GN Netcom

Jabra – a brand by GN Netcom

Through its Jabra brand, GN Netcom is a world leader in innovative hands free audio solutions. Jabra develops and markets a broad range of wireless and corded headsets for users in call centers and offices, including Unified Communications users. Jabra also develops and markets corded and Bluetooth® headsets for voice communication, headphones for sports as well as in-car speakerphones for mobile users.

Jabra is headquartered in Ballerup, Denmark, has sales offices around the world and employs approximately 950 people.


GN Netcom launches Jabra Evolve™, an innovative series of business headsets with unique noise cancellation features, and Jabra Sport Pulse™ Wireless, the world’s first wireless headset with an integrated heart rate monitor offering unprecedented training experiences 


Jabra is the first to launch a Bluetooth® 2.1 stereo in-car speakerphone with three speakers and virtual surround sound (Jabra FREEWAY)


GN’s headsets start to be marketed globally under the Jabra brand. By uniting all headset operations under one brand, Jabra works to reinforce its position as a world-leading headset supplier.

Jabra is the first to launch professional headsets with touch screen 


GN Netcom is first to introduce dual-connection wireless headset for traditional and IP telephony


GN Netcom launches the industry’s first all-digital multi-purpose amplifier incorporating Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology


GN Netcom acquires Jabra Corporation, a leading manufacturer of hands free devices for mobile phones in the US and launches the world’s first mobile Bluetooth® headset


GN Netcom is the first to launch an analog wireless headset


GN Netcom introduces the first ultra-noise-canceling microphone


GN Netcom establishes subsidiaries in Canada, USA and West Germany – and promises its shareholders an increased focus on a development project called “cord-less headsets”


Netcom turns out to be an unprofitable business, and the operation is closed down - leaving GN Store Nord with an “empty” company. The board of GN Store Nord also has concerns about the financial results of another GN company - GN Danavox, which at that time produces both hearing aids and headsets. GN decides to move the production of headsets from GN Danavox to a new telecom division. The new division takes over the name GN Netcom 


GN Store Nord acquires the Danish “office automation” company, Netcom, from Rovsing A/S