Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) is the first headset company to be certified for TCO Certified Headsets 2. . The new certification 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.
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 to120 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 requirements.
All the products listed below are tested and approved to TCO standards:
TCO Certified Headsets 2 is a global certification for Headsets designed for maximum performance, usability and minimal environmental impact.
It shows that Plantronics’ products have passed independent testing for low emissions, superior sound quality and ergonomics with high durability.
Headsets certified under TCO’07 meet TCO Development’s requirements on ergonomics and ecology. Cordless headsets also meet requirements on emissions. TCO Certified Headsets 2 introduces more stringent requirements across these three areas. You can find more information and details on the new standard here. http://www.tcodevelopment.com.
This independent endorsement from a well respected and recognised international body serves to underline the high quality standards with which Plantronics has been manufacturing products for many years. This will help customers make better informed choices about their headset selection.