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Plantronics Launches Calisto Portable Speakerphones

New Calisto 3200 and 5200 devices to support the mobile workforce

Plantronics Launches Calisto Portable Speakerphones

As the workplace of the future becomes the workplace of today, mobility is crucial to how we communicate and collaborate. In recognition of this, Plantronics has launched its new Calisto 3200 and 5200 portable, personal speakerphones for PC and mobile devices. Rather than being hunched over a laptop at a service station, or trying to host a call via your mobile speakerphone, Plantronics has designed a solution to bring their conferencing experience to the world outside the office.

Mobile working

For workers on-the-go, the new Calisto devices provide:

  • 360-degree audio and microphones
  • Simple touch-sensitive controls and visual indicators
  • Voice prompts and mute alerts that can provide immediate feedback of call status
  • Simple plug-and-play design

With the ability to host and join conference calls on the go, Plantronics speakerphones provide a much-needed resolution to collaborating on the go. In this modern era of communications, why should a conference call be of lesser quality because you are away from your desk? Plantronics references research conducted by Oxford Economics in 2018:

“30 percent of employees say their company has the adequate conference room space for calls and more than two-thirds of people around the world are working outside the office at least once a week”.

Device breakdown

The Calisto 3200 connects via USB to PC, Mac and tablet devices and is compatible with UC applications and softphones from Avaya, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft and more. The Calisto 5200 has the additional capability to connect to a smartphone via a 3.5mm aux cable.

When on the move, preserving power is essential for all devices. To save battery life, the Calisto 5200 will auto power down when disconnected from the smartphone, avoiding the disaster of initiating a call and disconnecting through lack of power halfway through. The Calisto 5200 boasts 30 hours of listening per charge so you can participate in consecutive meetings on the go.

Both the  Calisto 3200 and 5200 offer options to purchase USB-A or USB-C and come with cable management and a carrying case. A much-underused accessory, in my experience as an on-the-road worker.

Plantronics enabling enterprise mobility

Both Calisto 3200 and Calisto 5200 are compatible with Plantronics Manager Pro, Plantronics’ cloud solution designed for IT professionals. This SaaS app allows enterprise IT managers to administer and support audio devices from a central location, as well as empowers IT decision making by providing valuable insights to audio performance on the devices in your estate. With the introduction of both the portable speakerphone range and Plantronics Manager Pro, Plantronics looks set for another milestone year.

Shantanu Sarkar, Executive Vice President, Headset Business Unit at Plantronics commented on the launch of the new Plantronics speakerphones.

“Our latest Calisto speakerphones enable conference calls from anywhere and provide the confidence that you’ll be able to hear, and, more importantly, will be heard clearly on the other end.”

Plantronics will be exhibiting the Calisto 3200 and Calisto 5200 portable, personal speakerphones at both Integrated Services Europe and MWC (formerly Mobile World Congress). The Calisto 3200 ($99.95) and Calisto 5200 ($149.95) is available to purchase immediately in the U.S. through distributors of Plantronics and Polycom and are currently available globally for order. For further details, please visit the Plantronics website.

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Ian TaylorIan Taylor 11:55, 23 Jan 2019

Eminently pocketable, ideal for those on the move. I like the look of these.

The fact that they are compatible with Plantronics Manager Pro would seem to make them a compelling solution for the larger business too.

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