ClearOne Combines New Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile and DSP Mixer Technology in New Collaboration Solution

ClearOne today announced that the COLLABORATE Live 1000 system now includes the company’s new Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile (BMA CT). Designed for large conferencing space environments, it includes audio and video connectivity, interactive whiteboarding, presentation, recording, streaming and cloud connectivity — all in one.

Designed for large-sized boardrooms, auditoriums, conference rooms, lecture halls, courtrooms, training centers and telemedicine theaters, the BMA CT is housed in a standard ceiling tile but is a PoE-powered mic that they say includes full-room microphone coverage, adaptive steering (think of it as smart beam selection), noise and echo cancellation, as well as amplification, all before the signal is sent to a DSP mixer. An onboard 10-Watt, 2-channel amplifier can drive two ceiling-mounted loudspeakers, and additional BMA CTs can be daisy chained together, to cover larger spaces, if desired.

COLLABORATE Live 1000 also includes COLLABORATE Space cloud conferencing, Skype for Business client, SIP/H.323 video conferencing, wireless presentation, interactive whiteboard, recording, and streaming. The system also comes with the CONVERGE Pro 2 48VT DSP mixer and a UNITE 200 PTZ 1080p60 camera with 12x optical zoom.

Other COLLABORATE Live series products include:

  • COLLABORATE Live 900 provides the same large-room audio and video capabilities as COLLABORATE Live 1000, but includes a Beamforming Microphone Array 2 that can be elegantly and discretely mounted under the display if preferred to a ceiling tile installation.
  • COLLABORATE Live 600 is the perfect solution for medium-sized rooms, combining a UNITE 200 PTZ camera with a CHATAttach™ system featuring two ClearOne CHAT® 150 speakerphones daisy chained together for crystal-clear audio quality.
  • COLLABORATE Live 300 is the ideal solution for small-room and executive office video collaboration. It includes one CHAT 150C speakerphone and one 1080p30 UNITE 150 PTZ camera with 12x optical zoom, and offers a Skype for Business client, SIP/H.323 video conferencing, and wireless presentation and interactive whiteboard capabilities.
  • COLLABORATE Live 200 is the top video collaboration solution for capturing all participants in huddle spaces and smaller rooms. Designed specifically to meet huddle space budgets, it features the UNITE 50 EPTZ 1080p30 camera with an ultrawide angle lens and 3x digital zoom, as well as one CHAT 150C speakerphone.

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