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Your music is calling. Introducing the VXi BlueParrott S450-XT!

Posted on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 @ 11:55 AM

BlueParrott S450-XT lifestyle

Now there’s a stereo Bluetooth headset that even audiophiles will love—the VXi BlueParrott S450-XT! VXi BlueParrott S450-XTUnveiling at this year’s Great American Trucking Show (GATS), the VXi BlueParrott S450-XT is the first BlueParrott headset that gives you Hi-Fi stereo sound. With state-of-the-art aptX® technology for uncompromising wireless audio. And an AVRCP interface that gives you wireless control of media playback. With the new S450-XT, you can relax and enjoy great sound, as far as 300 feet away from your Bluetooth source.

But that’s not the whole story. The S450-XT also has a convenient pivoting microphone boom, equipped with VXi’s advanced noise-canceling microphone technology. So when a call comes in, you can flip down the boom and enjoy clear conversations—no matter how noisy the world is around you. At the end of the call, just rotate the boom out of your way. There’s also our exclusive customizable Parrott Button™ that you can set to the function you choose. And a battery that lasts 24 hours on a single charge, for uninterrupted tunes and talk! The S450-XT even comes with a 3.5mm cable, so you can enjoy a wired connection and save some battery power.

Your music is calling. To learn more, or buy your own S450-XT, just click here. Or pick one up at a travel center near you.

Tags: BlueParrott, Trucker, VXi, Bluetooth, new product, Tradeshows, Events, GATS, Great American Trucking Show, Tradeshow, headphones, S450-XT, Stereo headset

A little look back at Cisco Live!

Posted on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 @ 04:24 PM

So what happened at Cisco Live this year? Well, at booth #1844 (that was VXi’s booth), there was A LOT going on.  Of course, we had our line of UC-ready headsets on hand—from the one-of-a-kind UC ProSet LUX (with the built-in UC presence indicator) to the Envoy™ Office, the full-featured UC headset with the incredibly small price tag. 

Our products, wired and wireless, really captured the imagination of Cisco Live attendees. So a lot of people were interested in our giveaway this year. But only one of them got the Point™.

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But the biggest event from our point of view was our preview of VXi’s two new wireless solutions. The first is a Bluetooth® office wireless headset system with a single headset that keeps you connected and hands-free wherever you work. When you’re out of the office, in the car, etc., it pairs with your cell phone and works like a typical Bluetooth headset (but it sounds better, because it’s VXi). In the office, it pairs with your desk phone through a simple base station/charging station. In a nutshell, one headset does the work of two and gives you uninterrupted connectivity and productivity, all-day long.

The second is a DECT-based line that will give office users the most affordable choice of professional wireless solutions in the industry. With up to 350' of wireless freedom, it lets you take both desk phone and PC calls with one headset.

We have to say, people in the know are consistently impressed by the quality and innovation VXi brings to the table—many of whom were understandably interested in our “Invitation-Only Trial Program”. A few of those folks were lucky enough to be asked to participate. Would you like to learn more about the “Invitation-Only Trial Program”? Click here to see if you qualify.

Tags: UC, UC ProSet LUX, VXi, Cisco Live, Point, Office Wireless, Tradeshow, Wireless

The Evolution of Business Communications.

Posted on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

Frost & Sullivan, a well-respected global growth consulting firm, recently published a white paper titled The Evolution of Business Communications: Are You Ready to Drive Collaboration and Productivity? The paper begins with the dramatic increase in remote workers in the United States. (Their research indicates that 55% of employees work remotely, at least some of the time.) They’ve found that this change in the workplace is, as you might expect, fueling the demand for advanced unified communications and collaborations (UCC) tools. With that in mind, the paper goes on to discuss related changes in the workplace, along with the business challenges brought about by these changes. VXi_Evolution_Business_Graphic_01.png

That’s enough information for your average white paper, right there. But Frost & Sullivan go on to some very practical conclusions and suggestions. They outline the ways that professional headsets can make a difference, and their impact on productivity in a UCC-driven world. The paper concludes with recommendations on what to look for in a business headset.

The Evolution of Business Communications: Are You Ready to Drive Collaboration and Productivity? should be required reading for anyone in business today. VXi is making this valuable piece available free of charge—all you have to do is click on this link.

Tags: UC, Unified Communications, VXi, Wireless Headset, Frost & Sullivan, Study, Wireless headsets, White Paper, Business Communications

Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads

Posted on Wed, Jun 01, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

It’s that time of year again, and VXi has some great outside-the-box ideas for you to give dear old Dad (for Father’s Day) and/or your diligent graduate (for Graduation Day):

The VXi BlueParrott B350-XT. You may have seen this one on similar lists around the Internet. With good reason. The top of the BlueParrott line, the B350-XT was honored with an Innovation Award at CES last year. It has the industry’s best sound quality, with 96% noise canceling effectiveness. Works with two Bluetooth devices at the same time. Lets you stream music or GPS directions. And its customizable Parrott Button™ can be programmed to the function of your choice. It’s a winner.WiredBuds_Product_Gallery_Clip_600x400_092815.jpg

VXi BlueParrott Wired Buds. Our Wired Buds are the only in-ear headphones that sound good enough to be called BlueParrott. They’re truly durable, too (unlike so many other earbuds), and feature a convenient inline control fob/microphone that lets you start and stop music, adjust volume and answer and end calls. 

The VXi BlueParrott Point™. If the people on your list like to use a small Bluetooth headset, but aren’t crazy about the sound quality, here’s our first recommendation. The Point is small and stylish, and weighs less than half an ounce. But unlike most other small Bluetooth headsets, the Point actually sounds good.Lifestyle_Point_Male_01_082715_6x4.jpg

The VXi BlueParrott Reveal™. For folks who often find themselves in noisy places, like airports or city streets, the BlueParrott Reveal is the gift they’ll really appreciate. The Reveal is small and light, yet it still sounds much better than comparable headsets. But the Reveal really shines when life gets particularly loud. That’s when you slide out its extendable mic boom, and boost its noise canceling to an incredible 90%!  

The VXi Envoy™ Office. VXi even has choices for gamers. Take the Envoy Office. Don’t let the “office” in its name put you off. The stereo version of the Envoy Office is an ideal—and inexpensive—choice for gaming. Lightweight and comfortable, the Envoy Office also boasts great sound and the convenience of a USB connection.

That’s a short list. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, take a look at our website. You’re sure to find something your Dad or Grad will love.

Tags: BlueParrott, VXi, Reveal, Point, B350, Envoy Office, Gifts, Wired Buds, Father's Day, grads, dads, Graduation, holidays

Avaya ENGAGE 2016. We’ve got your workplace solutions.

Posted on Wed, May 25, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

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Booth 220 at Avaya ENGAGE 2016 is the place to see the latest in wireless headset solutions from VXi. Because VXi will be previewing not one, but TWO new product families designed to deliver both wireless freedom and seamless connectivity. We can’t reveal all the details before the big unveiling in Orlando, but we can tell you this much: One is a premium, Bluetooth®-based solution, built to enable the mobile professional to stay connected wherever they’re working. The other is designed to give users a choice of affordable office wireless alternatives built on the DECT 1.9 GHz platform. Both will deliver VXi-quality sound, as well as the kind of practical innovations you expect from VXi.

But that’s all we can say about that for now.

What else do you need to know before you go? Well, VXi will be giving away a special gift to the first 500 attendees who visit our booth. We’re also participating in Passport to Prizes, so make sure you get your Partneropoly Game board (it’ll be in your registration bag) stamped when you drop by. This year we’re giving away a new Apple Watch!

If you’re going to Avaya ENGAGE, but haven’t scheduled an appointment, we recommend you do so immediately, if not sooner. Available spots are dwindling, so book your appointment today.

Tags: Avaya, VXi, Tradeshows, Office Wireless, Tradeshow, Avaya Engage

The Importance of Headsets for Unified Communications

Posted on Thu, May 05, 2016 @ 02:18 PM

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Unified Communications
is a fact of life in business today. Everyone’s dealing with multiple devices and media as a matter of course. So being able to unify all those disparate pieces into a coherent whole has become a basic necessity. Unified Communications turns fragmented fits and starts into pure productivity. And for the most part, people get it. 203305-UC-ProSet-LUX-5031-Stereo-OTH-3-Qtr-Right-medium.jpg

Amazingly, many people still don’t really understand just how important headsets are if you want to make the most of UC and tap users’ true productivity potential. It’s pretty obvious, though. If you’re holding a handset, you’re only operating at half capacity, at best. And if you’re trying to switch between functions or devices, forget about it.

But a headset frees your hands, and instantly kicks your productivity up a notch. In the Unified Communications context, a headset lets you flow from one UC function to another. Free to collaborate, you can easily move from IM to shared desktops, for example, all while on a conference call. You can see how this elevates customer service to a whole new level.

Then we get to sound quality. From a customer perspective, better sound means better service—and greater satisfaction. VXi headsets, like the Envoy™ UC, have advanced noise canceling, so people hear you, not the noise around you. And many models (including the one-of-a-kind UC ProSet LUX™) have wideband audio, so voices sound clearer and more natural than with traditional handsets and headsets. Together, they mean better communication, fewer misunderstandings and shorter, more productive calls.

For UC, VXi headsets deliver additional advantages. Speech recognition works better, for example, boosting the accuracy of your unified messaging, while reducing the need for time-consuming manual corrections. So it improves communication and collaboration, while saving you time and effort.

VXi headsets are the ideal choice for your UC deployment. Thanks to our partnerships with UC giants like Cisco and Avaya, our products work seamlessly with most popular UC platforms. So whether you’re using Cisco Jabber, Skype for Business or Avaya one-X Communicator, think VXi.

Tags: UC, Unified Communications, UC ProSet LUX, Avaya, Envoy UC, Skype for Business

By popular demand: the VXi BlueParrott B250-XTS.

Posted on Wed, Apr 06, 2016 @ 02:30 PM

B250-XTS_Hero_2000x720_032316.jpgThe story of the new B250-XTS Bluetooth headset is the story of a company that listens to its customers. 

203890_B250-XTS_3-Qtr_Right600x400.jpgOur VXi BlueParrott B250-XT+ has been a very popular headset since we first introduced it. And while it continues to be a big seller, people started asking us if we could make a version with a micro USB charging port. We understood, because the micro USB has become a de facto standard for charging almost anything.

So what did VXi do?  We could’ve said “Just buy a B350-XT. It’s got a micro USB port.” But we understood that a good chunk of the B250-XT+ fans out there were very happy with their B250-XT+; all they wanted was a micro USB. So we gave it to them: the new VXi BlueParrott B250-XTS gives them everything they know and love about the B250-XT+, plus the convenience of a micro USB charging port. Enhanced Xtreme Noise Suppression™? Check. Wideband audio? Check. Audio streaming from any Bluetooth device? Check. It’s all there, along with the micro USB they asked for. That’s what you call customer responsiveness.

If you’re a B250-XT+ fan, or if you’re just in the market for a proven Bluetooth headset that sounds great, lasts forever, and features convenient charging, you’ll probably want to pick up a VXi BlueParrott B250-XTS, today.

Tags: BlueParrott, New Products, BlueParrott B250-XTS, B250-XTS

Enterprise Connect 2016 Wrap-Up

Posted on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 @ 10:14 AM

Communicators and collaborators from all over came to Orlando in search of the latest business-transforming innovations, and a whole lot of them spent time with VXi. Enterprise_Connect_2016.jpgOur booth was buzzing from beginning to end, and our Enterprise solutions were a huge hit with attendees. Why not? People want to be more productive, and our clearly better-sounding products certainly transform the way the world works. 

Everyone loved the new VXi Envoy™ Office, the full-featured, truly affordable UC headset. Especially the inline Skype for Business™ controls. And the new low price ($119.99!) on our V150 Wireless Office Headset really had people talking. Those people obviously know a good deal—and a great product—when they see one.

People were also impressed by the BlueParrott line of incredibly versatile Bluetooth headsets that deliver the best sound quality and intelligibility in the business and enable mobile professionals to work from anywhere.

So, all in all, Enterprise Connect was another big success for VXi. Our thanks to everyone who contributed to it. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Tags: V150, BlueParrott, Tradeshows, Events, Envoy Office, Enterprise Connect, Office Wireless, Enterprise

Post-CES 2016 Wrap-Up

Posted on Mon, Jan 18, 2016 @ 03:35 PM

What a show! CES 2016 was HOT, and VXi was in the thick of it. Booth_05-654992-edited.jpgThis year, we showcased the entire VXi line, so there was something for everyone—from CC&O (like the new VXi Envoy™ Office) to retail (VXi’s BlueParrott® Wired Buds, for one). And everyone must have gotten the memo, because our booth was abuzz with activity, pretty much every minute of every day. 

It’s hard to say which products got the most attention. The brand new VXi BlueParrott Point™, the small Bluetooth® headset with the big BlueParrott sound, certainly had its share of fans. So did last year’s big star, the extendable-boom Reveal™. The customizable B350-XT was another favorite. On the CC&O side, the VXi UC ProSet LUX, with the built-in presence indicator, continues to make its presence known. So there was plenty for visitors to get excited about.

Plenty of press came by, too. NewsWatch TV interviewed David Jaques, our Director of Product Marketing. Dave talked with them about the latest from VXi, and what’s in the pipeline for 2016. VXi will be part of their special CES airing on ION TV on Monday, January 25th.

Seeing our whole line laid out, you really got a sense of the evolution of VXi’s products—and how we’ve never wavered in our commitment to be the Sound Choice™. It was a great beginning to what promises to be a great year. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came by!

Tags: UC, BlueParrott, Point, Wired Buds, CE, CES, CES 2016, Las Vegas

6 Reasons to Give the Gift of BlueParrott

Posted on Mon, Dec 07, 2015 @ 04:40 PM

 ‘Tis the season to drive yourself crazy trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Give them the gift of BlueParrott Bluetooth headsets or headphones, because: 

BlueParrott Holiday Gift1. Everyone likes to get their own way. “You can’t always get what you want” is just a fact of life. So giving someone the opportunity to get exactly what they want is a great gift—and that’s what they get with the VXi BlueParrott B350-XT. The B350-XT’s exclusive Parrott Button™ is customizable, allowing the people on your list to set it to the function they want!

2. Safety is usually hard to wrap. You can’t cover the people you care about in bubble wrap. But a BlueParrott headset is a great way to help keep them safe, by enabling them to keep both hands on the wheel, and both eyes on the road.

3. Life gets loud. Noise is pretty much a constant in today’s world. Sometimes the distraction is worse than others, but it’s almost always intruding into our lives. The VXi BlueParrott Reveal™, with its ingenious extendable mic boom, lets people be heard—whether life is loud or really loud.

4. Good things come in small packages. BlueParrott Wired BudsThis wasn’t always been true when it came to Bluetooth headsets. But now there’s the VXi BlueParrott Point™, the little Bluetooth headset that packs the many benefits of VXi’s advanced technology into its stylishly small design. 

5. They might actually keep that New Year’s resolution. “Losing weight” and “getting fit” are among the top resolutions people make—and break. VXi BlueParrott Wired Buds are a great way to help your friends and loved ones stay the course. With their stereo hi-fi sound and handy inline controls, our Wired Buds just might be their ticket to better health.

6. Accessories make the outfit. For those folks who already have a BlueParrott headset, a genuine VXi BlueParrott Refresher Kit can make their trusty communications companion like new again. They make a great stocking stuffer, too!

Tags: BlueParrott, VXi, BlueParrott Reveal, Reveal, BlueParrott B350-XT, Point, BlueParrott Point, Gift, Holiday Gifts, BlueParrott Wired Buds, Gifts, Gift List, Wired Buds

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