The deal marks the first phase of Logitechs and Jabra parent GN Netcoms plans to beef up their unified communications (UC) market share. They next intend to jointly develop UC audio peripherals.
For its part, Logitech is seeking to become a full-service UC provider, from equipment to service. The company already owns telepresence and videoconferencing provider LifeSize and wants to better compete against the likes of Plantronic.
So, as of July, Logitech partners may sell three Logitech powered by Jabra” products a USB speakerphone; a wireless DECT headset; and a wireless Bluetooth headset. The customer-premise equipment so far is certified to work with the Avaya, Microsoft, Cisco and Polycom UC platforms.
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 PCs, Macs and tablets with Logitech webcams, headsets and speakerphones,” said Gerald Quindlen, Logitechs president and CEO, in a prepared statement.
Logitech didnt immediately say what range of margins channel partners can expect to earn on sales of the Jabra-branded products.