Jabra (headset)

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IndustryBusiness and consumer electronics
FounderElwood Norris
Area served
Key people
René Svendsen-Tune, CEO
ProductsProfessional and consumer audio
Number of employees

Jabra is a global brand specializing in audio & video equipment. It is owned by GN Audio, which is part of GN Group.[1] Jabra engineers, manufactures and markets wireless, true wireless and corded headphones for consumers and enterprises. Jabra Corporation was acquired by GN Audio in 2000.


In September 2000, Jabra Corporation was acquired by GN Audio, a division of the Danish company GN Group, the latter having been founded by C. F. Tietgen in 1869 as the Great Northern Telegraph Company.[2]

In 2006, GN Audio consolidated its Contact Center and Office headset division under the Jabra brand. This was followed by a restructuring in 2008, which established two divisions within Jabra, which would later be called Enterprise and Consumer. This restructuring facilitated a greater focus on business-to-business and consumer markets respectively.[3][4]

In the beginning of 2019, GN Audio acquired Altia Systems to add video conferencing products to their line-up, at a reported cost of $125M.[5] Later in the year, the first video product from the acquisition was announced, the Jabra PanaCast.[6]

Jabra and GN Group[edit]

Their products include wireless earbuds, noise-cancelling headphones, headsets (some with AI), video conferencing cameras and fitness-tracking sports headphones, designed for athletes to wear whilst exercising.

GN Group history[edit]

The GN Group was founded 150 years ago, as the Great Northern Telegraph Company. GN Group has also been responsible for several world firsts, including laying the first intercontinental telegraph connections in the 19th century, developing 2.4 GHz technology in hearing aids for direct connectivity and developing the world's first made-for-iPhone hearing aid with direct stereo sound streaming.[7]


  1. ^ "GN Group Overview". GN.com. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  2. ^ "GN Group". GN. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  3. ^ "GN Store Nord Financial Report 2008". Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  4. ^ "GN Store Nord Financial Report 2006". Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  5. ^ "GN acquires Altia Systems for $125M to add video to its advanced audio solutions".
  6. ^ "Jabra launches real-time intelligent video solution".
  7. ^ "The ReSound LiNX is the world's first 'Made for iPhone' hearing aid (hands-on)".