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Plantronics' New Software for Mac Provides Freedom and Mobility for Skype UsersThe Industry's First Software Solution to Support Audio Device Control for Skype on Mac (October 13, 2011)
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/13/11 -- Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a leader in audio communications, today announced that it supports call management for Skype® on a Mac®. This gives Skype users the ability to easily control calls when using their wireless Plantronics® headsets. Adjusting the call volume, muting or answering a call while roaming freely improves the overall Skype communication experience.
The software, coupled with Plantronics' wireless audio devices renowned for sound quality, comfort, and ease-of-use, enables users to continue their conversations on Skype even when they step away from their Mac. This industry-first functionality ensures a professional-grade communications experience when using Skype on a Mac.
"Mac users make up an enormous and growing portion of the business community, and their desire to communicate using VoIP is increasing accordingly," said Amy Huson, director of Marketing, Plantronics. "Plantronics has extensive experience enabling PC based communications for enterprises and integrating with leading unified communications platforms. We couldn't be more pleased to extend similar expertise in call control to Mac users. Mac fans are now free to roam while using Skype without having to step back to their computer to interface with a screen just to end a call or turn up the volume; clearly a much more intuitive and efficient way to both work and communicate."
Plantronics Spokes for Mac 1.01 supports Skype v5.1 or higher, Apple Mac OS X v10.6.8 Snow Leopard®, Apple Mac OS X v10.7 Lion, and many of Plantronics' most popular products, including the award-winning Voyager® PRO UC, the Savi® office series, and wired Blackwire® devices. Plantronics Spokes software for Mac is available now on Plantronics Download and Apps page.
As part of the Spokes for Mac launch, Plantronics has expanded its online user forum, the Sounding Board, to include the Mac community. Please visit the Plantronics Sounding Board for Mac OS X to join the conversation.
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 www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.
Plantronics, Simply Smarter Communications, Blackwire, Savi, Spokes and Voyager are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. Mac, Apple, OS X, Snow Leopard, and Lion are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. The Bluetooth trademark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of the mark by Plantronics, Inc. is under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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