TPP: Plantronics Headset Blackwire C520 - SwyxIt! 2013 (kb4501)
The information in this article applies to:
- SwyxIt! 2013
- SwyxWare 2013
- Plantronics Headsets
Within the Swyx Technology Programme (TPP) the Plantronics Headset Blackwire C520 was successfully tested with a SwyxIt! 2013 and reaches therefore the certification level certified.
The Plantronics Blackwire C520 is a corded USB headset with an integrated inline control. For operation with the SwyxIt!, it is necessary to install the Spoke software for SwyxIt!/NetPhone, which can be downloaded from http://www.plantronics.com/uk/support/software-downloads/. The installed software allows to set some general Plantronics configuration. There is no device specific configuration for the C520.
Spokes Software: V2.8.24304.0
BlackWire C520: USB Firmware: 123; Base: 01.23
HP Compac DC5100 MT, WinXP, SP3
HP Compac 6000 Pro MT, Win7, SP1
HP Compac 6000 Pro MT, Win8
Windows Default Speaker: Internal Speaker
Windows Default Mikrophone: Plantronics C520
SwyxIt! Headset: Plantronics C520
SwyxIt! Signalling: Internal Speaker
SwyxIt!: No additional ringing on internal speaker
Plantronics: No additional ringing on internal speaker
1.2 Executed tests
The tests were classified into
- Installation and configuration
- Accepting and terminating calls
- Volume control
- Unplug and replug of C520
- Additional function
The tests completed successfully; the different test PCs or operating systems did not influence the test results.
The following restrictions were detected during the tests:
- The volume of the ringing tones can only be adjusted by the C520, using the appropriate configuration dialog or during an incoming call.
- It is not possible to mute SwyxIt! by the C520 inline control during an incoming call or in idle state. In these cases, the mute LED on the inline control of the C520 is on, but after accepting the call or during call establishment, the SwyxIt! will be unmuted and the mute LED is turned off.
- If the SwyxIt! is muted by the SwyxIt! control during an incoming call or in idle state, the mute LED on the inline control of the C520 remains off. In this case, if the call is accepted or during call establishment, the mute LED is turn on and the SwyxIt! is muted.
- It is not possible to hold calls or retrieve held calls by the C520 inline control.
1.4 Ringing Tones
During in incoming call, there is always a Plantronics ringtone in form of three short beeps played by the C520. If the SwyxIt! is configured to play the ringtones to the C520, too, these two ringtones will interfere. If additional ringing on the internal speaker is configured both via the Plantronics Controlpanel and the SwyxIt!, these ringtones will also interfere.
2 Installation and configuration
SwyxIt! 2013 must be installed. Exit SwyxIt!!
Install Plantronics Spokes Software for SwyxIt!/NetPhone.
Plug in the C520 to a free USB port.
Start the SwyxIt!
Control and configure the Windows Audio Settings and the SwyxIt! Audio Modes if necessary.