B&O companions with Cisco for wi-fi ANC headphones aimed toward hybrid employees

Again in July, Sony launched a neckband speaker aimed toward people utilizing a nook of the lounge or spare bed room as a house workplace. Now Bang & Olufsen and Cisco have teamed as much as provide the hybrid workforce with a wi-fi comms hub you place in your head.

The Bang & Olufsen Cisco 980 luxurious enterprise headphones are designed for folk who “desire a product they’ll use at house, at work or in transition – and feel and appear good when utilizing it.”

The headphones characteristic Bluetooth 5.1 wi-fi connectivity, and include adaptive energetic noise cancellation so distant employees can deal with what they’re doing, or hearken to background music, with out being disturbed by what is going on on elsewhere within the house. And naturally, B&O is promising a prime notch immersive audio expertise.

Controls on the earcup permit customers to take calls, mute conversations, pause playback and so forth, whereas beamforming microphone arrays can deal with the wearer’s voice throughout calls and video chats.

Appropriately, the headset was launched at Cisco’s WebexOne digital collaboration occasion and is designed to work with the corporate’s cloud-based, end-to-end collaboration ecosystem – a single interface for quite a few enterprise apps and instruments, together with Zoom, Microsoft Groups and Google video comms platforms.

For company consumers, the partnership has developed administration instruments to assist IT admins roll out enterprise-grade {hardware} and software program safety for customers from a single platform, whereas additionally permitting for real-time analytics.

Designed for all-day consolation, the luxurious enterprise headphones will probably be accessible solely via Cisco from early 2022 for a recommended worth of US$549.

Supply: Cisco

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