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Plantronics Improves Collaboration and Mobility with New Software

Epilio Embraces Spokes Software for IBM Sametime to Improve Communications, Lower Costs

Monday, January 16, 2012 5:00 am PST

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ORLANDO, Fla.

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NYSE:
PLT
"Plantronics supports the vision of a truly social business environment"

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LOTUSPHERE – Plantronics (NYSE:PLT) today announced new unified communications software, Spokes™ software for IBM® Sametime®, to maximize the benefits of voice communication by untethering people from their computers. In addition, Plantronics also announced that Epilio is embracing the new Spokes software to improve employee communications globally and lower call costs.

Freedom and mobility can increase focus and productivity by enabling people to get up, move to a quiet area or access information while on calls. The Spokes software for IBM Sametime allows people to adjust the call volume, mute or answer a call with a Plantronics wireless headset. Visit the Plantronics booth at Lotusphere (#628) to view a demo of the software and learn more about Plantronics audio devices.

“We have deployed Plantronics Spokes software for IBM Sametime in the US and the UK,” said Carl Tyler, Director of Epilio Inc, “Our employees chose a Voyager PRO UC or a Savi DECT headset from Plantronics. Now they use their headsets to communicate with colleagues and customers clearly and confidently, effectively reducing telephone call costs and alleviating the need for international dialing to fellow employees.”

“Plantronics supports the vision of a truly social business environment,” said Joe Burton, senior vice president and CTO, Plantronics. “Our call control software enables users across the globe to benefit from the improved collaboration and cost savings that comes along with being able to quickly call or conference in colleagues, clients and business partners without being chained to their desks.”

Plantronics Spokes software for IBM Sametime is a 2012 IBM Collaboration Awards Finalist in the Enhancing Business Value through Sametime Solutions category. Spokes supports the most recent version of IBM Sametime and many of Plantronics’ most popular products, including the award-winning Voyager® PRO UC and the Savi® series. Plantronics Spokes software for IBM Sametime is available now.

The new Spokes software is an update of the Plantronics Call Control software for IBM Sametime which was named an IBM Lotus 2011 Award finalist in the “Enhancing Business Value through UC Solutions” category.

About Plantronics - Simply Smarter CommunicationsTM

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 www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics, Savi, Spokes and Voyager are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics, Inc.

Contact:

Plantronics
Karen Auby, 831-458-7814
karen.auby@plantronics.com
Lotusphere Booth #628

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