Microsoft Ignite, Chicago, IL – May 5, 2015 – Jabra, a leading manufacturer of innovative audio solutions, today announced a groundbreaking upgrade to its newest product series, Jabra EvolveTM. Jabra Evolve is the industry’s first series of professional noise-cancellation headsets supporting both the collaboration and concentration needs of knowledge workers in open office environments. In use with Skype for Business, Jabra Evolve can support call transfer from a Skype for Business desktop-based softphone call to a smartphone. To transfer a call using the Evolve 40 and 80, simply un-plug the 3.5mm stereo jack stick from its control unit and the call will transfer to the user’s mobile phone. Users can then insert the 3.5mm jack into the smartphone to continue the conversation or even continue the conversation using a Jabra Bluetooth™ headset.
The global success of the Jabra Evolve series stems from providing a crystal clear sound for every call made and received, with busy light and noise cancelling functions to support a personal concentration zone within today’s busy and crowded office spaces. Therefore, employees and customers both experience the best quality conversation and service. With Jabra Intelligent Call Transfer, that experience now follows the end-user when required to move a call from one environment to another – leaving their main work station.
“The Jabra Intelligent Call Transfer feature is a natural evolution to the Jabra Evolve feature set. Its primary functionality remains to create that personal “concentration zone” in open, loud and distracting workspaces,” said Holger Reisinger, Jabra Senior Vice President of Marketing, Products, Alliances and Global Accounts. “The Jabra Intelligent Call Transfer upgrade for Skype for Business, extends end-user confidence of being in control of their device environment as they bring their “concentration zone” with them.”
“We are pleased to see Jabra deliver their Intelligent Call Transfer solution and extend the communications experience with Skype for Business to enable a modern way of communicating for our customers,” said Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager of Skype for Business Product Marketing at Microsoft.
The Jabra Evolve series offer an assortment of features and benefits through its five models – 20, 30, 40, 65 and 80. This variety enables employers and workers alike to more effectively address a broad range of collaboration and concentration needs in the open office or virtual office – at home or ‘on the go’. Key features include:
- Industry leading Noise Cancellation: The series introduces large ear cushions with specially designed leatherette adapting the padding to the individual, blocking office noise. Furthermore, the flagship product Jabra Evolve 80 offers additional noise cancellation with an around the ear wearing style and is the industry’s first professional headset offering active noise cancellation to give a full concentration zone experience.
- Busy Light: Built into the headphones, the busy light indicator effectively signals availability to colleagues.
- Made For Music & Voice: Incorporates high-end sound quality for both professional communication and entertainment.
- Designed with Mobility in Mind: Built-in Bluetooth™ capability for the Jabra Evolve 65 along with plug-and-play options for PCs or mobile devices for other models through USB and 3.5mm stereo jack stick outputs.
The Jabra Intelligent Call Transfer will be available for Jabra Evolve 40 and 80 models exclusively in combination with the Skype for Business client and the latest Jabra Evolve firmware. Existing Jabra EVOLVE™ 40 and 80 models only require the new firmware upgrade and the latest Jabra Direct software to enable this feature, which will be released later this Fall 2015.
Partners and customers attending Microsoft Ignite (May 4-8, Chicago, IL) are invited to visit Jabra at Booth #409 to test Jabra Intelligent Call Transfer and the full range of Skype for Business audio solutions for the mobile worker, home and corporate office and contact centers.
Jabra is the brand of GN Netcom, a subsidiary of GN Store Nord A/S (GN) - listed on NASDAQ OMX. Jabra employs approximately 950 people worldwide and in 2014 produced an annual revenue which amounted to DKK 2,871 million. Jabra is a world leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of a broad range of communications and audio solutions. With a reputation for innovation, reliability, and ease of use that goes back more than two decades, Jabra’s consumer and business divisions produce corded and wireless headsets, plus mobile and in-office speakerphones that empower individuals and businesses through increased freedom of movement, comfort, and functionality.