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Peter Renkel, 2020-01-16

Looking back, going forward

A new year has just begun, and we're looking forward to adding new products to our portfolio of collaboration solutions and meeting you all at fairs and events around the world.

But as much as we love to look ahead and to develop new products, we sometimes need to reflect on what we've done and achieved. For our partners and us, 2019 was a great year. We released the new flagship model Konftel 800, that received a Red Dot Design Award and were appointed the Unified Communications Product of the Year Award from TMC and Internet Telephony Magazine. We also obtained nominations and prizes in our home community, which means a lot to us!

Maybe 2019 was the year the market fully realized that Konftel stands for something more than world-leading conference phones. We now have a broad portfolio of devices that works for every collaboration solution out there — two fantastic conference cameras and the OCC Hub together with our range of speakerphones make up our video kits for meeting rooms of all sizes. More exciting product news is coming up in 2020, so keep your eyes open and follow us on LinkedIn or Facebook.

We brought some new employees and partners into the family as well during 2019. In the US, we've doubled the sales team, and we're already looking for more people to help us deal with the increased interest in our products. Not least the Konftel 300Wx that probably is the best-selling wireless conference phone in the world right now. We also signed up with new distributors in Finland and the Baltics as well as in Australia. And speaking of Australia, we're strongly sympathizing with our friends down there who are fighting the horrible fires. It doesn't matter if we look back on 2019 or forward to 2020; one of the most important issues we face right now, in the bigger picture, is probably the effects of climate change. 

For many companies, traveling is a big part of their carbon footprint. At the same time, we all know the importance of meeting each other to be able to make our businesses grow. We're proud to be a small part of the answer with our meeting solutions that can replace some of the work-related travel. So, my biggest wish for 2020 is that our solutions can help more businesses around the globe get together and have great meetings without having to drive or get on a plane every time.

As our brand promise says – Get Together – but do it in a way that is efficient for both your organization and the environment. See you all in the new year. It's going to be exciting. And don't forget to put a smile on your face!

Peter Renkel

Chief Executive Officer