SOURCE: Plantronics, Inc.

Plantronics, Inc.

May 18, 2011 07:01 ET

Plantronics Rings in 50 Years of Success From the New York Stock Exchange

Company Celebrates by Launching New and Simply Smarter Products for Business Communication

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today celebrated its 50th anniversary with a web event broadcast from the New York Stock Exchange. Company executives outlined their vision and strategy for the future, and unveiled a host of simply smarter products designed to address new work styles and simplify workplace communications. A particular focus of the web event, which included customers, analysts and partners, were discussions outlining the changing communication needs of business professionals and their evolving work environments; a shift that has created the greatest business opportunity for Plantronics in the company's history.

Plantronics delivers on the vision of a new way to work by providing freedom for business professionals whose offices and cubicles are being replaced with flexible work environments. Plantronics products deliver intelligent integration with the leading unified communications platforms from Avaya®, Cisco®, IBM® and Microsoft®, and simplifying deployments for both IT departments and end users alike.

"The traditional office environment is changing," said Ken Kannappan, president and chief executive officer, Plantronics. "Remote working, open floor plans and collaborative environments are transforming the workplace and fostering innovation with an increasingly dispersed workforce. At Plantronics, we develop products that give people the freedom to simply communicate regardless of their location or device."

Simply Smarter Communications™
Virtual Launch from the New York Stock Exchange

Kannappan will host a live web event at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on May 18 detailing the unified communications market opportunity and unveiling several new products including Savi® 740, Plantronics' first headset that connects to a deskphone, mobile phone and computer to streamline communications. Also new with the Savi 740 is a more versatile streamlined style -- business professionals can wear this headset over the head with a headband, using the ear loop, or behind the head with a neckband which provides webcam friendly options for video conference calls.

Jeff Schick, vice president of Social Software at IBM, will discuss the unified communications market and the IBM Plantronics partnership, as well as its new software plug-in, and Steve Rubinow, CIO of the New York Stock Exchange, will share insights on communication trends. Plantronics' 50th anniversary celebration at the New York Stock Exchange will conclude with the company's executives ringing the closing bell. The web event can be viewed here.

Additional information on the Plantronics product announcement can be viewed here.

Additional information on the Plantronics plug-in for IBM Sametime® can be viewed here.

About Plantronics

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 or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics and Savi are registered trademarks and Simply Smarter Communications is a trademark of Plantronics, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of the respective owners.

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