Featured Product – Jabra Speak2 Conference Speakerphone
Spring 2023 sees the launch of the Jabra Speak2 Conference Speakerphones. With more than 9 million units sold, Jabra have long been a market leader in the speakerphone market. With more of us than ever before ‘hybrid working’ online meetings becoming an essential part of our working lives. It is estimated that 80% of all work meetings are either fully remote, or involve remote participants. The Jabra Speak2 range has been engineered specifically to deal with this new way of working.
Whether it is online meetings, conference calls, direct calls either from mobile phones or UC platforms, the Speak2 range can handle whatever your hybrid working day throws at you. In this hybrid world of work, we need to be able to work anywhere. All of the products in the Jabra Speak2 range are built with portability in mind and are supplied with a stylish carry case. An IP64 rating means it is protected from splashes and dust.
What do Jabra Say About the Jabra Speak2 Range?
Aurangzeb Khan, SVP for Collaboration Solutions at Jabra says, “Sound clarity is fundamental when looking to ensure all employees feel included in hybrid meetings. Therefore, Jabra decided to take on the challenge of re-engineering the world-leading Jabra Speak series for better performance and optimised experiences. Engineered for the hybrid worker who wants to hear and be heard in the most productive way, the new Speak2 range demonstrates to those working flexibly between home and office, that their voice matters too. So, get ready to speak up.”
Natural Sounding Meetings
In a world of online meetings, Jabra have designed a product that makes virtual feel more natural than ever before. All of the products across the Speak2 range feature full duplex sound, Voice Level Normalisation and are fitted with four beamforming microphones. The effect of the full duplex is that you can enjoy natural sounding two way conversations with no voices clipped if both parties speak at the same time. The Voice Level Normalisation, equalises the volume levels so all voices are heard at a standard volume. The beamforming microphones seek our and eliminate background noises to enable you to focus on what is being said.
Made From Sustainable Materials
Jabra have recognised that technology hasn’t always been inherently sustainable. To help protect our planet, Jabra have considered sustainability carefully at every stage of product development. The outer casing of Speak2 is made with over 50% sustainable materials. There are a number of built-in parts that can be repaired or replaced. All of this adds up to better sustainability and longer speaker life – and more high-quality, productive calls for you and your team for years to come.
The Jabra Speak2 features in our guide to The Top 5 Desktop Conference Phones.
Jabra Speak2 Conference Speakerphone Range
The Jabra Speak2 40 is the entry level product in the Speak2 range. It is supplied with both USB-A and USB-C cables so it is quick and easy to connect to your laptop or PC. It’s designed for use with small groups in rooms of up to 4m x 4m. With a version optimised for Microsoft Teams and one for all other UC applications, it is perfect for a home office set up.
The Jabra Speak2 55 adds Bluetooth functionality in addition t the supplied USB cables. This means that as well as taking UC calls via a laptop, you can wirelessly connect a mobile device or tablet. The Speak2 55 enables simultaneous connection of two Bluetooth devices and will store 8 devices. The powerful battery will give you 12 hours of talk-time with fast charging in as little as 2.5 hours. Both the Speak2 40 and the Speak2 55 have a 50mm speaker with an output of 83dB and will capture 360° sound from a distance of up to 2.3 meters.
At the top of the range sits the Jabra Speak2 75 which is like your own portable boardroom. Like the Speak2 75 it is Bluetooth enabled. The Speak2 75 also has the option of being supplied with either a USB-A or USB-C Bluetooth dongle. This allows you to connect wirelessly to devices that don’t have native support for Bluetooth. If you only intend to use the device with a Bluetooth enabled device you can purchase the ‘no dongle’ version.
The 360° light-ring shows you how well all the voices are being picked up by the microphone. Its 65mm speaker offers you dramatically more powerful audio, giving you more productive meetings.
Whichever Jabra Speak2 conference speakerphone you choose, you can be sure to rely on seamless plug-and-play connectivity, so you can focus on what matters most; hosting professional and reliably brilliant meetings. Finally, each Speak2 product is designed to work with all leading virtual meeting platforms, meaning users can participate confidently in calls and meetings from any location, without the worry of poor audio quality or connectivity issues.