Our mission is to keep people safe by enabling everyone
To hear, be heard and be understood, every time and everywhere
Security communication solutions for any environment
Zenitel provides security communications solutions where life, property and assets are at stake. With every Zenitel product and solution we develop, we apply our vision to be the world-leading provider of intelligent critical-communication solutions.
Technology leader and the expert in audio
From our position as a technology leader and the expert in audio, we continuously work to be the most professional, competent innovative and trustworthy for security and safety applications, always going the extra mile to develop ourselves and our partners to meet and exceed the end customers’ needs.
More than 100 years of evolving critical communication
The next step to strengthen our market position came in 2021 as Zenitel joined forces with ASL (Application Solutions Limited). With more than 30 years of experience, ASL has a strong offering of Public Address, General Alarm and Voice Alarm Solutions (PAGA/PAVA), as well as Control Management products. With ASL in the Zenitel group, it enables Zenitel to further strengthen its market position in intelligent critical communication solutions.
The combination of both product ranges is a key benefit to deliver higher added value solutions to our end customers. The solutions of ASL are strongly appreciated by end customers in transportation (rail, airports and tunnels), education, maritime, energy, building security, theme parks, stadiums, nuclear power plants, industry and retail.
The Norway developed products of Phontech are specialized in Intercom and Public Address & General Alarm solutions for the global Maritime and Energy markets. In 2018, Phontech entered the Zenitel group. It resulted in strengthening the Zenitel position in multiple markets by combining Public Address and Intercom technologies. This strategic acquisition strengthened Zenitel’s position as a worldwide market leader for intelligent critical communication solutions in the Maritime and Energy industries. The Phontech team joined the Zenitel Horten offices.
The merger of the two brands was a strategic goal in keeping with Zenitel’s corporative objectives as all products are designed, developed and manufactured under the Zenitel Group.
Vingtor-Stentofon, has a long, rich history supplying products that are known for their robust features and an open architecture that allows for easy integration with other 3rd party devices including access control, CCTV, alarm systems and IPBX. We strive to be a technology leader by providing high-end features and solutions such as active noise cancellation, supervision, audio analytics, and an open architecture structure for interoperability.
In May 2000, a decision was taken on a merger between Stento ASA and the reorganized SAIT-RadioHolland. In 2001, Zenitel celebrated its 100th anniversary and changed its corporate identity and name to Zenitel. Early 2009, in order to guarantee the profitability of the Zenitel Group, especially given the global financial and economic crisis, it was decided to focus all commercial efforts on the continuing development of Secure Communication Systems. On September 29, 2015 Zenitel celebrated its 50th anniversary as a registered company on the Euronext Exchange.
All through these years, one aspect hasn’t changed: since 1901, Zenitel has been providing the means for people to hear and be heard. Zenitel has no intention of changing its course; indeed, the business of security and communication is due to become one of the most relevant businesses in the near future. That is because it relates to the safety of people.
Stentofon began in 1946 as Stentor Radiofabrikk, specializing in ship and fishing boat radios. Later, Stentor sold STENTOFON intercom systems. Stentofon AS merged with RingCom AS in 1997, which was formed by Ring-Master and Noracom. Gothenburg's Ring Marine AB joined. Ericsson Marine and Teleste Marine became part of Ring Marine AB. Stento ASA was formed by Stentofon and RingCom.
Stento acquired VINGTOR Marine in 1988 after eight years of working with Vingmed AS to adapt PAMEX and other onshore intercom systems for onboard communications. Croatia, Germany, Singapore, and China became subsidiaries. Vingtor bought Steenhans and Phonico in 1998.
Ring-Master and Noracom both did business with Motorola, and Stento became Motorola's Nordic distributor. Stento quickly grew by acquiring Philips Intercom and Nursecall.
Following World War II, the company (then named S.A.I.T. Electronics – Société Anonyme Internationale de Télégraphie), entered into various collaboration agreements with other companies, including Radio Holland N.V. and Norsk Marconikompagnie A/S.
In 1992, the successful partnership with Radio Holland led to a takeover and SAIT Electronics began trading under the name SAIT-RadioHolland.
The history of Zenitel dates back to 1901, when a group of Belgian entrepreneurs founded C.T.S.F. – Compagnie Générale de Télégraphie sans Fil.
None less than King Leopold II and Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the wireless telegraph, supported them.
Microprocessor based servers
IP-based systems (VoIP)
SIP Protocol support
IP over 2-wire technology
Communication is critical in all areas of business, therefore our expertise is focused on providing intelligent communication solutions that allow you to hear, be heard and be understood, every time. Zenitel systems interface with other security systems including CCTV, access control and alarm for a comprehensive security solution.
Our primary system offering is within Public Address, Intercom and Radio. Our key markets include: Building Security, Public Safety, Transportation, Industrial Manufacturing, Energy and Maritime.
Zenitel has a strong presence in both the onshore and offshore secure communications market through Vingtor-Stentofon, Phontech and ASL. These brands are recognized globally for offering advanced offshore and onshore communication systems.
Integrated and Intelligible Communications
Zenitel provides integrated security communications for environments where life, property and assets are at stake. Our vision is to become a world leading provider of Intelligent Critical Communication Solutions. Therefore, we are committed to continuously improve our customers' experience .
Our solutions provide high availability, scalability, reliability, maintainability, and cyberdefensibility. By reducing hardware to a minimum, and keeping the benefits of centralized server management, organizations have more flexibility in scale and performance.
We keep people safe, by enabling everyone to hear, be heard and understood - every time and everywhere.
Zenitel is an ISO 14001 certified company. An ISO 14001 environmental management system is a systematic and process driven approach to controlling those aspects of your business that have a significant impact on the environment. The system is proven to make business owners and managers be more aware of their environmental responsibilities, including legal and regulatory accountabilities, and being able to manage and control the associated risks.
Zenitel complies with the European WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive for environmental conservation, ensuring that discarded equipment is recycled appropriately. Zenitel is focused on a better and cleaner environment and is committed to the goals of the RoHS (Restriction on use of Hazardous Substances) directive ensuring all products meet applicable requirements.
Zenitel Norway complies with the REACH European Directive N 1907/2006 related to the registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals to protect human life and the environment. Manufacturers and importers are required to submit information on the properties of their chemical substances to allow for safe handling and registration. REACH Regulation also calls for the progressive substitution of dangerous chemicals when suitable alternatives are available.
Globally, suppliers, distributors and customers are encouraged to conduct business in an environmentally responsible manner. Zenitel Marine complies with the IMO resolution A.962 Clean Design/Green Passport by documenting all materials in a vessel’s construction that may be hazardous to humans or the environment.
Zenitel Norway AS quality assurance is in compliance with the ISO9001:2015 standard is a requirement throughout the Zenitel organization which is audited by independent accreditation organizations. In addition, Zenitel Norway AS is IECEx and ATEX certified, with complying equipment used in explosive environments
When 'standard communication' systems fail, especially during emergencies or at critical moments, Zenitel’s solutions and systems stand above all others. It’s in those moments, when life is at stake, that proven, reliable communication systems are vital.
This is Zenitel’s most significant contribution - to ensure a safe and secure social environment by enabling its customers to protect life, property and assets.
Zenitel conduct our business consistently with the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and has incorporated the ten principles of the UN Global Compact. We also respect applicable standards of international humanitarian law.
This policy sets out the principles for how we relate to our employees, consultants, suppliers, business partners and other stakeholders. We will avoid infringing on the human rights of others and address adverse human rights impacts with which we are involved. We will be particularly attentive to the human rights we are at risk of impacting most and to the people most vulnerable to adverse impacts. Through our company values, we seek to involve each other, respecting, appreciating, and leveraging our diversity. Code of conduct e-learning is mandatory for all Zenitel employees.
We are committed to
Respecting all internationally recognised human rights, in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and in particular;
• Treating those working for us fairly and without discrimination, and respect all human rights
• Ensure that all employees have a safe, healthy, and secure working condition
• Opposing all forms of human trafficking, forced labour and illicit forms of child labour in our value chain
• Respecting the human rights of people working for companies that do business with Zenitel
• Respect the human rights of individuals belonging to specific groups or populations that require particular attention, where they may have adverse human rights impacts on them; the rights of indigenous peoples; women; national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities; children; persons with disabilities; and migrant workers and their families.
What we do
• We require all our employees and hired consultants / temps to comply with this policy
• We expect our suppliers and business partners to share our commitment to respect all internationally recognised human rights, when working for or together with us
• We expect all our suppliers and business partners to pay particular attention to the human rights they are at risk of impacting most and to the human rights of people most vulnerable to adverse impacts, including women, children, migrant workers and indigenous peoples
• We want our business partners to commit to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Right
• We will make this policy available to all by adding it to our website, and incorporate it in our Code of conduct.
• We will provide or cooperate, including with our suppliers and business partners, in providing appropriate remediation to individuals, workers and local communities, where we have caused or contributed to adverse human rights. To such effect, we will also, where relevant, provide or cooperate in effective grievance mechanisms.
• We make sure that all recruitment processes are non-biased. We will not exclude any candidates due to age, gender, religion, disabilities etc.
• Diversity in our work force is an integrated part of our personnel policy.
Should any breach of such rights happen, all Zenitel employees are expected to use the procedure Raising an integrity concern to report the breach.
Globally, Zenitel supports several charities, including contributions to the Norwegian Cancer Society, UNICEF and the Red Cross.
The well-being of all employees is highly important to Zenitel’s success and growth. Zenitel recognizes this and strives to provide a congenial, stimulating, and supportive working environment. To better understand the needs and concerns of its employees, Zenitel carries out a biennial employee satisfaction survey.
Zenitel is an ISO 45001 certified company. The ISO 45001 provide organizations with the elements of an effective safety management system which can be integrated with other management systems and help organizations achieve better occupational health and safety performance and economic objectives
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Our mission is to keep people safe by enabling everyone
To hear, be heard and be understood, every time and everywhere
More than 100 years of evolving
Our mission is to keep people safe by enabling everyone To hear, be heard and be understood, every time and everywhere