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New Plantronics Wideband Audio Solution Optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

Plantronics SupraPlus Wideband USB Headset Provides Rich Audio, Hands-Free Communications for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 16 - Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT) today announced that the new SupraPlus® Wideband USB professional headset is optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007. SupraPlus Wideband USB provides Office Communicator 2007 users with enhanced wideband audio, reliability and hands-free communications throughout the business day.

Wideband utilizes more than twice the audio bandwidth of conventional telephony to greatly enhance intelligibility. With SupraPlus Wideband USB, professionals using PC-based unified communications (UC) applications for voice over IP (VoIP) get the feeling of true "face-to-face" conversations, resulting in improved business communication and collaboration during audio and video conference calls, and person-to-person calls when initiated through Office Communicator 2007.

"Plantronics is furthering its strategic relationship with Microsoft to develop unified communications solutions that make enterprise communications integrated, life-like and immediate," said Jeffrey Siegel, vice president of Business Development at Plantronics. "Our new wideband solutions are developed specifically to optimize the performance of unified communications environments, helping companies improve collaboration through 'in-person' quality voice fidelity independent of the worker's location."

"Combining Microsoft's unified communications software with Plantronics' SupraPlus Wideband USB offers customers an optimal voice communications experience," said Moz Hussain, director, product management, Unified Communications Group, at Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft's relationship with Plantronics provides the enterprise with new levels of business value, helping to create the highest-quality communication and collaboration experiences."

Plantronics SupraPlus Wideband USB also features integration with Office Communicator 2007's call control features. Users can manage calls through the headset without having to engage their PC softphone. The hands-free flexibility provided by the headset enables professionals to accomplish simultaneous tasks that fill the work day, such as typing an instant message (IM) or e-mail, or researching on the Internet, while on a call.

The headset also provides privacy to business users when listening to unified messaging voice mails via e-mail. Other product features include:

o Enhanced noise-canceling microphone for background noise reduction,
o Bendable click-stop microphone boom for optimal voice pick-up,
o In-line user controls and plug-and-play compatibility for added convenience, and
o Comfortable monaural design for all-day wear.

Extending a Legacy of Communications Excellence

Introduced in 2004, the Plantronics SupraPlus headset family is today the headset of choice among office professionals worldwide for its durability, lightweight design and excellent audio quality. The new SupraPlus Wideband USB exceeds the industry standard for acoustic protection.

The SupraPlus Wideband USB will be available worldwide this winter with a manufacturer's suggested price of $169 and 189 euros. Both will be available through authorized resellers and

Growing Unified Communications Portfolio

Plantronics offers the industry's most complete family of corded and wireless VoIP products for unified communications. Widely recognized for their sound quality, reliability and comfort, Plantronics' VoIP solutions help companies extend the benefits of IP communications throughout the enterprise, fostering better business communication and efficiency. For more information about Plantronics' VoIP-ready products, please visit:

About Plantronics

In 1969, a Plantronics headset carried the historic first words from the moon: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Since then, Plantronics has become the headset of choice for mission-critical applications such as air traffic control, 911 dispatch, and the New York Stock Exchange. Today, this history of Sound Innovation(TM) is the basis for every product we build for the office, contact center, personal mobile, entertainment and residential markets. The Plantronics family of brands includes Plantronics, Altec Lansing and Clarity. For more information, go to or call (800) 544-4660.

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