is a household
and is used
is a publicly
held company (NYSE: PLT) and has offices in 20 countries.
They offer a variety of headsets for business, home
and home office, and mobile headsets.
began as a small company making lightweight headsets
for better pilot communication. This was a time
when existing headsets were large and clunky and were
so impractical for midair usage, that many
pilots were switching back to microphones. It
was not long after Plantronics'
entrance into the market that it would become the FAA's
selected sole headset supplier for air traffic controllers.
Soon after, Plantronics would enter the space arena,
where reliable portable communications were also lacking.
In conjunction with NASA, Plantronics designed a headset
that would be used in the upcoming Mercury-Atlas 8 mission.
Neil Armstrong's famous words; "That's one small step
for man; one giant leap for mankind" came to us by way
of Plantronics headset technology. In fact, while Plantronincs
is now a leader in Bluetooth
headsets some of their more popular headsets, such
as the Voyager
series, and Explorer
series are clearly named after early role in space-flight
Technology / Environment
has also been a leader in environmentally responsible
corporate citizenship. Some of these achievements include;
Acheived full RoHS (Restriction of the Use of
Certain Hazardous Substances) compliance (Plantronics
was one of the first to achieve this)
Installed the largest solar panel in Santa
(reducing C02 emissions by 465,000 pounds)
Was at the forefront in compliance with Europe's
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Uses printing and packaging materials that are
Has acheived ISO 9001 and 14001 certification
manufacturing facility in Mexico and manufacturing
and design center China have been recognized as
icons of environment-friendly operations.
Here are some of Plantronics'
headsets & other products: