Plantronics Makes “Plug and Play” Unified Communications a Reality with New Product Portfolio


The MDA200 Enables Instant Multifunctional Capabilities for Plantronics Devices

Santa Cruz, CA, September 21, 2011 - Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today announced it is expanding its product line to include a new category of devices designed to help companies migrate from traditional desk phone-only usage to a unified communications (UC) infrastructure. The products that enable this transition include a new multi-device adapter, the MDA200, plus corded and wireless USB adapters.

The Plantronics UC Enabler products are designed to maximize an IT department’s original investment in traditional voice communications, such as desk phones and audio communication devices. A great desk-based option for flex/hoteling environments, the MDA200 supports corded or wireless USB headsets and allows users to answer, end, hold and switch between calls from any connected device at the touch of a button.

“Organizations today need flexibility and new ways to leverage existing technology,” said Bill Loewenthal, Vice President, Unified Communications, Plantronics. “The MDA200 provides flexibility and enables companies to leverage their existing Plantronics audio devices. No matter which headset is being used - corded, wireless DECT or Bluetooth, the MDA200 can connect enterprise workers to both their softphone and their desk phone.”

The MDA200 ensures IT departments can leverage their existing devices while they pilot, test or deploy softphones from leading UC vendors including Avaya®, Cisco®, IBM® and Microsoft®. The UC Enabler Category also includes a range of USB adapters, for both corded and wireless headsets, that are designed to turn nearly any Plantronics headset into a USB device.

UC Enabler Portfolio

  • MDA200 - a multi-device adapter that connects to a deskphone and a computer. MSRP $129.95
  • DA Series - adapters that convert Plantronics corded audio devices to USB. MSRP $59.00 - $120.00
  • BT300 - a wireless Bluetooth USB adapter that connects a Bluetooth headset to a computer. MSRP $99.95
  • D100 - a wireless DECT USB adapter that connects any Plantronics Savi or CS500 DECT headset to a computer. MSRP $120.00

For more information, please visit: http://www.plantronics.com/us/new/

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 www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics, BT300, D100, MDA200 and Simply Smarter Communications 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. All other trademarks are the property of the respective owners.

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