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GN announces revolutionary intelligent communication solution for defense and security forces

GN News

Jan 30, 2018

Today, the GN Group presents a first of its kind, fully fledged hearing protection solution enabling defense and security forces to hear more, do more and be more. With this advanced tactical hearing protection solution, GN leverages its unique leading competencies within intelligent audio solutions in both hearing aids and headsets to create an unparalleled noise management solution. 

The pioneering and patented hearing protection solution is designed specifically for defense and security forces. The solution offers the user a communication headset which is comfortable, highly durable and protects the user against high volume noise. At the same time, by leveraging GN’s leading expertise within situational awareness, the solution allows its user to clearly identify important sound in 360 degrees.

“The GN Group encompasses consumer, professional and medical grade hearing technology under the same roof. This unique platform makes it possible to expand GN’s business into adjacent opportunities within the sound space. With our user-centric approach we aim to be the leader in intelligent audio solutions to transform lives through the power of sound,” says CEO of GN Hearing, Anders Hedegaard.

GN will be starting to build a small, swift group related to this new business opportunity. This year, GN will participate in military tenders in the US and with other NATO-countries. The initiative will not impact GN’s financial guidance for 2018.

The new product line will, under the name GN FalCom, include best in class-features:

  • Comfort – designed for optimal physical comfort allowing for multiple hours of use in extreme combat situations
  • Clarity – enables users to localize sounds all around them without the need to remove the earpiece. To maintain high quality communications at all times, GN FalCom will integrate seamlessly with military radio technology
  • Protection – allowing users to stay connected while benefitting from noise protection. For example, users will experience the highest level of safety without blocking out wanted sounds

Leveraging GN’s unique expertise within sound – manufactured in the United States
The state of the art hearing protection solution builds on GN’s unique expertise in sound processing from both GN Hearing and GN Audio – and across R&D teams in the United States and Denmark. It is a successful result of corporate level investments made through GN’s Strategy Committee guided initiatives to explore opportunities outside of, but related to, GN’s existing business areas. The hearing protection solution will be manufactured at GN’s existing production facilities in Bloomington, Minnesota.

For further information please contact:

Investors and analysts
Peter Justesen
VP – Investor Relations & Treasury
Tel: +45 45 75 87 16

Press and the media
Lars Otto Andersen-Lange
Group Media Manager
Tel: +45 45 75 02 55

About GN Group

The GN Group is a global leader in intelligent audio solutions that let you hear more, do more and be more than you ever thought possible. Our ambitious 150-year journey has taken us from telegraph cables to intelligent audio engineering. To celebrate our anniversary, we look to our unique competences within medical, professional and consumer audio solutions to help us continue to transform lives through the power of sound.  

GN was founded with a truly innovative and global mindset. Today, we honor that legacy with world-leading expertise in the human ear, sound, wireless technology, miniaturization and collaborations with leading technology partners. GN's solutions are marketed by the brands ReSound, Beltone, Interton, Jabra and BlueParrott in 100 countries. Founded in 1869, the GN Group employs more than 6,000 people and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO).