Category Archives: Innovations

Plantronics Extends Reach in Communications Environment

Plantronics has been focusing in recent years on capturing new opportunities as the communication landscape shifts to the cloud. As communications, and the technologies designed to deliver them, shift in response a workforce increasingly in motion, the opportunities to add value with our solutions have multiplied. Plantronics has always been a leader in providing innovative, high-quality headsets to large enterprises and contact centers. But as the … Continue reading Plantronics Extends Reach in Communications Environment »

Microsoft looks to Plantronics for Guidance on Cloud Voice Adoption

As a veteran of the Microsoft Voice Team responsible for launching the company’s journey into becoming a leader in UC, and in recent years working with ecosystem partners, it’s always been so exciting to participate in Microsoft Ignite.  As Microsoft’s biggest customer-facing event, it always feels like the “real deal” hearing directly from customers what they are looking for to enhance their IT environments. It’s … Continue reading Microsoft looks to Plantronics for Guidance on Cloud Voice Adoption »

What Does Innovation Sound Like? Ask the ‘Father of Bluetooth’

This year marks the thirteenth anniversary that Dr. Jaap Haartsen was issued the patent for Bluetooth; a nearly ubiquitous technology synonymous with mobility and a mobile lifestyle. His colleagues borrowed Bluetooth’s name from the 10th century King of Denmark, King Harald Bluetooth, who was famous for uniting Scandinavia. But if Dr. Haartsen had his way, we might all be calling it “Piccolo.” Jaap explains that … Continue reading What Does Innovation Sound Like? Ask the ‘Father of Bluetooth’ »

SXSW 2017 voting is on! PLT presos are all about innovation & bleeding-edge tech

The organizers who pull together South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual Austin, Texas-based conference that celebrates the convergence of technology, film, and music, are closing in on who they’d like to have speak at the 2017 event. Needless to say, we have our fingers crossed that one or more of our candidates will be offered an invite. A part of this decision-making process is a … Continue reading SXSW 2017 voting is on! PLT presos are all about innovation & bleeding-edge tech »

How to hear and be heard with Skype for Business in an open space workplace

Noise is distracting at work Today, changes in the workplace have introduced new levels of noise that were absent just a few years ago. Effective noise management is now a business imperative that extends from inside the office walls to anywhere work happens.  Rising costs have put pressure on organizations to consolidate their office space. At the same time, companies in many industries have realized … Continue reading How to hear and be heard with Skype for Business in an open space workplace »

Your Plantronics Headset is WebRTC-READY

WebRTC makes for better and more effortless communication, but there are a few considerations to ensure optimal experience with your WebRTC-Ready Plantronics headset. Instead of relying on Adobe Flash to compress and stream audio, WebRTC audio applications will rely on the browser’s native audio compression and streaming capabilities. This should lead to better audio quality for all participants in terms of hearing a call, listening … Continue reading Your Plantronics Headset is WebRTC-READY »