Plantronics, Inc. : Plantronics Goes Beyond Audio and Delivers Contextual Intelligence through a Portfolio of Products for Unified Communications
02/19/2013| 08:25am US/Eastern
More Intuitive Audio Products Based on Microsoft Technologies
Designed to Increase Adoption and Provide a Rich User Experience
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
"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
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
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
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
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 a trade mark of ETSI registered in France and other countries. All
other trademarks are the property of the respective owners.
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