Bogen Communications

Bogen Communications is proud of its long history and many accomplishments in the world of analog audio.

Recognizing the changing times and the emergence of Internet Protocol (IP) systems in all fields of audio, home control, and communications, Bogen management initiated dramatic changes across the entire company to better serve Bogen’s customers.

Product Development

In 2015, the company opened the new Bogen Research and Development Center in Orlando, FL. This location allows Bogen to take advantage of the investments that the state of Florida has made to develop Florida’s Technology Corridor.

The modern facility is staffed with digital hardware and software engineers, GUI developers, software test engineers, acoustic and audio engineers, and designers, a team perfectly suited to develop the products of tomorrow. The team rigorously follows the Agile methodology of software development to maximize product development efficiency and to ensure that customers’ needs are fully met. The nearby University of Central Florida is a wellspring of additional technical talent and services.

The Bogen R&D center includes a conference center and sophisticated demo room to hold product trainings, demonstrations, and events for dealers and customers interested in the Bogen, Apogee, and NEAR brands.

Product Distribution

To better serve customers of all types, Bogen opened a new warehouse and service center outside of Memphis, TN. The Katherine L. Fields Distribution & Operations Center is named in honor of Bogen’s longest tenured employee, the late Katherine Fields, who worked at Bogen for an astounding 66 years.

Memphis is a major hub for rail, water, air, and road transportation modes. Located on the Mississippi River, Memphis has one of the largest container ports in the country and is several days closer to west coast ports via rail. Key shipping companies are minutes from Bogen’s warehouse, which allows greater flexibility in customer shipments, including the ability to make next-day emergency product shipments to customers.


If you are familiar with Bogen’s main website, you may have noticed that the Education Systems site you are reading now is vastly different and better. It reflects Bogen’s commitment to delivering up-to-date product and company information in an attractive, easily navigated, and convenient way. Bogen will continue to reform the entire Bogen site over the coming months with new interactive features and enhanced resources.  Stay tuned!

Corporate Offices, Mahwah, New Jersey

R&D Facilities in Orlando, Florida
Bogen’s Orlando Research & Development Center

Katherine L. Fields plaque
Bogen’s Memphis facility is named in honor of the late Katherine L. Fields

Where it all Began

Bogen Communications founder David BogenDavid Bogen emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1908, armed with accented English, an inquisitive mind and a determined work ethic. Mr. Bogen settled in New York City where he worked 10-hour days at New York’s utility company, Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) and studied electrical engineering at Cooper Union at night. After seven years of hard work and little sleep, Bogen earned a degree in electrical engineering.

During World War II the company was recognized for its important contributions to the war effort.

Faced with anti-immigrant and anti-Semitic barriers, Bogen found it hard to turn his EE degree into a job. Using savings from his Con Ed salary, Bogen started an electronics parts distribution company that steadily grew. By 1932, the dawn of the audio electronics age, the David Bogen Company moved from distributing to manufacturing audio products. During World War II the company was recognized for its important contributions to the war effort. David Bogen was proud to “give back” to the nation that had supplied him with freedom, opportunity and prosperity.

The company has evolved since 1932, and the Bogen brand now focuses on telephone paging systems, commercial audio, and sophisticated communications systems for education and industry.

When choosing your next communications system, put your trust in the time and field-tested experience of Bogen.

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