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November 19, 2014 08:00 ET

Plantronics DECT Wireless Headsets First in Market to Meet Latest Security Standards

CS500 and Savi 700 Series Products Become the Most Secure Wireless DECT Headsets on the Market

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwired - November 19, 2014) - Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in wearable technology, today announced their DECT wireless office headset products, CS500 and Savi 700 Series are the first in the headset market to be certified by the DECT Forum as meeting their latest security standards. The DECT Forum is an industry group focused on developing and improving DECT wireless technology. By incorporating the latest recommendations on enhanced security from the DECT Forum, Plantronics continues to lead headset technology with both functionality and security.

Announced in January 2013, the new standards provide guidelines and a compliance certification process to manufacturers for improvements to security in eight areas, including authentication, encryption, call setup, call progress and tear down. To obtain DECT Forum Security Certification, a product must comply with all recommendations and be submitted for independent verification at an approved test lab.

"The launch of the Certification Program allows DECT vendors to have their equipment security certified against the latest standard, allowing them to assure their customers that their communications are secure," said Andreas Zipp, Chairman of the DECT Forum. "We're encouraged to see our full members like Plantronics embracing the new standards and working with us to certify their products."

"We're committed to providing our customers with the most robust solutions on the market today, both from a feature and a security perspective," said Bill Loewenthal, vice president, enterprise solutions, Plantronics. "Through our close partnership with the DECT Forum, we have once again proven why the CS500 and Savi Series are among the most popular headsets for businesses."

Security certified CS500 Series headsets are available for purchase now. Certified Savi 700 Series headsets will begin shipping before the end of the year. Savi 400 Series updates will be available in early 2015. For Savi family products in-market, security updates can be obtained via firmware updates when available.

  • The legendary Plantronics CS family is setting a new wireless standard for desk phone communication with the CS500 Series. The system features up to 350 feet of wireless range with a streamlined design and improved performance all with the same reliability for hands-free productivity that has made the CS family a Plantronics best-seller for nearly a decade. For more information please visit: www.plantronics.com/us/product/cs500.
  • The Savi 700 Series is the most intelligent wireless headset system on the market. Offering multi-device connectivity and a diverse range of wearing options, users can enjoy up to 350 feet of wireless range while managing desk phone, PC and mobile phone calls. For more information please visit: www.plantronics.com/us/product/savi-700.
  • For PC-based office and remote workers, the Savi 400 Series is the only portable DECT headset solution for unified communications, offering a range of wearing options, excellent audio quality and up to 300 feet of wireless range. For more information please visit: www.plantronics.com/us/product/savi-400.

For more information about the DECT Forum and the new Certification Program please visit: www.dect.org.

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.

Plantronics and Savi are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc registered in the US and other countries, and CS500 is a trademark of Plantronics, Inc. DECT is a trademark of ETSI. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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