SALT LAKE CITY and AMSTERDAM, Jan. 21, 2014 — ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO) As previously announced, ClearOne has entered into an agreement to acquire Spontania from Spain-based Dialcom Networks to expand its existing premise-based, enterprise video collaboration offering, COLLABORATE®. The addition of Spontania makes ClearOne the only company offering an entirely software-based video conferencing product line that provides on-premise and cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions.
“The addition of Spontania positions ClearOne to address a broad range of opportunities in the rapidly growing desktop and mobile video communications markets,” said Zee Hakimoglu, Chairman and CEO of ClearOne. “ClearOne can now offer its partners and end users a clear choice between public cloud, private cloud and on-premise solutions for video collaboration along with our industry-leading voice solutions.”
Spontania is a software-based cloud collaboration solution which combines the benefits of video conferencing and web conferencing into a unique, effective and powerful enterprise solution that can scale to tens of thousands of users. Since 2007, Gartner, the leading IT research and advisory firm, has consistently ranked Spontania in their “Magic Quadrant.” Spontania enables real-time video and voice conferencing, presence and instant messaging, as well as advanced collaboration services, including the ability to share interactive whiteboard, media files and presentations. Designed to be flexible, Spontania is interoperable with other standards-based conferencing and communication platforms and runs on multiple platforms and devices including Android and iOS for smartphones and tablets, and on PC platforms such as Windows, Linux and Mac.
“I look forward to meeting both existing and new potential partners at ISE in Amsterdam and discussing howClearOne’s acquisition of the Spontania business will provide new opportunities,” said Enrique Dominguez, President and CEO of Dialcom Networks. “ClearOne shares our vision for the future growth of the video collaboration market and will be able to leverage its strengths and global leadership position to continue to enhance our cloud-based video collaboration solutions.”
ClearOne is a global company that designs, develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming and digital signage solutions for voice and visual communications. The performance and simplicity of its advanced comprehensive solutions offer unprecedented levels of functionality, reliability and scalability. More information about the company can be found at www.clearone.com.
More information about Spontania can be found at www.dialcom.com.