Plantronics Announces Plantronics Manager Pro v3.0

  Plantronics Announces Plantronics Manager Pro v3.0

  Latest offering from Plantronics-as-a-Service℠ family enables unparalleled
               management of Plantronics communications devices

Business Wire

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- July 29, 2014

Plantronics (NYSE:PLT), today announced Plantronics Manager Pro v3.0, a cloud
service that customers and partners can use to deploy and manage Plantronics
communications devices. With this new service, Information Technology
professionals can rapidly deploy a consistent user experience to any number of
Plantronics audio devices while reducing complexity for end-users. Part of the
Plantronics Spokes portfolio, Plantronics Manager Pro along with the new
Plantronics Hub application, also helps IT Managers rapidly diagnose and
resolve client-side unified communications deployment issues.

“Plantronics Manager Pro is a compelling new service for enterprise IT
managers that want to speed the acceptance and deployment of unified
communications,” said Bob Kelly, Director of Product Management for Enterprise
Applications, Plantronics. “As customers shift towards cloud services
strategies for their software applications, we are pleased to be expanding the
range of our software offerings to ultimately add more value to IT, end users,
and partners.”

As part of this announcement, Plantronics is also significantly expanding the
Plantronics Spokes software portfolio. Plantronics Spokes is a portfolio of
software products for enterprises and consumers that gather and analyze
information about the status, state, and performance of Plantronics products
to activate new experiences for customers, users, and managers. Today the
following new Plantronics Spokes software products are available for customers
and partners:

Plantronics Hub

Plantronics Hub for Mac and Plantronics Hub for Windows are software
applications that enable users to configure and manage their Plantronics
communications devices. When Plantronics Hub is combined with Plantronics
Manager Pro, IT managers can control and manage corporate-wide unified
communications deployment, manage inventory and push firmware updates to
devices. IT can provide as much or as little control over device settings to
end-users as they want.

Plantronics Hub Software Development Kit (SDK)

Plantronics SDK for Mac and Plantronics SDK for Windows v3.0 are new kits that
enable developers to leverage the intelligence of sensors contained in select
Plantronics headsets to automate routine processes, or to make communications
interactions more predictive and more intelligent. Today there are several
applications in the market that have been developed using version 2.8 of this
SDK. Developers can download the new SDK, see sample applications, and receive
support from the Plantronics Developer Connection at 
http://developer.plantronics.com/welcome.

Plantronics Manager Pro is the second offering from the company’s
Plantronics-as-a-Service family.  Plantronics Manager Pro v3.0 is available
worldwide now. For more information, please contact your Plantronics Channel
Partner or your Plantronics Account Manager. For more information visit,
http://www.plantronics.com/us/product/plantronics-manager/

About Plantronics

Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and
consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating
innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified
communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, 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 various mission-critical applications for
those on the frontline. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com
or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics is a trademark of Plantronics, Inc registered in the US and other
countries, and Plantronics-as-a-Service, Plantronics Hub, Plantronics Manager
Pro, and Plantronics Spokes are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. Mac is a
trademark of Apple Inc. registered in the US and other countries. Windows is a
registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other
countries. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Inc. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Plantronics
Woody Mosqueda, 831-458-7738
Woody.mosqueda@plantronics.com
 
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