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Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth System

Voyage Legend Bluetooth Headset

Voyage Legend Bluetooth Headset

Plantronics has introduced two new Bluetooth headset packages: the Voyager Legend and the Voyager Legend UC.  These replace the Voyager Pro Plus and the Voyager Pro UC B230, and include some improvements and feature enhancements that make Plantronics Voyager line even smarter than previous models.

Voyager Legend Earpiece

Voyager Legend Earpiece

The Voyager Legend is designed as a follow-up to the Plantronics Voyager Pro Plus, and the Legend does what many might have though was impossible, improve on an already stellar design. In fact, the Voyager Legend offers even better call quality, a smaller size, a more comfortable fit, and a longer battery life.

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Voyager Legend UC

Voyager Legend UC

The Voyager Legend UC meets the demands of mobile professionals like never before. With connectivity to PC, smartphone, or tablet, sensors, precisely-tuned audio, voice controls and advanced charging accessories – it’s the only headset you need for your mobile life. It replaces the Voyager PRO UC and is available in two models:

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– B235: UC Standard version built for UC applications and softphones from Avaya, Cisco, IBM, Skype, and more

– B235-M: Version optimized for Microsoft Lync 2010, and Microsoft OCS 2007

Voyager Legend UC Charging System

Voyager Legend UC Charging System

The Voyager Legend UC also comes with an innovative charging ecosystem which includes a carrying case to stow and charge the headset, providing up to 14 hours of additional talk time, a desktop charging stand and a modular wall charger

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There is an excellent review of the Voyager Legend on CNET.com, but here are a few of the highlights and product improvements:

  • Dedicated Voice/Mute command button & On/Off slider switch
  • 25% smaller body size
  • Magnetic charging connectors for easier mounting
  • Sweat-proof coating (P2i) for improved durability
  • Innovative charging ecosystem:
    • A carrying case to stow and charge the headset, providing up to 14 hours of additional talk time *
    • A desktop charging stand *
    • A modular wall charger
  • Increased Talk Time up to 7 hours and 11 days Standby Time
  • Precision tuned triple-mic with enhanced DSP for superior noise cancellation
  • 3X improvement in wind noise reduction
  • Voice command menu and enhanced voice alerts including mobile call name announcement and “answer/ignore” call feature

* Optional accessory with Voyager Legend, included in package with Voyager Legend UC

The Voyager Legend is available now, and the Voyager Legend UC will be shipping in Canada toward the end of January, 2013.

For additional product formation, avilability and pricing on Plantronics wireless products, please visit our website at www.comfortcanada.com/Plantronics/plnt_wireless.htm or email us at calgary@comfortcanada.com

Hands-Free Bluetooth for Alberta’s New Driving Laws

Voyager Pro Lifestyle

Bluetooth Headset

March 1, 2011:   There has been lots written on the new hands-free driving laws soon to be enforced in Alberta, so this article will just touch on the highlights and present a couple of solutions.

Using, viewing or even holding a cell phone while driving will soon be illegal in Alberta under the new distracted driving law.  The new law bans hand-held cell phones (hands-free OK) as well as PDAs and other hand-held electronic communications devices.  Texting will be banned. Also prohibited would be personal grooming, non-commercial use of CB radios, writing, drawing, sketching and use of certain video screens. Fine of $172, no demerits.

Note: The RCMP in Alberta isn’t waiting for the new provincial government law. It started to target distracted drivers in the month of February 2011. Under current law, careless driving can bring fines of $402 and 6 demerits.

[ref – http://handsfreeinfo.com/alberta-distracted-driving]

For Truckers, Alberta’s distracted driving law restricts the use of hand-held CB radios, except for drivers who are required to maintain radio contact for ‘commercial purposes,  like when escorting an over-dimensional vehicle, for contacting that driver’s employer  as well as for drivers involved in search, rescue or emergency management situations.

[ref – http://www.desitrucking.com/alberta-clarifies-cb-handsfree-rules-for-trucking]

Motorists will still be permitted to use hands-free devices and unwired accessories that use Bluetooth technology to transmit signals. A wide range of Bluetooth headsets and Bluetooth speakerphone car kits are available. Most cell phones now have Bluetooth compatibility. This functionality allows phones to connect wirelessly to external devices such as headsets or earpieces.

Here are the features to consider when selecting a hands-free device:

  • Confirm compatibility: In some rare cases Bluetooth headsets may be incompatible with some Bluetooth phones. Look for the compatibility list on the packaging as well as on manufacturers websites.
  • Experiment with different designs: Earhooks and earbuds come in a variety of designs. Try a few varieties to determine what will feel comfortable for the entire length of your commute. The design should feel secure – with no need to adjust while driving.
  • Keep your driving and phone use habits in mind: If you talk often while driving but you make frequent stops, a headset may be a better option than a car speaker kit. Also consider working ranges. A standardized rating system that classifies ranges into either Bluetooth Class 2 or Bluetooth Class 1 will help you compare products. Bluetooth Class 2 has a working range of up to roughly 33 feet (10 meters). Bluetooth Class 1: have a range of up to 328 feet (100 meters).
  • Consider the vehicle environment: The car can have a noisy interior especially if you often have passengers. Find a headset with good noise cancellation and wind noise reduction.
  • Specs, Versions and Standards: Bluetooth has three versions of varying quality, power consumption and speed; version 3.0 + HS (High Speed), version 2.1 + EDR, version 2.0 + EDR. Each version has a specific specs and standards with 3.0 being the highest quality and newest model. “EDR”, or Enhanced Data Rate, devices have faster data transfer.
  • Device Profile: For headsets, the profile defines the standard capabilities and functionalities of the device. A Headset Profile (HSP) device only allows you to talk on the phone through the headset, accept incoming calls, hang up, and adjust the volume. Hands-Free Profile (HFP) has added functionally such as redial, call waiting handling and dial by voice.

Some Bluetooth solutions: Plantronics offers several high-quality Bluetooth devices for use mobile environments.

Voyager Pro+

Voyager Pro+

Plantronics Voyager Pro+

The Voyager PRO+ is the most advanced noise-canceling Bluetooth headset available. Two noise-canceling mics on a boom, AudioIQ² technology with its adaptive 20-band equalizer, and three layers of WindSmart technology ensure that you hear every word and that your voice is heard clearly despite the noise around you.

It is noteworthy that the Plantronics Voyager Pro+ is mentioned in the Trucker’s Report Forum at this link:

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K100

K100 Vehicle-Visor Bluetooth

Plantronics K100 In-Car Speaker-phone

The new Plantronics K100 in-car speakerphone is a  slim profile Bluetooth device designed to live on your car’s visor, and deliver the audio excellence you expect from Plantronics. Broadcast calls, GPS navigation and music from your mobile phone via the K100 speakerphone’s Bluetooth connection. The FM Transmitter has 5 preset frequencies which allow you to listen through your vehicke radio. Dual microphones, noise reduction technology, voice alerts and large, easy-to-locate buttons all work to provide clear conversations and an easy calling experience.

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VoyProUC_B230

Voyager Pro UC B230

Plantronics Voyager Pro UC B230

The Voyager PRO UC B230 also features advanced noise cancelling and WindSmart technology, with the addition or Smart Sensor features that will automatically answer a call when the headset is placed on the ear. It also included a Bluetooth USB stick to facilitate PC voice applications. So if you are taking your laptop on a road trip or to the Lab, the Voyager Pro UC servers both cell phone and PC applications.

For additional product information, please visit the Comfort Telecom Canada website, or email us at calgary[at]comfortcanada[dot]com

New Plantronics Voyager Pro UC B230 with sensors

Voyager Pro UC B230

Voyager Pro UC V230 Bluetooth/VoIP Headset System

Voyager Pro UC B230

Voyager Pro UC B230 Bluetooth Headset for PC VoIP and PDA

Plantronics has introduced a new Bluetooth headset, the Voyager Pro UC B230. Essentially a rejiggering of its popular Voyager Pro Plus, the new headset now has an intelligent sensor technology which allows it a new set of features.

These features include smart call routing, which will route the call to the headset if it senses you’re wearing it, or to the phone if you’re not. Another feature is “mobility presence” which will change the status of your Skype to “in a call” if you’re currently using the headset on another device. The third is “Smart Whisper Alerts” that works with Outlook to “whisper” the subject line and first part of an e-mail from a list of your favorite contacts.

Voyager Pro UC B230 User

Voyager Pro UC B230 - Use it anywhere

New Smart Sensor technology provides for a seamless and intuitive user experience. Automatically answers calls simply by placing on your ear.  Incorportes Dual-mic AudioIQ2 DSP for noise cancellation, delivering clear voice quality to you and your listener, and advanced WindSmart® technology provides three layers of wind protection.

For more detailed product information, pricing and availability, visit the Comfort Telecom Canada webpage at http://www.comfortcanada.com/Plantronics/voy_pro_uc_b230.htm, or call the Calgary Alberta office at 1-877-244-8414.