(COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, 17 JANUARY, 2013) Jabra, global leader in innovative, high-quality hands-free audio solutions, today announced it has together with Cisco co-developed audio devices that enhance the collaboration experience on Cisco Jabber for Windows and in virtual environments. To enhance the Cisco Jabber experience, Jabra brought its expertise in audio engineering, award-winning product design and software integration to the development of two new products; a compact office speakerphone and a wireless DECT handset. As a preferred solution developer in the Collaboration category of the Cisco Developer Network, Jabra has completed interoperability verification testing required by Cisco.

The Jabra SpeakTM 450 for Cisco enables Cisco Jabber users to turn their workspace into a conference room; enjoy greater productivity with hands-free teleconferencing and superior audio-quality. The Jabra SpeakTM 450 for Cisco includes the latest in Bluetooth technology to allow for additional connectivity on the other Bluetooth enabled devices such as smartphone, tablet and mobiles. The Jabra HandsetTM 450 for Cisco combines the convenience and flexibility of a wireless DECT handset with the comfort of a traditional phone user experience. Both the Jabra SpeakTM 450 for Cisco and the Jabra Handset TM 450 for Cisco are part of the Cisco Solutions Plus Program and can be purchased via Cisco's Global Price List.  

“Jabra has delivered essential audio devices for a complete workspace solution – adapting the workstation to the needs of the people who use it, and not vice versa,” says Jabra CEO, Mogens Elsberg. “This cooperation is a testament to Jabra’s long-lasting relation with Cisco, which recognizes the importance of quality audio end-points, uniting a range of products to enhance the user experience, with completely interoperable devices”.

“Cisco is excited to support new Jabra audio accessories, developed exclusively for Cisco Jabber, that improve the user experience for better collaboration and greater productivity. With today’s announcement, Cisco and Jabra are able to provide users with more options to collaborate effectively on thin clients and Windows PCs with new, unified communication-enabled high quality audio accessories for the desktop,” says Phil Sherburne, VP of Engineering, Cisco Enterprise Smart Solutions.

As a Preferred Solution Developer, Jabra has worked closely with Cisco to deliver enhanced solutions that enable customers to accelerate deployment of a broad range of Cisco collaboration solutions. Jabra also shares Cisco’s strong commitment to customer service and satisfaction, has completed interoperability verification testing based on criteria set forth by Cisco, and can provide their customers 24 hour, 7 days a week customer support. Information on the Jabra SpeakTM 450 for Cisco, the Jabra Handset 450TM for Cisco and Jabra’s entire portfolio of solutions listed as CDN tested compatible are in the Cisco Developer Network Marketplace Solutions Catalog [https://marketplace.cisco.com/catalog/companies/gn-netcom-2].

* Interoperability testing is designed to simulate typical customer configurations, and does not replace the need for on-site testing in conjunction with actual implementation.

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About Jabra

Jabra is the brand of GN Netcom, a subsidiary of GN Store Nord A/S (GN) - listed on NASDAQ OMX. Jabra employs approximately 850 people worldwide and in 2011 produced an annual revenue which amounted to DKK 2,106 million. Jabra is a world leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of a broad range of hands-free communications solutions. With a reputation for innovation, reliability, and ease of use that goes back more than two decades, Jabra’s consumer and business divisions produce corded and wireless headsets, plus mobile and in-office speakerphones that empower individuals and businesses through increased freedom of movement, comfort, and functionality.