Poly (formerly Plantronics and Polycom) unveiled the latest addition Tuesday to the company’s Blackwire line. The Blackwire 8225 is a corded plug-and-play USB headset. It’s designed to reduce background noise and deliver uninterrupted communications so users can work from anywhere.
Three settings of hybrid active noise-canceling (ANC) technology allow users to adjust, to fit their work environment and to tune out household noises such as vacuum cleaners or workplace chatter from colleagues. A noise-canceling microphone enhanced with Poly Acoustic Fence technology also reduces background noise, like nearby talkers or dogs barking.
In an office setting, IT teams can remotely manage the Blackwire 8225 with Plantronics Manager Pro, a software-as-a-service solution that’s sold separately.
Blackwire 8225 also offers a Microsoft Teams version to support Teams users. A dedicated Teams button provides access to the Teams desktop application for calls or meetings.