ClearOne Introduces All-In-One Video Collaboration Solution for Users of Unified Communications and Web Conferencing

System Operates Natively With UC or Other Popular Web-Based Clients, Bringing Familiarity of Desktop GUIs to Office Collaboration

Feb 28, 2011, 10:35 ET from ClearOne

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne® (http://www.clearone.com Nasdaq: CLRO) today unveiled Collaborate™, an all-in-one voice, video, and data collaboration console for organizations using unified communications software or web services to handle voice, video and data communications.  Delivering true plug-n-play simplicity in a business solution for video collaboration, the new ClearOne Collaborate allows small groups in an executive office or conference room to converse and see each other while simultaneously viewing data from applications, web sites, or other local or network sources.  ClearOne showed and demonstrated Collaborate today for the first time at the Enterprise Connect industry conference in Orlando.

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The system, ClearOne's first to incorporate video capability, features an integrated ClearOne HDConference® audio conferencing system, a 46-inch HD LCD monitor, an HD USB video camera, and a built-in quad core PC with Windows pre-installed.  Collaborate is also available without an operating system for enterprises that have customized or bulk licensed software.

Tracy Bathurst, Chief Strategy Officer for ClearOne, said Collaborate will suit large organizations running on UC platforms as well as small and midsize businesses using web conferencing applications like Skype. Collaborate can also be used for applications such as Internet telephony, VoIP softphones, and instant messaging, he said, and it allows audio/video playback of files saved in QuickTime, RealPlayer, Windows Media and other formats. Companies whose applications run on Collaborate include Avaya, Cisco, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Mirial, Siemens, Skype, and Yahoo.

The Collaborate solution includes a ClearOne Soundbar speaker, which mounts to the bottom edge of the video screen; a ClearOne microphone pod; and a wireless keyboard and mouse.  Additional microphone pods can be added so that larger groups can participate in conferences.

ClearOne, a global communications and entertainment solutions company, is the world's leading supplier of professional audio conferencing systems.

"Organizations need a simple, all-in-one-solution for small group video collaboration that will 'plug-n-play' on their UC platform and that will also all