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Plantronics launches cloud-based Vocalyst Voice Control service
Posted on 20-Sep-2011 16:07. | Tags Filed under: News.

Plantronics has announced a new cloud-based voice service, Plantronics Vocalyst, aimed at enhancing users Bluetooth experience by extending voice control capabilities.

Plantronics also extended its premium headset line with the Plantronics Savor M1100 Bluetooth headset. The Plantronics Savor combines a three-mic audio performance with Plantronics Vocalyst, to deliver audio experiences for conversations, text-to-speech, audio streaming, and much more.

“With a commitment to high quality product design and developing innovative technology, Plantronics’ Vocalyst aims to make communication simpler and more convenient for customers,” said Peter Petrides, National Retail Sales Manager, Plantronics Australia. “This product is a breakthrough in voice-driven simplicity and performance; it’s like having your own personal assistant.”

Plantronics Vocalyst is a cloud-based voice service, which can be integrated with the Plantronics Savor M1100. Vocalyst, significantly enhances the Bluetooth user experience with convenient features and capabilities. By pressing Savor’s dedicated voice button and speaking commands, users may:

• Send and listen to emails and text-to-speech messages,
• Record and listen to reminders,
• Post messages to Twitter and listen to their streams,
• Update Evernote accounts to easily capture moments and ideas with their voice,
• Post a message to your Facebook page,
• Listen to the latest news, finance, sports and weather reports.

The Plantronics Vocalyst service is free for a full year (a USD $24.99 value) for Plantronics Savor customers. Vocalyst’s voice-driven services are powered by Dial2Do, a pioneer in delivering cloud-based voice services.

Compatible with any phone, users can activate Vocalyst with a few simple steps, after setting your region to obtain a local number at Android and BlackBerry smartphone users can also download the Plantronics Vocalyst application at respective app stores. The apps allow users to listen to text messages as well as providing custom configurations for added convenience, such as an auto-responder for incoming text messages (“I’m currently driving and will return your message shortly.”).

Equipped with Vocalyst technology, the Plantronics Savor M1100 features voice commands allowing users to answer or ignore incoming calls by simply saying, “Answer” or “Ignore”. The Plantronics Savor also includes whispered voice alerts for low battery and lost connection.

The Plantronics Savor M1100 has a Suggested Retail Price of NZ$149.00, and is now available through Telecom and other stockists.

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