Advanced SDK Topic: Ensuring Resilience with Plantronics COM API

Author: Lewis Collins, Plantronics

When using the Plantronics COM API how do you ensure the connection to the Plantronics Hub software is working?
  • What if the user accidentally shuts down Plantronics Hub (or it crashes), or user upgrades it which would also result in it shutting down and starting again. Would your software re-connect to the COM API automatically?


Implement Proximity Detection (Near/Far) with Voyager Focus UC/5200 UC and BT600 dongle


The Plantronics SDK feature for receiving proximity events when headset is Near or Far from PC can still be used with the new line of products based on BT600 dongle (Voyager Focus UC, Voyager 5200 UC).

**Full sample code for this article located here**: /system/files/FocusProximityExample.zip
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Integrate Plantronics REST API from Go


I have recently created an example integrate from the Go language to the Plantronics REST API.

It is still a work in progress but it is functional for receiving device, session and session manager events. (For further guidance on the REST Service API URLs you can use, check out the Java and JavaScript integration samples elsewhere on this site).

Obtain Go language (golang) from here: https://golang.org/


How To Get Your Voyager Pro UC to Tweet

When I first started at Plantronics, my boss handed me a Voyager Pro UC headset and a link to download the SDK and said "Build me something".  The result of that thought experiment is this blog post and some sample code for you to tinker around with.

By the end of this posting, you should have your very own application that allows you to access the contextual information within a Plantronics headset and tweet to the world about.

Let's get started...


Plantronics SDK: REST Service

One of the features in the Plantronics SDK is a REST Service that exposes Plantronics device features and call control feature via a RESTful interface. The device features exposed by the Hub REST service includes device command that the host can send to a device, device event (button presses and device state changes). The call control features include a way to notify about incoming/outgoing calls to Hub, get call state change events and a way to make call via a default Soft phone.