Jabra Introduces UC-Dedicated Headset Series

With a Projected 42 Million New UC Users by 2015, Jabra Launches Four New UC-Dedicated Headsets for Cost-Effective UC Deployments: the Jabra UC Voice Series

Sep 01, 2011, 06:01 ET from Jabra

NASHUA, N.H., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jabra, a world leader in innovative, high-quality hands-free audio solutions, today announced the Jabra UC VOICE™ series -- a new series of four headsets developed for the growing Unified Communications (UC) market and specifically for UC deployments.  All four headsets are designed specifically for companies looking for a cost-effective means of deploying headsets across an organization and to accommodate the different working styles and environments without compromising on quality. Jabra will be giving away 500 free UC Voice headsets immediately following a live webcast with the Company's CEO, Mogens Elsberg, taking place today at 9:30-10AM EDT.

Webcast participants will get exclusive insight at UC-dedicated Jabra products and the Company's vision in addition to the chance to win a free headset by registering at www.Jabra.com/Launch.

In addition to headset solutions for light to heavy users, the Jabra UC VOICE™ series features a portable headset developed for today's virtual offices -- the industry's first corded UC headset with a behind-the-ear wearing style and a discreet form factor for video conferencing.

UC Use Expected to Increase 600% by 2015

"Today there are approximately 7.8 million users of UC," said Soren Christensen, Jabra Vice President of Marketing, Products and Alliances.  "By 2015 that number is expected to skyrocket to 49.5 million.  Optimization of these investments by adding the voice dimension to the UC experience and attaching headsets that offer superior sound, comfort and build will have a tremendous impact when wanting to ensure the right ROI."  

With so many new users coming from a traditional desk phone environment, the single most important factor for successful deployment and adoption of the technology is the headset, which completes the UC experience. With a series of easy-to-use UC headsets, Jabra's new headsets pave the way for faster end-user adoption of the technology.  And as more companies deploy UC, there is a growing realization that audio plays a vital role in the success of the UC deployment. While the audio quality at both ends of a UC conversation is critical, there are many other factors that make a headset perform beyond expectations.

"A headset must be easy to configure, comfortable, and have a solid, quality feel," says Theresa Robinson, Director, Collaboration Applications Product Marketing for Avaya, a global leading supplier of UC solutions. "The seamless integration between the soft phone and the headset is a key factor in employee adoption of a UC roll-out and thus, it's overall success in terms of improved collaboration and productivity gains."

Strategic Development

With its new Jabra UC VOICE™ series, Jabra builds on a long tradition of user-driven innovation and developing high-performance headset solutions. As the first company to have headsets optimized for Microsoft's Office Communicator, Jabra has a history of maximizing the benefits of UC with headsets that are comfortable, easy to use and at the forefront of the development.

"In essence, this is a whole new category of cost-effective headsets," said Soren Christensen.  "The four headsets in the Jabra UC VOICE™ series are both powerful and economical.  They're simple, durable, have superb audio and come from Jabra's years of experience creating an award-winning portfolio.  

Designed Specifically for Unified Communications Deployments

With the Jabra UC VOICE™ headsets, Jabra is committed to making you successful in winning in the "last three feet" between the promise of Unified Communications and the end user:

  • Dedicated to UC Voice Deployments
  • Easy to Deploy
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Superior Sound Clarity
  • Fast User Adoption
  • Four Designs to accommodate different needs and preferences
  • Two-year Global Warranty
  • Fast Return on UC Investment

LIVE Jabra UC Webcast

CEO Mogens Elsberg and the Jabra Product Management Team will be hosting a live webcast today, September 1st, from 9:30 - 10:00 AM EDT.  Participants will get exclusive insight into the UC-dedicated Jabra headset line and hear Jabra's vision for taking a leadership position in this market.  In addition, all UC Voice webcast participants will have the chance to win a new headset. Jabra is giving away 500 UC Voice headsets to the first 500 participants that join that webcast.

For registration and a chance to win a headset can be found at www.jabra.com/launch.

To learn more about the Jabra UC VOICE series or to learn where to buy the headsets, please visit www.Jabra.com.

About GN Netcom

Through its Jabra brand, GN Netcom is a world leader in innovative headset solutions. With around 900 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 is a subsidiary of GN Store Nord A/S.

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