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Plantronics Wins 2013 American Technology Award

June 25, 2013

The UC market has witnessed some sea changes in the type of products being sold in the last few years. New players have entered the market, with new, advanced products. But some established companies still dominate this market.

One such established player, Plantronics, has announced that the TechAmerica Foundation has awarded the company with the 2013 American Technology Award in the Consumer Electronics Category. Also, the company’s Voyager Legend UC headset secured the “Best Of” award in the Consumer Electronics category. The winners were evaluated by industry experts and technology leaders.

The Plantronics Voyager Legend UC helps users to connect laptop, mobile phone or tablet with the help of direct Bluetooth or a USB adapter. The Voyager Legend UC is made up of microphones and enhanced digital signal processing (DSP) that reduces outside noise.

The company makes use of Smart Sensor technology to enable users to answer a call by placing the headset on their ears. The users are kept informed about battery level and connection status and the technology has the ability to announce caller names.

Plantronics Voyager Legend UC is designed to cater to the evolving needs of mobile professionals. It has great connectivity. It can connect to almost any PC, smartphone or tablet. It has sensors, precisely-tuned audio, voice controls and advanced charging accessories. This effectively means that the user gets one headset for use with numerous devices.

“We are committed to delivering product innovation that solves real world needs for our customers and it's an honor to be recognized,” said Renee Niemi, senior vice president, Communications Solutions at Plantronics. “Creating products that deliver outstanding audio with context for home, work and play is our daily passion.”

Recently, TMC’s Carrie Schmelkin wrote an article on the 50th anniversary of the company where she stated that the company was still going strong in the UC market. Plantronics has been a strong player in this arena since 1961.

Edited by Ryan Sartor