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September 27, 2016 08:00 ET

Plantronics Partners With RingCentral to Deliver a Superior Communications Experience to Businesses

Plantronics Pairs UC Headsets With a Leading UCaaS Solution to Help Businesses Realize Improved Worker Flexibility and Productivity

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwired - September 27, 2016) - Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in audio technology, today announced a partnership with RingCentral (NYSE: RNG), a leading provider of enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions. Designed to improve worker flexibility and productivity, this partnership provides integrated solutions that simplify business communications, powered by software, while ensuring superior call quality.

As software-based communications solutions are enhanced by UC (unified communications) to enable a frictionless end-user experience, businesses can select Plantronics headsets with RingCentral to help enable a richer total experience. The joint effort is designed to benefit every type of worker -- from the desktop office worker to the mobile worker to the call center agent. RingCentral's UC platform integrates seamlessly with Plantronics hardware, operating naturally in a rich software environment by removing the restrictions of being tethered to hardware at a fixed location.

"As a leading participant in the business communications ecosystem and a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for UCaaS worldwide, RingCentral's platform provides a natural fit with our UC headsets," said Boris Seibert, senior director, strategic alliances, Plantronics. "Our UC headsets help empower people to work in any environment, making for a more natural interaction between the user and the softphone. We're happy to be part of RingCentral's endpoints portfolio."

Plantronics UC headsets are fully compatible and integrate directly with RingCentral for Windows and RingCentral for MacOS desktop apps enabling complete headset call control (call answer, end, volume and mute synchronization). These headsets "just work", without requiring additional setup. The Plantronics portfolio of UC solutions includes headsets that connect wirelessly to multiple devices -- desk phones, PCs, and mobile devices -- boosting worker flexibility.

"We're seeing an uptick in the adoption of wearables by businesses, as it drives better multitasking and greater productivity," said Matt McGinnis, associate vice president of product marketing at RingCentral. "As we work to enable a seamless communication experience for business professionals, integrating with a technology leader like Plantronics allows us to better connect people with the capabilities they need to be successful."

At a time when the workforce is becoming increasingly dispersed, it is vital for businesses to experience reliable and intuitive communications across devices. For more information on Plantronics and RingCentral, please click here.

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 is a registered trademark 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 the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

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    LeAnne Schrotzberger
    Plantronics
    Senior Marketing Manager, New Business Models
    (503) 201-4783