Hand to Mouth

Tyler, Geoff
December 2003
Management Services;Dec2003, Vol. 47 Issue 12, p24
Academic Journal
The article discusses automobile equipment to help employees use mobile telephones while driving. An alternative for businesses to bring them within the law is to issue mobile employees some form of hands-free device for the phone. That may mean suitably equipping all the cars, vans and lorries used by and for the company. The cheapest involves merely a cradle for the phone and a cable running to a plug in the user's ear. One can key a call while the phone is in its cradle--and the conversation is hands free. David Arnold, installations operations director of hands free car kits installer ISIS, has more useful advice. According to Arnold, the safest definition of a hands-free car kit is one that is permanently wired into the vehicle, includes a cradle arrangement and uses one or more speakers permanently fixed in the vehicle. Bluetooth enabled hands-free kits are another alternative but they can have their problems. A new Bluetooth headset in the Bluespoon range from Nextlink has an impressive performance and is claimed to be the only model around with active noise cancellation--very useful in the noisy car environment.


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