Fast-growing UC distributor Auroz is celebrating a double boost – expanding its customer support team with a new addition, and also welcoming powerful new product innovations from EPOS Audio that can help businesses adapt and enhance their Covid-19 safety plans.

Amanda Morton has joined the expanding company to extend her 10-year customer service expertise, specialising in IT. She has been recruited from HP distributor EMPR and has previous experience at ICT Service Provider, Data#3. In a further boost Auroz has added the EXPAND 80 speakerphone from EPOS to its growing product range and welcomed the launch of a true mobile DECT Headset for communication anywhere and everywhere.

Auroz Sales and Marketing Manager Ryan St John, says the appointment of Amanda is further evidence of the company’s continued progression – as more workers across the country start to return to their offices.

“It’s been a very busy year and we are delighted to welcome Amanda to our team. She brings a wealth of experience and is a great addition, ensuring we continue to provide the highest levels of customer support.”

Turning to the EXPAND 80, Ryan highlighted: “In an era when more people are returning to the office, the EXPAND 80 is the perfect solution to provide safe ways of conferencing, from a social distance.

“Users can unite colleagues with a premium, scalable Bluetooth device for up to 16 in-room participants. They can be heard thanks to six adaptive, beamforming microphones that isolate voices from room reverb and ambient noise. It’s a superior speaker for rich, natural sound. Finished with a sleek, high quality Scandinavian design, users can align with their team through perfect audio and superior style.”

There’s also a version certified for Microsoft Teams to cover meetings with up to seven in-room participants, as Ryan highlighted: “For larger meetings, users can add one or two expansion microphones—the EXPAND 80 Mic—to accommodate meetings with 11 or 18 in-room participants, enabling professionals to adapt to the demands of their business, while maintaining a professional conference table with smart cable management developed for optimal system function and ease of use.

“Empower collective performance with this advanced speakerphone that isolates human voices from distracting background noises, so that everyone in the room can be heard and colleagues out of the office are closer to the conversation.”

Furthermore, the EXPAND 80T features a dedicated Teams button, so users can launch the Teams app instantly to ensure intuitive and streamlined experiences such as one touch meetings.

“With its core focus on medium to larger meeting rooms, the EXPAND 80 innovation strengthens our repertoire to support all meeting room sizes, and supports EPOS’ ambition to make communication with colleagues and customers simply a matter of plug-and-play,” Ryan emphasised. It is priced at $1,149 (MRSP inc GST).

In addition, he is excited by the launch of a new set of longer-range wireless headsets. EPOS’ latest innovation does away with a traditional desk base station and connects an IMPACT 5000 DECT headset directly to a laptop or PC through a compact, discreet plug-and-play USB dongle.

“From the busy office with high-density DECT environments to a home office, the DECT dongle keeps users mobile and productive without the need to move and install cumbersome base stations. There’s no need to find desk space and a power outlet. Plug the USB dongle into a PC or laptop and they are ready to go.

“It combines simplicity with mobility for true communication on the go. With the IMPACT 5000 headset series and the DECT dongle, just one headset is all people need to work from anywhere. Enjoy the peace of mind with superior wireless DECT security, superior call quality and seamless connectivity with this neat, simple, mobile solution.”

He concluded: “These latest EPOS solutions, along with many others available from Auroz can help form an integral part of a company’s plan to allow employees a safe return to the office, work from home or combine the two. In these unpredictable times technology is playing a frontline role in allowing people and their employers to remain productive in a covidsafe way.”