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06 Mar 2012

Plantronics First Headset Company to Receive New TCO Edge Certification

Plantronics SAVI® 740 Awarded Latest Global Standard for Exceptional Ergonomics and Enhanced Acoustic Quality

CeBIT, Hanover, Germany – 6th March 2012Plantronics Inc. (NYSE: PLT) is the first headset company to be awarded the new TCO Certified Edge Headsets Certification for the Savi® 740 and the Savi® 440 office wireless headsets. This marks the third time Plantronics has been the first headset company to receive TCO Headsets Certification and illustrates its commitment to enhanced acoustic quality and protection, corporate social responsibility and exceptional ergonomics.

TCO Certification is a global scheme designed to advance sustainable IT by influencing the manufacture, use and recycling of IT products to reflect environmental, social and economic responsibility. Baseline TCO certified headsets meet stringent criteria for protection against sound spikes and other acoustic measures. The new, more demanding TCO Edge Certification is the latest headset certification program for enhanced acoustic limiting, the automatic suppression of loud noises to a more comfortable level (102dBA). It takes acoustic protection to the next level by requiring headsets to also limit sudden increases in volume, which can cause discomfort, fatigue and potential hearing loss with repeated exposure. These unwanted noises typically originate from external sources and can cause sudden and unexpected increase in volume, startling the user.

Committed to Corporate Social Responsibility and Simply Smarter Communications

The first headset to receive the new TCO Certified Edge designation is Plantronics’ Savi® 740, the lightest DECT™ headset on the market, allowing the office professional to manage calls coming in from a PC, desk phone, or mobile phone; seamlessly switching between all three as required. It provides the user with up to 120 metres roaming range, and the three headset wearing styles: over the ear, over the head, and behind the neck give users a variety of options for maximum long-term comfort and flexibility. The new TCO Certified Edge designation ensures that Plantronics’ Savi® 740 includes advanced hearing protection features to prevent unnecessary strain, stress and discomfort.

“Everything we do as a company is about innovation and top quality audio in headsets,” says Philip Vanhoutte, SVP and EMEA Managing Director at Plantronics. “The Plantronics Savi 740 headset is the first TCO Certified Edge headset complying with such demanding enhanced acoustic limiting and we are proud to receive this prestigious award from TCO Development. Being the first headset company awarded, three times in a row, is a true testament to our commitment to environmental compliance at the highest level.”

Plantronics was the first headset company to achieve the initial TCO certification – TCO’07 – in March 2007 and the first awarded with its new TCO Certified Headsets 2.0 announced in 2011. Over 100 Plantronics headsets have been TCO certified, which is the largest amount of headsets certified in TCO Development history.

“Plantronics shares our drive to push the boundaries of sustainable IT and ensure that each life cycle is carried out with regard to environmental, social and economic responsibility,” comments Sören Enholm, CEO at TCO Development. “Our main goal is to make it easy to choose IT products designed to meet these sustainability objectives, and Plantronics does just that by demonstrating excellence in ergonomics, environment, plus with our new Edge Certification: enhanced acoustic limiting.”

TCO Certified Edge will shortly be available on other products in the Savi® 700 series and the CS500 series. The Blackwire® 435 is also undergoing laboratory assessment and environmental audit prior to be issued with TCO certification.

Pricing and Availability

The Savi 700 series is priced from £261 to £289 / 349€ to 379€ ex VAT, depending on headset wearing style. The Savi 440 is £199 / 249€ ex VAT, the Blackwire 435 is £79 / 99€ ex VAT and the CS500 series is priced at £199 / 269€ ex VAT. All headsets are available now.

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