Jabra Introduces new Speak 710 Business Partner and Music Companion

March 29 2017, 03:00
Audio and communications technology specialist, Jabra, announced the launch of the Jabra Speak 710, a premium, portable Bluetooth speakerphone, designed for professional and personal use. This latest edition to the Jabra Speak Series provides premium grade audio and a superior Unified Communication experience, ensuring great sound for conference calls and immersive sound music experiences.

According to Jabra, the Speak 710 was designed as the perfect partner for business leaders and C-level executives. "This highly mobile target group works on average almost 58 hours a week, of which they spend nearly 2.5 hours in meetings every day. Besides having a highly collaborative job, they also travel frequently - with 86 percent spending up to ten days per month on the road," according to a Weber Shandwick and KRC Global Research, 2015.

To accommodate their lifestyle, business leaders and C-level executives require solutions that support mobility, collaboration, connectivity, and flexibility. Working primarily in distributed teams across several time zones, they need extended collaboration and mobility to enable conference calls whether on the road, in the office, at home, or in a hotel. 40 percent of business leaders use speakerphones for conference calls once or twice a week, while 21 percent use them three to five times in a week (source: Knowledge workers survey, Jabra, 2015). However, far too often, audiences experience a major impact on the effectiveness of calls (source: CBSI research for VTech Communications, 2015). For a business group that spends a large amount of time on the phone and in meetings, this has a serious effect on productivity.

The Jabra Speak 710 was designed to be a truly professional and personal conferencing device, boasting an omni-directional microphone for up to six 'in room' attendees, with up to 15 hours of battery life, and a quality grade speaker for crystal clear conversation and music. It builds upon the success of the company's Speak Series, which has sold more than 1 million units worldwide. The Jabra Speak 710 delivers an audio performance twice as powerful as Jabra's market leader Jabra Speak 510. Using Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy with a Class 1 core, the new family member enables two units to be wirelessly linked together with the touch of a finger. Users can easily pair two devices and create an immersive sound or expand the room coverage from six to twelve attendees.

Research also shows a third of conference calls are delayed due to setup issues with connections and speaker phones, 15 percent of meeting time is spent 'getting started', and one of the most common frustrations is poor sound quality (source: Productivity in business report, 2015, Jabra). Bringing a plug-and-play, easy-to-use speakerphone experience with premium audio to offices and small conference rooms, the Jabra Speak 710 works with all types of smart devices. It integrates seamlessly with all Unified Communications platforms - certified for Avaya, Cisco, Skype for Business and other - and eliminates the need for dial pad solutions – challenging the traditional hardware approach to conference calling.

The Jabra Speak 710 Series comes in a small, compact design, with an integrated folding stand for extra flexibility. It connects to a smart device or laptop in seconds via USB or Bluetooth via the enclosed dongle, and provides a 100-foot range for laptops or 33-foot range for smartphones. For use as a music speaker, users simply have to connect to an online music streaming service or music library on their mobile device. Obviously it also support interactions with Personal Digital Assistant, such as Microsoft Cortana, Siri or Google Now with the one touch Smart button.

The Jabra Speak 710 (RRP USD 299/EUR 275) will be available in selected retailers from April 2017.
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