The Plantronics Savi 8240 UC and Savi 8245 UC is one of the newest headsets in the Plantronics Savi 8200 series. Both variants will connect with your computers for softphone calls and video conferencing.
Here's the breakdown of the Plantronics (Poly) Savi 8240 UC and 8245 UC.
The Plantronics Savi 8240 UC and Savi 8245 UC come included with a headband, 3 ear hooks, 3 ear gels and a neckband for you to choose between.
With improved wireless range compared to older generations, the Savi 8200 series is rated up to 590 feet in direct line of sight. In a typical office or home setting you can expect about 150-200 feet.
Battery Talk Time
-The Savi 8240 UC is rated up to 7 hours of talk time.
-The Savi 8245 UC gives you unlimited battery talk time (2 batteries come included for you to cycle between)
Both variants are DECT 6.0 wireless technology and is similar to Bluetooth but gives you improved range, better sound quality and more security. For multiple devices a DECT headset will always be better than Bluetooth.
There's many different variants to choose from in the Savi 8200 series of wireless headsets. The Savi 8200 Office series (8240 UC and 8245 UC) will connect with your computer only.
The Savi 8200 Office series has a noise canceling microphone and also has an added feature called "close conversation limiting" which allows you to further reduce unwanted background noise callers would otherwise hear. The Plantronics Hub is required in order to adjust this feature.
If you're using a computer softphone, not all softphones have the feature built in where you can answer/end calls away from the phone from the headset.
If the softphone is compatible, most likely you will also need the Plantronics Hub downloaded in order for the remote call answering feature to work on your headset.
What's the difference between the Savi 8240 UC and Savi W440?
The Savi 8240 UC will replace the Savi W440 and if you look at both side by side they are very comparable. These are the key differences of the Savi 8240 UC and W440.
- More durable
- Updated ear hooks for better comfort
- Lower profile USB dongle that connects to the computer
- Added close conversation limiting to further reduce background noise