Jabra Advances to Preferred Solution Developer in Cisco Developer Network;
Completes Interoperability Testing
NASHUA, N.H., Dec. 18, 2012
NASHUA, N.H., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Jabra, a global leader in
innovative, high-quality hands-free audio solutions, has announced that the
Company has joined the Cisco Developer Network as a Preferred Solution
Developer. In addition, Jabra has recently successfully completed
interoperability testing* with the Jabra UC VOICE Series, Jabra PRO 900
Series, and Jabra SUPREME UC Bluetooth headset with Cisco CUCM, Cisco IP
Phones, Cisco Soft clients, Cisco WebEx and other Cisco UC solutions. These
Jabra devices help businesses deliver hands-free audio solutions with
excellent acoustics and provide ergonomic comfort and increased productivity
in Unified Communication, contact center and mobile work environments.
"Many years of close alignment with Cisco has enabled Jabra to achieve the
Cisco Preferred Solution Developer rating in the Cisco Developer Network
Program. This is a great achievement and indicates Jabra's high degree of
commitment, investment and achievement with Cisco," explains Chris Briglin,
Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Jabra. "This is also an
acknowledgment of Jabra's ability to create quality audio endpoints which
complement and enhance a variety of Cisco's Collaboration products. Jabra is
dedicated to enhancing the user experience by developing unique audio devices
that allow customers to appreciate the full collaborative value of Unified
Communication, regardless of where they work or how they connect to the
The Cisco Developer Network unites Cisco with third-party developers of
hardware and software to deliver tested interoperable solutions to joint
customers, harnessing the power and intelligence of the network. As a
Preferred Solution Developer, Jabra has worked closely with Cisco to deliver
enhanced solutions that deliver greater interoperability with Cisco networking
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.
In June 2012 Jabra and analysis institute Frost & Sullivan conducted a study**
to evaluate 302 companies' strategic use of Unified Communications, including
decision making, benefits, challenges and expected return on investment by
implementing UC technology. According to seven out of 10 decision makers; UC
holds the power to simplify and streamline communications, transform corporate
cultures and remake the way employees work and collaborate.
When asked about the UC peripherals supporting a successful adoption, more
than six out of 10 respondents agreed that headsets play an important role in
employee adoption of Unified Communications technologies. Respondents
highlighted hands free communications (58%) and the improved audio quality
(42%) as drivers towards an increased use of voice applications.
More information about Jabra headset compatible with Cisco UC can be found at:
* Interoperability testing is designed to simulate typical customer
configurations, and does not replace the need for on-site testing in
conjunction with actual implementation.
** The survey was conducted by Jabra and Frost & Sullivan in June 2012; 302
business managers in Australia, France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom and
United States were surveyed. The complete survey results will be available on
Jabra.com later this year.
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.
© 2012 GN Netcom A/S. All rights reserved. Jabra® is a registered trademark of
GN Netcom A/S. All other trademarks included herein are the property of their
respective owners. (Design and specifications subject to change without
Contact: John LeRoy, 360 Public Relations for Jabra, +1-617-585-5791,
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