|[March 06, 2012]
Plantronics Teams With Microsoft to Provide Unified Communications Hosting Solutions for Service Providers
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Easy to deploy unified communications (UC) solutions are increasingly
important as more companies must address employee mobility, better
utilization of office real estate and an ever increasing need for
collaboration. Plantronics (NYSE:PLT) today announced its participation
in the Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync Hosted Pack Reference Architecture Partner
Ecosystem. The ecosystem is designed to support Microsoft Lync Server
2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting, a special deployment
configuration scoped for Hosting or Telecom services providers.
Customers can quickly identify tested options, incorporating audio
devices and hosted Microsoft Lync services, which will help speed their
implementation times. Optimized endpoints from Plantronics (News - Alert), a Microsoft
Gold Certified Partner, coupled with Microsoft Lync can help deliver a
better experience by accelerating UC adoption within an enterprise or an
"As the unified communications market develops, we've learned from our
customers and our own deployment that providing users with high quality
endpoints increases adoption," said Michael Gjerstad, vice president of
Strategic Partnerships at Plantronics. "Our optimized devices ensure
interoperability with Lync, which helps people focus on the
conversation, rather than the technology, and leads to increased
collaboration no matter where people are working."
The Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting
allows service providers to host multitenant Lync instances shared
across multiple customer environments. It builds on the underlying
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 to provide telecom and hosting providers with
a complete unified communications service solution. It works with the
core system infrastructure adding multitenant capabilities and other
service provider specific functionality. The solution is a foundation in
that it allows service providers to configure the service and build upon
it in their own unique ways to add value to and differentiate their
Plantronics devices optimized for Microsoft Lync are designed to meet a
variety of end user needs, IT requirements and price constraints - all
while providing quality audio and intuitive user experiences. There is a
Plantronics device for every configuration, every work style and every
user - making it easy to standardize on one vendor.
Organized into four
product families and backed by renowned customer support,
Plantronics devices are designed for how people work today.
Plantronics Blackwire®: Corded USB Headsets
Designed for in-office and mobile PC-based conversations, the Blackwire
family includes the award winning Blackwire
435, an ultra discreet and lightweight headset.
Plantronics Calisto®: USB Desk Phones,
Handsets and Speakerphones
The Calisto family includes the Calisto
800 series. The award winning Calisto 835 was developed for people
who work from home and make calls via the PC, their mobile phone and
even a home landline.
Plantronics Savi®: Wireless DECT (News - Alert)™ USB
The Savi family includes the Savi 700 series - which connects to the PC,
an office desk phone and a mobile phone. The Savi
740 includes the lightest DECT headset in the market.
Plantronics Voyager® UC: Bluetooth®
For mobile professionals, the Voyager
PRO UC is the industry's first headset with capacitive sensors that
provide better presence information by indicating to a softphone client
when a user is on a mobile call. The headset comes with a plug-and-play
Bluetooth USB adapter.
For more information about Plantronics including programs, promotions
and product samples, please email email@example.com
For more information about Microsoft solutions from Plantronics, please
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, Blackwire, Calisto, Savi, Simply Smarter Communications
Voyager, Voyager PRO are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Plantronics, Inc. The Bluetooth trademark is owned by Bluetooth SIG,
Inc. and any use of the mark by Plantronics, Inc. is under license. DECT
is a trade mark of ETSI (News - Alert) registered in France and other countries. All
other trademark are the property of their respective owners.
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