BSS Audio®, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), today added the Soundwebâ„¢ London BLU-HIF Telephone Headset Interface to its conferencing portfolio. The new Soundweb London BLU-HIF complements the highly-regarded Soundweb London AEC Input Card and Telephone Hybrid Card, providing simple integration of VoIP/digital phone systems.
The BSS Audio BLU-HIF Telephone Headset Interface facilitates connection of the headset jack of a VoIP/digital phone to an AEC input and analog output of a Soundweb London device, allowing the VoIP/digital phone to be used as the dialing interface and hybrid for a conference system. This simple interface eliminates the programming requirements associated with third-party control systems, while providing a familiar dialing interface for users.
The BLU-HIF features an RJ-22 jack for connection to the headset jack of a VoIP/digital phone, a balanced input (Tx) for sending near-side audio, and a balanced output (Rx) for receiving far-side audio. An additional 2.5mm jack facilitates connection of two-way communication devices such as cellular phones to the Soundweb London device. This gives the advantage of having an alternate communication path to the outside world, which is particularly useful as a backup to the main phone system.
Rob Urry, president of Harman Music Group stated, “In order to facilitate efficient day-to-day business communication, contact directories within VoIP or digital phone systems typically receive ongoing maintenance. By using the VoIP or digital phone system as an already familiar dialing interface and hybrid, maintenance of a custom-created parallel directory is not required. The Soundweb London BLU-HIF represents a simple and robust way to integrate VoIP or digital phone systems and leverage the use of up-to-date contact information.”