ClearOne has previewed Collaborate, an all-in-one voice, video, and data collaboration console for organisations using unified communications software or Web services to handle voice, video, and data communications.
Collaborate allows small groups in an executive office or conference room to converse and see each other while simultaneously viewing data from applications, websites, or other local or network sources.
Collaborate is the first product from ClearOne to incorporate video capability. It includes an integrated ClearOne HD Conference 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 customised or bulk licensed software.
Collaborate will suit large organizations running on UC platforms as well as small and midsize businesses using Web conferencing applications like Skype. It can also be used for applications such as Internet telephony, VoIP soft phones, and instant messaging, and it allows audio/video playback of files saved in Quicktime, RealPlayer, Windows Media and other formats. Collaborate can run applications from companies such as Avaya, Cisco, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Mirial, Siemens, Skype, and Yahoo, according to ClearOne.
Collaborate will be available in three mounting options: for wall mount, credenza, or media stand. There will also be a fourth option that includes all components but allows customers to use their existing video display and PC.
Collaborate is scheduled for shipment in late June 2011, according to the company.