VXi Corporation Announces the B450-XT, ‘The Even Better BlueParrott’ Headset

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The new top of the BlueParrott line, the voice-controlled B450-XT, gives users more clarity, more comfort and more convenience

Male driver wearing a BlueParrott B450-XT Bluetooth headset in his car

The new BlueParrott B450-XT Bluetooth® headset is the most advanced BlueParrott yet, delivering 96% noise canceling, up to 300 feet of wireless range, and hands-free call handling.

With the incorporation of VoiceControl™, that lets users handle incoming calls totally hands-free, the B450-XT is sure to become the mobile professional’s go-to Bluetooth headset.

VXi Corporation has just introduced its latest BlueParrott® Bluetooth® headset, the B450-XT. The B450-XT follows in the footsteps of its popular predecessors, adding advanced features and functions that make it even more indispensable to mobile professionals.

The Even Better BlueParrott
The VXi BlueParrott B450-XT is the most advanced BlueParrott headset yet, designed to give users more in every category. First and foremost, the B450-XT delivers crystal-clear conversations, with VXi’s most effective (96%) noise-canceling microphone. The new B450-XT also gives mobile professionals more freedom to roam (up to 300 feet of Class 1 Bluetooth range) and more talk time per charge (24+ hours). There’s also a bigger, cushier ear cushion and a more-comfortable, more-durable padded headband.

Even More Features. Even More Control.
Like other recent BlueParrott offerings, the B450-XT features VXi's exclusive, customizable Parrott Button™. With the complementary BlueParrott app, the Parrott Button can be set to perform a number of user-selected functions, like mute, speed dial or push-to-talk. The B450-XT also adds new Parrot Button features, including VoiceControl™ powered by Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree™ speech recognition technology, for hands-free control of headset functions, and voice memo record. Near-Field Communication (NFC) provides one-touch pairing, when used with an NFC-capable device, while low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 conserves battery life. And A2DP support enables music and GPS streaming.

TrulyHandsfree™ from Sensory is the industry’s most trusted small-footprint embedded speech recognition technology. A version of Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree for Bluetooth headsets allows the BlueParrott B450-XT to implement full voice recognition, augmented with natural sounding speech prompts and caller ID names. This provides a far more intuitive and natural user experience, eliminating the historic need for confusing button presses, LED flashes, tone beeps, and manually interacting with the phone while driving. The technology was purposefully designed to be robust to noise and can respond to commands in high-noise environments, such as in a truck cab, making it a perfect solution for today’s road warriors whose attention is better spent on driving. The technology enables simple voice control of functions like answering, ignoring or redialing calls, as well as checking battery and connection status.

“We’re really proud of the VXi BlueParrott B450-XT,” said Mike Ferguson, president and CEO of VXi. “It gives customers everything they’ve come to expect from BlueParrott, like the best sound in the business, and then adds one great new feature after another. With the incorporation of VoiceControl™, that lets users handle incoming calls totally hands-free, the B450-XT is sure to become the mobile professional’s go-to Bluetooth headset.”

Pricing & Availability
The BlueParrott B450-XT has an MSRP of $149.99 and will be available on the company’s website, amazon.com, and in selected travel center locations (Love’s and Pilot Flying J) in late October.

About VXi Corporation
VXi provides the best-performing headsets, telecommunications and speech recognition solutions for the benefit of mobile professionals, small and large businesses, and contact centers around the world. From Bluetooth® to Unified Communications, they meet the highest global standards for product quality and service, backed by the industry’s best warranties. VXi designs, markets, sells and supports their products from Dover, New Hampshire, and takes pride in delivering value, excellence and innovation. That’s why VXi is The Sound Choice™. Learn more at vxicorp.com.

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