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February 19, 2015 08:00 ET

Plantronics Surpasses 5 Million Microsoft Lync Optimized Audio Devices Sold Milestone

Achievement Shows Continued Momentum of Lync Enterprise Voice Adoption

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwired - February 19, 2015) - Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers, today announced it has sold more than 5 million audio devices optimized for Microsoft Lync. This achievement further shows that businesses are continuing to see the value of high-quality audio for Lync voice and video communications, enabling end-users to collaborate, anytime and anywhere. 

"We congratulate Plantronics on hitting the 5 million Microsoft Lync optimized unit sold milestone," said Giovanni Mezgec, general manager, Lync/Skype for Business, Microsoft. "As Lync Enterprise Voice adoption continues to gain momentum in the market, we are grateful to be working with partners, like Plantronics, that provide our users with solutions that help meet their communication and collaboration needs."

The Plantronics UC portfolio of audio devices work seamlessly across the Microsoft Lync platform and beyond and gives IT departments a single trusted vendor for a wide variety of audio solutions that work across multiple environments including, mobile devices, desk phones and PCs. These devices combine high-audio quality and contextual intelligence that allow users to have a superior communication experience.

In addition to providing device solutions, Plantronics went one step further and helped Microsoft deploy UC audio devices to their customers worldwide with a comprehensive online UC Toolkit, containing best practices, tools for IT and end user training resources. With this UC Toolkit, Plantronics helped IT managers from the initial planning stages of their UC audio device deployment all the way to the end-user adoption phase.

"To surpass the 5 million units sold milestone is further proof that organizations see voice as a vital component within the UC ecosystem," said Michael Gjerstad, vice president, strategic alliances, Plantronics. "We will continue to work with Microsoft and create new solutions that simplify and ease communications and further unleash the capabilities of Lync."

For more information on the Plantronics partnership with Microsoft, 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.

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