Plantronics

Written by Charles Peacock
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Plantronics, Inc. is a world leader in the manufacturing and sales of communications headsets. They were the first to bring a lightweight headset to the market in 1962, and have since expanded their line to stay on top of the latest technology. Let's take a look at the history of the company and some of the products they offer.

The History and Mission of Plantronics

For over 40 years, Plantronics has been designing and manufacturing headsets for high-profile companies and users. In fact, Neil Armstrong's famous transmission from the surface of the moon was communicated through one of their headsets. In addition to providing NASA with their products, the company regularly serves many Fortune 500 companies.

Plantronics' main mission is to eliminate cumbersome handsets. They feel that the traditional telephone handset is not a natural way to talk, and that people should be able to communicate freely, as if they weren't on the phone at all. This vision lead them to develop the first lightweight headset, and it has served them well as Internet and wireless communications have exploded.

In addition to producing comfortable-to-use products, Plantronics focuses heavily on sound quality. Their research and development team is constantly working to develop better speaker systems and broadcast frequencies to eliminate things like hiss and static. Their headsets take advantage of the latest in wireless technologies like 900MHz, 2.4GHz, and Bluetooth.


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