Plantronics and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Team Up to Deliver Cutting Edge Audio to PlayStation® Gamers

  Plantronics and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Team Up to Deliver
  Cutting Edge Audio to PlayStation® Gamers

Plantronics launches licensed audio solution for RIG for PS4™, PS3®, PS Vita™

gamescom 2014

Business Wire

COLOGNE, Germany -- August 12, 2014

Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a global leader in audio communications, today
announced it has entered into its first-ever partnership with Sony Computer
Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to provide advanced audio perfectly optimized for
performance with PlayStation®4 (PS4™), PlayStation®3 (PS3®), and PlayStation®
Vita (PS Vita™). The new, officially-licensed product, the Plantronics RIG for
PS4™, PS3®, PS Vita™will be available across Europe, Middle East and Oceania
for the 2014 holiday season.

“Whether in the living room or on the go, PlayStation offers immersive gaming
experiences, and new, connected ways to enjoy media,” said Judy Ward,
peripherals business manager at SCEE. “With its recognized commitment to
innovation, Plantronics was a natural partner as we look for solutions that
offer the high-quality audio and clear communication essential to deliver the
best PlayStation experience.”

Marking Plantronics’s return to the console audio market, the RIG for PS4™,
PS3®, PS Vita™offers performance audio and a competitive advantage – hear
your rivals approaching before you’re seen. Featuring the distinctive PS™
logo, the RIG performance gaming headset provides gamers with precision
stereo, crystal-clear voice and three EQ profiles: Pure, Intensify and
Seismic. The included audio controller lets you create and control your mix of
side-chat, soundtrack or calls layered onto game sound, and the ability to
easily switch your mic feed between the game and your mobile device.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with SCEE to deliver performance gaming
audio for PlayStation gamers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Oceania,”
said Gregory Morquin, gaming segment manager with Plantronics. “We’re known
for mobile, gaming and entertainment products that offer uncompromising sound,
clear two-way chat, and unparalleled comfort. Offering ‘all of the above’ plus
the ability to completely customize your gaming experience via the audio
controller, the RIG for PS4™, PS3®, PS Vita™is sure to excite consumers.”

Plantronics, creators of best-selling gaming headsets, offers a slate of audio
peripherals to meet the needs of every gamer with products designed for
mobile, console and PC.

At this year’s Gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany, visitors will be able to get
hands-on with RIG headsets at the PlayStation® booth and experience the
difference performance audio makes when used with the Sony PlayStation®4.
Additionally, attendees will have a chance to experience RIG at the
Plantronics booth (Hall 9 C-054a) within the ESL ZONE, and the MarketPoint
meeting room area (Hall 4.2 A021 Pavilion #18).

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.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for
the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®4 (PS4®) computer
entertainment system, PlayStation® Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment
system, PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system, PSP™ (PlayStation®
Portable) handheld entertainment system and PSN software and hardware in 109
territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE has
revolutionized home entertainment since they launched PlayStation® in 1994.
PlayStation®4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and
speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated social capabilities.
PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a
revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real
world context. PS3® is an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful
Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PSP® is a handheld entertainment
system that allows users to enjoy 3D games with high-quality full-motion video
and high-fidelity stereo audio. SCEE also delivers the PlayStation® experience
to open operating systems through PlayStation® Mobile, a cross device
platform. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment
software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for
the formats in these territories. More information about PlayStation® products
can be found at www.playstation.com.

Plantronics and RIG are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. registered in the US
and other countries. PlayStation®, PS4, PS3, PS2 and PSP are registered
trademarks or trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Plantronics
Lerin O’Neill, 831-458-7595
Senior Manager, Public Relations
lerin.oneill@plantronics.com
 
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