Knowing what you are getting before making that purchase is always a wise move! Today, we invited our VoIP consultant, Jon Garbin, to show you what you can expect from the Voyager 6200 UC VoIP headset. Let’s get started!
This headset comes with a travel case, Bluetooth dongle for you to pair up with your device, two different sizes earbuds (small and large), and a cradle for charging purpose.
A travel case
A Bluetooth® dongle
2 extra earbuds (small and large)
Cradle for charging
Look & Feel of the Plantronics Voyager 6200
The first thing you will notice when trying the Voyager 6200 is that it’s super light! If you are looking for a zero-stress headset for all-day use, the 6200 will definitely be a good fit.
The Voyager 6200 is designed to use both inside and outside your workplace. Whether you are on a call with your customer in the office or you are jogging outside during your off time, this headset will be your perfect partner. See more unique features:
4 built-in microphones
Auto answer and pickup button
Super light for in/out office
Adjustable earbud sizes
“Overall, the Voyager 6200 is a great option. I use it with my customers all day and never had any complaints about the sound when I am talking to them. I definitely recommend it!” – Jon Garbin, Solutions Consultant at VoIP Supply
Have you tried the Voyager 6200? Let us know what you think in the comment box below!
Cisco recently announced their very first VoIP headset series, the Cisco Headset 500 Series, a professional range of VoIP headsets designed to pair with Cisco’s IP Phones and softphones. The Cisco Headset 500 Series includes two headsets:
VoIP headsets may be something that a lot of VoIP users barely notice until they are not working optimally; when they are affecting your productivity! With Plantronics Manager Pro, you are always ahead of the issues. Let’s check out some important features of the Manager Pro you should definitely take advantage of:
1. Empowering Productivity
Plantronics Manager Pro provides easy-to-use tools for IT managers to configure settings and update firmware for end users all from the Cloud. Proactively manage the performance of every Plantronics VoIP headset across the enterprise. That means uninterrupted productivity for end users.
2. Smarter Monitoring and Management
Plantronics Manager Pro offers a powerful web-based solution to configure settings and update audio device software and firmware. The cloud-based architecture offers predictive reporting tools to provide new insights into your communications environment.
3. Seamless Rollouts and Easy Adoption
Combined with Plantronics Hub, you can configure devices to be truly plug-and-play. Plantronics Manager Pro also creates reports on where and how VoIP headsets are being used, letting IT reach out to users who need additional assistance. The insights you will gain include asset analysis, usage analysis, conversion analysis, and acoustic analysis.
4. Streamline Settings and Updates
Policy-based management ensures that the user experience with each audio device is exactly within the parameters set by IT. Simply manage your device settings, firmware versions, and company regulatory compliance from the easy-to-read dashboard. You can apply these parameters companywide or to a specific user group.
5. Regulations and Compliance
Plantronics Manager Pro helps you keep up with industry regulations, governing communication devices. It allows your IT team to monitor acoustic protection features, set daily noise exposure levels, and lock those settings in all IP phone headsets.
6. Simplified Deployment
Plantronics Manager Pro integrates seamlessly with Plantronics Hub to provide consistent and easy configuration for each and every VoIP phone headset. Plantronics also provides pre-configured MSI installation packages to automatically connect the Plantronics Hub client to a tenant.
7. Worry-Free Permissions
Reduce IT backlog with the customizable permission! This gives you access to critical audio device settings or firmware deployments. You will also be able to give specific groups, such as customer service teams, access to information they need.
As more Millennials enter the American workforce, accommodating Millennials workstyles with the right communication equipment to retain their talent has become a focus for businesses from all walks of life and choosing a right VoIP headset will be a good start.
What kind of headsets are Millennial workers looking for?
Both Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC and Jabra Evolve 75e are popular headsets for office professionals and Millennial workers in terms of the design, sound quality, compatibility and advanced features. Let’s dig a little deeper to see why Millennials choose (and love) these two new VoIP headsets!
When it comes to a VoIP headset, noise and distraction are the biggest pain point we hear from almost all users. Almost all VoIP headsets nowadays are equipped with noise canceling technology and Plantronics and Jabra headsets are no exceptions. The Plantronics clear talk technology and Jabra’s active and passive noise cancellation give Millennials peace of mind ensuring that they can hear and be heard clearly without interruptions.
While traditional VoIP headsets have a lot of annoying wires moving around in your way; the new Plantronics 6200 UC and Jabra Evolve 75e VoIP headsets are both designed with new around-the-neck wearing style with earbuds. This new neckband design provides comfort and stability, giving users more control of their headsets.
Bluetooth with a standard 30 meters wireless range is also a must when it comes to hands-free communications. Mobility is one of the most important features Millennial workers love. They require a flexible headset that can set them free from their seats!
Work & Life
Work-life balance is more emphasized in Millennial generation than before. Millennials are looking for a headset that’s not just for office work, but for everyday voice and music, in or out of the office. Therefore, the headset needs to be compatible with multiple applications that they use at work and in daily lives. Both the Voyager 6200 UC and the Evolve 75e are compatible with Skype for Business, Cisco and they are also very versatile for multi-taskers!
The long battery life from these new VoIP headsets allows you to continue your work without needing to stop and charge your headset. The 14 to 16 hours long-lasting batteries are designed for whole-day use!
Check out the chart below to compare these two popular new VoIP headsets!
If you are looking for a headset to use both in the office environment and outside, the Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC can be your perfect fit!
It is a professional-grade wireless earbud neckband headset that comes with Class 1 Bluetooth technology and certification for Skype for Business. The four omnidirectional microphones and enhanced noise canceling technology minimizes background noise, giving you crystal-clear communications.
Professional-grade audio with enhanced Digital Signal Processing
Grandstream’s GXP1760W is a WiFi mid-range IP phone that supports 6 lines and 3 SIP accounts. Featuring personalized ringtone and integration with advanced web and enterprise applications, the GXP1760W truly delivers outstanding performance at an affordable price! The GXP1760W will begin shipping in late March. Pre-order now!
6 lines, 6 dual-color line keys
5-way audio conferencing
24 digitally programmable BLF/ fast-dial keys
Built-in USB port for importing and exporting data only
When it comes to Bluetooth connections, one of the biggest concerns most VoIP users have is security. Bluetooth connectivity seems to be a vulnerable point of access that unwanted identity or data theft could get in your system. Can a Bluetooth headset be used without the risk of being eavesdropped? Let’s find out.
Bluetooth security can be divided into three procedures: Pairing, Authentication, and Encryption. This mechanism protects your device from malicious third parties from accessing the data that’s transferred between multiple devices.
Bluetooth Security Mechanism
Pairing is the initial setup process that can only be done through physical access to the devices. Once the devices are paired, a secret shared key is stored and will be used for the authentication and encryption processes.
Authentication is a process to make sure that the other device you paired with really belongs to the trusted devices. A shared key is used to confirm this.
Encryption is to make the data transmitted between two devices only readable for authorized receivers.Data is encrypted by the sender using an encryption algorithm and then the receiver will decrypt the data back to its original format based on the same algorithm.
So, is Bluetooth connection secure? The risk of unauthorized access is actually pretty low with these three layers of protection. Even if an intruder can gain physical access to your device, it is almost impossible to access conversations taken place between the paired devices!
Jabra has a wide variety of Bluetooth headset options available that are highly secure and very easy to use including their EVOLVE UC Series, Stealth UC Series, and more. Check out the common security types and how they are handled by Jabra’s headsets:
Recently, Plantronics introduced the new MDA400 QD Series with advanced call management functionality.
With the advanced audio processors, the Plantronics compatible headsets, and the Plantronics Manager Pro, you are able to manage your call center with analytics and insights right from desk phones and softphones.
Designed for contact center managers, the MDA400 Series highlights its flexible compatibility which allows you to connect with all major desk phones, softphones, and headsets. The MDA400 Series is also ideal for CSR agent training when used with a Y-cable, as well as a great tool for gathering data insights when used with Plantronics Manager Pro.
Track analytics and gain insights from both desk phones and softphones with Plantronics Manager Pro
Benefit from Plantronics software technology that detects and reports on call events, revealing insights to help make operations run more efficiently
Allows customer service representatives to take calls on desk phones or softphones
Superior noise and echo cancellation
Meets Noise at Work and G616/AAL regulatory compliance
Easy-to-use in-line call controls
Two variants are available: MDA480 QD for Plantronics standard QD headsets and MDA490 QD for Plantronics digital QD headsets
This is Plantronics first advanced audio processors to support analytics which is so important to get useful insights and improve your customer experience. The MDA400 QD Series is expected to be available for purchase soon. Stay tuned!
After a long wait time, the headset you ordered has finally arrived. You can’t wait to open the box and try it with your VoIP phone but only find that it doesn’t work with your phone!
Urgh…..how frustrating. Luckily, your apprehension has been heard!
The VoIP Supply team has created a comprehensive VoIP Phone & Headset Compatibility Guide to lead you to your right solutions within seconds. This guide covers top brands of VoIP phones and headsets including Grandstream, Cisco, Polycom, Sangoma, Yealink, Snom, Mitel, Digium, Jabra, Plantronics, Sennheiser, and VXi. Best of all, it’s FREEto download! Check it out today.
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