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

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Enterprise Connect -Plantronics (NYS: 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

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:

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 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.

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