Contacts

  • Edie Kissko
    Senior Director & Head of Corporate Communications
    +1 213-369-3719
  • Shannon Shamoon
    Manager, Corporate Communications
    +1 831-201-9142
  • Will Zelver
    Manager, Investor Relations & External Reporting
    +1 831-420-3168
  • Sonal Bisht
    EMEA – Head of Corporate Communications
    +44 7528 705 069
  • Janet Au Yeong
    APAC – Head of Corporate Communications
    +852 28605553

Click here for customer service inquiries

Plantronics Portfolio of UC Audio Solutions Optimized for Lync 2013 are Certified for Skype for Business

UC audio devices certified for Skype for Business ensure high-quality communications and collaboration experience for end users 

Category:

Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:20 pm PDT

Dateline:

Santa Cruz, CA
"As a longtime partner with Microsoft, our UC solutions already worked seamlessly across the Lync platform and we are thrilled that Microsoft certified our solutions for use with Skype for Business. Organizations should expect the same high-quality level of products and service from Plantronics when they adopt Skype for Business"

MICROSOFT IGNITE 2015 – May 5, 2015, Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers, today announced their current portfolio of solutions qualified on Lync 2013 is fully compatible and certified for use with Microsoft’s new Skype for Business (formerly Lync) UC client.

Working closely with Microsoft, Plantronics unified communications (UC) audio devices have met the Skype for Business certification standards ensuring people sound their best when making voice and video calls. Taking into account the importance of compatibility to its customers, Plantronics conducted extensive internal testing to validate that the company’s products performed as expected. Plantronics solutions coupled with Skype for Business gives organizations a trusted audio endpoint that works effortlessly out of the box and provides seamless integration with the Skype for Business communications platform.

Plantronics, a Microsoft Gold Communications Partner, has sold more than 5 million audio devices optimized for Microsoft Lync.  This achievement shows that businesses trust Plantronics to deliver high-quality audio for voice and video communications, enabling end-users to collaborate, anytime and anywhere.  The company will continue to assist Microsoft in deploying UC audio devices to their customers worldwide by providing them with a variety of resources to help IT managers through all the stages of their deployment. 

Microsoft Quote:

“We are pleased to see Plantronics deliver solutions for Skype for Business to extend the communications experience and enable people everywhere to connect and achieve more together,” said Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager of Skype for Business Product Marketing at Microsoft.

Plantronics Quote:

“As a longtime partner with Microsoft, our UC solutions already worked seamlessly across the Lync platform and we are thrilled that Microsoft certified our solutions for use with Skype for Business. Organizations should expect the same high-quality level of products and service from Plantronics when they adopt Skype for Business,” said Bill Loewenthal, vice president, enterprise product solutions, Plantronics. “With our continued relationship, IT departments benefit from having a trusted vendor for audio solutions that work across multiple environments.”   

For more information on the Plantronics solutions for Skype for Business, please visit the Plantronics booth at Microsoft Ignite 2015 (#575) or go to: www.plantronics.com/microsoft.

About Plantronics

Plantronics 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 is a registered trademark of Plantronics, Inc. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Plantronics is under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. 

Multimedia Files:

Preview image
Voyager Legend UC
Preview image
Voyager Edge UC
Sign up to receive news alerts from the Poly Newsroom   Join
Business Wire NewsHQ SM