More than a third of American workers today are Millennials (adults ages 20 to 36 in 2017), and they have become the largest share of the American workforce, according to new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.

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!

Sound Quality

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.

Wearing Style

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!

Battery Life

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!

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This January, we have some more new VoIP hardware to gear you up for better communication experience! Start your new year right with upgraded VoIP equipment!

Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC Headset is Coming Soon!

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.

Unique Features:

  • Professional-grade audio with enhanced Digital Signal Processing
  • On-demand active noise canceling
  • Built-in versatility in a neckband with earbuds
  • Incoming call alert
  • Dynamic mute alert

See Plantronics 6200 UC Datasheet

 

Grandstream’s GXP1760W

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!  

Unique Features:

  • 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

See GXP1760W Datasheet

 

Snom D785 Color SIP Deskset with Self-Labeling Keys

The D785 Color SIP Phone provides a clean and sleek 4.3-inch color display and supports for 12 SIP lines and Power over Ethernet (PoE). It’s also equipped with optional Wifi and DECT connectivity.

Unique Features:

  • Optional WiFi and DECT Support via USB port
  • Dual Ethernet ports (GigE)
  • Support for up to three D7 expansion modules
  • Support for up to 12 SIP lines/accounts

Don’t forget to register for our upcoming Snom D785 Product webinar!

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:

Download Jarba’s Bluetooth Security white paper here.

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Recently, Plantronics introduced the new MDA400 QD Series with advanced call management functionality.mda400

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.

Key Features:mda400-qd

  • 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
  • Backed by industry-leading Plantronics Customer Service
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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!
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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!

 

a-guide-to-voip-headset-and-phone-compatibility-2The 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 FREE to download! Check it out today.

  • Learn the compatibility of IP phones and headsets
  • Explore ways of connectivity between IP phones and headsets
  • Learn product options for VoIP phones and headsets
  • Gain valuable insights to make the right purchase decision!

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