SOURCE: Clarity, a division of Plantronics

Clarity, a division of Plantronics

October 06, 2011 16:30 ET

Clarity Combines Digital Amplification With Easy-to-Use Design in New Cordless Phones

Clarity XLC2, XLC3.4 Provide Intelligent Features to Seniors, Address Hearing, Vision, Mobility and Dexterity Issues

CHATTANOOGA, TN--(Marketwire - Oct 6, 2011) - Clarity, a division of Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) that provides smart communication solutions for seniors, has expanded its XL-series to offer two new, loud and easy-to-use cordless phones, the Clarity XLC2 and XLC3.4, uniquely designed for people with hearing loss, low vision or mobility challenges.

"Crystal clear conversations from a phone that is simple-to-use -- that's what so many older consumers are seeking and that's what we're delivering with the Clarity XLC2 and XLC3.4," said Carsten Trads, president of Clarity. "These new cordless phones feature our patented digital sound processing, which is similar to the technology found in hearing aids. But it's not just about overcoming hearing loss; the phones address multiple health concerns to provide a complete solution for seniors."

The Clarity XLC2 and XLC3.4 use Digital Clarity Power™ to amplify incoming sounds and remove unwanted and distracting noises, much like a hearing aid. With DECT 6.0 technology, the phones provide interference-free communication and also include three tone settings to give users a customized listening experience. Both products boost outgoing speech up to 15 decibels, making communication less strenuous for people who have trouble speaking loudly.

Along with powerful amplification technology, the XLC2 and XLC3.4 provide assistance with other common challenges. For example, the phones feature Talking Caller ID, which announces the incoming caller, and a Talking Dial Pad with back-lit buttons to help people with low vision. And the large, soft-touch buttons on the handset and phone base are spaced apart to be easily accessible to those with dexterity issues or arthritis.

Both models also include a loud and clear spearkerphone. The super bright visual ringers on both phones make sure you never miss a call. The XLC3.4 features a Caller ID screen as well.

The Clarity XLC2 and XLC3.4 are hearing aid compatible and sold across the US through special needs distributors and can also be purchased online at www.clarityproducts.com. The XLC3.4 can be purchased in a combo pack with an extra handset.

About Clarity - Smart for Seniors ™
Clarity, a division of Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), creates smart communication solutions that help seniors live richer, more engaged lives. For more than 40 years, Clarity's innovative products -- such as amplified telephones, notification systems and assistive listening devices -- have helped people with hearing loss, low vision, limited mobility, dexterity issues and other health challenges. Clarity has pioneered many firsts -- from digital sound processing in 2005 to remote-access customer service in 2010. Millions rely on Clarity to communicate at home, at work and throughout their lives. For more information, please visit www.clarityproducts.com or call 1-800-426-3738.

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