As businesses embrace the benefits of wireless technology telephony, they quickly run up against space limitations in today’s cheek-by-jowl office environments. New wireless standards offers a chance to re-think the office space.
Communications technology might be making distances irrelevant, but people are acutely aware of the way that their own personal space is diminishing. The proportion of the planet living in urban areas has grown from 34 per cent in 1960 to over half in 2014, and we’re living and working in ever-smaller spaces. The average UK living room has shrunk by a third since the 1970s, for example; while in the US, each worker has lost 20 square feet of personal space since 1992. Continue reading →
If you’ve ever wondered if your workout routine is making you more fit – or if it is just a waste of time – there’s now an easy, accurate way to find out.
We’re working out like crazy. But are we getting in better shape?
That’s a question all of us who push to stay fit often ask ourselves. Sure, maybe we’ve shaved a few seconds off our last time or done a few more reps, but is all that time, sweat and effort we put in at the gym making us any healthier?
Fortunately, finding the answer to that question just got a whole lot easier. It’s why I’m so excited about our Jabra Sport Pulse headphones. They’re the first headphones that provide automatic fitness testing. Continue reading →
Have you ever wondered where the name “Bluetooth” came from? You probably haven’t, but—curiously—the name for this modern technology traces back all the way to the Middle Ages and a Viking king.
Bluetooth technology has become ubiquitous over the years and is the go-to standard for short-range wireless communications. There’s a good chance you’ve used Bluetooth today. You might even be listening to the latest pop tune on your Bluetooth headphones this very moment.
Bluetooth headsets have been around since the turn of the millennium, so they aren’t exactly brand new technology. But if you’ve only recently gotten your very first Bluetooth, you may encounter a few hurdles in getting it to work. Maybe I can help.
Bluetooth headsets are meant to make your life easier, at least when it comes to talking on the phone while keeping your hands free. But Bluetooth tech isn’t flawless. Sometimes, people have a bit of a hard time making their headset do what it’s supposed to do.
Before you smash that earpiece against the wall in sheer frustration, don’t! At least two common issues can be quite easily solved, like so: Continue reading →
As you hunt for wireless headsets, you’ll likely come across the so-called “DECT standard.” You may find yourself wondering just what DECT is and how it differs from Bluetooth. We hope this post puts the matter to rest.
DECT stands for “Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications,” although it’s also known as “Digital European Cordless Telecommunications” – which makes sense, because it’s a standard that originated in Europe.
It is widely used in wireless phone systems to connect the cordless phone to a base station. DECT has many other applications, ranging from baby monitors to industrial remote controls. But in this post, we’ll focus on the phone systems.
DECT is used for both consumer and corporate phones. In the latter case, it can be used with a PBX (private branch exchange) and a wireless LAN to let users move around the office without losing their calls.
The standard is widely used in most countries. It works near the 1.9 GHz frequency band, where it does not interfere with other wireless technologies, like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Continue reading →