Konftel Signs Agreement with Hello Direct, One of the Largest Conference Phone and Headset Dealers in the US

    UMEA, SWEDEN, December 18 /CNW/ - Swedish company Konftel, Europe's
leading supplier of conference phones, has signed an agreement with Hello
Direct, one of the largest conference phone and headset dealers in the US. The
agreement states that Hello Direct will include Konftel's products in its
assortment and begin selling them on November 1.

    "Hello Direct is very excited about our new partnership with Konftel.
There are great synergies between the two companies especially the ability to
have the GN Netcom wireless headsets interoperate with the Konftel audio

    "The agreement is very valuable to us and we have high expectations that
it will strengthen our brand on the American market," says Clarence Jacobson,
sales director at Konftel. "Hello Direct is a respected and significant dealer
that is particular when they choose which products to include in their

    Konftel has been known as an innovative company for some time and was
awarded the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Product Differentiation Award in
April 2007.

    Konftel has been in the US for three years and has offices in Chicago.

    "Hello Direct has the right channels for reaching our target audience,"
says Jacobson. "Being exposed on its website and in its high-circulation
catalogs presents major opportunities for increasing our sales volumes."

    High resolution images are available in the press room at

    About Konftel

    Konftel was started in 1988 and is Europe's leading manufacturer of
conference phones. We develop and sell products and technology for phone
meetings based on cutting-edge expertise in acoustics and digital signal
processing. All our conference phones are equipped with the patented
OmniSound(R) technology, providing crystal-clear sound. Our products are sold
globally under the Konftel brand. Headquarters are located in Umea, Sweden,
with local offices in Chicago and Bangalore. www.konftel.se

    About Hello Direct

    Hello Direct has been the leading developer and direct marketer of
desktop telephony products since 1987. We have grown from a small handful of
visionaries to a well recognized business-to-business leader in
telecommunications solutions. In November, 2000, Hello Direct merged with and
became a cooperating unit of GN Netcom (a world leader in hands-free
communication technologies), a unit of GN Great Nordic Ltd., a public company
traded on the Copenhagen and London Stock Exchanges.


For further information:

For further information: Konftel Clarence Jacobson, +46 90 70 64 76
Sales director clarence@konftel.com or Sam Romagnano, +1 (866) 606-4728 Area
sales manager for North America sam.romagnano@konftel.com or Hello Direct Tom
Ostrander, product manager tostrander@hellodirect.com

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