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Plantronics Celebrates 50 Years of Success with Simply Smarter Communications

June 24, 2011 - New Delhi, Delhi, India

Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today announced the launch of new products for business communication during the company’s 50th anniversary celebration event. The launch included the award-winning next generation VoyagerTM PRO UC Bluetooth® headset system and Calisto 825 of the Calisto 800 Series, the first multi-device speakerphone system in its unified communications portfolio that combines multi-device hands-free connectivity with intuitive visual call management. Plantronics InstantMeeting, a conference calling application for AndroidTM and BlackBerry® smart phones was also introduced for the first time in India.

Speaking on the occasion, Bobby Joseph, Country Manager of Plantronics India said, “We, at Plantronics are proud to pioneer trends in audio technology for the last 50 years. Our perfect blend of innovative design and advanced audio technologies enable simple yet intelligent communication. Plantronics, with its heritage in audio communication, is at the forefront of simplifying communications for a more intuitive user experience. With our launch of VoyagerTM PRO UC Bluetooth® headset system, Calisto 825 speakerphone and InstantMeeting application today, we are taking customer experiences to the next level.

”Plantronics is dedicated to introducing communication devices and solutions with cutting edge technologies. Plantronics Voyager PRO UC revolutionizes mobile phone and PC communications with revolutionary Smart Sensor technology. It uses advanced hardware and software that seamlessly eliminate communication complexity by detecting presence, integrating with PC applications and dramatically enhancing the headset experience.Calisto 800 Series is the first speakerphone in Plantronics unified communications product portfolio that combines multi-device hands-free connectivity with intuitive visual call management. Optimized for use with Microsoft® Office Communicator and LyncTM, The Calisto 800 series is designed for private and home office workers who depend on multiple communication devices to collaborate effectively. The Calisto 800 Series includes the Calisto 825, which manages calls between a PC and a mobile phone with intuitive visual display. The Calisto 825 also features a unique wireless microphone that provides unparalleled speakerphone audio quality and freedom of movement. InstantMeeting, a conference calling app for AndroidTM and BlackBerry® smart phones, enables mobile professionals to access conference calls from their devices with the push of a button.“In spite of the proliferation of communication tools such as IM, SMS and email, modern professionals spend an increasing amount of time in meetings, specifically conference calls. InstantMeeting enables quick, intuitive conference call access so that mobile professionals can focus on the task at hand: communication and collaboration,” said Gunjan Bhow, Vice President and General Manager of New Ventures at Plantronics. “Our ultimate goal is to enable people to communicate with one another naturally and with minimal barriers, regardless of the devices, platforms and tools being used. InstantMeeting saves time and frankly, a bit of sanity, so people can conduct business more efficiently and get on with the rest of their day.

”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.

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 or call (800) 544-4660.Plantronics, Calisto, Plantronics InstantMeeting, 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. All other trademarks are the property of the respective owners.

Source: Business Wire India


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