Plantronics Delivers Intelligent Call Control for Cisco Unified Communications 8.0
Product Portfolio Delivers New Audio Features and Superb Sound Quality to Help Cisco Customers Enhance Workforce Collaboration
CISCO LIVE 2010, LAS VEGAS - June 30, 2010 - Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) today announced expanded integration between Plantronics’ Unified Communications product portfolio and Cisco Unified Communications applications. With Plantronics UC products, Cisco customers now get intelligent audio features and unparalleled sound quality to enhance collaboration during online meetings, video conferences and PC-based calls.
Simplified UC Deployments
The Plantronics integration delivers intelligent call control for Cisco Unified Personal Communicator 8.0, Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator 8.0, Cisco UC Integration for WebEx Connect and Cisco IP Communicator. Plantronics UC products enable companies deploying Cisco Unified Communications to increase user adoption and rein in costs through easy installation and plug and play usability.
“UC is the next step in the evolution of business communication and, like email once did, it is transforming the way we connect and collaborate,” said Michael Gjerstad, vice president of Strategic Partnerships at Plantronics. “Through this collaboration with Cisco, we are enhancing the user experience while addressing the challenges of a UC deployment. Professionals have become accustomed to using devices they choose, so our breadth of products will help increase employees’ adoption of UC solutions.”
Enhanced End-User Experiences
Cisco Unified Communications provides powerful new ways to build productivity by enabling collaboration with remote colleagues and across dispersed workgroups. Plantronics audio devices enhance Cisco’s integrated voice, video and web conferencing applications by providing remote answer/end, mute and volume control so users can easily control calls directly from the audio device. The functionality extends to Plantronics’ wireless products, such as the new Savi 430 which provides excellent audio quality and range for PC-based conversations through DECT wireless technology.
Cisco Unified Communications customers can find more information at www.plantronics.com/cisco. Cisco customers deploying Cisco Unified Communications 8.0 clients can download the software today at www.plantronics.com/software.
Plantronics - The Voice of Unified CommunicationsTM
Plantronics offers the industry’s most complete portfolio of corded and wireless Unified Communications audio endpoints. Widely recognized for their sound quality, reliability and simplicity, Plantronics’ audio solutions help companies broaden the benefits of IP communications throughout the extended enterprise, fostering better business communications and efficiency regardless of where professionals are working. Visit Plantronics Unified Communications for more information about UC-ready products. UC news and perspectives can be found at the Plantronics Unified Communications Blog.
Plantronics is a world leader in personal audio communications for professionals and consumers. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth headsets, Plantronics delivers unparalleled audio experiences and quality that reflect our nearly 50 years of innovation and customer commitment. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100 and is the headset of choice for air traffic control, 911 dispatch and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.