Jabra – a Leading Brand in Hands-free Communications Solutions
It’s a hands-free future, whether you’re talking to your friends, listening to your music, or conducting business in the office or in a contact center. And GN, led by the Jabra brand, continues to build on its standing as one of the world’s leading and fastest growing suppliers of headset solutions.
It all started in 1869, in Copenhagen, when the Great Northern Telegraph Company, later GN Store Nord, opened its doors with the idea of uniting the trading capitals of Europe and Asia by stringing telegraph cables across the continents and under the seas.
In 1987 GN Netcom (now GN) was founded under the GN Store Nord umbrella. Since launching its first headset, Stetomike, the company has launched and marketed a long list of innovative headset solutions.
In 2000 GN launched the world’s first mobile Bluetooth headset establishing its position as a global innovator in personal communications. This was also the year when GN strengthened its position as a leading global provider of communications solutions by acquiring the Jabra Corporation, a corporation founded in San Diego in 1993 with the purpose of exploring the vast possibilities of hands-free communication.
Now more than 135 years later, GN can look back on a long history of industry firsts …
2006 GN first to launch dual-connection wireless headset for traditional and IP telephony
2005 GN qualifies world’s first Bluetooth 2.0 headset
2005 Industry’s most advanced headset, the Jabra BT800, launched
2004 GN first to launch headset amplifier for PC-based IP telephony with call controls
2004 GN launches industry’s first all-digital multi-purpose amplifier incorporating
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology
2004 GN first to qualify Bluetooth headset under 1.2 specification
2003 GN launches world’s first wireless headset with built-in conference
2002 GN first to qualify Bluetooth headset under 1.1 specification
2000 GN first to launch digital truly wireless headset
2000 GN launched the world’s first mobile Bluetooth headset
1996 GN first to launch analog wireless headset
1991 First ultra noise-canceling microphone launched by GN