Jabra and Siemens Enterprise Communications to Provide Seamless Mobile UC

Jabra headset the first to support OpenScape Mobile Call Swipe feature to easily move UC conversations among laptop, desk phone and mobile device

May 29, 2013, 08:00 ET from Siemens Enterprise Communications

COPENHAGEN, Denmark and RESTON, Va., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jabra, a world leader in hands-free audio solutions, and Siemens Enterprise Communications, a leading global provider of Unified Communications, today announced the latest Jabra Bluetooth headset will support Siemens Enterprise Communications' OpenScape Mobile Call Swipe feature, making it easier and faster for users to seamlessly switch from one device to another without losing connection or switching headsets.

The OpenScape Mobile Call Swipe feature allows the user, with a simple swipe, to move their voice conversations from an office phone or laptop to a mobile device and back again, making the user truly mobile. Through this strategic partnership, Jabra and Siemens Enterprise Communications have collaborated to integrate Jabra headsets and mobile devices into the OpenScape platform so customers can be sure that their unified communication solution delivers the optimal sound quality, and offers the opportunity for a faster user adoption and easier deployment.

"Breakthroughs in the league of OpenScape Call Swipe are not something we see every day, even in this innovative and high-tech industry," says Holger Reisinger, Jabra Vice President of Marketing, Products and Alliances. "OpenScape Call Swipe is one of the few features we have seen appear in recent years, which is solving a longstanding, low-tech challenge for mobile workers, moving from the office to the car without having to interrupt the call to change device. Call Swipe deserves to become industry standard."

When moving from one environment to the other, users need crystal clear sound and reliable connections. Featuring the latest and intelligent motion technology, the Jabra Motion UC allows users to communicate easily, both in the office and on the go. The built-in motion sensors react to even the slightest movements, adjusting the volume to the surroundings and enabling an intuitive call control by automatically answering the call when the device is picked up.

"This collaboration with Jabra provides customers an excellent headset option for superior audio quality and connections when using OpenScape Mobile," said Randy Roberts, Vice President, Mobile Portfolio, Siemens Enterprise Communications. "For both audio-only and video enabled communications, OpenScape Mobile and Jabra make it easy for users to enjoy true mobility."

In March of 2013, OpenScape Mobile and the Jabra Motion UC headset were both nominated finalists for the "Best of Enterprise Connect Award 2013".

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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 900 people worldwide and in 2012 produced an annual revenue which amounted to DKK 2,355 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.

About Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a leading global provider of unified communications (UC) solutions and network infrastructure for enterprises of all sizes. Leveraging 160 years of experience, we deliver innovation and quality to the world's most successful companies, backed by a world-class services portfolio which includes international multi-vendor managed and outsourcing capabilities.

Our OpenScape communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient collaboration experience – on any device – which amplifies collective effort and dramatically improves business performance.

Together, our global team of UC experts and service professionals set the standards for a rich communications experience that empowers teams to deliver better results.

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a joint venture of The Gores Group and Siemens AG, and includes Enterasys Networks, a provider of network infrastructure and security solutions, creating a complementary and complete enterprise communications solutions portfolio.

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www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com

Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG is a Trademark Licensee of Siemens AG.

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