|[March 26, 2012]
Plantronics Introduces New IT Management Tool for Spokes; the Plantronics Enterprise Manager
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
With softphone use steadily on the rise, Plantronics (News - Alert) (NYSE:PLT) today
announced the availability of the Plantronics Enterprise Manager (PEM),
a new tool designed to help IT professionals centrally manage
Plantronics' Spokes™ UC audio device software. The Spokes software
platform is integrated with a variety of leading softphones, giving the
user the ability to answer, end, mute or adjust call volume straight
from their headset.
The Plantronics Enterprise Manager provides IT with a wealth of
customization options, including the ability to create customized
installation packages, so only those Spokes components that make sense
for their environment are installed. PEM also allows IT to manage the
settings and behavior of Plantronics supported devices and optionally
lock those settings preventing unwanted modifications. All of this is
done through a simple check-box user interface.
"When people have a great experience with their UC audio devices,
stronger adoption rates for UC overall are bound to follow," said Bill
Loewenthal, vice president, Unified Communications (News - Alert) Solutions,
Plantronics. "With Plantronics Enterprise Manager, IT is able to deliver
a consistent user experience across the enterprise, resulting in more
collaboration, fewer help desk calls, and ultimately stronger UC ROI."
The Plantronics Enterprise Manager offers a variety of options for
managing Spokes. Highlights include:
Install only the components that make sense for your company and its
Manage device settings so users have a consistent experience
Initiate security measures to prevent unwanted modifications
Plantronics devices 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 andbacked 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 Headsets
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® USB Headset
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.
To learn more about Plantronics Enterprise Manager or to download,
To download Plantronics' Spokes software, visit www.plantronics.com/software
For more information on Plantronics' UC solutions, please visit www.plantronics.com/us/solutions/unified-communications/
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,
Spokes and Voyager are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Plantronics, Inc. DECT is a trade mark of ETSI (News - Alert) registered in France and
other countries. The Bluetooth trademark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
and any use of the mark by Plantronics, Inc. is under license.
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