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(COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, 23 FEBRUARY, 2011) Until now, conference calls have meant users following the phone rather than the phone following the user. Now Jabra has changed all that with a personal speakerphone that can be used anytime and anywhere while offering a sound quality and design superior to those of a conventional, top-of-the-line stationary speakerphone.
Sound quality is key to a successful conference call. A survey – conducted by the international research institute GfK in Denmark in January 2011 - clearly demonstrated the superiority of Jabra SPEAK™ 410 over all three competitors in sound quality – voice and music, with design acting as a further preference driver. The results of the survey are available to download here.
Applying a dual approach combining blind evaluation of sound and design evaluation with 60 interviews conducted as a hall test, the quantitative study revealed that the Jabra SPEAK™ 410 was:
#1 IN SOUND QUALITY – VOICE — 55% preferred Jabra SPEAK™ 410
#1 IN SOUND QUALITY – MUSIC — 68% preferred Jabra SPEAK™ 410
#1 IN DESIGN — 50% preferred Jabra SPEAK™ 410
Conference in the Blink of an Eye
“Work dynamics are rapidly changing with people constantly moving between work groups at various locations within the company or working at home, at a hotel or even at the airport,” said Vice President of Jabra Product Management, Soeren Christensen.
With the portable plug-and-play Jabra SPEAK™ 410 it takes just seconds to set up a virtual meeting simply by plugging in the integrated USB cable to a laptop or computer and using a VoIP client or Unified Communications solution.
Soeren Christensen continued “Connectivity between people on the move is key to successful business in a global world. The Jabra SPEAK™ 410 helps to optimize productivity by enabling one-to-one and small group conference calls at any time and in any place.”
Exceptional Sound Quality
Genuine wideband audio together with high-quality loudspeakers and a range allowing people to hear and speak clearly even across the room from the speakerphone are the defining characteristics behind the exceptional sound quality of the Jabra SPEAK™ 410. In fact it is so good that many choose to use it to play background music while they work, and here the difference in quality is even more pronounced with nearly 70% of the test interviewees making it their first choice for music with another 23% ranking it in second place.
Optimized for Microsoft® Lync™ and compatible with other leading Unified Communications and VoIP clients, Jabra SPEAK™ 410 provides the ultimate sound experience from voice on softphone conference calls.
“With its crystal-clear sound and lightweight portability, the Jabra SPEAK™ 410 is rapidly establishing itself as the preferred portable conference phone,” said Soeren Christensen “The Jabra SPEAK™ 410 is yet another example of how Jabra is helping to sweep away traditional obstacles to collaboration and communication to global business.”
For more information on the Jabra SPEAK™ 410 Series: www.myspeakerphone.com