Lifesize Parent Company Partners with Jabra

New Unified Communications Gear

By Neil Zawacki
Updated: June 24, 2011

Lifesize Parent Company Partners with Jabra

On June 21, 2011, Logitech International announced that it will be partnering with Jabra, a major provider of hands-free audio solutions, to develop and sell a series of headsets and speakerphones that are designed for the unified communications market.

The new products will be will co-branded “Logitech powered by Jabra” and include the Logitech BH970 Wireless DECT Headset, the Logitech BH870 Wireless Bluetooth Headset, and the BSP420 USB Speakerphone. The product line will be rolled out globally in July and has already been certified to work with the Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya, and Polycom UC platforms.

The move is viewed by some industry analysts as part of an extended plan by Logitech to improve its market share in the field. The company previously acquired Lifesize in 2009, a telepresence and videoconferencing provider that is based in Austin, Texas. Logitech and Jabra have also indicated that they will continue to collaborate in order to create more UC audio peripherals.

Gerald Quindlen, the president and CEO of Logitech, released a prepared statement about the corporate partnership. He stated that “Businesses will now have a single company for a full range of UC solutions – from the meeting room with LifeSize video conferencing endpoints, and infrastructure products to PC, Macs and tablets with Logitech webcams, headsets and speakerphones.”

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