Roaming Range: Understanding Wireless Headset Performance in the Real World
Major manufacturers of wireless headsets build their products around industry standards, making the performance relatively similar from maker to maker for products built on a given standard. Based on the specifications of these standards, manufacturers also commonly publish typical operating ranges. However, in the real world, users find the actual usable range of a device can vary considerably from the typical operating range the manufacturer specifies. The distance that the headset and base station can connect with acceptable voice quality is called the roaming range. This paper will explain the factors that impact the operating range of wireless headset systems in common environments.