Jabra Releases First Unified Communications Headset With Rubidium Inside

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Rubidium’s Technology Provides the New Jabra Supreme UC from Jabra with Speech Interface.

Rubidium Ltd, a global supplier of embedded speech processing technologies, announced today that the first Jabra Unified Communications Headset with Rubidium inside has been released by Jabra. The Jabra SUPREMETM UC is a truly plug and play Bluetooth® headset for the business and enterprise market, offering superior user interface through the use of Rubidium's ASR/TTS technology. With variants certified for all major Unified Communications applications (like Microsoft Lync, Cisco, , Avaya, Skype™ and others), the Jabra SUPREME UC provides users with a flawless hands free experience regardless of the type of call or communications software they use.

Rubidium has been a recognized innovator in embedded speech processing technology for domestic appliances and consumer applications since 1995, with a global install base exceeding 30 million products. Rubidium's multilingual voice user interface solutions, from low-cost chips and modules to embedded software, include compelling solutions such as Text-to-Speech (TTS), Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), speech compression and playback (e.g. speech storage, transmission and retrieval) as well as biometric speaker verification.
Jabra, continues to build on its poisition as one of the world’s leading and fastest growing suppliers of hands free communications solutions. Jabra develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of Bluetooth® enabled wireless headsets. Adding Rubidium’s TTS, ASR and compressed speech technology further expands Jabra’s market leadership with the support of cutting edge features.

“Our relationship with Jabra continues to grow and prosper. The latest release of a unified communications product sets the pace for future developments,” says Shlomo Peller, CEO of Rubidium. “While Jabra provides the UC environment, Rubidium increases the user's productivity by enabling voice control and hands free manipulation of the device. Rubidium’s technology frees the user up to keep both hands on the wheel or on the keyboard.”

“As the workforce continues to move towards mobility, both inside and outside of the office, Jabra is focusing on making communication on the go as productive and seamless as possible,” says Leo Larsen, CTO of Jabra. “The Rubidium speech interface lets Jabra offer mobile worker products that are friendly and intuitive to use, wherever, and however, they please.”

The Jabra Supreme UC is currently available with various retailers and online stores.

About Rubidium Ltd.
Rubidium’s speech technology offering covers the entire scope of a voice dialogue system: input, output and interaction. Rubidium is continuously innovating industry leading speech processing solutions for embedded applications, such as TTS, ASR, Speech Compression and Biometric Speaker Verification. Rubidium helps OEMs & ODMs provide customers with a hands-free, highly productive user experience. Rubidium's low cost, small footprint, multi-lingual speech processing solutions enable consumer product developers to get their products to market as fast as possible. Visit @RubidiumLtd on Twitter and YouTube and also at http://www.rubidium.com.

About Jabra
Jabra is the brand of GN Netcom, a subsidiary of GN Store Nord A/S (GN). Jabra employs approximately 850 people worldwide and in 2011 produced an annual revenue which amounted to DKK 2,106 million. Jabra is a world leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of a broad range of hands-free communications solutions. With a reputation for innovation, reliability, and ease of use that goes back more than two decades, Jabra’s consumer and business divisions produce corded and wireless headsets, plus mobile and in-office speakerphones that empower individuals and businesses through increased freedom of movement, comfort, and functionality.

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