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Sennheiser fuses Microsoft Teams into newest wireless speaker

By Sara Barker
Wed 13 Nov 2019
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Sennheiser’s latest office product brings Microsoft Teams capabilities to the forefront of workplace collaboration through audio.

Sennheiser’s new addition to the EXPAND product line, the SP 30T portable wireless speakerphone, is designed for businesses implementing Microsoft Teams and supports Sennheiser’s mission to create collaborative audio tools that enhances the way people work.

The speakerphone features a dedicated Microsoft Teams button — providing easy access to key functionalities to improve productivity and efficiency. From the speakerphone itself, Microsoft Teams’ users can open Teams, activate Cortana, check the Teams connection status via the white LED light, and receive notifications for missed calls, voice messages, and meetings in progress.

Commenting on the new speakerphone, Sennheiser’s vice president of product management enterprise solutions Theis Moerk says, “The integration with Microsoft Teams promotes a more intuitive, streamlined workplace of the future — boosting efficiency, increasing collaboration, and enabling innovation.”

“Supporting the Microsoft product suite allows our customers to further reimagine the way they work regardless of their environment.”

The EXPAND SP 30T features up to 18 hours of battery life, portable Bluetooth or USB-C connection, and multipoint connectivity for up to three devices.

In addition, the EXPAND SP 30T upgrades to exceptional audio performance with Sennheiser Voice Clarity — an ultra-low distortion speaker plus echo and noise-cancelling microphones supported by highly advanced DSP algorithms.

Sennheiser says this makes for crystal clear audio for calls, music and multimedia in even the most boisterous environments.

The EXPAND SP 30T is sculpted with a compact, lightweight design with convenient cable winding and safe dongle storage for ease of travel.

It features an improved speech and listening experience with industry-leading duplex performance for up to eight participants — acting as a personal device for conferences on the go or a shared tool in huddle spaces as well as small to mid-sized meeting rooms.

The EXPAND SP 30T also offers flexible connectivity options to PC and smartphone devices.

“As our customers increasingly depend on Microsoft Teams for calling and meetings in their modern workplace, devices like the Sennheiser Expand SP 30T play an important role in enabling a high-quality experience for today’s highly mobile users,” says Microsoft Teams Devices partner director Ilya Bukshtey.

”Sennheiser’s portfolio of Certified for Microsoft Teams devices provides our joint customers with the solutions they need to use Teams wherever they may be.”

The Sennheiser EXPAND SP 30T will be available in December 2019.  It will retail for NZ$449, or AU$399.

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