Plantronics Goes Beyond Audio and Delivers Contextual Intelligence through a Portfolio of Products for Unified Communications

  Plantronics Goes Beyond Audio and Delivers Contextual Intelligence through a
  Portfolio of Products for Unified Communications

  More Intuitive Audio Products Based on Microsoft Technologies Designed to
             Increase Adoption and Provide a Rich User Experience

Lync Conference 2013

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- February 19, 2013

Lync Conference 2013 – The changing workplace and mobility of today’s workers
can present challenges for companies rolling out Unified Communications (UC).
Flexible working requires tools that keep people connected in busy airports as
easily as from home or in the office and smarter devices that bring context to
Microsoft Lync® deliver a more natural experience. Plantronics (NYSE: PLT)
understands the way people work and has developed a suite of products designed
to make communicating through Microsoft Lync easier, regardless of your
environment.

“Enterprises of all sizes can benefit from Microsoft’s productivity software,
both on-premise and in the cloud,” said Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager of
Lync Product Marketing at Microsoft. “Plantronics’s offerings provide its
customers with the ability to accelerate their adoption of new technologies
across the enterprise and helps increase employee productivity, efficiency,
and organizational flexibility.”

Plantronics Optimized for Microsoft Lync 2013 portfolio includes the Voyager
Legend™ UC headset and the Blackwire® 700 series headsets which have sensors
than can deliver contextual information into software applications. The
intelligence delivered by the Voyager Legend UC includes information such as
the person’s proximity to their PC and if they are wearing a headset or not.
This information can make it easier for a flexible workforce to connect by
providing more accurate presence information.

“Our portfolio of UC products provides great performance and, by tapping into
the Plantronics SDK, devices like the Voyager Legend UC can also deliver
important information about a person’s physical environment into applications
like Lync,” said Bill Loewenthal, vice president of Enterprise Solutions at
Plantronics. “With our latest sensor-enabled wearable technology, users can
look forward to boosting the power of a Lync environment through contextual
intelligence.”

Learn More about Plantronics at Lync Conference 2013

Plantronics is Platinum sponsor of the Lync Conference in San Diego (February
19-21). Attendees are welcome to experience Plantronics’ unified
communications portfolio in Booth #1 at the conference. In the booth attendees
will see demonstrations of Plantronics contextual intelligence integrated into
Microsoft Lync. In addition, Bill Loewenthal along with Plantronics’ CIO Tom
Gill will deliver a Partner Session presentation titled, “The Power of UC,
Amplified” on Wednesday, February 20 from 8:30am-9:15am.

Can’t be there in person? Follow the action on Twitter at
https://twitter.com/LyncConf or https://twitter.com/plantronics or
#LyncConf2013.

Plantronics Product Families Optimized for Microsoft Lync 2013

Delivering a choice of high quality audio endpoints optimized for Microsoft
Lync 2013 can be critical for user adoption. The Optimized for Microsoft Lync
2013 products are available now through authorized Plantronics Distributors
and Resellers.

Plantronics Voyager Legend UC: USB Bluetooth® Headset System

The Voyager Legend UC is a CES award-winning product which connects to a PC,
mobile phone or tablet. This headset understands how and when you want to
talk, with Smart Sensor™ technology that reacts when you put the headset on,
letting you quickly take a call without a click. Tapping the voice command
button provides battery level, connection status, and more. A portable
charging case and a desktop charging stand mean that it’s always ready, while
precision-tuned triple mics cancel noise and wind.

Plantronics Blackwire: USB Corded Headsets

The Blackwire family includes the CES award-winning Blackwire 700 series, a
versatile headset that goes beyond providing outstanding audio quality by also
connecting to a Bluetooth enabled phone or tablet. A detachable cable and
integrated clothing clip allow you to take your mobile call to-go with up to
10 hours of talk time.

Plantronics Calisto®: USB Phones & Speakerphones

The Calisto family includes the CES award winning Calisto 620, a multi-device
speakerphone that connects to a PC and a mobile phone. The speakerphone is
portable, sounds great and sets up easily. It provides up to seven hours of
talk time, has its own high-quality travel case, and is an ideal size to throw
in a laptop bag.

Plantronics Savi®: DECT™/Bluetooth Wireless Headset Systems

The headset line features wideband audio support through DECT wireless
technology, providing lifelike voice fidelity and the ability to roam up to
350 feet from the base. The Savi 700 series connects to PC, mobile and desk
phone and allows you to manage all calls from a single wireless headset. The
Savi 400 series delivers high sound quality for PC communications and the
convenience of portability.

To complete the Optimized for Microsoft Lync portfolio, Plantronics has
unveiled several products in its Savi line of long range wireless DECT
headsets.

  *Savi 710 and Savi 720 – over-the-head headset, available in mono and
    binaural wearing options, using both DECT and Bluetooth wireless
    technologies. The Savi 700 Series allows users to easily manage and switch
    between PC, mobile and desk phone calls from a single wireless headset.
  *Savi 410 and Savi 420 – over-the-head headset, available in both mono and
    binaural wearing options. The Savi 400 Series is the only PC-based
    wireless headset system with DECT technology that provides the
    portability, range and audio quality needed for today’s flexible
    work-styles.

About Plantronics - Simply Smarter Communications™

Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and
consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology for 50 years,
creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From
unified communication solutions to Bluetooth® headsets, we deliver
uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service.
Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911
dispatch, air traffic control and the New York Stock Exchange. For more
information, please visit www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics, Blacktop, Blackwire, Savi, Simply Smarter Communications, Smart
Sensor and Voyager Legend are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Plantronics, Inc. The Bluetooth trademark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and
any use of the mark by Plantronics, Inc. is under license. DECT is atrade
mark of ETSI registered in France and other countries. All other trademarks
are the property of the respective owners.

Contact:

Media Contact
Plantronics
Lerin O’Neill
Public Relations Manager
(831) 458-7595
lerin.oneill@plantronics.com
 
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