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June 08, 2015 08:00 ET

Plantronics Updates Blackwire Series for People on the Move

New Versions of High-Performance Blackwire 315 and 325 Headsets Enable Quick Switching Between PCs and Mobile Phones and Tablets

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwired - June 08, 2015) - Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a global leader in communications, collaboration and entertainment for businesses and consumers, today announced two new versions of its entry-level Blackwire 315 and 325 corded headsets. The new solutions now feature both USB and 3.5mm connectivity options for individuals using a PC, smartphone, tablet or all three, for business communications. This increased flexibility makes it easier for IT departments to match the right headset with an individual’s personal work style and work environment and makes it extremely easy for the user to switch the headset to a PC, tablet or mobile phones. Now organizations looking to mass deploy headsets have plenty of options with outstanding design and comfort, superior audio quality, and impressive price-performance.

“These new versions further strengthen the Blackwire family of high-value and high-performance corded headsets,” said Christopher Thompson, vice president, global enterprise product marketing. “An IT buyer should never have to compromise when it comes to quality, cost or offering their internal customer the right product to meet their needs, and with our new options for Blackwire they won’t have to. Seamless switching options mean users can easily move between PC applications and a mobile phone or tablet, making the Blackwire family an exceptionally flexible choice for today’s dynamic office environments.”

About the Plantronics Blackwire Family

The Plantronics Blackwire family is designed for dynamic work environments that demand great collaboration tools, such as those with open floor plans, flexible schedules and a mobile workforce. From the entry-level Blackwire 300 series to the top-of-the-line Blackwire 700 series, the Blackwire family provides superior, immersive audio with the latest noise-canceling technology for earphones and microphones, stereo or monaural sound, all-day comfort with padded ear cushions, and strong but lightweight headbands. On-board smart sensor technology enables automatic call answering when a Blackwire device is placed on the head, and there are options for Bluetooth® and 3.5mm plug connectivity.

Solutions include:

  • Blackwire 300 Series: USB stereo/mono headsets deliver simplicity, durability, comfort, and professional sound at an entry-level cost. The new versions of Blackwire 315/325 feature both USB and 3.5mm connectivity for use with PC, smartphones and tablets.
  • Blackwire 435: A discreet and portable corded headset with a unique wearing style designed for Unified Communications that is ideal for video conferencing.
  • Blackwire 500 Series: Corded USB stereo/mono headsets with smart sensor technology, premium audio and all-day comfort.
  • Blackwire 710/720: The versatile UC headset for workers who need high-quality PC audio and seamless Bluetooth connectivity to mobile phones and tablets.
  • Blackwire 725: The Blackwire 725 is the company’s first UC stereo headset with Active Noise Canceling (ANC) for people who want to stay focused in noisy office environments.

Pricing and Availability

The updated Blackwire 315 and 325 headsets will be available in mid-July.

For more information and pricing on the Blackwire family of headsets visit www.plantronics.com/blackwire

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.

Blackwire and Plantronics are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. registered in the US and other countries. 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 property of their respective owners.

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