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Plantronics and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Team Up to Deliver Cutting Edge Audio to PlayStation® Gamers

August 11, 2014

Plantronics launches licensed audio solution for RIG for PS4™, PS3®, PS Vita™

COLOGNE, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a global leader in audio communications, today announced it has entered into its first-ever partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to provide advanced audio perfectly optimized for performance with PlayStation®4 (PS4™), PlayStation®3 (PS3®), and PlayStation® Vita (PS Vita™). The new, officially-licensed product, the PlantronicsRIG for PS4™, PS3®, PS Vita™ will be available across Europe, Middle East and Oceania for the 2014 holiday season.

“Whether in the living room or on the go, PlayStation offers immersive gaming experiences, and new, connected ways to enjoy media,” said Judy Ward, peripherals business manager at SCEE. “With its recognized commitment to innovation, Plantronics was a natural partner as we look for solutions that offer the high-quality audio and clear communication essential to deliver the best PlayStation experience.”

Marking Plantronics’s return to the console audio market, the RIG for PS4™, PS3®, PS Vita™ offers performance audio and a competitive advantage – hear your rivals approaching before you’re seen. Featuring the distinctive PS™ logo, the RIG performance gaming headset provides gamers with precision stereo, crystal-clear voice and three EQ profiles: Pure, Intensify and Seismic. The included audio controller lets you create and control your mix of side-chat, soundtrack or calls layered onto game sound, and the ability to easily switch your mic feed between the game and your mobile device.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with SCEE to deliver performance gaming audio for PlayStation gamers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Oceania,” said Gregory Morquin, gaming segment manager with Plantronics. “We’re known for mobile, gaming and entertainment products that offer uncompromising sound, clear two-way chat, and unparalleled comfort. Offering ‘all of the above’ plus the ability to completely customize your gaming experience via the audio controller, the RIG for PS4™, PS3®, PS Vita™ is sure to excite consumers.”

Plantronics, creators of best-selling gaming headsets, offers a slate of audio peripherals to meet the needs of every gamer with products designed for mobile, console and PC.

At this year’s Gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany, visitors will be able to get hands-on with RIG headsets at the PlayStation® booth and experience the difference performance audio makes when used with the Sony PlayStation®4. Additionally, attendees will have a chance to experience RIG at the Plantronics booth (Hall 9 C-054a) within the ESL ZONE, and the MarketPoint meeting room area (Hall 4.2 A021 Pavilion #18).

About Plantronics

Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and various mission critical applications for those on the frontline. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®4 (PS4®) computer entertainment system, PlayStation® Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system, PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system, PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) handheld entertainment system and PSN software and hardware in 109 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE has revolutionized home entertainment since they launched PlayStation® in 1994. PlayStation®4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated social capabilities. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. PS3® is an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PSP® is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games with high-quality full-motion video and high-fidelity stereo audio. SCEE also delivers the PlayStation® experience to open operating systems through PlayStation® Mobile, a cross device platform. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. More information about PlayStation® products can be found at www.playstation.com.

Plantronics and RIG are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. registered in the US and other countries. PlayStation®, PS4, PS3, PS2 and PSP are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.




Plantronics

Lerin O’Neill, 831-458-7595

Senior Manager, Public Relations

lerin.oneill@plantronics.com

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