Conferencing and collaboration specialist ClearOne has outlined its plans for InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas, promising a complete range of professional audio, conferencing and collaboration solutions to meet every type of installation – including seven new products.
“We continue to innovate across all product categories, developing high value-added solutions that cost-effectively meet the real-world needs of our system integration partners,” said ClearOne president and CEO Zee Hakimoglu. “Customers who come to our booth will see complete end-to-end collaboration solutions that simplify and unify the user experience.”
The seven products include:
1. CONVERGE Huddle
Derived from ClearOne’s latest CONVERGE Pro 2 line of DSP mixers, the new CONVERGE® Huddle (pictured above) conferencing solution for huddle rooms and similarly sized meeting spaces will be debuted at InfoComm 2018. Affordable and integrator-friendly, the new solution comes equipped with the latest Acoustic Echo Cancellation and Noise Cancellation audio processing algorithms, and audio and video collaboration applications can be accomplished through a single cable connection to users’ Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD), such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones that run applications such as Spontania, Skype® for Business, and more.
2. CONVERGE Pro 2 VT Series
Also making its debut is the new CONVERGE Pro 2 VT Series that includes both VoIP and Telco interfaces in the same CONVERGE Pro 2 unit, simplifying designs and purchasing for integrators, increasing installation flexibility and offering freedom of choice. The new models function the same as the existing V and T offerings, and models featuring Dante audio technology will now fall under the VTD series. Additionally, all models are Avaya, Cisco, and ShoreTel compliant, and support Microsoft Skype® for Business built-in client.
3. CONVERGE PA 460 Amplifier
The new CONVERGE PA 460 Amplifier is a 4 Channel x 60 Watts or 2 Channel x 120 Watts high-efficiency professional audio power amplifier for auditoriums, lecture halls, conference rooms, boardrooms, training rooms, and more. With Class-D power amplifier technology, plug-and-play simplicity, protection from overload, and auto-standby for efficient power consumption, the new ClearOne CONVERGE PA 460 Amplifier exceeds the expectations for advanced and reliable amplification in any setting where crisp, audible sound is needed to make an impact.
4. Ceiling Microphone Array Dante
Expanding its ceiling microphone array product-line, ClearOne will introduce the new Ceiling Microphone Array Dante, which features all of the same great benefits as the first-generation Ceiling Microphone Array and Ceiling Microphone Array Analog-X, with the addition of a built-in Dante audio network interface. The Ceiling Microphone Array Dante is also compatible with any DSP mixer with a Dante interface network as well as with ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2 DSP mixers.
5. WS800 M550 Wireless Microphone System
ClearOne will also debut the new WS800 M550 Wireless Microphone System that operates in the 537-563 MHz range in response to new FCC rules limiting the use of certain frequencies in North America. The new solution is necessary to give integrators a full range of frequency options, and includes tabletop, gooseneck, hand-held and belt-pack lavalier models of wireless microphones/transmitters and a base-station receiver with either 4 or 8 channels. With the addition of the M550 model, the WS800 is now offered in eight frequency ranges.
6. VIEW Lite
The new and lowest priced VIEW® Lite AV over IP streaming solution has an Encoder EJ100, Decoder DJ100 and Controller CJ100 that together deliver full-screen, single-image video using JPEG2000 codec standard technology, with a very low latency of around 1.5 frames end-to-end (glass to glass), with resolutions of 4K30 and 1080p60 with 4:4:4 color space support for ultra high quality video for live streaming and distribution applications over a dedicated IP network.
7. COLLABORATE Space
ClearOne will also unveil COLLABORATE Space, a new video collaboration app that connects hundreds of users joining from any device, anytime, and anywhere for messaging, calls, and meetings. Available on-cloud or on-premise, it includes a variety of collaboration tools such as screen sharing, file sharing, whiteboarding, co-annotation, meeting minutes, recording, and chat, which are all accessible anytime during a call or meeting.