New TCO Certified Headsets Programme Announced - Plantronics Receives the First Award

By Tco Development And Plantronics Inc, PRNE
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

LONDON, June 22, 2011 -


Plantronics Latest
Office Wireless Headset, Savi®
740, First to Achieve
TCO Certified Headsets 2

Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) is the first headset company to be
certified for TCO Certified Headsets 2. The new certification,
launched today, is awarded to headsets that are designed for
maximum performance, usability and have minimal environmental
impact. It builds on the foundations of the existing TCO’07
certification programme with emphasis on sustainability,
environmental compliance and corporate social responsibility.
Headsets that are TCO Certified are third party tested for low
emissions, superior sound quality and high durability.

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The first headset to receive the new TCO certification is
Plantronics Savi® 740, the lightest DECT™ headset on the market,
allowing the office professional to manage calls coming in from a
PC, desk phone, or mobile phone; seamlessly switching between all
three as required. It provides the user with up to 120 metres
roaming range, and the three headset wearing styles: over the ear,
over the head, and behind the neck give users a variety of options
for maximum long-term comfort and flexibility.

Plantronics was the first headset company to achieve the initial
TCO certification - TCO’07 - in March 2007 and currently over 100
Plantronics headsets carry the TCO’07 label - this is twice as many
as any other headset manufacturer. Now all new Plantronics
headsets, launched earlier this month, including those in the Savi
700 Series, Savi 400 Series, CS500™ Series as well as the
Blackwire® 435 are currently undergoing assessment for the new TCO
Certified Headsets 2 and within the next year all of Plantronics
products will undergo the necessary tests to comply with the latest

Philip Vanhoutte, SVP and EMEA Managing Director of Plantronics,
comments “We are delighted and very proud to have been awarded
the new latest TCO certification, this endorsement is a true
independent testament to our drive to design and manufacturer
products of the highest quality.

Sören Enholm, CEO at TCO Development, says To achieve
the new TCO Certified Headsets 2 companies need to demonstrate a
commitment to sustainable practices across the business as a whole
alongside fulfilling our environmental and ergonomic requirements
for the products themselves. Plantronics shows a dedicated
commitment to maintaining environmentally responsible processes and
succeeds in developing products that are both ergonomically,
acoustically and environmentally sound.


Plantronics Savi 700 series is priced from £261 to £289 ex VAT,
depending on headset wearing style and is available from June 2011
through Plantronics authorised retailers. For more information
about all the new headset systems, the various configurations
available to customers, and pricing, please click href="">here

About TCO Development

TCO Development is the company behind TCO Certified - the
worldwide-recognized usability and eco label for ICT products.
 TCO Certified is a third party certification for high
performance ICT products that are also designed for minimal
environmental impact. The TCO certification program covers
computers, displays, projectors and phone headsets. Energy
efficiency, reduction of hazardous substances, CSR and usability
are key elements of all TCO Certified products. Since 1992, the TCO
certification has made it easy to choose technology designed for
both usability and the environment. TCO Development is owned by TCO
(The Swedish Confederation for Professional Employees) and
headquartered in Stockholm Sweden.
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About Plantronics - Simply Smarter

Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for
businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio
technology for 50 years, creating innovative products that allow
people to simply communicate. From unified communication solutions
to Bluetooth® headsets, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal
experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every
company in the Fortune 100, as well as emergency dispatch, air
traffic control and the New York Stock Exchange. For more
information, please visit


Rowland Harding
Account Manager
Tel: +44(0)20-7067-0476

TCO Development
Birgitta Halvarsson
Director Communications
Tel direct: +46(0)8-782-9118
Mobile: +46(0)70-377-56-03

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