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Plantronics Opens Wearable Concept Device to Developers at the Seattle Interactive Conference Mobile App Wearables Hackathon

Encourages Development of Unique Applications that Leverage Enhanced Sensors and Contextual Intelligence

Thursday, October 24, 2013 5:01 am PDT



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SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in wearable technology, will be present at the Seattle Interactive Conference Mobile App Wearables Hackathon being held on Oct. 26 and 27, 2013. The company will provide qualified teams with a wearable concept device and challenge them to create unique applications that leverage the contextual information generated from multiple sensors in the device.


Plantronics will provide qualified teams at the Seattle Interactive Conference Wearables Hackathon with a wearable concept device built by PLT Labs ( known simply as Wearable Concept 1. Wearable Concept 1 is equipped with a low-latency, nine-axes sensor which tracks head orientation in three dimensions: heading, pitch and roll (the X, Y and Z axes). It also features tap detection and free-fall detection. Open APIs enable developers to leverage the onboard MFI chip for ease of integration with the iOS platform over Bluetooth® as well as the Windows® operating system. Sample applications can be found at the PLT Labs site.

Demonstrations will show how a wearer using Wearable Concept 1 can manipulate an avatar, on an iPad, in real-time based on their physical head movements, and an award-winning application that allows an individual anywhere in the world to share their view remotely via Google Street View.


Plantronics will give away $500 in gift cards (mailed after the event) to the best use of this technology as well as other prizes including the Voyager Legend® UC, BackBeat® GO 2 and GameCom® 780.


Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at 10 AM – Sunday, Oct. 27 at 6 PM (PDT)


Seattle Interactive Mobile App Wearable Hackathon
2820 Elliot Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

About Plantronics - Simply Smarter Communications®

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 or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics, PLT Labs, BackBeat GO, GameCom, Simply Smarter Communications and Voyager Legend are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics, Inc.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Laurie Guarino, 831-458-7529

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