Auckland, 18 March 2022 – XCaaS analytics provider Virsae has partnered with Jabra – a leader in intelligent headsets and collaboration technology – to extend unified communications (UC) and contact center analytics to headsets and work-from-home (WFH) environments.
The partnership ensures enterprises and managed service providers operate with a complete end-to-end view of UC performance, including telemetry from headsets and room analytics, to understand the factors impacting individual workers and overall user experience.
The announcement coincides with the launch of Virsae’s end-to-end analytics platform for WFH environments, VSM Everywhere, and follows successful pilot deployments with several MSPs and telco carriers.
“The quality of audio-based user experience is a fast-emerging factor in the productivity and mental health of at-home workers,” Virsae co-founder and Chief Alliance Officer Mark Vincent said. “Our partnership with Jabra means support teams have a direct line of sight to audio devices used in the home, enabling proactive identification, diagnosis and resolution of issues right down to specific users and agents within the UC and contact center platform management experience.”
The news will be welcomed by enterprises looking to address growing employee frustration with substandard WFH user experiences – a key factor behind new investment in headset diagnostics and management.
Stephan Keim, Jabra’s Global Alliance Manager, said intelligent data-driven audio devices played a key role in strategies to improve agent experience and wellbeing.
“Professional audio devices are designed with advanced technologies to deliver clear sound quality, but we understand that our products can provide important information about the user experience and acoustic environment. Virsae is now providing enterprises with true end-to-end visibility including hybrid and remote work environments which goes beyond traditional UC performance analytics.”
The intent also extends to protecting agents’ hearing. On this front, VSM Everywhere automatically flags individual headset volumes that exceed audio level standards defined by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Vincent said common causes of poor WFH experience were located beyond an XCaaS provider’s network. And while API connections to external sources provided some additional visibility in and around XCaaS platforms, a remote user’s ‘local loop’, including workstations, home environments, and headsets, remained off the radar.
“For years now device makers have been toying with the idea of presenting performance data for diagnostics and troubleshooting. But most data remain dislocated from true UC management, requiring engineers to down tools and dig deep to isolate and fix problems,” Vincent said. “In Jabra we have a partner who automatically pushes data into VSM Everywhere to provide enterprises with a true end-to-end picture of experience quality – from XCaaS platforms to the agent’s home and their headset – for every call.”
Join Virsae at Enterprise Connect Booth #545 (March 21-24) in Orlando, FL., to learn how VSM Everywhere, with Jabra, will deliver the next evolution of end-to-end U/CX optimization.