Jabra (brand)

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IndustryBusiness and consumer electronics
FounderElwood Norris[1][2]
Area served
Key people
Peter Karlstromer, CEO
ProductsProfessional and consumer audio
Number of employees
ParentGN Store Nord
Jabra Headset
Jabra in-ear headbuds

Jabra is a Danish brand specializing in audio equipment, and more recently videoconference systems. It is owned by GN Audio, which is part of the Danish company, GN Group.[3] Jabra engineers, manufactures, and markets wireless, true wireless, and corded headphones for consumers and business customers. Jabra Corporation was acquired by GN Audio in 2000.


In September 2000, US-American[2] Jabra Corporation, founded in 1983[1] and holding some patents,[4] was acquired by GN Audio,[1] 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.[5] The manufacturing plant of the Jabra-products is located in China.[6]

In 2006, GN 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.[7][8] Since 2012 the development is located in China, too.[6]

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.[9] Later in the year, the first video product from the acquisition was announced, the Jabra PanaCast.[10]

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 while 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 developments, including laying the first intercontinental telegraph connections in the 19th century, developing 2.4 GHz technology in hearing aids for direct connectivity and producing the world's first made-for-iPhone hearing aid with direct stereo sound streaming.[11]


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  3. ^ "GN Group Overview". GN.com. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Patents Assigned to Jabra Corporation". patents.justia.com. Retrieved 10 September 2022.
  5. ^ "GN Group". GN. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  6. ^ a b Hemaja Burud, Jabra Company Origin? Where is Jabra made? Is Jabra made in China? in technozive.com, 27 September 2021, retrieved 10 September 2022.
  7. ^ "GN Store Nord Financial Report 2008". Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  8. ^ "GN Store Nord Financial Report 2006". Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  9. ^ "GN acquires Altia Systems for $125M to add video to its advanced audio solutions". Tech Crunch, February 2019
  10. ^ "Jabra launches real-time intelligent video solution".
  11. ^ "The ReSound LiNX is the world's first 'Made for iPhone' hearing aid (hands-on)". cnet.com. 26 August 2014.