For over 50 years, Plantronics has been on the forefront of audio innovation; always driven by a single obsession: to remove the barriers to simple, clear communication. Learn more about our story, purpose and the people behind our approach.
Today’s workforce is very different from what it was just five years ago. With new technologies that enable greater mobility, the concept of a traditional workforce has changed forever. And this change isn’t isolated to just one segment or industry — it crosses geographic, generational, and cultural lines. It’s a global business phenomenon that leading enterprises call Smarter Working.
It all began in a garage in 1961 when two airline pilots set out to invent an alternative to the conventional headsets of commercial aviation. The product Courtney Graham and Keith Larkin created in that tiny garage in Santa Cruz, California was more than just the world's first lightweight headset. It was the birth of a company called Plantronics, and the first of a half-century of breakthroughs in communications.
Plantronics was the first headset in outer space, when astronaut Wally Schirra chose to use the MS50 for the Mercury mission, adapting the lightweight model to fit inside his helmet.
Plantronics made history when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and uttered those legendary words: through a Plantronics headset.
That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind