Poly Introduces Blackwire 8225 Headset with Advanced Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling and Acoustic Fence Technologies

May 20 2020, 00:45
Poly (formerly Plantronics and Polycom), the global communications and collaboration company unveiled the latest addition to their Blackwire line, designed for noisy office environments. Blackwire 8225 is a premium corded plug-and-play USB-C headset with advanced ANC audio features designed to reduce distracting background noise and deliver uninterrupted communications, further enabling today's need to work from anywhere. 

The Blackwire 8225 was designed to be easy for IT to deploy and manage and to drastically reduce the noise and distraction that comes with every style of workplace – from the home office to the traditional office. Three settings of advanced hybrid active noise canceling (ANC) technology allow users to adjust, to fit their work environment, and seamlessly tune out distracting household noises such as vacuum cleaners, or workplace chatter from colleagues. A noise-canceling microphone enhanced with Poly Acoustic Fence technology ensures users sound crisp and clear from wherever they work by automatically reducing distracting background noise, like nearby talkers or dogs barking, so that the only sound heard on the other end of the line is clear, premium audio of the speaker talking.

"A consistent complaint we hear from our customers across various workspaces is the challenge of dealing with noise and distractions that can make you less productive," says Roger Ogborne, global solutions marketing at Poly. "The new Blackwire 8225 joins our extensive suite of headsets, designed for everyday wear, with the latest acoustic innovation so IT leads and end-users can feel confident in their experience, no matter where they are."

The Blackwire 8225 Series is an intuitive, stylish design, that is also an easy to use, USB-C plug-and-play solution - that doesn't require users requesting support from "the IT department". The Blackwire 8225 delivers enterprise grade audio performance even in the noisiest open space office environments. To oversee and improve workforce fleet deployment, IT teams can remotely manage the Blackwire 8225 with Plantronics Manager Pro, a software as a service solution sold separately.

For Microsoft Teams users, the new Blackwire 8225 offers a Microsoft Teams version with a dedicated Teams button that provides instant access to the Teams desktop application for a seamless call, meeting, or collaboration opportunity. 

"Today, more than ever before, workers are desperately in need of tools that allow them to concentrate during calls and meetings, block-out background noise, and enable one's ability to work and communicate, effectively," says Alaa Saayed, information and communications technology industry director and fellow, Frost and Sullivan. "Poly's Blackwire 8225 uses Acoustic Fence technology to shield any sounds besides the speaker's voice, and its hybrid active noise cancellation technology provides the user with a much more advanced noise blocking experience, leaving both the end-user and the far-end with a premium audio experience."
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