Jabra SPEAK 810 brings mobile tech into the teleconference

This new teleconference system from Jabra works with tablets and smartphones to bring the company closer through collaboration.
Written by James Kendrick, Contributor
Many teleconference systems are hard to setup and operate. This new system from Jabra is plug-and-play to make it easy to get going out of the box.

Jabra has long produced both commercial and consumer headsets that produce crystal clear audio. It accomplishes this with good ambient background noise attenuation, and headsets I've used have provided good results.

Jabra has used this technology in the SPEAK 810, plus it features an intelligent directional microphone system that focuses on the speaker no matter where in the room she is sitting. This prevents background conversations from broadcasting over the call, even on calls with up to 15 people.

What makes the Jabra SPEAK 810 unique is the design that integrates smart devices into the conference call process. The device features Bluetooth, 3.5 mm audio, and USB connections to work with tablets and smartphones. There is also a connection for a PC or laptop, and charging ports so attendees can top off their gadgets while on the call.

There are two variants of the SPEAK 810, one that uses the Unified Communications (UC) protocol and one that is optimized for Skype for Business.

"Microsoft continues its working partnership with Jabra to ensure that their solutions are fully compatible with Microsoft Skype for Business," said Giovanni Mezgec, Microsoft GM of Skype for Business. "The Jabra SPEAK 810 is an excellent example of this collaboration."

The workplace today has mobile technology ingrained in every aspect of the work day so it makes sense that Jabra is bringing it into the conference room. Employees are using phones and tablets in ever-increasing ways to get work done, and with the SPEAK 810 Jabra feels they are bringing that into the conference room for better collaboration.

Both variations of the Jabra SPEAK 810 will be available on October 1 for $599.

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