ClearOne Ships New CHAT 170 Speakerphone Integrated with Microsoft Communicator

ClearOne has finally shipped the CHAT 170 – the company’s first speakerphone optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007. The CHAT 170 is an USB-based speakerphone that brings high performance audio capabilities to users of Microsoft unified communications platform.

The CHAT 170 was specifically developed by ClearOne to fill the need for a hands-free speakerphone that could be used by small groups or individuals using Microsoft unified communications platform, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. The phone easily connects via USB to PCs or laptops and delivers true plug-and-play operation, requiring no software or drivers to be installed.  The CHAT 170 contains ClearOne’s HDConference (in rAVe’s opinion, by far the best audio processing found in a speakerphone) suite of advanced audio processing technologies including distributed echo cancellation, noise cancellation, full-duplex audio, first microphone priority and adaptive modeling.