Avaya Selects Plantronics as the Preferred Headset Provider for Avaya Unified Communications

Plantronics today announced an expansion of its 40-year business and technology relationship with Avaya to deliver Unified Communications (UC) and Customer Service (CC) solutions that help companies improve business collaboration and reduce operating costs. Plantronics has been named Avaya preferred headset provider to bring unparalleled audio quality, reliability and ease-of-use to enterprise business users. Plantronics and Avaya are working together to jointly introduce future voice solutions that take advantage of Avaya’s suite of collaboration applications to provide a new level of communication intelligence to customers.

Beginning February 9, 2010, Avaya will no longer sell Avaya-branded headsets manufactured by Plantronics. However, Plantronics will continue to manufacture and sell headsets designed for Avaya solutions, and Avaya Germany will continue to purchase headsets directly from Plantronics.

Between now and February 8 it’s business as usual.  On February 9, 2010 Avaya-branded inventory will be shifted to Plantronics brand.  Plantronics will continue to manufacture and sell the same headsets designed for Avaya solutions under the Plantronics name and logo. All these Plantronics headsets will be available for sale through the Plantronics Authorized Distributors and Solution Providers for use with Avaya solutions worldwide.

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