Plantronics enhances business agility for IBM Lotus Sametime standard 8.0 users
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 21, 2008 -- Lotusphere 2008 -- Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT), today expanded its growing portfolio of unified communications solutions with Plantronics PerSonoCall(R) Plug-In for IBM Lotus Sametime Standard 8.0. The new plug-in provides seamless integration between Plantronics' professional wireless headsets for PCs and Lotus Sametime 8.0, helping companies enhance business collaboration and efficiency by speeding communications and extending the boundaries of the virtual workplace.
The new Plantronics PerSonoCall Plug-In enhances the telephony capabilities of PCs running Lotus Sametime Standard 8.0 by providing call management functions -- voice activation, call answer/end, volume, mute -- and remote ring detection through a wireless headset. By "cutting the cord" between the PC and headset, professionals have the freedom to roam up to 200 feet away from the PC and be completely hands-free to multi-task and collaborate more effectively.
"Business is becoming virtualized with distributed work teams collaborating in real-time and people increasingly attending meetings from any location using voice-enabled UC applications running on the PC," said Jeffrey Siegel, vice president of business development for Business Solutions at Plantronics. "Plantronics' PerSonoCall UC software platform essentially transforms Lotus Sametime 8.0 laptops into wireless telephony devices, enabling professionals to speed business decisions by staying connected to the enterprise without being tethered to a PC."
Hands-Free Mobility for Unified Communications
The new Plantronics PerSonoCall Plug-In for Lotus Sametime 8.0 can be used with the following award-winning, professional wireless headset systems:
-- Plantronics Voyager(TM) 510-USB: A Bluetooth(R) headset system that provides instant VoIP connectivity and extends the reach of the network via a wireless headset and plug-and-play adapter. The Plantronics Voyager 510-USB features multipoint technology to allow users to switch between multiple Bluetooth enabled devices, such as a PC and a mobile phone, with the touch of a button.
-- Plantronics CS50-USB(TM): A premium, wireless VoIP system that provides unmatched audio and superb range. With the CS50-USB, users can have conversations and answer/end calls up to 200 feet away from their PC. The Plantronics CS50-USB includes four different wearing styles and one-touch call management convenience.
Plantronics - The Voice of Unified Communications
Plantronics has a long legacy of developing high-quality headset solutions optimized for the enterprise. Plantronics is leveraging this experience to support a growing range of UC applications such as unified messaging, audio and web conferencing, and instant messaging. Plantronics UC headset systems work across devices, applications, and networks to enhance the personal side of unified communications and enable people to work wherever needed.
Additionally, Plantronics extends the benefits of unified communications anywhere in the on-campus, home or mobile office through its PerSonoCall UC software platform. PerSonoCall supports unified communications applications and devices from industry leaders such as Avaya, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Nortel, Siemens, and others. Working closely with the leading UC vendors assures compatibility and investment protection.
The Plantronics PerSonoCall Plug-In for Sametime 8.0 will be available in Spring 2008 via the Lotus Sametime catalog and http://www.plantronics.com.
For more information about Plantronics' unified communications solutions, please visit: http://www.plantronics.com/UC.
In 1969, a Plantronics headset carried the historic first words from the moon: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Since then, Plantronics has become the headset of choice for mission-critical applications such as air traffic control, 911 dispatch and the New York Stock Exchange. Today, this history of Sound Innovation(R) is the basis for every product we build for the office, contact center, personal mobile, entertainment and residential markets. The Plantronics family of brands includes Plantronics, Altec Lansing and Clarity. For more information, go to http://www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.
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