Joe Burton, CTO and executive vice president of Plantronics (NYSE:PLT), was recently named a WebRTC pioneer by the organizers of WebRTC Conference & Expo. WebRTC Pioneer Award recipients were selected based on their visionary contributions to the rapid growth of WebRTC, the browser-to-browser communications technology being used in innovative business applications for improved customer service and collaboration.

"One could argue that Plantronics has been in the business of 'WebRTC' long before there was a defined industry,” said Dave Rodriguez, president, TMC. “Under Joe Burton's leadership, Plantronics has been a pioneer in delivering communications devices and solutions that create seamless interaction over any network between people anywhere on the globe. On behalf of the entire WebRTC World and WebRTC Conference & Expo teams, I can say that no recipient was more deserving of this honor than Joe."

Burton’s innovations team, led by Cary Bran, vice president, Innovation and New Ventures, were the first to develop and release source code to integrate headset functionality for WebRTC environments, including call control and contextual data such as proximity and state information.

For more information on Plantronics’ WebRTC efforts or to download its WebRTC source code, please visit

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 or call (800) 544-4660.

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