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Poly Leads Industry with the Most Microsoft Teams Certified Headsets Available

The choice is now yours -- Poly offers 2X more Microsoft Teams certified headsets and personal speakerphones than the next leading provider

Company Release - 7/16/2020 8:00 AM ET

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Plantronics, Inc. ("Poly" – formerly Plantronics and Polycom) (NYSE: PLT), a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, today announced that Poly now has the largest portfolio of Microsoft Teams certified headsets available, offering greater flexibility and choice with more than twenty headsets and personal speakerphones certified for Teams. This solidifies Poly as having the most comprehensive end-to-end suite of Teams certified headsets, video devices, phones and speakerphones available.

Poly offers the most comprehensive end-to-end suite of Microsoft Teams certified headsets, speakerphones, phones and video devices available, including the recently announced Blackwire 8225.

Poly has sold nearly 17 million Microsoft compatible devices over the last three years. Our latest portfolio of certified devices with the dedicated purple Teams button includes the Voyager 4200 Office Series and Voyager 5200 Office Series headsets, Calisto 3200 and 5300 speakerphones,  Blackwire 3300 Series, and the recently announced Blackwire 8225 headsets. The dedicated Teams button allows you to instantly invoke your Teams meeting as well as receive alerts and notifications so you never miss a beat.

"Customers and users need options when they're determining which premium headset or USB audio device they need to get their work done – especially as we navigate new working environments like our kitchen tables," said Christine Roberts, senior vice president and general manager of enterprise headsets, Poly. "When it comes to high-quality options that seamlessly integrate with Microsoft Teams, no one else can give you as much choice and flexibility as Poly."

With the significant increase in home working here to stay, our need to collaborate at a distance will remain essential. As such, Microsoft Teams usage continues to skyrocket, having gone from 32 million users in early March 20201 to 75 million users by April 20202, creating an even greater need for Teams integrated devices.

"As distance and remote working continues for many organizations, the need for a wide variety of UCC integrated devices, including Microsoft Teams, will remain a top priority," said Alaa Sayed, industry director, Frost and Sullivan. "No other vendor comes close to Poly's deep portfolio of Teams certified devices for home, office, and everywhere in between. Poly's ability to offer simple, flexible and reliable communications endpoints is just one of the reasons Poly continues to be a leading provider of global enterprise headsets."

Poly's portfolio offers Teams certified devices ranging from wireless DECT™ headset systems like Savi 8200 Office and UC Series, to premium Bluetooth® headsets that connect to PCs and mobiles like the Voyager family, to portable USB speakerphones like Calisto 5300. All certified products have been rigorously tested and Microsoft certified to ensure the best audio and user experience and have been thoughtfully designed to work flexibly and seamlessly with Microsoft Teams – creating a one-stop shop for your organization's collaboration device needs whether you're a Microsoft Teams aficionado or just starting your journey to leverage Microsoft Teams.

For a full list of Poly Microsoft Teams certified devices now available for order and shipping, please visit here for more information.

About Poly
Plantronics, Inc. ("Poly" – formerly Plantronics and Polycom) (NYSE: PLT) is a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration. Poly combines legendary audio expertise and powerful video and conferencing capabilities to overcome the distractions, complexity and distance that make communication in and out of the workplace challenging. Poly believes in solutions that make life easier when they work together and with our partners' services. Our headsets, software, desk phones, audio and video conferencing, analytics and services are used worldwide and are a leading choice for every kind of workspace. For more information visit www.Poly.com.

Poly, the propeller design, and the Poly logo are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use by Plantronics, Inc. is under license.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Shannon Shamoon
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Shannon.Shamoon@poly.com

1 "Microsoft announces new Teams features as usage skyrockets nearly 40 percent in a week" (The Verge, March 2020)
2 "Microsoft Teams now has 75 million daily active users" (Business Insider, April 2020).

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