The world's first Bluetooth mobile conferencing system has just been launched, allowing up to five BT devices to link up and chat simultaneously.
The battery-powered Phoenix MCS from Callpod is compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled headsets, phones and computers, providing push-to-talk communications among participants while eliminating background noise.
The system has a maxmium range of up to 100 metres with the company's own Dragon headsets, although obviously you will be limited to the range of individual devices.
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The full duplex audio can be paired with a mobile phone or VOIP service for conference calls, or as a standalone hands-free service for surgeons, mechanics or bikers wanting to chat while cutting people up, fixing cars and cutting people up, respecitively.
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"The Phoenix MCS can be used in many different situations from a FEMA disaster recovery situation to everyday retail and restaurant worker-to-worker communications," said Darren Guccione, Callpod's CEO.
The Phoenix has a footprint of about 300,000 square feet and a lithium ion battery provides a full work day (8 hours) of talk time or 120 hours standby.
There's no price on the Phoenix yet, although as it's billed as "making your conference room obsolete", expect a real estate-sized pricetag.