24 August 2016 - Audio and communications technology specialist Jabra is now offering customers access to Cortana, Microsoft's digital personal assistant. This is via integrated, Cortana-ready headsets, which offer high-quality audio with the voice-control functionality of Cortana, giving users easy access to all that Cortana has to offer.
Jabra headsets enabled for Cortana with voice are both wireless and wired, offering UC plug-and-play functionality. They are also optimized for Microsoft Skype for Business to enable customers to gain the full business potential of their collaboration solution.
- Jabra Evolve™ Series: ideal for desk-centric workers, the Jabra Evolve headset creates a complete concentration zone around the user in a noisy, open office – enabling the user to stay focused on the job. Headsets within the range are:
- Jabra Evolve 80
- Jabra Evolve 65
- Jabra Evolve 40
- Jabra Biz 2400 II: HD voice technology and an ultra noise-cancelling microphone provide the highest degree of background noise elimination of any Jabra headset
- Jabra Motion UC: designed for mobile-centric workers, Jabra Motion is ideal for comfortable all-day use and performs under any condition, including scenarios with lots of background noise. Cortana, your personal digital assistant, is designed to help you get things done throughout your day across your devices, helping you with tasks such as sending emails and scheduling events. Speech recognition and conversational understanding are built into Cortana; these functionalities add the ability to speed up commands and communication with Cortana. Jabra's range of headsets make it easy for Cortana to hear the user even in a noisy office environment.
Holger Reisinger, SVP, Jabra, comments: “Jabra has long recognized that audio has an important role to play in the workplace, whether through ambient noise, during phone calls or in meetings. The future of communication, inside and outside of the workplace, will center around voice. In the office, it will be focused on voice control and the productivity gains and seamless communication experience it can offer. Workplaces are already experiencing this to an extent, but to truly benefit, they must get their competencies right. Only if audio and voice are high quality can they stand up against the audio challenges the workplace presents.”
Karl Bateson, Jabra
Jabra is a leading international developer and manufacturer of a broad range of communications and sound solutions committed to let people hear more, do more and be more than they ever thought possible. The consumer and business divisions of Jabra markets corded and wireless headsets, plus mobile and in-office speakerphones that empower individuals and businesses through increased freedom of movement, comfort, and functionality. Jabra employs around 1000 people worldwide and in 2015 produced an annual revenue of DKK 3,229 million.
Jabra is the brand of GN Netcom, a subsidiary of GN. As part of the GN group Jabra has a reputation for innovation, reliability, and ease of use that goes back almost 150 years. GN comprises a unique portfolio of medical, professional & consumer sound solutions that make life sound better through its research, insights, and expertise in sound. GN operates in more than 90 countries across the world, has more than 5,000 employees and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.