SOURCE: Plantronics, Inc.

Plantronics, Inc.

July 18, 2011 17:49 ET

Plantronics Named a Microsoft US Lync Voice Device Partner of the Year at the Microsoft World Partner Conference 2011

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today announced that is was named a Microsoft US Lync Voice Device Partner of the Year by the Microsoft Voice Team during the Microsoft World Partner Conference held last week in Los Angeles. Plantronics has been offering solutions optimized for Microsoft Lync and Office Communicator since 2008.

This award follows additional accolades from Microsoft including being named a finalist for the OEM Hardware Solutions, Device Manufacturing Partner of the Year award in 2009 and 2010. Plantronics offers a full suite of solutions optimized for Microsoft Unified Communications (UC), including:

Savi: Plantronics' line of wireless DECT headsets for computer telephony, office phones and mobile phones. The new Savi 700 series simplifies communication by allowing an individual to use one headset for the computer, office phone and mobile phone.

Voyager: Plantronics' iconic Voyager PRO for unified communications applications. The new Voyager PRO UC is the only headset to include Smart Sensor technology for simplified calling on mobile phones, tablets and computers.

Calisto: Plantronics' line of USB speakerphones, handsets and telephones. The new Calisto 800 series of smart USB speakerphones can be connected to a computer, home landline, and a mobile phone. Key features of the Calisto series include visual call management, and near headset-like audio quality through and intuitive display and wireless lapel microphone.

Blackwire: Plantronics' corded USB headsets designed for maximum portability, audio quality and ease of use. The new Blackwire 435 is a flexible and highly portable USB headset that can be worn in one or both ears and includes a sleek travel case.

In addition to its award-winning UC product portfolio, Plantronics also provides IT professionals with the Plantronics UC Toolkit, an online resource designed to help IT managers navigate through the phases of a UC deployment: Trial, Plan, Deploy, Adopt and Evolve.

To learn more about the Plantronics UC Product Portfolio for Microsoft, please click here.

Additionally, Plantronics is supporting Microsoft's new online collaboration initiative, Microsoft Lync Online for Office 365, with award-winning audio devices for next-generation cloud communication services.

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, Blackwire, Calisto, Savi, Simply Smarter Communications and Voyager 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. Microsoft and Lync are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

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