Q: I downloaded the Plantronics SDK. What now?
A:

View our Getting Started article to view and exercise in C# on how to integrate call control and mute syncronization.

For other languages or our smarter headset features, check out our API Overview, API Reference, Code Samples and Forums.

Q: Which MSIs should I deploy?
A:

The MSIs you should deploy will depend on which of our 4 APIs you have used.

See details: Plantronics SDK Deployment Options

Q: The headset isn't working! Please fix.
A:

Please visit the Plantronics Support Page for any headset issues not related to the SDK.

Q: My wireless headset events are slow/delayed.
A:

It is normal for wireless headsets to take around 1-2 seconds for the link to establish (for example when first answering a call).

A solution to get around this would be to programmatically raise the audio link during an incoming ringing signal so the link is live by the time the user answers. To be able to do this using the native interface you would have to disable audio sensing via IAdvanceSettings interface (AudioSensing = false). This only needs doing once, when you first attach to the device.

To activate the audio link, use IDevice.HostCommand.AudioState = MonoOn and to deactivate the audio link set to MonoOff.

However, if using this approach you might need to play your own PCM ring signal through the headset, because depending on the product the Plantronics "internal" headset ring tone may not be heard once the wireless audio link is established.

Q: I need the HID specifications for Device X.
A:

Some of our products support a standard Microsoft HID Telephony Page (e.g. Blackwire products). However, many of our products use a Plantronics-proprietary HID standard. See the following info about integrating our products using USB HID:

Q: Help! My wireless device isn't being picked up by the Plantronics SDK.
A:
  • Make sure you are using a supported device 
  • Make sure your headset is paired to your base or dongle
  • NOTE: if you have paired your headset directly to your host computer without a dongle this is not supported by the Plantronics SDK. You must unpair and pair with the headset's dongle.
Q: Does the Plantronics SDK support the discontinued device X?
A:

See the list of supported devices for Plantronics Hub software.

Q: What headsets are compatible with the Plantronics SDK?
A:

See the list of supported devices for Plantronics Hub software.

Q: What programming languages can I use with the Plantronics SDK?
A:

Plantronics SDK currently supports the following languages:

  • C# (and VB.NET)
  • C++
  • JavaScript
Q: Which Operating Systems does the Plantronics SDK work on?
A:

The Plantronics SDK is currently available for:

  • Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Mac OS versions 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks) and 10.10 (Yosemite)