Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Sennheiser's DW Series With Prestigious Award as Enterprise Headset Market Continues to Grow
OLD LYME, CT, Dec 10, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that its DW Series Wireless
Series headsets have been recognized as Most Innovative European
Communications Product of the Year by leading research firm Frost &
Sullivan. The DW Series headset, which was designed for use in
business environments with deskphones or softphones, was chosen for
its innovative design, features and multi-vendor compatibility.
The DW Wireless Series headset, which is optimized for solutions from
Microsoft, Aastra, Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Cisco, IBM, Polycom and
other top manufacturers, was selected as the leading product in the
enterprise headset market category. According to Frost & Sullivan,
global revenues in this market are expected to grow by 11.2 percent
between 2010 and 2017.
"Sennheiser is a dynamic player in a highly competitive market, with
a strong design ethic, and it's clear that innovation is part of
Sennheiser's DNA," said Frost & Sullivan Information and
Communications Technology Research Director for Europe Adrian Drozd.
"In selecting the company for this Award, the independent judging
panel that scrutinized Frost & Sullivan's analysis was impressed by
the innovative design and features, solid go-to-market strategy and,
above all, strong market potential of the DW Wireless Series
The innovative technologies incorporated across the Sennheiser DW
Series headset range set it apart: HD voice clarity provides users
with a natural listening experience; noise-cancelling microphones
provide optimum speech quality by filtering out unwanted background
noises, reducing echo and increasing clarity; and the excellent
ActiveGard(TM) acoustical shock protection system safeguards users
from sudden sound surges. Combined with excellent in-use comfort and
long-distance wireless freedom that enhances office mobility, Frost &
Sullivan considers the DW Wireless Series headsets to be an elegant
solution to the needs of contact centers, offices and Unified
In receiving the award, Johannes Kaulfuss, head of product management
at Sennheiser Communication, said, "Our new headsets are the
culmination of almost 70 years' experience of the audio electronics
industry and we are delighted that Frost & Sullivan -- widely
acknowledged to be leaders in offering insight into the enterprise
communications marketplace -- has recognized the innovation
excellence of our DW Wireless Series range."
The multivendor interoperability of the DW Wireless Headsets Series
creates strong potential across a spectrum of verticals and
organization sizes. The headsets are expected to see high uptake as a
premium/high-end product for contact centers (wireless usage),
offices, and UC professionals.
"Enterprises are increasingly demanding interoperability between
different communications technologies, solutions and devices," notes
Drozd. "Sennheiser's strong partnerships with the key UC vendors were
an important consideration in recognizing its DW Wireless Series
headsets as Most Innovative European Communications Product of the
Year for 2012."
Each year, Frost & Sullivan's European ICT research team recognizes
the best performing companies with about 20 "best of the year"
awards. Expert analysts covering the Enterprise Communications/UC
market on an ongoing basis identify 10-12 candidates that, based on
analyst insight and comparison of key criteria, are whittled down to
a short list of three to five. During a workshop session, the
analysts present their research to an independent panel of judges
consisting of CIOs/senior IT vice presidents representing a variety
of vertical markets. These are often key ICT purchasing
decision-makers bringing strong insights. For this specific award,
four judges voted unanimously in favor of Sennheiser Communications.
About the Award
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to
the company that has developed the most pioneering and groundbreaking
communications product of the past 12 months. The award recognizes
the innovation, market strategy and market potential of the
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a
variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding
achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership,
technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product
development. Industry analysts compare market participants and
measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and
extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of
microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems.
Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global
brand represented in 60 countries around the world, with U.S.
headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Sennheiser's pioneering
excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous
awards and accolades, including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific
and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our
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SOURCE: Sennheiser Electronic Corp.
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