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Case Study

Voyager Focus UC an integral part of a smarter working in Bayer UK

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Bayer PLC is a global innovation-focused life science company specialising in animal and human healthcare and crop science, with a focus on addressing the unmet challenges of the future.


Life Sciences


Reading, UK


The Client

About Bayer UK

Since 1875, the company has maintained a strong heritage in the UK. In 2016. it employs around 1000 people and has become the fastest growing pharma company as well as a major investor in UK life sciences developing healthcare solutions.

Bayer’s offices are located in Reading (regional head office), Cambridge and Dublin. As a global enterprise, Bayer employs more than 115,000 people with sales above £45 billion.

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The Challenge

To support employees with a new way of working in a new ‘smarter working' environment

Bayer UK moved its headquarters to a purpose-built and sustainable business park in Reading, Green Park, in February 2017. This move was part of a two-year project, which included adopting a smarter working approach with new floor layouts, furniture, hardware, communications and headsets; and where employees could work in a more flexible, mobile and agile environment.

With more than 650 staff members to accommodate, mostly office based but with some working from home, Bayer wanted to reap the benefits of moving into a sustainable site with a smarter working approach, while maintaining a consistent corporate look- and- feel.

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The Solution

Headsets for wireless freedom, comfort, and efficiency

They have delivered robust Unified Communications (UC) and hardware with wireless and Bluetooth headsets from Poly.

The Voyager Focus UC stereo Bluetooth headset delivers sophisticated functionality with simplicity through easy to use and one-touch options. For user well-being and health and safety, the headset comes complete with active and passive noise cancelling and immersive stereo with precision-tuned mics and sophisticated muting options. This means that the wearer can stay focused on the call with no sudden noise spikes and not get distracted by background noise, whether working in an office environment, from home or on a mobile device. Designed to seamlessly connect to laptops, smartphones and UC applications, callers are given the wireless freedom to take their conversations in the office or at home.


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“Without a doubt these are the best headphones that I have used (and I’ve used a lot!) To listen to music on - I know that is not a requirement for them, but it does make the working day more pleasurable with decent bass!”

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The Results

The results speak for themselves

Bayer UK employees experience a range of advantages including call clarity and simplicity in functionality for one-to-one calls and online and collaborative meetings. Groundbreaking active and passive noise cancelling and immersive stereo enables Bayer users to concentrate on calls without distractions with easy-to-use precision-tuned mics yet sophisticated muting options.

Agile working through the wireless freedom and range of the Voyager Focus UC provides Bayer users with mobility when on calls but with crystal-clear conversations, whether at their desk, in a conference room or even in the kitchen.

Bayer UK is now looking at Calisto speakers for the telco booths for collaborative calls with Skype meetings and monitors.

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