Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sennheiser DW Office Headset Completes Cisco, Polycom and Avaya Interoperability Certifications

Innovative Headsets Complement IP Offerings from Best in Class Networking and Unified Communications Manufacturers

Sennheiser Communications’ DW Office has been recognized as compliant with communications solutions from Avaya, Inc. (click on image for hi-res).

Old Lyme, Conn. – March 14, 2011: Sennheiser Communications today announced that its DW Office wireless DECT headset has successfully completed interoperability and certification testing by leading networking and communication manufacturers including Cisco, Polycom and Avaya. The DW Office, which was recently honored with an International CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award, is a single-sided DECT headset designed for busy office professionals who need to keep in touch with customers and colleagues safely and securely.

Sennheiser Communications’ DW Office has been recognized as compliant with communications solutions from Avaya, Inc., a global leader in business collaboration systems, software and services. The DW Office successfully completed compatibility testing with Avaya one-X® Communicator and Avaya one-X® Agent soft clients and Avaya 1600 and 9600 series desktop telephones under the Avaya DevConnect program. As a Gold member of the Avaya DevConnect program, Sennheiser Communications is able to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company’s investment in its network.

The DW Office also successfully completed Interoperability Verification Testing* with Cisco IP Phones 7942G, 7945G, 7962G, 7965G and 7975G as well as with the Cisco IP Communicator 7.0.3 ( http://developer.cisco.com/web/cdc/home). Sennheiser Communications is also now a Registered Developer within Cisco's Unified Communications technology category. The Cisco Developer Network unites Cisco with third-party developers of hardware and software to deliver tested interoperable solutions to joint customers. With offerings such as DW Office headset, customers can more quickly deploy a broad range of Cisco compatible business applications, devices, or services that can enhance the capabilities, performance, and management of their Cisco network.

Finally, Sennheiser Communications announced that the DW Office has been formally recognized as being compatible with Polycom's entire range of SoundPoint® IP and Business Media phones. Polycom, a global leader in unified communications, also named Sennheiser an ARENA® Partner, which allows software application providers, hardware device manufacturers and conferencing solution providers to integrate their products with Polycom’s industry leading unified communication platform to create new applications.

“Our DW Office headset dramatically increases the quality and flexibility of communications in small to medium sized office environments and is the perfect complement to a unified communications solution," commented Bill Whearty, Sennheiser's vice president of retail sales. "Having interoperability certification from the industry's leading manufacturers gives us the opportunity to introduce the DW Office to a broader range of customers who demand superior audio quality."

The DW Office -- which has been designed for everyday use -- boasts Sennheiser HD voice clarity, narrowband and wideband compatibility, a two-in-one wearing style and an impressive wireless range. It also features Sennheiser’s exclusive ActiveGard™ technology, which protects users’ ears from unexpected noise “bursts” like static and loud noises.

For more information on DW Office interoperability with Cisco, Avaya and Polycom products, please visit: http://www.senncom.com/dw.

About Avaya
Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com. For more information on the Avaya DevConnect program, visit www.avaya.com/devconnect.

About Polycom
Polycom, Inc. is a global leader in unified communications solutions with industry-leading telepresence, video, voice and infrastructure solutions built on open standards. Polycom powers smarter conversations, transforming lives and businesses worldwide. Please visit www.polycom.com for more information or connect with Polycom on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

About Sennheiser Communications
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 in pro music and hearing healthcare has helped the company produce award-winning, innovative headsets.

About Sennheiser
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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