NASA Spinoff Database: Crystal-Clear Communication a Sweet-Sounding Success

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 2005
Reference Number: JSC-SO-221
Category: Consumer/Home/Recreation
Origin: Headsets Designed for NASA

Abstract:
Plantronics's entire line of communications headsets and telephony solutions leverages the company's expertise in mission-critical headset design and development for NASA. Its CA10CD cordless push-to-talk headset and amplifier serve as the perfect solution for contact centers, extending cordless mobility to the entire line of Plantronics professional headsets. The CA10CD offers hands-free operation for up to 150 feet away from the base unit, dual volume control for optimum sound and clarity, remote-call answering, and a rechargeable battery that allows 8 hours of continuous talk time. Whether it is picking up the latest fax across the hall or checking reference materials on the other side of the building for a customer, the CA10CD gives call center agents and other business professionals room to roam. The CA10CD also made its way into radio dispatch centers at police, fire, taxi cab, waste management, and utility company facilities. Additionally, NASA uses this product in a variety of applications, including refueling, field testing, and vehicle-assembly and range-management operations. O the home-consumer front, Plantronics technology is enhancing the overall experience for video game enthusiasts. In August 2004, the company announced that it had shipped more than 1 million headsets to the Microsoft Corporation for the Xbox Live online service, which lets Xbox video game console owners around the world communicate with and play against each other, 24 hours a day.

Full Article:
http://hdl.handle.net/hdl:2060/20060022061

Page Number in Published book: 54-57
Manufacturer: Plantronics, Inc.
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