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Plantronics Amplifies Unified Communications at Enterprise Connect 2013

  Plantronics Amplifies Unified Communications at Enterprise Connect 2013

Context Aware Devices and WebRTC Integration Deliver Innovation in Enterprise
                           Communication Technology

Enterprise Connect Orlando 2013

Business Wire

ORLANDO, Fla. -- March 18, 2013

Enterprise Connect - Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) is at the forefront of
communication technology trends including smart headsets and the latest in
WebRTC (Web Real Time Communication.) Software and hardware solutions from
Plantronics are engineered to bridge the usability challenges facing today’s
workforce who rely on PC, mobile and tablets for communication. At the
industry’s leading trade show, Enterprise Connect, Plantronics will present
the latest in WebRTC integration and demonstrate the power of contextual
awareness designed to make communication technology seamless for the end user
and the IT professional.

“Smart devices and applications have dramatically changed the way we do
business and live our day-to-day lives,” said Joe Burton, senior vice
president and CTO at Plantronics. “From context-aware applications that make
business run smoother and faster to WebRTC innovation that can effectively
make the browser a collaboration platform, the next few months will deliver
exciting changes in the communications industry.”

Plantronics is a Silver Sponsor of Enterprise Connect in Orlando (March 18-20,
2013) and has been invited to participate in panel discussions at the
inaugural WebRTC Conference within a Conference on Monday. On Wednesday during
the general session, “The Power of UC Amplified”, attendees can hear Joe
Burton discuss how Plantronics’ devices deliver context into enterprise
software applications and innovation made possible by Plantronics’ software
developers’ kit and the Plantronics Developers Connection. For more
information on Plantronics and Enterprise Connect 2013, please visit
www.plantronics.com/enterpriseconnect2013

The Power of UC Amplified Session

UC vendors and users are ideally positioned to take advantage of the new
opportunities provided by Plantronics’ software developers program and reap
significant rewards such as improved business processes and streamlined
communications. Industry expert Joe Burton will provide an overview of
context-aware devices and applications that can amplify the UC experience
today and ensure optimal positioning for the future. The session is on
Wednesday, March 20, from 2:30 – 3:15 pm ET in room ‘Sun C.’

WebRTC Conference within a Conference

WebRTC enables real-time voice and video to be directly embedded into browsers
making the browser a primary user interface for communications and
collaboration. At the WebRTC ‘conference within a conference’ at Enterprise
Connect on Monday, March 18, Plantronics’ senior director of innovation, Cary
Bran will join a panel of experts for a discussion and technology
demonstration, “Innovation with WebRTC,” from 1-2pm ET. If you miss the first
discussion, Bran will also speak on a panel, “WebRTC and Customer Engagement,”
at 3:15pm. Both sessions will be held in Osceola 5.

Solutions Designed for UC – Booth 419

Plantronics will showcase hardware products designed for UC and
contextually-aware software applications developed by partners including PGi,
Sococo and ThreeWill. The suite of CES award-winning UC products includes
corded and wireless headsets as well as speakerphones.

  *The Voyager Legend™ UC headset connects to a PC, mobile phone or tablet.
    This headset understands how and when you want to talk, with
    industry-first Smart Sensor™ technology that reacts when you put the
    headset on, letting you quickly take a call without a click.
  *The Blackwire® family of corded USB headsets includes the NEW Blackwire
    500 series and the Blackwire 700 series. The Blackwire 700 series is a
    versatile USB headset that also connects 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.
  *The Calisto® family includes the wireless Calisto 620, a multi-device
    speakerphone that connects via Bluetooth to a PC and a mobile phone.
  *The Savi® headset line features wideband audio and 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.

Frost & Sullivan 2013 Visionary Innovation Leadership Award Winner

Plantronics also announced today that Frost & Sullivan has awarded the company
a Visionary Innovation Award in recognition of the company’s accomplishments
in the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) and Customer-Care
markets. Frost & Sullivan defines Visionary Innovation as the ability to
identify key Mega Trends and proactively address unmet needs with disruptive
solutions that can greatly improve business performance as well as
individuals’ work and personal lives. The press release can be found here:
http://press.plantronics.com/us/plantronics-recognized-by-frost-sullivan-with-the-2013-visionary-innovation

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, Blackwire, Calisto, 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. All other
trademarks are property of the respective owners.

Contact:

Plantronics
Karen Auby, 831-458-7814
Karen.auby@plantronics.com
 
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