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ClearOne to Unveil Pro-Level Audio Signal Processing Solution at InfoComm 2012

June 05, 2012

ClearOne, a global provider of conferencing and digital signage solutions, has pioneered many cutting edge technologies that enhanced end users’ audio/visual experiences. The company’s latest innovation comes in form of a Beamforming Microphone Array, a professional-grade microphone system featuring patent-pending audio beamforming with adaptive steering and next-generation AEC technology.

An industry-first, the sleek product significantly expands the company’s professional audio product line.

ClearOne Beamforming Microphone Array is set to debut at InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas. The company holds booth # N1827 at the trade show, considered the largest trade show for designers and integrators of commercial AV systems.

The novelty of the new product lies in its 24 microphone elements that can steer its pickup pattern toward participants in the room and reject unwanted noise and reflections, providing a superior sound experience.

Suitable for operating in mono or stereo mode for diverse applications, according to ClearOne, Beamforming Microphone Array is ideal for group conferencing environments.

With ClearOne’s product, professional integrators have a number of installation options. The suite can be mounted to the ceiling, on a wall or on a tabletop. Options for application intended to reduce the height, distance and angle restraints of traditional conferencing microphones.

“The Beamforming Microphone Array's adaptive steering automatically adjusts the acoustic parameters and beams dynamically based on the mounting orientation,” said Durai Ramachandiran, director of product line management. “It has twice the pickup range of a traditional microphone and replaces six to 10 traditional microphones, which results in a simpler and quicker installation.”

The first shipment of Beamforming Microphone Array with Adaptive Steering is scheduled for August 2012.

Last month, ClearOne announced the release of Connect CobraNet and Connect AVB network bridges for its Converge Pro products, providing integrators with a platform for networked audio.

Edited by Braden Becker