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Plantronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets lightweight communications headsets, telephone headset systems, other communication endpoints, and accessories for the business and consumer markets under the Plantronics brand worldwide. The company also manufactures and markets specialty telephone products under the Clarity brand. Its primary products include corded and cordless communication headsets; audio processors; telephone systems; Bluetooth and corded products; personal computer and gaming headsets; and specialty products, including speakerphones, amplified captioned phones, amplified corded phones, personal listeners, and alarm clocks for hearing impaired individuals. The company designs its products for various markets and applications, such as enterprise and home offices, contact centers, mobile phones and smartphones, computer and gaming, residential, and other specialty applications. Plantronics, Inc. sells products through a network of distributors, retailers, wireless carriers, original equipment manufacturers, and telephony service providers. Plantronics, Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California.

3,400 Employees
Last Reported Date: 05/16/14
Founded in 1961

plantronics inc (PLT) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Execut...
Total Annual Compensation: $700.0K
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $336.3K
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice P...
Total Annual Compensation: $386.3K
Senior Vice President of Sales
Total Annual Compensation: $379.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

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SYNNEX Corporation Signs a Distribution Agreement with Plantronics

SYNNEX Corporation announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Plantronics to bring its best-in-class communications products and value-added services to the IT Channel. SYNNEX offers Plantronics' robust portfolio of products including its headsets, speakerphones, telephones, and wearable devices, complemented by a new suite of services to support Unified Communications (UC) for its resellers. The agreement enhances offerings within the SYNNEX CONVERGESolv Secure Networking group, which allows resellers to build their customers' networks, add applications to the network and secure each network seamlessly. Along with delivering Plantronics' communications products to resellers, SYNNEX offers a suite of solutions featuring the Plantronics Manager Pro for vendor-hosted and direct-hosted solutions, which leverages a cloud-based architecture to give IT managers easy-to-use tools to configure settings and update audio device software and firmware for end-users across the enterprise. Beyond enriching SYNNEX' UC platform, the agreement rounds out its recently launched Hosted Avaya IP Office cloud solution, which gives resellers the option to move from a referral agent model to a recurring monthly service model, providing the opportunity for long-term, recurring revenue streams. In addition to its agreement in the US, Plantronics has maintained a collaborative relationship with SYNNEX Canada and continues to work closely to help generate strong reseller relationships within Canada's CONVERGESolv group.

Plantronics Announces New High Performance Headsets and Digital Processors

Plantronics announced a new family of contact center headset solutions designed for the future and built on experience. The Plantronics EncorePro 500 Series is an all-new generation of headsets for customer service centers and offices that deliver greater comfort for all-day wearing, superior noise-canceling for clearer calls, and increased reliability to help manage costs. In addition, the company announced their next-generation DA Series USB digital audio processors for Plantronics headsets that deliver a more complete audio experience by providing context for every call. With these new Plantronics customer service solutions, organizations improve metrics, attract and retain Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) and create a better customer experience. The series includes the following models: EncorePro 510/520 (dedicated over-the-head), EncorePro 530 (over-the-ear) and EncorePro 540 (convertible), the latter is unique in its simple design and high-performance audio no matter what the preferred wearing style. All models support wideband audio. The new Plantronics digital audio processors are designed to connect Plantronics quick disconnect headsets to computers through a USB port. Some incorporate user controls like the ability to answer a call, mute the call and adjust volume. All support Noise @ Work, based on Plantronics SoundGuard(R) digital technology. Not only are CSRs protected from sounds above 118 dBA, but anti-startle protection detects and eliminates sudden increase in sound and Time Weighted Average (TWA) measurement which manages average daily sound exposure for CSRs. The combination of the Plantronics EncorePro 500 Series, Plantronics digital audio adapters, and Plantronics Hub means that events and metrics occurring during the interaction with the customer are actionable; they are exposed in real-time through the API and made available through an SDK to call routing systems and third party applications. This makes possible new efficiencies in a range of areas, such as automation of agent status updates, screen-locking for security when a headset is disconnected, dashboard management of headset inventory and warranty status, tracking of agent use of physical call controls and supervisor alerts to conversational conflict between agent and caller. Alliance partner integrations with vendors such as Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Aspect, Avaya, Cisco, Genesys, Interactive Intelligence and additional third-party software application vendors are expected to enter market during 2015. The new EncorePro 540 (convertible) and Encore 530 (over-the-ear) models are immediately available. EncorePro 510/520 (dedicated over-the-head monaural and binaural models) will be available in both noise-canceling and voice tube versions in December. The DA-80 USB Digital Audio Processor will ship in December with additional models following a short-time later.

Plantronics, Inc., Board Meeting, Aug 27, 2014

Plantronics, Inc., Board Meeting, Aug 27, 2014. Agenda: To approve interim dividend.


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