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[December 10, 2012]

Plantronics Honored with a Visionary Award at the WebRTC Conference & Expo

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Plantronics (News - Alert) (NYSE: PLT) today announced it was recognized at WebRTC Conference & EXPO with a Visionary Award from TMC, a global, integrated media company, Systemwide Media and PKE Consulting. The company recently announced the first headset integration with WebRTC and delivered a keynote presentation at the inaugural WebRTC Conference.

Joe Burton, CTO and SVP of technology, development and strategy, Plantronics and Cary Bran, Senior Director of Advanced Software Integration at Plantronics, demonstrated seamless integration of Plantronics headsets into a WebRTC call flow.

"Plantronics is on the forefront of unleashing the power of WebRTC," said Rich Tehrani (News - Alert), CEO at TMC. "The company's open APIs allow tight coupling of headset state and application functionality and moreover allow the new wave of WebRTC-based solutions to communicate seamlessly over bluetooth to Plantronics headsets."

For a technical perspective on the integration and sample code for Plantronics' WebRTC integration, please visit the Plantronics Developers Connection and read Cary Bran's blog on Integrating Plantronics Call Control with WebRTC

The WebRTC Conference & Expo Demonstrations and Awards was the highlight of the event with live demonstrations of applications and solutions utilizing WebRTC and culminated with six awards being presented. Phil Edholm of PKE Consulting, Carl Ford of Crossfire Media, Martin Geddes of Martin Geddes Consulting LTD, Blair Pleasant (News - Alert) of COMMFusion, and Dean Bubley of Disruptive Analysis acted as judges for the three hour event.

"When we decided to include these demos as part of our program, our expectation was to see lab work, but in truth we saw demonstrations that are either ready for market trials or already implemented. Plantronics clearly stood out and it was an honor to give them this distinction," said Carl Ford (News - Alert), CEO of Crossfire Media and a judge of the Demo event.

WebRTC Conference and Expo is billed as the event where architects, enablers and users of Web Real-Time Communication (RTC) gather to advance the standards, and discover the most promising emerging applications for WebRTC.

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 or call (800) 544-4660.

About TMC (News - Alert)

TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is read by more than 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

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