Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in wearable technology, was awarded the 2013 American Technology Award in the Consumer Electronics Category by the TechAmerica Foundation. The American Technology Awards recognized the best products and services from across the technology industry at the gala event in Washington, D.C. last week. The Plantronics Voyager Legend UC headset was awarded as “Best Of” in the Consumer Electronics category. "We are committed to delivering product innovation that solves real world needs for our customers and it's an honor to be recognized,” said Renee Niemi, senior vice president, Communications Solutions at Plantronics. “Creating products that deliver outstanding audio with context for home, work and play is our daily passion." The Plantronics Voyager Legend UC connects to a laptop, mobile phone or tablet via direct Bluetooth® or using the included USB adapter. The Voyager Legend UC has three precisely tuned microphones and enhanced digital signal processing (DSP) that optimize your voice and minimize noise caused by wind, movement, and background sounds. Industry-first Smart Sensor™ technology intuitively directs calls to your phone or headset and allows you to automatically answer by placing the headset on your ear. The Voyager Legend proactively delivers voice alerts to keep you informed of battery level, connection status and announces caller name. The headset also takes voice commands such as “pair”, “answer” or “ignore” to keep you in control of your technology. The winners were awarded on the basis of a thorough evaluation by industry experts and technology leaders. “We congratulate Plantronics for their outstanding work and their commitment to innovation,” said Shawn Osborne, the TechAmerica Foundation Chairman. “We thank them for their contribution to the growth and innovation of our vibrant industry.” The winners were announced at the Technology and Government gala dinner, the premier Washington, D.C. technology networking event, in front of hundreds of industry and government leaders. The Technology and Government Dinner was held at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., June 20, 2013. About Plantronics - Simply Smarter Communications® 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 911 dispatch, air traffic control and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660. Plantronics, Simply Smarter Communications, Smart Sensors and Voyager Legend are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. The Bluetooth trademark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of the mark by Plantronics, Inc. is under license. All other trademarks are property of the respective owners.