Plantronics Unveils Communications Platform, SMB Initiatives
Plantronics paired up with Cisco to deliver a five-line IP phone with a Plantronics Voyager PRO UC Bluetooth headset.Audio communications specialist Plantronics announced the availability of tools, training events and special product offers as part of an initiative aimed at supporting the communications requirements of small and midsize businesses. Plantronics said it is working with strategic partners, including Cisco, to develop and offer technology solutions for this mobile-focused market segment. The first SMB solution offered as part of the initiative-a Cisco IP Phone paired with a Plantronics Voyager Pro Unified Communications (UC) headset. SMBs and the resellers who supply the market can find the things they need within dedicated areas on Plantronics' Website, including white papers, success stories, special offers, tools and guidance and incentives. From Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, customers, and resellers who are part of the Plantronics Connect Partner Program, are invited to participate in Plantronics' "Be Free to Succeed" campaign to receive free products and sales incentives. In addition, value-added resellers (VARs) who focus on delivering solutions to SMBs are invited to join Plantronics' Connect Partner Program to receive tools, training and information in support of sales efforts.
"We're thrilled to see Plantronics initiating programs designed to meet the communications needs of small and midsize businesses, a key segment for Cisco," said Eren Hussein, director of partner marketing at Cisco. "One of the core benefits of our new communications solution with Plantronics is that it enables more flexibility and mobility for SMBs, allowing owners and operators to spend more time running their businesses and less time hassling with IT."