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ClearOne Expands Room Conferencing Product Line

March 20, 2012

Audio plays an important role in modern conferencing solutions. A reliable and flexible audio conferencing solution saves companies time and money by creating a natural atmosphere for effective personal and group communications. A good audio conferencing product improves collaboration, presentation, distance communications and multimedia applications.

ClearOne, which offers audio conferencing products, has recently announced that the company has added the INTERACT AT-Skype, a complete audio system, to its room audio conferencing product line. Now, ClearOne’s professional audio signal processing can be used in combination with unified communications, video conferencing and teleconferencing, the company stated in a press release.

“We're bringing Skype from the desktop to the conference room,” said Bala Krishnamoorthy, director of Product Line Management for UC and Telephony. “As enterprises continue to adopt more unified communication and video conferencing solutions into their organizations, the INTERACT remains the most versatile and cost effective conferencing system to meet business needs. With its built-in audio conference bridge, the INTERACT product line allows audio conferencing between Skype, telephone, and H.323/SIP video conference participants at the same time.”

ClearOne makes use of HDConference technology in INTERACT AT-Skype. This technology provides Distributed Echo Cancellation to eliminate voice echoes. The echo canceller identifies the sound that would otherwise be returned to the far end as echo by assigning an acoustical echo canceller to each microphone.

ClearOne was the first to introduce Distributed Echo Cancellation in 1998. The new solution is certified and optimized for Skype and is compatible with Avaya one-X Communicator.

In other news, ClearOne said that it has completed the purchase of Israel-based VCON Video Conferencing, a supplier of high-performance software video conferencing solutions. With the completion of the VCON acquisition, the company plans to extend its leadership in the enterprise marketplace to video conferencing and collaboration.

ClearOne said it will seamlessly deliver VCON's full HD video conferencing technology and ClearOne's legacy crystal-clear audio for a variety of enterprise applications.

Edited by Jennifer Russell