Plantronics’ CTO Joe Burton to Keynote at Defrag 2013; Leading Conference on Future Technologies and Human to Computer Interaction

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Joe Burton, CTO and SVP of Technology, Development and Strategy for Plantronics (PLT), a pioneer in wearable technology, will keynote Nov. 5 at Defrag 2013. Defrag serves as a showcase for technology developments expected to emerge in the two, five and 10-year time horizons involving human to computer interaction. Burton’s presentation, entitled “Invisible Infrastructure, Prescient Technology, Meaningful Data: Communications 2025 and Beyond”, will address the technology advances that are reshaping how people communicate and outline the opportunities for creating more personalized, highly tailored experiences.

Additionally, PLT Labs™ will be on-site at the show demonstrating Wearable Concept 1; a prototype communication device equipped with a low-latency, nine-axes sensor which tracks head orientation in three dimensions: heading, pitch and roll (the X, Y and Z axes). It also features tap detection and free-fall detection. Open APIs enable developers to leverage the onboard MFI chip for ease of integration with the iOS platform over Bluetooth® as well as the Windows® operating system. Videos showing sample applications can be found at the PLT Labs site,

Keynote presentation -- Invisible Infrastructure, Prescient Technology, Meaningful Data: Communications 2025 and Beyond

Demos: Wearable Concept 1

Joe Burton, CTO and SVP of Technology, Development and Strategy, Plantronics

November 5, 2013 – 4:00 PM

Omni Interlocken Hotel
500 Interlocken Blvd
Denver (Broomfield), Colorado 80021

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 or call (800) 544-4660.

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