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CS500 Supporting Multiple Earpieces in Multi-Shift Ops

The topic of this article is to illustrate how the CS500 series wireless telephone headset systems can be used in a multi-shift customer support environment with users sharing common workstations but with personal headsets or earpieces allocated to different people.

CS500 Wireless Headset Models

CS540

CS540 System

CS510 System

CS510 System

CS520 Base

CS520 System

 CS540 Convertible System  CS510 Monaural System  CS520 Binaural System

The CS500 series wireless headsets connect directly to desktop phones, and do not have removable cradles as featured with the multi-device Savi 700 series.

Because the CS500 and Savi 700 earpieces share a common form factor and DECT communications protocol, the Savi W740, W710 and W720 headset/cradle combos can be used in combination with offline charging units to provide multi-shift capability for the CS540, CS510 and CS520 wireless systems.

Spare Headsets and Cradles

Savi 740 Headset and Cradle

W740 Headset and Cradle

Savi W710 Headset and Cradle

W710 Headset and Cradle

W720 Headset and Cradle

W720 Headset and Cradle

 W740 Headset and Cradle  W710 Headset and Cradle  W720 Headset and Cradle
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The cradles are loaded onto an offline charging unit, and the second headset is mounted onto the respective cradle for offline charging while the main system and headset are in use. (Either headset will also charge on the system Base). When an alternate user wants to connect live, he/she simply mounts their headset earpiece onto the main system Base, and it will automatically subscribe to the system. The first user then moves their earpiece to the offline charger/cradle to recharge for later use.

Offline Charging Bays

Single-bay Charger

Single-bay Charger

Five-bay Charger

Five-bay Charger

Single Bay Charger Five-bay Charger
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There are two charger configurations available, a single bay unit where there are just two people sharing a single system with individual headsets, and a 5-Bay charger for larger 24×7 operations with multiple systems and users.

Batteries

The CS540 and W740 earpieces are similar in form factor and functionality, but use different battery components.

The CS540 uses a flat rechargeable battery which is connected to the earpiece via a micro-connector inside the casing. Simply push down and back on the battery cover to remove it and access the battery.

The W740 battery is a hot swap component which slides onto the back of the earpiece.

Note that the CS540 and W740 earpieces are distinguishable by the black boom on the CS540 and the silver boom on the W740.

The CS510/520 and Savi W710/W720 are the same earpieces in every respect and use the same rechargeable batteries which may be accessed under a little rubber door on the edge of the headset.

CS540 Battery
CS540 Battery
W740 Battery
W740 Battery
CS510 Battery
CS510 Battery
 CS540 Battery  W740 Battery CS510/CS520 Battery
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Other References

CS500 Agent Training Video

CS540 User Manual

How to Change a CS540 Battery


CS510/CS520 User Guide

CS510/CS520 Battery Replacement

Headset and Office Communication Solutions

 Headsets are Ergonomic

Headsets are Ergonomic

Stylish, Durable, Ergonomic

Headset Ergonomics

  • Reduce unnecessary back pain and fatigue
  • Headsets Offer health benefits by improving posture
  • Headsets Increase efficiency and productivity
  • Provide privacy as well as hands free operation
  • Increased mobility and freedom
  • Protect your ears from noise spikes with a good quality headset
  • Unified Communications (UC) with Blackwire VoIP and Savi Wireless headset systems
HW251N Corded Headset

HW251N Corded Headset

HW251N & HW261N

Plantronics Corded Headsets

Noise cancelling – Use with Amplifier or Direct Connect QD Cable

Viking V92 Wideband Corded Headset

Viking V92 Wideband Corded Headset

V91WB & V92WB

Viking Corded Headsets

 Noise cancelling – Use with Amplifier or Direct Connect QD Cable

HW301 Corded Headset

HW301 Corded Headset

HW291N & HW301N

Plantronics

Corded Headsets

Noise cancelling – Use with Amplifier or Direct Connect QD Cable

Direct Connect Cable

Direct Connect Cable

      A10 Direct Connect Cable

      Plantronics Audio Processors & Direct Connect Cables

Ask us about Generic direct connect and Polaris cables for specific desk phones

Blackwire C435 VoIP Headset

Blackwire C435 VoIP Headset

Blackwire C435

Plantronics Blackwire VoIP Headsets

Wideband stereo, noise cancelling mic for Video conferencing and PC use on-the-road

 

Blackwire C510 with MS LYNC Plug and Play

Blackwire C510 with MS LYNC Plug and Play

Blackwire C510 & C520

Plantronics Blackwire VoIP Headsets

Wideband stereo, noise cancelling mic with Smart Sensor technology,  Standard UC and MS Lync models

Voyager Legend UC

Voyager Legend UC

Voyager Legend UC

Plantronics Bluetooth UC Headset

Mobile and Laptop Connectivity, includes mobile charging case and desktop charge stand

Savi 440

Savi 440

Savi W440

Plantronics Wireless VoIP Headset

DECT 6.0 wireless headset, 300 ft. range, with carry case for in-office and on-the-road applications, Standard UC and MS Lync models

CS500 Series

CS500 Series

CS540, CS510 and CS520

Plantronics CS500 Wireless Series

Connects to all brands of corded desk phones, DECT™ technology: up to 350 ft. range

 

Savi W700 Series with Multi-device connectivity

Savi W700 Series with Multi-device connectivity

Savi W740, W710 and W720

Plantronics Savi W700 Wireless Series

Triple connectivity, DECT™ technology: up to 350 ft. range, Standard UC and MS Lync models

 

EHS Cable

EHS Cable

  Plantronics Wireless Remote Call Control – HL10 Handset Lifter and Electronic Hookswitch (EHS) Cable options

Supports headset remote call control for most desk phones, EHS control for Cisco, Avaya, Shoretel and other advanced systems

  

Plantronics CS520 Battery

Plantronics CS520 Battery

       Plantronics and EnGenius DuraFon  Accessories – Batteries and more

DuraFon

DuraFon Long Range Industrial Phones

EnGenius DuraFon 1X and DuraFon Pro

Single Line and Four Line Long Range Analog Telephone Systems – Up to 250,000 sq. ft. or 3000 acres

 

Contact our Calgary, Alberta office for a quote specific to your needs. Phone 403-239-8414 (or toll-free 1-877-244-8414) or email Calgary@comfortcanada.com. All prices in Canadian dollars, plus applicable taxes and shipping. For more information about our company, products and repair services, please visit our website www.comfortcanada.com.

 

Plantronics Wireless Headsets and HL10 Connection Tips

CS540 and HL10 Phone Connection

CS540 and HL10 Phone Connection

Remote Call Control

Most wireless headsets provide remote call control for the desk phone which they are connected to. This means that the user can answer or end a call by selecting the Call Control button on their headset when they are away from their desk. With older phone systems, this is accomplished using a handset lifter which will lift or drop the handset on the phone to control the call. The Plantronics HL10 lifter is shown attached to the side of the phone in the picture. It is connected to a port on the back of the wireless headset (a Plantronics CS540 in this case) where it derives its control signals and power. For advanced digital phones such as Avaya and Cisco products, an Electronic Hook Switch (EHS) cable can replace the HL10 to reduce clutter.

HL10 to Wireless Base Connection

HL10 to Wireless Base Connection

Can I use my old “L”-connector HL10 with a new CS500 or Savi W700 series headset?

Ans: Yes. The newly designed HL10 model 60961-35 uses a straight connector to plug into the back of the CS500 and Savi W700 series headsets. The older HL10 model 60961-32 used an L-shaped connector to plug into the bottom of the base of the CS55, CS70N and CS351/CS361 wireless models. However, your existing HL10 can plug into the back of the newer headset model base. Just point the wire upwards, as shown to the left. DO NOT point the wire down, as the “L” will contact the casing on the base and fail to connect properly.

Auto-Answer Toggle

Auto-Answer Toggle

Auto-Answer Feature

The Auto-Answer feature allows the user to set the wireless headset to automatically pick up (answer) the phone when the headset earpiece is lifted  off the charging cradle. There is a built-in delay to give the user time to place the headset on their head or ear. There is a toggle switch (see picture to left) on the headset base to allow the user to activate or turn off this feature.

When auto answer is set to red you must press the headset call button to answer an incoming call.
When Auto Answer is set to green you can answer a call just by lifting headset from the base.

Note, when switching from one mode to the other, run the HL10 through one up/down cycle by selecting the Call Control button on the earpiece twice, then place the earpiece in the charging cradle on the base. The next time you pick up the earpiece, the selected auto-answer mode (on or off) will be activated.

Why can’t I hear the incoming call signal on my wireless headset?

Try turning up the sound level on your telephone ringer. The HL10 detects an incoming call by “hearing” the audible sound from the phone ringer and transmitting a in-bound call signal to the CS500. If the sound is too low (or off altogether), then the no signal is sent. Also, since the HL10 mic is directly under the lifter arm, if the phone speaker is on the other side of the phone, use HL10 Ring Detector accessory to connect the HL10 to a tiny mic placed above the phone speaker placed over the phone speaker.

For additional product information about Plantronics Wireless headsets, please visit our website at http://www.comfortcanada.com/Plantronics/plnt_wireless.htm or email us at calgary{at}comfortcanada{dot}com.

Plantronics CS55 Discontinued – Replaced by CS540

CS55 System and Phone Connection

CS55 System and Phone Connection

The Plantronics venerable CS55 wireless telephone headset system has been DISCONTINUED, and new units are no longer available. Support,  replacement parts and accessories  and user documentation are available on Comfort Canada website at:

http://www.comfortcanada.com/Plantronics/cs55.htm

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The replacement system is the CS540, part of the new Plantronics CS500 family of wireless telephone headsets.

CS540

CS540 Wireless Telephone Headset System

The CS540 is modern, streamlined and light, and offers many new features such as the magnetic headset docking, conferencing capability, up to 350 feet wireless range, remote call answer/end, including Electronic Hookswitch (EHS) support for many modern phone systems such as Avaya, Cisco and ShoreTel, and replaceable earpiece battery. The CS540 is also future proofed. The earpiece is interchangeable with other advanced wireless solutions from Plantronics including the new Savi W740 and the Savi W440.

For additional product information or pricing please contact the Comfort Telecom Canada Calgary office at calgary@comfortcanada.com.

Plantronics New CS500 Wireless Telephone Headsets Rock!

Plantronics CS500 Series

Plantronics CS500 Series Wireless Headsets

Plantronics legendary CS family is setting a new wireless standard for desk phone communication with the CS500™ Series, which features the lightest DECT™ headset on the market, a new streamlined design and improved performance.  The new CS500™ Series features the same reliability for hands-free productivity that has made the CS family a best seller for nearly a decade, as well as several new features including premium wideband audio, improved range up to 350 feet, and multi-headset conferencing. An added benefit is that you can pair (subscribe) headsets from a Savi Office system with a CS500 base, especially useful where the CS510/CS520 headset has the same form, fit and function for desk phone connectivity as the Savi Office WO300/WO350, and you want to move operators between stations (multi-shift operations).

CS540 Earpiece

CS540 Earpiece/Earhook

The CS540 system replaces the CS55 and features a convertible earhook/headband wearing style with the lightest DECT earpiece on the market (just 21 grams).

The earhook configuration includes several earhook and earbud gels, and a soft rubber sleeve on the plastic earhook makes for a comfortable and stable fit. The interchangeable headband replaces the earhook/earbud with a plush leatherette earpad for those who prefer a over-the-head fit.

The earpiece itself contains a replaceable, rechargeable lithium battery with 7 hours talk time, and the base features a magnetic docking slot to make for easy placement of the earpiece into the charging cradle.

CS520 Base

CS520 Base and Headset

The CS510 and CS520 replace the CS351N and CS361N wireless systems, incorporating the enhanced broadband, 350 foot range and multi-headset conferencing features described above, 9 hours of talk time, as well as the interchangeability of the headset with Savi Office WO300/WO350 systems.

For more information about Plantronics Wireless Headset Systems, please visit the Comfort Telecom Canada website at www.comfortcanada.com/Plantronics/plnt_wireless.htm or email us in Calgary:  calgary{at}comfortcanada{dot}com or Brampton:  productenquiry{at}comfortcanada{dot}com