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Spectralink appoints new DECT Director of Engineering


Torben Laursen to spearhead newly strengthened engineering team

Horsens, Denmark – 05 September, 2018Spectralink Corporation, the global leader in enterprise mobility solutions for the healthcare, retail, manufacturing and hospitality industries, today announced the appointment of Torben Laursen to spearhead DECT Engineering.

Torben Laursen
Torben Laursen

Torben will be responsible for the full scope of DECT engineering activities including planning and execution of software development, manufacturing support, escalation support, hardware development, and technical documentation. Torben joins the company as part of a significant investment in its DECT portfolio.

DECT telecommunications remains a stable market with 1.5 million devices sold within the enterprise environment on average each year, led by countries including Germany, France, Netherlands and the UK[1]. Spectralink Europe, formerly KIRK Telecom has increased its DECT engineering workforce in Denmark by over 30%, to enable rapid development and market introduction of new DECT technology innovations. The company is also expanding its European salesforce accordingly.

This is the latest in a number of commitments to DECT solutions from the company that this year launched both the 7502 handset and IP-DECT 200 Server. The 7502 handset and the single-cell IP-DECT 200 server offer an affordable, user-friendly, voice centric solution with enhanced security features, typical of the Spectralink DECT portfolio, that maximizes employee communications and productivity.

The Spectralink DECT investment program has been welcomed by the company’s global network of resellers, software developers, systems integrators, major PBX and IP-PBX providers, hosted collaboration system and Unified Communications (UC) providers, from smaller specialists to giants such as Cisco and Microsoft. All who recognize the importance for customer enterprises to be able to choose objectively between DECT or Wi-Fi platforms depending on the precise needs of their mobile workforces.

After working with global high-tech companies like Nokia, Sonos and most recently as R&D manager for Xylem Inc. in software and hardware development, Torben, who is also an auditor for ISO 9001, is delighted to be joining the company and comments: “I am thrilled to join a company with such a strong legacy in DECT advancement deriving from its days as KIRK to the current innovation Spectralink is introducing today. I am looking forward to working with the team and delivering some exciting new products and solutions to the market.”

Randy Schulz, Spectralink Global CTO, comments, “We are delighted that Torben will be leading our team of engineers along their path of DECT transformation and growth. Since it was founded in 1990 in Boulder, Colorado, Spectralink has remained committed to innovation in both the DECT and Voice over Wi-Fi markets. However, it was the purchase of KIRK is 2006 that offered us the opportunity to continue the legacy of KIRK and be the leader in DECT enterprise-grade solutions.

“Torben joining our team ensures we remain committed to our existing and future customers through the delivery of superior voice quality, enhanced secure connectivity, interoperability and durable DECT end-to-end solutions.”

[1] MZA Reports, DECT Market Statistics 2017

About Spectralink Corporation
Spectralink leads the enterprise mobility market with industry’s most deployed mobility solution portfolio optimized for mission critical healthcare, retail, manufacturing and hospitality applications. As the enterprises transition to mobile workflows, Spectralink is at the forefront of the industry transformation through its innovative end-to-end mobility portfolio. Designed for challenging RF environments, our mobile solutions enable enterprises to streamline their workflows and deliver a positive customer experience. To protect our customers’ investments in UC platforms, we offer the best interoperability in the industry with the leading call control platforms. Since 1990, Spectralink has deployed millions of mobile devices worldwide – providing enterprises with the industry’s most reliable, high quality and secure mobility solutions. For more information, please visit

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