Thursday, February 24, 2011
It has become more and more difficult over the past couple of years to keep in touch with my family. With an aunt in Italy, cousins in Canada and brothers and sisters spread out over the country, at times it feels almost impossible. And when my brother and his wife had their baby, all I wanted was to be there and meet the new family member....
Now that I have my webcam, I can video chat online with them whenever I want!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
We just went through such a decision at the corporate office. Do we go for the super-cool and convenient wireless Bluetooth headset for our phones, or stay with a simple wired solution? The price difference is significant, so you must decide how important the freedom of Bluetooth and wireless is to you and your particular application.
- High quality of sound/reception
- Little to no interference
- Large range (up to 30 feet)
- Battery life (usually rechargable but will not recharge forever)
With a cheaper, wired solution you can get most of the advantages of a Bluetooth headset (hands free operation) with the minor inconvenience of a wire. This may also prevent awkward social encounters like we discussed in this post.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Whether working on a large farm, in a hospital or nursing home, a warehouse or a car lot... keeping in touch is crucial to things running smoothly. Cell phones can interfere with equipment and who wants to use all their minutes anyway?
With the Engenius DURAWALKIE now everyone can stay connected!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
No one likes to sit in silence when they are on hold with a company, wondering if the call has been disconnected. Now, even the smallest of companies can provide on hold music for their customers.
The IntelliTouch MOH-500E provides an easy to use system for single and multi use phone systems. Just add your own cds, MP3's or audio source and let the IntelliTouch do the rest! Not only will your customers be happier, but you will present yourself much more professionally!
Monday, February 14, 2011
At my old corporate office I was walking in to the men's room and saw a middle aged man standing at the urinal having a conversation with himself. I almost responded to him thinking he was either crazy or assumed I was someone else ("no I don't have those TPS reports done yet Bob"), then I noticed his Bluetooth headset. This was about 4 years ago, around the emergence of these headsets. I found this odd, considering the nature of what he was doing while having presumably a work related conversation.
Regardless, this disturbing little anecdote proves the flexibility and ease of use with a Bluetooth headset. Check out this model, the Plantronics 72380-01 Voyager 510-USB Bluetooth Heaset System. This little beauty is packed with features for the price. It offers up to 6 hours of talk time before recharge, plug and play connectivity (via USB), and a range of up to 33 feet.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The Uniden TCX905 5.8 GHz expansion handset is a very popular item and is often on backorder with the manufacturer. There are some other options available immediately, although maybe not for that particular model. Feel free to email your preferred vendor for options on this or to find out when the item may be next available. This baby is loaded with features and at the price, it is worth the wait!
Friday, February 4, 2011
Suttle 900LCCS-50 DSL Line Conditioner
Line conditioners for DSL (digital subscriber line) are used to filter voice devices from the noise associated with transmitting data over a phone line. This is a very popular model and is a necessity when using DSL and a shared voice application. If your solution requires buying more than one of these, always ask your vendor about bulk pricing.