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									Why Purchase Headsets for 3Com NBX, and Why Plantronics?
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Why Headsets / Why Plantronics? 3Com Headset Product Line, features & benefits
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Office – be comfortable using NBX systems PC – not just for telephony

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Highlights
3Com partner Plantronics...
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Is the World Leader in Communications Headsets
Has Unrivaled Experience in Providing Call Centers with Premier Headsets and Services Is Positioned to Seize Growth Opportunities in Emerging Market Segments: Office, Mobile, Computer and Home Dependent on Strong Partnerships Has Delivered Strong Financial Performance

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40 Years of Expertise
Total Focus on Headsets

Plantronics’ Product Leadership  Ergonomics  Sound Quality  Comfort  Compatibility  Durability

Plantronics’ Marketing Edge  Understanding Market Needs  Solid Partner: 3Com  Superior Customer Service

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Office Market Segment
Major Thrust: Increase Headset Adoption
Addressable Market (millions)

Growth Drivers
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Low Penetration Productivity Demands

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Ergonomics
Professionals Leading Adoption

200 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0

20 25 35

U.S. Home Business Use U.S. Small Office / Home Office U.S. Corporate

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Rest of the World Corporate

Call Center

Office

Sources: Gartner, Renaissance Worldwide Strategy, Inc.

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PC Headset Market
PCs online in U.S. 107,510,000
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26% Interactive Chat/ Conferences using text 23% Playing Interactive Games 21% Downloading Music /Streaming Audio/video 6% Interactive Chat/Conferences using voice 5% Making Voice phone call over the internet 30% Doing All 5 26% Doing All Except Music

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Source: MetaFacts, Inc.

Market Drivers
Legislation from OSHA: Companies may be liable for workers’ repetitive stress injuries Headsets specifically mentioned in legislation language

Health and Comfort: Local hands-free legislation and Potential radiation concerns Headsets address consumer needs

Technology: Emergence of voice recognition Headsets mean best clarity, fewest errors

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Hollywood: Headsets were placed in over 50 movies and television shows in the last 90 days Headsets are now mainstream with many consumers

3Com Headset Office Product Line
Encore®

H91 H101

H101N

TriStar® H81

M12 Vista™
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CA10

Selecting the Best Headset Top
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Headset Top Features
Two Basic Styles
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Behind the Ear
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TriStar – H81 VoiceTube

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Over the Head
Sound in One Ear (monaural) Encore – H91 VoiceTube or Noise-Canceling
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Sound in Both Ears (binaural) Encore – H101 VoiceTube or Noise-Canceling
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M12 Vista Hearing Comfort & Safety
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SoundGuard® Plus™ Benefits:
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Greater Intelligibility, Natural Sound Maximum Sound Level Protection

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Quality
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Plantronics’ State-of-the-Art “Compression Technology” Delivers all the Natural Timbre of the Human Voice While Protecting Against Annoying Tones

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M12 Vista Amplifier Features

Battery door

Mute switc h Headset / handset toggle Receive volume control

Switch setting cover

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Headset PC Product Line
DSP 400

DSP 100
DSP 300

DA50

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PC Headsets Features & Benefits
Digitally-Enhanced USB PC Headsets from Plantronics!!! Demonstrated interoperability with NBX pcXset Softphone

Plantronics superior quality, digitally-enhanced/USB headsets for the PC and Mac. They represent a combined hardware and software solution for internet telephony, music, DVDs, games and speech recognition.
Plantronics applied its 40 years of experience in lightweight communication equipment to design and manufacture digitally enhanced headsets — incorporating both USB connectivity and digital signal processing (DSP). Available only from Plantronics, these Mac- and PC-compatible headsets provide three main benefits over their conventional analog cousins:

 The digital USB interface produces a crisper, cleaner signal.  DSP technology enhances and optimizes audio for specific applications.  Plantronics’ proprietary software interface lets you launch and control your music, games, speech recognition, and Internet voice applications from a single interface as well as control the microphone and audio properties. DSP-100 Digitally-Enhanced USB Speech Recognition Headset & Software
DSP-300 Digitally-Enhanced USB Lightweight Stereo Headset & Software DSP-400 Digitally-Enhanced USB Foldable Stereo Headset & Software

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Great Partnership!

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