Sennheiser Communications

Press release

 

15.09.2008 - Copenhagen

New wireless headset for professionals on the go

Copenhagen, September 2008 - Sennheiser Communications’ latest Bluetooth®  multiuse headset, the VMX Office, raises the bar for sound quality, safety and comfort, putting it into a class of its own. But it is ease-of-use that makes the VMX Office really stand out, promising to make it the headset of choice for the new generation of mobile workers.

 

According to a recent survey[1], a quarter of the world’s workforce will be ‘mobile workers’ by 2009. To help professionals on the go feel connected to their company and their colleagues, it’s crucial that they are equipped with the right communication tools. A typical ‘road warrior kit’ includes a mobile phone, a laptop and a secure remote  access to the corporate network – and one headset to connect to all those  communication devices, keeping calls hands-free and easy to manage.

 

Because the VMX Office connects via a base station to landline phones, computers and Bluetooth® mobile phones, it is the only headset the mobile worker needs, even if much of the working day is spent on the move. As Guido Karbautzki, Sennheiser Communications’ Head of Sales and Marketing Communications, says “Now that more and more people are dividing their time between desk and travel, they’re becoming more reliant on mobile phones and VoIP applications running on their notebooks. This emerging ‘mobile worker’ demographic has a clear need for one headset that connects with everything.”

 

Comfort calls

Thanks to a lightweight, well-balanced design the VMX Office is comfortable to wear throughout the working day, making it especially suited to heavy telephone or VoIP users. And compatibility with Bluetooth® 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 makes it easy to toggle between desk phone, mobile phone and PC, allowing users to make hands-free calls up to 35 meters away from their nearest device.

With just one button, the VMX Office is simple to use – essential to the majority of headset users who want to set up and use their headset quickly. The single button switches between phone and mobile devices, and controls volume. The headset powers up automatically when opened, and switches off when closed – so there’s no need to worry about limited standby time.

 

Sound control

Mobile workers who wear their headset all day need to feel confident they are protected from sudden loud or high-pitched noises. The VMX Office’s ActiveGard™ automatically reduces surges in volume in milliseconds – too quickly for the human ear to detect. And because VoiceMax™ dampens intrusive background noise and enhances the human voice, the VMX Office is ideal for modern, open offices, too, so users never have to raise their voice during a call. This means noise levels in a busy, open-plan office never become intrusive – keeping stress levels low and productivity high.

The VMX Office builds on the success of its sister headset, the VMX 100. But while the VMX 100 is strictly for mobile phones, the VMX Office is designed for both office and mobile use, making it perfect for busy professionals and mobile workers. Guido Karbautzki explains “After the successful launch of the VMX 100 headset last year, it was a logical step to introduce an office version offering the same outstanding wearing comfort, but with some extra bells and whistles.”

Due for general release in September, the VMX Office will finally give professionals who make a lot of calls – and value their comfort and hearing – a headset that does it all, no matter what device they use, or where they are.

 

For more information

For more information or to arrange an interview with Guido Karbautzki, call him on: +45 5618 0035 or e-mail: gka@senncom.com

 

Sennheiser’s unique pedigree combines pro-sound with hearing healthcare

Sennheiser Communications is the result of a joint venture between the electro acoustics specialist Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co. KG, and the hearing healthcare specialist William Demant Holding Group. Decades of experience producing professional musical sound combined with industry-leading knowledge of hearing healthcare, place the five-year-old company in a unique position to produce award-winning, innovative headsets.



[1] 2007, Cisco Systems Inc.