Jabra Counted Among Top Finalists for the 2010 Microsoft Partner Awards in the Category OEM Hardware Solutions, Device Manufacturing Partner of the Year

Jun 23, 2010, 08:05 ET from Jabra

NASHUA, N.H., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Jabra, the world leader in innovative headset solutions, announced it has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Partner Awards in the OEM Hardware Solutions, Device Manufacturing Partner of the Year award category.

"Our collaboration with Microsoft led us to develop a headset that advances unified communications by delivering an industry-leading audio experience," said Jerry Mayo, President, GN Netcom. "Being optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator enhances customer value by providing a tested, ergonomically designed audio experience for Microsoft's voice and conferencing environments.  In fact, the Jabra BIZ 2400 is the only corded headset in the world that also offers wireless Bluetooth connectivity for multiple devices offering real time pervasive connectivity and collaboration for Microsoft OCS clients."

Awards will be presented in a number of categories, with winners and finalists chosen from a pool of almost 3,000 entrants worldwide. The OEM Hardware Solutions, Device Manufacturing Partner of the Year Award honors Jabra for delivering superior customer value by designing and developing hardware peripheral and device solutions that use Microsoft technologies.

"Congratulations to the 2010 Partner Award finalists for delivering such creative and superior Microsoft solutions and services," said Allison Watson, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. "It's incredible to see the level of expertise our partners continue to exhibit as they create and deliver innovative solutions and services to grow their businesses, meet customer needs, and drive down costs." 

Jabra was selected for its Jabra BIZ 2400 headset, which is optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator.   The BIZ 2400 is the first corded headset to provide multiple device connectivity and telephony convergence managed through a simple click-wheel interface.  With the BIZ 2400, users no longer have to juggle multiple phones as they can now move seamlessly between mobile phone and the VoIP and Conferencing capabilities of today's Unified Communications (UC) solutions.  The Jabra BIZ 2400 also comes with a three-year warranty as opposed to the industry standard of two, reflecting the durability and quality that is engineered into the headset.

Designed to meet the needs of enterprises and individuals deploying UC voice and conferencing, Jabra's award-winning corded and wireless solutions are ergonomically designed, tested to offer high-quality wideband audio and be intuitive to use no matter what the platform or device. With Jabra's UC portfolio, organizations save money, increase employee satisfaction, and drive productivity across the enterprise.

The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.

About GN Netcom

Through its Jabra brand, GN Netcom is a world leader in innovative headset solutions. With around 850 employees and sales offices around the world, GN Netcom develops and markets a broad range of wireless headsets and in-car speakerphones for mobile users and both wireless and corded headsets for contact centre and office-based users. GN Netcom's business activities also include its original equipment manufacturing (OEM) business. GN Netcom is a subsidiary of GN Store Nord A/S. 

For more information on Jabra's UC solutions, including how you can experience them yourself, visit www.jabra.com

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