Manage headset related help desk tickets, before they manage you with Plantronics Manager Pro.

Proactively manage headset related issues with Plantronics Manager Pro, software as a service.

When headsets are not working optimally, it can have a huge impact on productivity and overall UC adoption. Your IT Manager can tell you how fast helpdesk tickets can pile up and affect their group’s productivity and daily workflow. In fact, the average help desk ticket cost in North America is $15.56. How do you think your IT department would feel if they could proactively manage and maintain a portion of the hardware related help desk tickets, remotely before they interrupt the workflow of the day?

Plantronics Manager Pro, a web-based software-as-a-service allows you to see all headset assets that are active, inactive and out of service within your organization. It allows you to schedule software and firmware updates remotely before they become help desk tickets. IT can manage and troubleshoot headset related issues remotely for mobile or remote employees. Analyze and track conversation details and acoustic events for a better user and customer experience.

For IT it means proactive management of headsets. For the end user it means seamless unified communication experience and positive headset adoption rates. Plantronics Manager Pro software-as-a-service enables IT to track detailed insights about devices and effortlessly update them, on their own schedule. No more IT help desk backlogs, no more running from user to user for adjustments, fixes, or software updates. Now your IT department can effortlessly monitor, manage, and maintain your headset inventory and ensure a successful UC implementation.

To learn how Plantronics Manager Pro can save your IT department valuable time and improve unified communications and headset adoption rates, to learn more or to schedule a  demo click here.

Differences between CS500 and Savi Series Headsets – Video

 

Overview of the differences between these very popular models of headsets from Poly (formerly Plantronics). Let us know if you have any questions about these headsets!

What’s the difference between CS500 series & Savi Series?

By Danny Hayasaka

April 10, 2019

Does your business need the popular Plantronics (Now Poly) CS500 Series wireless headsets or Savi Series? What’s the difference?

Plantronics (Now Poly) produces wireless headsets that increase productivity by providing mobility in the office and multiple connectivity options to support how you work.

The CS500 Series consists of DECT and 900MHz wireless headsets with single connectivity to Desk Phones.

The Savi Series offer DECT and Bluetooth wireless connectivity depending on model. The Savi 700 and 8200 Series offer triple connectivity while the Savi 400 Series offer single connectivity to PC/Laptop via USB.

Individual roles and use cases will determine which series is best. If you require connectivity to a desk phone, PC/Laptop and Mobile device, the Savi 700 and 8200 Series are right series to consider.

Roles that require connectivity to a desk phone only will benefit from the CS500 Series.

Those that utilize soft phone clients only, will be best served with Savi 400 Series.

Each series offers multiple wearing style options:

  • Single ear headband
  • Dual ear headband
  • Over-the-Ear
  • Convertible (headband, over-the-ear, behind the neck)

The Savi 8220 offers Active Noise Canceling (ANC) speakers which is a great feature to help block out distractions in environments like noisy open offices.

CS500 Series – DECT Wireless – Desk Phone only connectivity:

CS500 Series – 900MHz Wireless – Desk Phone only connectivity

Savi 700 & 8200 Series (UC and Microsoft Variants) – DECT & Bluetooth Wireless – Desk Phone, PC/Laptop and Mobile Connectivity

 

Savi 400 Series (UC & Microsoft Variants) – DECT Wireless – PC/Laptop Connectivity via USB DECT Dongle

If you have more questions, feel free to reach out to Call One, Inc. via phone 1-800-749-3160 or sales@calloneonline.com

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Plantronics Blackwire Family Connectivity Options

By Danny Hayasaka

December 17, 2018

The Plantronics Blackwire Family is made up of several series: 215/225, 3200, 5200 and 700. They offer varying connectivity options depending on the series/model.  While wireless headsets are extremely beneficial and popular, there are very good reasons why organizations choose corded options instead:

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Plantronics Voyager Family

By Danny Hayasaka

December 12, 2018

If softphone (PC/Laptop) and mobile (tablet/smartphone) are your primary devices for communication, the Plantronics Voyager Family may be a right fit for you.

There are close to twenty different variants available that differ in wearing style and feature sets.

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Plantronics Savi 8220 – DECT Wireless Headset with ANC

By Danny Hayasaka

November 12, 2018

Plantronics has added the Savi 8200 Series to their lineup.

This solution is recommended for the connected executive, office collaborator and contact center supervisor who need to collaborate across multiple communication platforms (desk phone, softphone and mobile phone). They need a single headset system to seamlessly manage calls with the added flexibility to roam more freely in the enterprise office or contact center, focus in noisy environments with active noise canceling (ANC) and maintain the best audio on both sides of the call.

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Plantronics Blackwire 3200 Series

By Danny Hayasaka

September 5, 2018

Plantronics Blackwire 3200 Series replace the very popular Plantronics Blackwire 300 Series. There are some apparent cosmetic changes like the new “Lava” cable and accents. Some of the variants include folding speakers along with leatherette ear cushions and 3.5mm connection option. Also…like the Voyager 3200 UC, Voyager 5200 UC, Voyager 8200 UC and Blackwire 5200 Series.

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Plantronics Calisto 7200

By Danny Hayasaka

August 28, 2018

Plantronics introduced a new member to their Calisto speakerphone family. The Calisto 7200 UC.

Like other new solutions Plantronics is producing, there aren’t “Microsoft” and “UC” variants. The Plantronics Calisto 7200 is certified for Skype for Business. Built for UC applications and softphones from Avaya, Cisco, Skype and others.

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Calisto 7200 USB and Bluetooth Premium Speakerphone

By Danny Hayasaka

I’ve been using the Plantronics Calisto 7200 Speakerphone for several weeks now. It’s much better than the Calisto P610 and P620 in terms of audio quality for voice calls and streaming music.

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How do you choose the right headsets for your organization? Part III

Series by Danny Hayasaka

In Part I of this series we discussed who the top headset manufacturers are and why. In Part II we covered why it’s important to choose an Authorized Partner. Now…let’s get into it. How do you choose the right headsets for your organization?

Back in the day, it was so simple; Plug Prong or Multipurpose Amp, single ear, dual ear or convertible wearing style headset. That’s it.

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