IBM Validates ClearOne CHAT 150 and CHAT 50 USB Speakerphones for Sametime Unified Telephony

Mar 30, 2011, 09:00 ET from ClearOne

SALT LAKE CITY, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne® ( (Nasdaq: CLRO) announced that IBM has validated both the ClearOne CHAT® 150 group speakerphone and CHAT® 50 personal speakerphone assuring interoperability with Sametime Unified Telephony, IBM's Unified Communications platform. The speakerphones, which connect via USB to a PC, VoIP softphone, and other devices, instantly provide Sametime users with hands-free voice communication for telephony, web, and video conferencing applications.  

"In addition to professional audio solutions, ClearOne is a leading manufacturer of unified communications and global collaboration solutions for the professional AV and IT system integration markets," said Chris Wildfoerster, vice president of business development for ClearOne. "The IBM validation immediately increases the appeal of our products to Sametime users, and we look forward to working with IBM and its partners to evangelize our Sametime Unified Communications interoperability to the SMB and large enterprise communities."

According to Wildfoerster, the CHAT 150 and CHAT 50 are advanced, business-grade speakerphones.  Both incorporate HDConference®, a suite of ClearOne audio technologies to maximize clarity, eliminate echo, suppress ambient noise, and optimize full-duplex performance so that participating parties can talk and listen at the same time and hear clearly without voices cutting in and out.  For convenience, both models are designed with top-mounted volume level and mute buttons.

About ClearOne

ClearOne is a global communications solutions company that develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming media and connectivity systems for audio, video, and web applications. The reliability, flexibility and performance of its advanced comprehensive solutions enhance the quality of life through better communication, education, and entertainment.

ClearOne develops, manufactures, markets, and services a comprehensive line of high-quality audio conferencing products under personal, tabletop, premium and professional categories.  The company occupies the number one position in the global professional audio conferencing market with nearly 50% of the global market share. Its conferencing solutions save organizations time and money by creating a natural environment for collaboration.

NetStreams, a ClearOne brand of residential products, delivers the ultimate IP A/V experience by distributing high definition audio and video over TCP/IP networks. NetStreams' products, designed for commercial and residential use, offer unprecedented levels of performance, functionality, simplicity, reliability, and expandability. By combining audio/video content, meta-data and control signals into one stream, NetStreams' newly patented StreamNet® solutions are a smart investment, enabling the Power of AV over IP™ – today.

NetStreams' StreamNet technology provides elegant solutions for streaming media & control applications such as digital signage, distribution of HD video and audio, LAN Cloud Matrix Switching™, and audio paging over data networks.


           Richard Roher

Chris Wildfoerster

           Roher Public Relations