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Voyager 5200 UC Named 2017 CES Innovation Award Honoree

Consumer Technology Association Honors Plantronics Audio Solutions Nine-Years Running

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 1:16 pm PST

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"As businesses continue to embrace mobile collaboration, workers across every industry and job description are looking for new mobile solutions to explore what’s possible when ‘being in the office’ doesn’t mean being tied to a desk"

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Dec. 7, 2016 — Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in audio and wearable technology, today announced that the Voyager® 5200 UC headset system has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Headphones Category. For the ninth consecutive year CES, of the Consumer Technology Association, has recognized Plantronics as a leader in technology innovation. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

Voyager 5200 UC features WindSmart® technology, an exclusive Plantronics innovation that incorporates six layers of technology to detect noise caused by wind and responds accordingly. Plantronics WindSmart technology combats a range of background noises, from weather to traffic and surrounding conversations, so calls come through clearly and without disruption. With up to seven hours of talk time on a single charge, HD voice support over wideband networks, innovative enhancements to speech quality, and a design that blends style with careful attention to all-day comfort,  Voyager 5200 UC delivers the premium performance and ease of use that are hallmarks of the Voyager family of professional communication headsets.

“As businesses continue to embrace mobile collaboration, workers across every industry and job description are looking for new mobile solutions to explore what’s possible when ‘being in the office’ doesn’t mean being tied to a desk,” said Tamara Lane, Director of Global Product Marketing. “Tools such as Voyager 5200 UC give people the power to engage with work on their terms.”

Plantronics Voyager 5200 UC will be displayed in the Innovation Awards Showcase, at Tech West at CES 2017, occurring January 5-8, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Voyager 5200 UC

  • Includes a portable charging case and BT600 Class 1 USB Bluetooth® adapter, making multi-device connectivity and communication from computers, tablets, and video appliances and mobile phones easy and seamless whether you are in or out of the office.
  • Features WindSmart technology, an exclusive Plantronics innovation, which ensures wind and noise reduction.
  • Its aerodynamic boom allows wind to slide past without creating turbulence.
  • The boom’s windscreen acts as the first layer of protection for the mics, and then each mic is further sheltered in a ‘wind box’.
  • Four omni-directional mics and a proprietary wind-cancelling algorithm keeps the mics focused on the wearer’s voice and removes disruptive noise.
  • Voyager 5200 UC with BT600 Bluetooth Dongle is available now with an MSRP of $219.99 USD.

About the International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the producer of CES 2017, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present and how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace. Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market. CES 2017 Innovation Honoree products are featured on CES.tech/Innovation, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.

About Plantronics

Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) 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, Voyager, and WindSmart, are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. registered in the US and other countries, and BT600 is a 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 property of their respective owners.

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