Plantronics Portfolio of UC Audio Solutions Optimised for Lync 2013 are Certified for Skype for Business

PRESS RELEASE: Plantronics , a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers announced their current portfolio of solutions qualified on Lync 2013 is fully compatible and certified for use with Microsoft’s new Skype for Business (formerly Lync) UC client.

Working closely with Microsoft, Plantronics unified communications (UC) audio devices have met the Skype for Business certification standards ensuring people sound their best when making voice and video calls. Taking into account the importance of compatibility to its customers, Plantronics conducted extensive internal testing to validate that the company’s products performed as expected. Plantronics solutions coupled with Skype for Business gives organisations a trusted audio endpoint that works effortlessly out of the box and provides seamless integration with the Skype for Business communications platform.

Plantronics, a Microsoft Gold Communications Partner, has sold more than 5 million audio devices optimised for Microsoft Lync. This achievement shows that businesses trust Plantronics to deliver high-quality audio for voice and video communications, enabling end-users to collaborate, anytime and anywhere. The company will continue to assist Microsoft in deploying UC audio devices to their customers worldwide by providing them with a variety of resources to help IT managers through all the stages of their deployment.

“We are pleased to see Plantronics deliver solutions for Skype for Business to extend the communications experience and enable people everywhere to connect and achieve more together,” said Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager of Skype for Business Product Marketing at Microsoft.

“As a longtime partner with Microsoft, our UC solutions already worked seamlessly across the Lync platform and we are thrilled that Microsoft certified our solutions for use with Skype for Business. Organisations should expect the same high-quality level of products and service from Plantronics when they adopt Skype for Business,” said Bill Loewenthal, vice president, enterprise product solutions, Plantronics. “With our continued relationship, IT departments benefit from having a trusted vendor for audio solutions that work across multiple environments.”