Jabra Launches Cortana-Integrated Headsets

Audio and communications technology specialist Jabra is now offering customers access to Cortana, Microsoft's digital personal assistant, via integrated, Cortana-ready headsets.

Jabra headsets enabled for Cortana with voice are both wireless and wired, offering UC plug-and-play functionality. They are also optimized for Microsoft Skype for Business.

Cortana can help users with tasks such as sending emails and scheduling events with built-in peech recognition and conversational understanding. Jabra's range of headsets, including its Evolve Series, Biz 2400 II, and Motion UC, make it easy for Cortana to hear the user, even in noisy office environments.

"Jabra has long recognized that audio has an important role to play in the workplace, whether through ambient noise, during phone calls, or in meetings," said Holger Reisinger, senior vice president at Jabra, in a statement. "The future of communication, inside and outside of the workplace, will center around voice. In the office, it will be focused on voice control and the productivity gains and seamless communication experience it can offer. Workplaces are already experiencing this to an extent, but to truly benefit, they must get their competencies right. Only if audio and voice are high quality can they stand up against the audio challenges the workplace presents."