June 17, 2014
ClearOne Unveils COLLABORATE Room Pro
By Jayashree Adkoli
ClearOne’s (News - Alert) COLLABORATE Room Pro with the Beamforming Microphone Array is anticipated to push the technology envelope with its extensible features that can increase workforce productivity.
ClearOne designs, develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming and digital signage solutions for voice and visual communications.
The company’s COLLABORATE Room Pro is an all-in-one appliance, which integrates high-definition (HD) 1080p60 video with the company’s Beamforming Microphone Array, without the need for external mixing or DSP processing.
This video collaboration tool can provide conferencing capabilities for up to nine locations, while the built-in recording and streaming is available without an add-on server.
Currently available in two models, namely 520 and 620, the COLLABORATE Room Pro features embedded MCU up to 9 ports; recording with internal/external storage; support for H.323 & SIP; video resolution up to 1080p30/720p60; support for up to two HDMI 18x PTZ cameras and dual HD screens; flexibility in controlling; secure and encrypted; and much more.
"ClearOne is demonstrating a unique ability to understand the customer's needs both in the conference room and at the desktop," said David Moss, vice president of media collaboration, ClearOne, in a statement. "The new COLLABORATE Room Pro with the Beamforming Microphone Array is the first in a series of new, fresh, and exciting solutions that will offer high-definition video and integrate the best of ClearOne's audio capabilities while also delivering other media collaboration tools.”
Available in flexible deployment modes, such as on-premises, cloud and bring your own device (BYOD), the COLLABORATE Room Pro can scale existing H.323 and SIP standards-based deployments too.
Recently, ClearOne successfully acquired Dialcom (News - Alert) Networks’ Spontania cloud-based technology. With the inclusion of the Spontania technology, the company is now able to build an all-inclusive video collaboration portfolio.
Moss added, “With the introduction of our Spontania cloud service, the COLLABORATE Room Pro also integrates with the ClearOne Spontania cloud allowing users to join the meeting from PCs, Macs, and any mobile device easily and affordably."
Edited by Maurice Nagle