The world of UC is taking off and Plantronics is at the forefront of the telecommunication revolution with its new Calisto 620 series of speakerphones, designed especially for unified communications and Microsoft Lync in mind. This small, lightweight speakerphone is the no fuss solution for anyone – no matter where or how you work. It effortlessly connected to your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Plantronics have kept up their motto of “smiply smarter communications”. This small, smart speakerphone boasts a range of instinctive and common sense features with a simple interface and large buttons.
Up to 7 hours of talk time and 5 days of standby time
Easy to use interfaces to answer and end calls, mute and adjust volume on your PC, smartphone or tablet
Bluetooth mini USB adapter for PC connectivity
Easy to set up, no cords or additional speakerphone equipment
360° coverage with background noise reduction
Smart directional microphones activate in the direction of speaking
Rich, natural sound with full duplex audio
Battery status icon on speakerphone
Lightweight and compact design
Bonus soft carry case for transport and storage
Access to firmware upgrades with Plantronics Spokes software
The new Calisto 620 speakerphones are available in two versions:
Telephone Wreckers are authorised Plantronics dealers and stock a range of UC product. All of our Plantronics products, including the new Calisto 620 speakerphone, are backed by the manufacturers warranty and the Telephone Wreckers 100% Happy Customer Guarantee. The Calisto series is available for purchase from our online store. If you have any questions regarding this new Plantronics UC speakerphone, please phone us on 1300 665 970.
Plantronics has released a range of new, state of the art premium UC headsets equipped with the industry first “Smart Sensor” technology to supersede their previous Blackwire range. Users can now experience incredible, intuitive and never before seen features including answering calls by putting the headset on and pausing any media playback on the removal of the headset. For those on the go, a detachable clothing clip and cable allows for you to make your calls mobile throughout your workspace. Continue to expect Plantronics’ unprecedented sound quality with wideband PC audio, hi-fi stereo sound and crystal clear sound cancelling microphones. The new Blackwire 700 series UC headsets are available for standard UC or optimised for Microsoft Lync 2010 and binaural/stereo or monaural versions. Features include:
Up to 10 hours of talk time
Effortlessly manage calls to and from your PC, mobile or tablet
Soft leatherette ear cushions
Lightweight headband design
New Smart Sensor technology
Detachable cable and clothing clip to take mobile calls
High quality audio
Noise cancelling microphones
Battery status in PC system tray
Inline controls for calls, volume and mute
Inline lights and voice prompts give connection and volume of mute status
Lights on the ear pad indicate when you are on a call
Access to firmware upgrades with Plantronics Spokes software
Bonus durable carry case for storage and transport
Telephone Wreckers are authorised Plantronics dealers. All of our Plantronics products are backed by the manufacturers warranty and the Telephone Wreckers 100% Happy Customer Guarantee. The Blackwire 700 UC headset series is now available from our online store. For any inquiries about this UC headset, please phone us on 1300 665 970.
Telephone Wreckers now offers in house training for ACMA cabling and Aristel MyPBX at the Loganholme, Brisbane premises. The training courses will be run by Ramsden Telecommunications Training. Click to visit our ACMA cabing and Aristel MyPBX courses page for more information about course content and dates.
On the 25th to 27th July, Aastra held its annual partner conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. The conference showcased Aastra’s BluStar range of video conferencing and collaboration technologies and how to apply these state of the art conferencing phones and systems in the real world in a variety of different businesses and office set ups.
In the last few days, NEC has released their newest phone system – the SL1100. This new business phone system from NEC is targeted at small businesses and home office communications due to its competitive price point, (starting at around just $2,400 for 4 lines and 8 ports), with an incredibly feature rich system that allows for a tailor made solution. The NEC SL1100 is specifically designed to assist small businesses in saving money, increasing productivity and staying connected anywhere at any time, with features including:
Mobile extensions for off-site employees
Wireless DECT handset extensions
Toll number restriction options
Long conversation alarm and cut off options
Voicemail and voicemail access from system phones, mobiles and e-mail
Easy to use GUI (graphical interface) phone system management
VoIP / IP model available to work with SIP trunks
Day / night auto-attendant
Eco-friendly phone system designed to use energy efficiently
The SL1100 phone system is also incredibly scalable, allowing for up to 40 handsets, helping you to future-proof your business should you choose to expand to multiple locations or hire more staff. With such diverse and powerful phone system features, the SL1100 can be a suitable for a variety of businesses and office set ups including warehouses, security staff, receptionists, remote and mobile staff or multiple locations. Overall, the NEC SL1100 presents itself as a competitive new player in the phone system market that increases the availability and productivity of staff and saves time and money.
Telephone Wreckers are proud to announce that we have been appointed as the major Australian dealers for Aastra Technologies, an innovative company leading the way in unified business communication solutions. Founded in Ontaria, Canada in 1983, Aastra are now located in more than 100 countries with more than 50 million lines installed across the globe. Committed to providing reliable, tailored communication solutions for small business to enterprises, they manufacture a wide range of communication technologies including:
Communications Platforms – VoIP and POTS phone systems
DECT Wireless Handsets and Infrastructure
Video Conferencing and Collaboration
Aastra BluStar – Video Conferencing and Collaboration Solutions: Telephone Wreckers travel to Vietnam for BluStar launch
Aastra have a range of BluStar conferencing and collaboration technologies that enable multi-way video conferencing, desktop and media sharing and collaboration, customisable business apps and more.
Aastra BluStar Application Server
HD 720p video and wideband HD audio capabilities
Smart bandwidth management system – adjusts bandwidth settings for additional conference calls
Collaborate with up to 10 other BluStar users on-screen at once
Additional users can participate in the conference session via audio with a total of 100 users in one conference session
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) call control
Allows for desktop sharing during video conference calls
BluStar client available for PC, iPhone and iPad
Aastra BluStar 8000i Video and Media Conference Phone
13 inch colour display with true 720p HD video capabilities
PC desktop sharing for efficient sharing among conference participants
Four “smart” microphones to track your location to eliminate any background noise
We regret to report that on Monday, 9th of July at approximately 10:30pm, the Telephone Wreckers main office premises at Loganholme were broken into. Three men dressed in full length orange and navy construction workers clothing with white dust masks over black full-face ski masks and gloves entered Telephone Wreckers via the bolted and security screened front doors (which faces the Pacific Highway, almost directly opposite the Logan Hyperdome / Officeworks).
A range of cordless phones and inspection cameras were stolen from the Telephone Wreckers premises. These images were taken from our CCTV inside the store during the break in that occurred at around 10:30pm:
Fortunately, it will continue to be business as usual at Telephone Wreckers and there will be no disruption to any of our usual operations with our main office and online store still running at full capacity.