(PHILIPPINES – 10 MARCH 2011) Jabra, the world leader in innovative audio solutions, today launched the Jabra SPEAKTM 410 in the Philippines, marking the company’s first foray into the enterprise speakerphone market. The Jabra SPEAKTM 410 is a small, powerful and designed for portability at a time when virtual offices and mobile workers are proliferating. It includes the industry’s only truly 360-degree microphone, allowing a group of people to be heard properly from all around the device.

The Jabra SPEAKTM 410 was designed from customer input, based on their specific needs in an enterprise speakerphone. The product includes simple plug-and-play functionality for spontaneous conferencing and collaboration, making an instant meeting room from your desk, your car or a home office.

Based on an independent research conducted by GfK[1] with the market’s four leading speakerphone companies, Jabra SPEAKTM 410 ranks number one in sound quality for voice and music, as well as number one for design – taking over 50 percent of the public vote in each of these categories.

Ralph Ede, Managing Director for Jabra in South Asia, said, “Over the past decades, Jabra has been highly successful in designing innovative audio end-point solutions for consumers and businesses. The launch of the Jabra SPEAK 410TM represents yet another milestone for us as we continue to develop products that support today’s evolving Unified Communication platforms. At the same time, user feedback has always been at the heart of our Research & Development efforts and the Jabra SPEAKTM 410 is a yet another example of Jabra responding to “the customer’s voice”. Essentially, we designed the product around what customers said they needed, not what we thought they needed.

“With the high proportion of mobile workers, growing number of SMEs, remote and home offices in the country, the Jabra SPEAKTM 410 will be a valuable tool to simplify office communication and improve business productivity, particularly for businesses that don’t have conference call installations. It’s ultimately all the mobility and freedom they can ask for.”

Measuring just 13 centimeters in diameter, Jabra SPEAK™ 410 comes with a travel case that enhances portability. The unit is small enough to tuck into a briefcase and flexible enough to work in any environment.  Integrated cable management allows immediate, easy set up.

Other key user benefits include:

  • Built-in echo cancelation with no sound distortion, even at maximum volume
  • 3.5 mm headset port lets users quickly and easily attach a headset for privacy, even in an open office environment
  • Built-in ringer alerts users to incoming calls
  • Full duplex and wideband sound.

Ideal for Unified Communications

Jabra SPEAK™ 410 is available in two variants:

  • Jabra SPEAK™ 410 is compatible with all leading Unified Communications (UC) solutions, including Cisco, Avaya, and Alcatel-Lucent. Simply download the latest driver from Jabra PC Suite to enable call control.
  • Jabra SPEAK™ 410 MS optimized for Microsoft® LyncTM 2010 requires no additional software or drivers.  It is the first enterprise speakerphone to be Lync 2010-certified by Microsoft.

Jabra’s UC Portfolio

The Jabra SPEAK™ 410 is the most recent addition to Jabra’s portfolio of products ideal for UC, including ten headset series with multiple variants.

Jabra SPEAK™ 410 is available immediately from Jabra’s resellers in the Philippines at MSRP of USD $159++.

See the full portfolio at www.Jabra.com/UC

[1] From “Speakerphones: Sound and Design evaluation” by GfK Custom Research