SOURCE: Clarity, a division of Plantronics

Clarity, a division of Plantronics

December 03, 2012 15:00 ET

Clarity's New Fortissimo™ Voice-Activated Speakerphone Now for Sale

New Speakerphone Created to Help Millions With Mobility Issues and Hearing Loss Stay Connected

CHATTANOOGA, TN--(Marketwire - Dec 3, 2012) - The 19 million Americans with mobility challenges now have a phone designed precisely for their needs. Fortissimo -- a voice-activated and hands-free speakerphone from Clarity, a division of Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) -- is now available for purchase at for $550.

Fortissimo features 85 dBSPL of loud and crystal clear amplification, which allows users to have conversations from anywhere in the room in which the speakerphone is located. Fortissimo can also be operated with a remote pendant. 

"Fortissimo is the ultimate phone for people with limited mobility," said Carsten Trads, president of Clarity. "If you are in a wheelchair or simply can't move quickly around your house, Fortissimo is for you. Because of its powerful amplification and digital sound processing, it allows you to have phone conversations where you are most comfortable."

Fortissimo's talking caller ID and large LCD touch screen helps users identify incoming callers from a distance. It also features the Plantronics Vocalyst™ voice service, which allows users to post on Facebook and Twitter, email, listen to voicemails and news feeds, and check the weather simply by speaking commands to the device.

Fortissimo offers multiple adaptations for hands-free control, which can be particularly useful for the six million Americans who have some form of paralysis. These users can activate various features by blowing gently on the connected puff switch or touching the connected pillow switch with their arm, leg, head or shoulder. 

Additionally, the device includes ClarityLogic™, an innovative customer service technology through which Clarity technicians can remotely access and make adjustments to a user's Fortissimo. Clarity representatives can adjust the volume, program the phonebook and make upgrades -- all remotely. 

Fortissimo is available for purchase online at

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 or call 1-800-426-3738.

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