ClearOne is launching a new set of so-called “all-in-one COLLABORATE appliances,” as well as a cloud-based collaborations service at InfoComm here in Vegas. Called Spontania, the cloud-based solutions include virtual video switching (via the network), videoconferencing, a 9-party MCU, streaming, recording and content creation and presentation. All of it will be sold as a cloud-based service through AV integrators.
According to ClearOne, the Spontania Cloud service allows customers to deploy video conferencing, Web collaboration, audio, recording and content creation, and other media collaboration all in the cloud, codec-free. Designed as a carrier-grade solution, it is available in an SaaS (Software as a Service) or a PaaS (Platform as a Service) model directly from ClearOne, utilizing the Spontania Cloud. For businesses hoping to ensure locked-down security in their own data centers, Spontania is also available as virtual software image to create a private cloud.
ClearOne says the new COLLABORATE Room Pro replaces a host of traditional single-purpose products, each with their own price tag and maintenance requirements. The COLLABORATE Room Pro, as a single all-in-one solution, provides full, standards-based 1080p 60fps videoconferencing, a 9-party MCU, both a streaming and content recording server, presentation, and, in a future free software upgrade, wireless projection and interactive whiteboarding from any device, including mobile systems. The new COLLABORATE Room Pro changes the game as a full-purpose media appliance with a complete range of built-in features and tools to meet the media needs of the conference room. 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.
For businesses that want an on-premise infrastructure solution, ClearOne now provides the complete single-unit infrastructure server, COLLABORATE Control. This all-in-one appliance serves the needs of both SMBs and enterprise with what ClearOne says is at a price less than half that of the competition with a fraction of the complexity. The COLLABORATE Control single server includes an H.323 gatekeeper, SIP registrar, license server, directory services, firewall traversal, 24 port MCU, call control, streaming, recording and content creation, and a full management system.