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Plantronics Advances to Preferred Solution Developer in UC Category of Cisco Developer Network Program

December 12, 2012

Plantronics (News - Alert) has been advanced to the position of a Preferred Solution Developer in the Cisco Developer Network Program in the Unified Communications (UC) technology category.

The company specializes in audio communications technology and has created innovative products that enhance the way businesses and consumers communicate. Plantronics supplies UC solutions, Bluetooth headsets and other devices and solutions to businesses, 911 dispatch, air traffic control and the New York Stock Exchange.

The aim of the Cisco (News - Alert) Developer Network is to unite Cisco with all its third-party developers of hardware and software. This will enable the delivery of tested interoperable solutions to joint customers.

In its capacity as a Preferred Solution Developer, Plantronics will synergize its capabilities with that of Cisco to enhance the interoperability features with Cisco networking solutions.

Plantronics, like Cisco, strives to enhance customer service and satisfaction. The firm has completed interoperability verification testing based on criteria specified by Cisco, and is capable of delivering customer support 24 hours a day, five days a week.

The company offers optimized products including Savi 700 Series, Blackwire 300/400/600 Series, CS500 Series, Voyager PRO UC and Calisto 800 Series audio devices. These are listed as CDN tested compatible in the Cisco Developer Network Marketplace Solutions Catalog.

Customers will now be able to deploy Cisco Compatible business applications, devices or services easily and rapidly, and benefit from the optimized performance and management of their Cisco network.

Recently, Plantronics was honored with a ‘Visionary Award’ at WebRTC Conference and EXPO 2012, held at the South San Francisco Conference Center. The award identifies innovation designed as a framework for third-party innovation, and was delivered by TMC (News - Alert), an integrated media company, Systemwide Media, an integrated marketing company and PKE Consulting, a company that provides strategic consulting at the intersection of computing and networking.

Plantronics delivered a keynote presentation at the inaugural WebRTC Conference and announced the first headset integration with WebRTC at the event. Seamless integration of Plantronics headsets into a WebRTC call flow was demonstrated by Joe Burton, CTO and SVP of technology, development and strategy at Plantronics, and Cary Bran, the company’s senior director of Advanced Software Integration.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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