BlueParrott Introduces Wireless Headsets for use with Microsoft Teams Walkie Talkie

BlueParrott from GN Audio, a leader in wireless headset technology, today introduces the C300-XT MS and B450-XT MS noise-cancelling Bluetooth® headsets for use with the new Microsoft Teams Walkie Talkie feature. Designed for Firstline workers across industries such as warehousing, retail, field services and transportation, these headsets enable instant, clear and secure communication across distributed teams.

The Teams Walkie Talkie feature turns smartphones and tablets into a walkie talkie that works over cellular or Wi-Fi networks, allowing team members to talk instantly across geographic locations, stores or warehouses, without standard radio range restrictions. The Teams Walkie Talkie feature is always available for use, even when devices are locked or busy with another application such as scanning, providing seamless collaboration. The feature is built on the Tier-D compliant Office 365 cloud, ensuring that walkie talkie communications are secure and only authorised members can access each channel.

The BlueParrott C300-XT MS and B450-XT MS are one of the only Bluetooth wireless headsets that are equipped for use with the new Teams Walkie Talkie feature. The headsets use the exclusive Parrott ButtonTM to provide one-touch access to Teams Walkie Talkie Push-to-Talk (PTT), allowing users to engage with team members, customers and stakeholders seamlessly while on the move. The new BlueParrott headsets along with the Teams Walkie Talkie feature reduces the number of devices for employees to carry, expands their range of connectivity with teams and provides a hands-free communication experience.

“Our Blue Parrott headsets are engineered to enhance collaboration for professionals working in high-noise, highly-mobile environments,” said Nigel Dunn, Managing Director, Jabra EMEA North. “Now with the addition of Microsoft Teams Walkie Talkie, BlueParrott headsets will provide firstline workers with the direct line of communication with team members they need, to improve productivity in their day-to-day work.”

Firstline workers can make up a substantial part of the total workforce. These workers have a direct impact on organisational efficiency, customer and stakeholder experience and loyalty. Research shows that 91% of executives report increased performance and productivity when firstline workers are digitally empowered.

“Empowering Firstline workers with the right digital tools is critical to power productivity and efficiency,” said Mayank Verma, Director, Product Marketing for Modern Work Firstline Solutions at Microsoft Corp. “Our collaboration with BlueParrott takes Firstline worker productivity to the next level by offering two unique solutions for instant voice communication providing a true hands-free and seamless experience.”

BlueParrott headsets offer premium features and are incorporated and supported by major Bluetooth-enabled devices. The following features are included in the new headsets:

C300-XT MS:

  • Engineered for use with Teams Walkie Talkie
  • 80% noise-cancellation
  • Up to 10 hours of talk-time
  • High-performance, compact design
  • IP65-rated dust and water tight
  • VoiceControlTM for hands-free use
  • Choice of ear hook, neckband and headband wearing styles
  • Three-year warranty

 

B450-XT MS:

  • Engineered for use with Teams Walkie Talkie
  • Blocks out 96% of background noise
  • Up to 24 hours of talk-time
  • Tough, IP54-rated design
  • USB-C charging
  • Padded headband and large, cushioned earcup design
  • VoiceControlTM  for hands-free use
  • Three-year warranty

 

 

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