New Plantronics Savi 430 Wireless Headset Delivers Brilliant Voice Quality and Extended Mobility for Unified Communications

Integration with Applications from Avaya, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Shoretel and Skype Provides Advanced Calling Features and Easy Set-Up

SANTA CRUZ, C.A., – May 25, 2010 – Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) today expanded its award-winning Unified Communication product portfolio with the Plantronics Savi 430®, the industry’s first wireless PC headset with a DECT™ USB adapter. The Plantronics Savi 430 provides on-campus professionals with unmatched wideband audio quality for clear, natural sounding voice conversations on the PC and greater range through the use of DECT wireless technology.

The Plantronics Savi 430 helps IT departments enhance user experiences by delivering full call control functions, such as remote call answer/end, for UC applications from partners such as Avaya, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft and Skype. It provides easy set-up with these applications, so IT departments won’t be burdened by support requests.

Landline Audio Quality with Bluetooth® Portability

Designed for professionals who travel frequently within a corporate campus, the Plantronics Savi 430 is ideal for those who use laptops or netbooks for voice, video and data communications. Its lightweight, noise-cancelling headset and DECT USB adapter provide brilliant audio and up to 300 feet of range. DECT is a voice-dedicated frequency that is not compromised by interference from other wireless devices or Wi-Fi. The dedicated bandwidth also ensures density issues do not impact audio quality.

“With the Savi 430, users can feel confident that their voice is being delivered clearly and naturally, whether they are on a Skype call or WebEx meeting,” said Elizabeth Bastiaanse Hamren, vice president of Product Marketing at Plantronics. “And the one-step setup and advanced calling features on the headset make PC-based communications a more intuitive, familiar experience.”

The DECT USB adapter has180-degree articulation and folds neatly for portability as users carry their laptop from building to building. The over-the-ear wearing style provides all-day comfort. Adaptive power usage ensures extended talk time and users can conference in as many as three additional Savi headsets on a call.

Plantronics Savi 430 supports softphones from partners including Avaya, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Shoretel and Skype. For more information and a complete list, visit

Pricing and Availability

The Plantronics Savi 430 is currently available through authorized Plantronics resellers and and has an MSRP of $279.95.

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