COPENHAGEN, Denmark, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- GN Netcom shares Microsoft's vision for unified communications, which puts people at the centre of communication to create more personal and intuitive communication. Microsoft's unified communications vision enables people to communicate and collaborate more effectively with others while dramatically reducing administrative burdens and costs for IT departments. This strategy for unified communications takes the complexity out of communications and GN Netcom supplies the means for communicating hands free.
"Microsoft's vision for unified communications enables people to find and collaborate with co-workers right from the applications they use most to more effectively get business done," said Eric Swift, senior director of product management for the Unified Communications Group at Microsoft Corp. "Industry- leading companies such as GN Netcom are playing a significant role in the development of PC peripheral devices that work with Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communicator 2007. We look forward to continuing to work with GN Netcom and helping our customers gain competitive advantage through these unified communications innovations."
GN Netcom has superior knowledge and understanding of office professionals' needs and requirements. Its portfolio of wireless headsets enables the benefits of Microsoft's unified communications vision and delivers true working freedom. The products will be available for Microsoft customers and business professionals throughout the world in 2007.
"GN Netcom's headset solutions offer the range of functionality required by office professionals to be more productive and provide superior comfort, durability and audio quality. We will provide Microsoft's customers with a wide variety of device solutions perfect for IP telephony, speech recognition, video conferencing, Internet chat and multimedia applications in a broad range of wearing styles," said Hans Henrik Lund, President, GN Netcom.
The global market for headsets is booming and is expected to grow by approx. 25% per annum until 2010, primarily driven by the rapid increase in demand for Bluetooth-enabled products that consumers are using in a wide variety of ways including fixed line and cell phones. In 2005, GN Netcom reached the number one position with a global market share of 35 percent.
About GN Netcom
Through its Jabra and GN Netcom brands, GN Netcom is a world leader in innovative hands-free audio solutions. With 1,800 employees and sales offices around the world, GN Netcom develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of wireless and corded headsets for mobile consumers and office and contact centre professionals. GN Netcom's business activities also include its original equipment manufacturing (OEM) business. GN Netcom is part of GN Store Nord, which has been helping people communicate since 1869. GN Store Nord is a listed company on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.
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Source: GN Netcom