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  1. 1. Bridging the Unified Communications gap Xander Kupers Sales Manager Netherlands Plantronics
  2. 2. What is the UC gap? <ul><li>The PC is the principal data platform for unifying communications – </li></ul><ul><li>yet it was not designed for voice communications. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lacks high-quality input/output for voice: simple built-in speakers and no-frills microphone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Frustrating to get low-quality voice, i.e. static, cutting in or out, dropped audio, tinny sound, digitized voice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entry level audio codec on Bluetooth stack </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some PC features complicate UC calling: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Security lock out </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple audio programs AND telephony play simultaneously; no audio hierarchy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not the ‘phone’ people are used to </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy issues </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Bridging the UC gap <ul><li>Providing hands-free communication </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling clearer calls </li></ul><ul><li>Offering superior audio quality, reliability, and a range of choices </li></ul>Plantronics audio devices enhance the PC as a voice platform – ensuring that you receive the most performance possible from UC.
  4. 4. Plantronics: the clear call <ul><li>Plantronics is the clear leader in voice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50 years of industry experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong relationships with phone manufacturers, PC software makers, and leaders in the latest VoIP and Internet multimedia technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compatibility with all UC devices and platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology enhances UC </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Plantronics – certified for Microsoft Lync <ul><li>Delivering products certified for Microsoft OCS and now Lync </li></ul><ul><li>Adhering to the latest standards required by Microsoft… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plug & Play </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wideband Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noise cancellation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And more.. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy saving mode </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple device connectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio mixing capabilities </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Product portfolio for Microsoft Lync <ul><li>The 4 different Unified Communication portfolio’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackwire corded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voyager Bluetooth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Savi DECT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calisto USB </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Plantronics UC portfolio <ul><li>Blackwire – corded (mass deployment) </li></ul><ul><li>200 series – entry level headset </li></ul><ul><li>Noise- cancelling microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for large UC deployments </li></ul><ul><li>Blackwire – corded (mobile worker) </li></ul><ul><li>400 series – mid-level headset </li></ul><ul><li>Portable – including carrying case </li></ul><ul><li>Used for voice & multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Blackwire – corded (voice intensive knowledge workers) </li></ul><ul><li>600 series – premium headset </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for all day comfort </li></ul><ul><li>Optimized audio with dynamic EQ </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Plantronics UC portfolio <ul><li>Voyager – cordless – Bluetooth </li></ul><ul><li>Voyager Pro UC – award-winning premium BT headset…Now even better! </li></ul><ul><li>Dual microphone for supreme NC </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-point connectivity (both PC & mobile) </li></ul><ul><li>Presence status change on multiple platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Don on/off sensor technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto answer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Escalate chat to call </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PC lock capability when out of range </li></ul><ul><li>New mini-USB dongle </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Plantronics UC portfolio <ul><li>Savi – cordless – DECT </li></ul><ul><li>Savi Office convertible & over the ear </li></ul><ul><li>Cross device. Cross Platforms. Cross Applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Seamlessly switch & mix between hard- and softphone calls </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 4 headsets per base station </li></ul><ul><li>Savi – cordless – DECT </li></ul><ul><li>Savi W430 over the ear </li></ul><ul><li>DECT dongle – plug & play </li></ul><ul><li>Best in class audio in a portable form factor </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Plantronics UC portfolio <ul><li>Calisto – USB (mobile worker who prefers traditional handset) </li></ul><ul><li>Calisto 210 – USB handset </li></ul><ul><li>speakerphone </li></ul><ul><li>Ergonomically designed </li></ul><ul><li>Calisto – USB (knowledge workers & collaboration) </li></ul><ul><li>Calisto 420 – USB speakerphone </li></ul><ul><li>Full duplex with 360 degree pickup. </li></ul><ul><li>Carry case included for portability </li></ul><ul><li>Calisto – USB (knowledge worker) </li></ul><ul><li>Calisto 540 – USB phone </li></ul><ul><li>LCD displays caller ID and dial stream </li></ul><ul><li>Full duplex speakerphone </li></ul><ul><li>Calisto – USB (knowledge & home worker) </li></ul><ul><li>Calisto 8xx – USB smart conference device </li></ul><ul><li>Multidevice (hardphone, softphone, mobile) connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Use speakerphone, Wireless mic or (optional) Bluetooth headset </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Plantronics UC portfolio – in summary Voyager series – Bluetooth headsets Savi series – DECT headsets External link to Microsoft USB peripherals: Blackwire series – corded headsets Calisto – USB devices
  12. 12. Reliability, Service & Support <ul><li>Nearly 50 years reputation for reliability, highest manufacturing standards, industry’s most comprehensive product testing </li></ul><ul><li>Industry’s most extensive and experienced global support team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free world-class product support, 24x5 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service programs to meet your needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Replacements direct with Plantronics or via your trusted supplier </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Best-in-Industry warranties </li></ul>
  13. 13. What can we do for you? <ul><li>Documentation: </li></ul><ul><li>Leave your details and you will receive Lync optimized brochure and compatibility sheet. </li></ul><ul><li>Support : </li></ul><ul><li>Sales manager will assist in RFP, site visits & test deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Service : </li></ul><ul><li>Visit Plantronics UC lab in Hoofddorp, Netherlands to see communication solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>T: 0800 PLANTRONICS (752 6876) from NL </li></ul><ul><li>E: [email_address] </li></ul>
  14. 14. Xander Kupers Sales Manager Netherlands T: +31 6 5249 2834 E: [email_address] Twitter: XanderPLT Thank you for your time