Posts Tagged ‘voip’

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.

Hands-free Solutions for Teleworkers

May 4th, 2009 No comments

Whether your outfitting your employees to work remotely for short periods of time or permanently, Plantronics offers a robust suite of hands-free communications solutions optimized with business-class sound. Help your employees choose the solution that is right for them, based on mode of communication (home phone, PC, mobile phone), level of mobility needed and short-term or long-term use. For short-term situations, you should also consider a more robust solution that can be brought back into the office environment once the worker discontinues teleworking.

A few examples:


3-in-1 Corded Headset


Cordless Phone
Mobile Phone

Those looking for a single, economic headset for multiple modes of communication 

+ Small and portable

+ Noise reduction with WindSmart®

+ USB adapter for PC use




.Audio™ 750

Multi-use PC Headset



Those using a PC for voice communications as well as streaming audio

+ DSP digitally enhanced audio

+ Quick adjust microphone

+ Connects via USB or analog ports


Plantronics Discovery® 665

Bluetooth® Headset


Mobile Phone

Those who rely primarily on their mobile phone for communications

+ AudioIQ® enhances sound experience on both sides of the call

+ Comfortable fit customizable with 3 sizes of eartips



USB Audio Processor/Corded Headset



Those looking for a robust PC/UC solution.  It can be brought back into the office for use with PCs or pair with a Plantronics Audio Processor for telephony use

AUDIO PROCESSOR+ USB Plug and Play+ Inline controls including volume and mute


+ Gold standard in comfort and performance

+ Ultra-noise-canceling microphone for clearer voice transmission

+ Hi-Fi stereo audio

Calisto® Pro

USB/Cordless Phone with Integrated BT Headset


Cordless Phone
Mobile Phone

Those looking for value and convenience of one phone system supporting IP softphone, landline or mobile calls

+ Secure DECT™ 6.0 technology

+ Up to 300′ range

+ Supports caller ID/call waiting and voicemail


+ Best-in-class noise-canceling microphone

+ Up to 8 hours talk time


Heard of Magic Jack ?

April 22nd, 2009 2 comments

No, I’m not talking about some guy in your neighborhood…  I’m refering to a little USB device that kinda looks like a flashdrive but it has an RJ11 phone jack that will let you use a standard telephone through your computer.  So basically, you would unplug your phone from the wall jack and plug it into this device.  This is just another way of saving money on your phone bill, especially long distance charges, by talking over the internet.


magic-jackWant to use a headset with this device ?  Well it’s as easy as… Magic! (Top hats and rabbits are optional)  You have a couple of different ways that you can connect a headset when using MagicJack.  You can of course get a headset that will work with the phone that you are using with the device, or if you don’t want to use a regular telephone at all, you can get any headset that will plug into your computer because MagicJack also has…  (wait for it…)  TADA.  A softphone!  Now on a serious note, one thing that you may want to keep in mind when considering these “over the internet phone devices” is that some of them do not have to offer 911 services.  Just something that you may want to verify for your area if you are thinking of getting one of these devices.  Or, just be sure to have a “911 backup”.


So if you’re looking for an alternative to SKYPE or Vonage, MagicJack just may do the trick!    

End of Life Announcement – SupraPlus Wideband Monaural USB Headset

April 17th, 2009 No comments

The SupraPlus Wideband monaural USB headset (HW251N-USB) will be discontinued and is only available while supplies last. Going forward, please order and offer the following products in the industry-leading Plantronics family of professional Unified Communications USB headsets: Quick-Disconnect versions of the SupraPlus Wideband USB headsets (HW251N/DA-M or HW261N/DA-M) and/or the hardwired Entera USB headsets (HW111N-USB-M or HW121N-USB-M).

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.