Jabra Headsets Interoperate with Cisco Jabber for a New User Experience

   Jabra Headsets Interoperate with Cisco Jabber for a New User Experience

Integrated Call Control for Traditional, Virtual Desktops Now Available

PR Newswire

NASHUA, N.H., June 25, 2013

NASHUA, N.H., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jabra, a leading manufacturer of
innovative audio solutions, now offers integrated call control with the latest
version of Cisco Jabber 9.2 for Windows in both traditional and virtual
desktop environments. This unique feature has the potential to enhance the
user experience for the more than 200,000 customers that have implemented a
Cisco Unified Communications solution. As a Preferred Solution Developer in
the Unified Communications category of the Cisco Developer Network, Jabra has
completed interoperability verification testing required by Cisco. Jabra will
be demoing this new feature at Cisco Live in Orlando this week (Booth #328).

The continued integration of Jabra audio devices and Cisco solutions helps
businesses make an easier choice on communication infrastructure and increases
the productivity of their end-users. With the outstanding acoustics and
ergonomic comfort of a Jabra headset and the increase in productivity and
efficiency delivered by Cisco UC solutions, offices, contact centers and
mobile workers around the world have another tool to stay competitive.

The new version of Jabra PC Suite supports call control from Jabra audio
devices with Cisco Jabber 9.2 for Windows. This allows users to answer/end,
mute/unmute and change volume directly from the Jabra headset, providing them
with significant functionality through a wireless device. The Cisco IVT
(Interoperability Verification Testing) has successfully validated the
following Jabra devices with Cisco Jabber 9.2 for Windows:

  oJabra PRO 9400 Series
  oJabra Biz 2400
  oJabra Motion UC
  oJabra Handset 450 for Cisco
  oJabra Speak 450 for Cisco (USB & Bluetooth)

Jabra is also extending call control with Cisco Jabber for virtual
environments through the VXME solution. Cisco IVT testing has been
successfully completed on the following devices:

  oJabra BIZ 2400
  oJabra GN2000
  oJabra UC VOICE 550 and 750
  oJabra PRO 9400 series
  oJabra PRO 930
  oJabra SUPREME UC
  oJabra Motion UC
  oJabra SPEAK 410

For a complete list of Jabra devices, please see the Jabra Cisco Compatibility
Guide.

"Building on Cisco's software and Jabra's innovative product developments,
business will have a broader portfolio of validated audio solutions designed
to meet their individual needs and budget requirements," said Chris Briglin,
Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Jabra. "Jabra is dedicated to
enhancing the user experience by developing 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 network."

"Cisco is excited that Jabra headsets now offer full call control with the new
Cisco Jabber 9.2 for Windows and for Cisco Jabber for Virtualized Environment.
This will improve the user experience for better collaboration and greater
productivity. With this announcement, Cisco and Jabra are able to provide
users with more audio device options to collaborate effectively on Windows PCs
and thin clients and with more, unified communication-enabled high quality
audio accessories for the workplace," saysFabrice Della Mea, Director, Cisco
Enterprise Solutions.

These latest compatibility updates are yet another result of Jabra's
participation in the Cisco Developer Network Program. The Cisco Developer
Network unites Cisco with third-party developers of hardware and software to
deliver tested interoperable solutions to joint customers. As a Preferred
Solution Developer, Jabra has worked closely with Cisco to deliver enhanced
solutions that deliver greater interoperability with Cisco networking
solutions. Jabra is also committed 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 day a week customer support.

For a demo of this feature, please visit Jabra at Cisco Live in Orlando this
week (June 23-28), Booth #328.

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.

© 2013 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
notice)

SOURCE Jabra

Website: http://www.jabra.com
Contact: John LeRoy, 360 Public Relations for Jabra, jleroy@360pr.com,
617-585-5791
 
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