Plantronics Has Brains Behind Their Design
For over 50 years Plantronics has helped people stay connected regardless of the device location, from the first man on the moon to pioneering the next generation of mobile communication solutions.
The company stays on the cutting edge always anticipating market needs and creating looks that fit the diverse tastes of the customer. They continue to innovate and push the envelope to ensure their products blend fashion and comfort with dependability and uncompromised sound quality.
Darrin Caddes, vice president of Corporate Design spent more than 20 years designing products for some of the world’s most prestigious automotive and motorcycle brands, including BMW, Fiat and Indian Motorcycle. That background seems an odd fit for the company, however it is his very unique and visceral design philosophy that Darrin brings to the company.
There are some strong parallels between designing high-end motorcycles and luxury cars and communication headsets,” said Caddes. “Whether designing a 1100cc motorcycle or a discreet Bluetooth headset, it’s critical to fully understand the physical and emotional relationship between the product and the end user. In both cases the product truly becomes an extension of the operator, making it imperative that the product is not only comfortable and easy to use, but also helps define the user’s identity and bolster his or her sense of self. Like bikes and cars, headsets should empower people and support the desire to express their individuality and style.”
As VP of Corporate Design, Caddes has assembled a world-class team of industrial design (ID) professionals from leading design companies, such as Herman Miller, Motorola, Nike, and Nokia. The team works to ensure that Plantronics products effectively marry-up all the details to enable the superior sound technology, which the company is known for more than 40 years.
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF INNOVATION
This company offers one of the industry’s most complete families wireless products for unified communications. Widely recognized for their sound quality, reliability and comfort, their audio solutions help companies extend the benefits of IP communications throughout the extended enterprise, cultivating better business communication and efficiency regardless of where professionals are working.
The company has active and collaborative partnerships with the leading UC providers for enterprise, including Avaya, Cisco, IBM and Microsoft, as well as consumer VoIP providers to ensure seamless interoperability with our product portfolio.