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Vocalyst Service Lets Users Send Email, Listen to Text Messages and Reminders with Simple Voice Controls

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:01 am PST

Dateline:

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.

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NYSE:
PLT
"Originally launched in 2010, this update to our popular Vocalyst voice service makes it even easier for today’s smartphone users to take full advantage of Vocalyst. New apps allow users to personalize the service directly from their smartphone while providing extended whisper alerts"

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It’s time to do more with your voice. Introducing the next generation of Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) Vocalyst® voice service. Vocalyst allows you to use your voice to post to Facebook, update Twitter and read your email. Whisper alerts keep you completely connected by sharing important content as it happens – including new tweets, Facebook updates, emails, selected news articles and more.

“Originally launched in 2010, this update to our popular Vocalyst voice service makes it even easier for today’s smartphone users to take full advantage of Vocalyst. New apps allow users to personalize the service directly from their smartphone while providing extended whisper alerts,” said Lori Langona, director of consumer marketing at Plantronics.

Vocalyst is easy, and it's integrated right into your Plantronics Voyager® PRO HD and Voyager PRO±, Marque M155™, and Savor M1100™ headset, so you can use it without ever touching your phone, for total handsfree convenience.

Key Features*:

  • More than just calls – Use your voice to communicate by email, text message, and more, totally handsfree.
  • Stay Informed – Listen to news, weather, sports, Facebook and Twitter updates.
  • Get things done – Capture ideas, make lists, reminders, calendar events, even sales updates using your voice.

The Plantronics Vocalyst service is free for a full year (a $24.99 value) with the purchase of select Plantronics headsets. At the end of the first year subscription, users can renew the basic service or purchase the pro version; currently $24.99 and $59.99 respectively (prices subject to change). Available in five languages and compatible with any phone, users activate Vocalyst with a few simple steps at www.plantronics.com/vocalyst. Android™, BlackBerry® and iPhone™ smartphone users can also download the Plantronics Vocalyst application at their respective app stores. The apps allow users to fully personalize the Vocalyst experience, select from a range of voice services that they want to use and configure and receive whisper alerts from their favorite cloud services. The Vocalyst simple voice-driven services are powered by Dial2Do, a pioneer in delivering cloud-based voice services.

*Features vary by platform

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 over 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, M155, M1100, Marque, Vocalyst, Voyager PRO+, Voyager PRO HD, Simply Smart Communications are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. BlackBerry is the property of Research In Motion Limited and is registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Plantronics Press Contact:
Lerin O’Neill, (831) 458-7595
Public Relations Manager
lerin.oneill@plantronics.com

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