ear and has an earbud that goes in the ear, which resembles the CS70N headset. 


And can you say “Holy distance Batman” !  The Savi Office systems have an extended range of up to 350ft, while still using the same rock solid 64 bit encrypted DECT 6.0 technology to keep your calls secure.  You can also easily pair up to four of the Savi headsets to one base unit for conference calls, you can even conference between your landline phone and your softphone.  As more and more individuals as well as companies are starting to venture out and use programs like SKYPE and other Unified Communications software to be totally connected, and to simply save money every month on their long distance charges, these types of systems are quickly becoming a much needed valuable tool for us to get the job done.  The Savi systems are compatible with the standard HL10 Handset Lifters for remote one-touch answering and can also be used with specific EHS’s (Electronic Hook Switches) for certain phones.  The cutting edge Savi systems are just packed full of so many features, you really have to check them out to see what they can do.  We are always looking for “tools” to help us be more productive and more efficient in the office, and if it can make my workload easier… hey, I’ll take that too.  So any way you slice it, that ain’t bad.  Welcome to the wireless evolution !   

Nervous about new Skype Technology?

April 8th, 2009 No comments

Don’t be! We put together “5 Easy Steps to Start Using Skype” with screen shots and detailed information to help you be up and going in minutes. Download the application – Hookup your headset – Start using Skype! It’s that easy and if you run into trouble call us!

Google Voice Launched

April 6th, 2009 No comments

Google has launched a new service that gives a user 1 phone number for all your phones and voice mail to be directed to. It allows call blocking, screening, voice transcripts, call conferencing and more…for free. It’s like Skype in that calls over the internet will be free within the US. Unlike Skype, Google Voice can use a computer or phone to gain access. Skype only works from a computer with an internet connection.

New Plantronics .Audio 655 Is the First Headset Certified for Use With Skype’s New Super Wideband Audio Codec

March 4th, 2009 No comments

SANTA CRUZ, CA, Mar 04, 2009 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) — PLT Quote Chart News PowerRating — Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT Quote Chart News PowerRating) today introduced the Plantronics .Audio(TM) 655 USB Stereo Headset for PC-based communications and multimedia. The .Audio 655 is the industry’s first headset to take full advantage of the crystal clear audio quality of calls in the all-new version of Skype(TM) for Windows(R).
The .Audio 655 is the first headset certified to work with Skype’s new SILK speech codec, which was introduced earlier this year. This new audio codec delivers exceptionally clear conversations and achieves wideband audio quality (16kHz) using 50 percent less network bandwidth than previously required. Moreover, it introduces a new standard for speech quality — super wideband audio (24kHz) — which delivers crystal clear, richer and warmer sound to those using a compatible headset and a high quality broadband connection. Skype’s bandwidth manager interacts with the codec to adjust quickly to fluctuating bandwidth conditions to produce the most reliable sound.
“Skype’s new super wideband audio is a breakthrough in providing consumers with even richer voice and video calls, so they get the feeling of true ‘face-to-face’ conversations,” said Matt Miller, director of PC and Entertainment at Plantronics, Inc. “The .Audio 655 is the only headset for Skype’s 405 million registered users worldwide to take full advantage of super wideband audio, while delivering great comfort and plug-and-play simplicity.”
“We believe that our new state-of-the-art super wideband audio capability sets a new standard for richer voice communications over the Internet,” said Jonathan Christensen, Skype’s General Manager for Audio and Video. “We are proud to be partnering with Plantronics to showcase this improvement in the calling experience for consumers.”
Plantronics .Audio 655 — A Perfect Skype Companion
The Plantronics .Audio 655 stereo headset delivers deep bass and full-range digital audio through 40 mm speakers, includes a noise-cancelling microphone for clear conversations, and features Fast Mic Mute(TM) technology that lets users quickly mute the microphone by raising the boom. The .Audio 655’s soft, swivel-mounted ear cushions and lightweight design provide all-day wearing comfort so users can listen to music, make internet calls, or play DVDs and games. For ease of use, the headset uses a plug-and-play USB connection and features one-touch volume controls on the earpiece.
The All-New Skype
The all-new Skype is the most exciting and fundamental change to Skype’s software since the company’s inception five years ago. It incorporates many substantive improvements to video calling and overall ease-of-use, making it even easier to communicate online, using whatever method is preferred — free voice and video calls to other Skype users, instant messaging, as well as calls to landlines and mobile devices around the world and SMS at very low rates.