ClearOne Releases New USB Cameras for UCC — Including Most Affordable Camera Ever

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ClearOne announced two new USB cameras for UCC applications; the ClearOne UNITE 10, the company’s most affordable camera ever, and the UNITE 50 4K AF that includes Auto-Framing technology for automatic single or multiperson capture. For users who want to upgrade from the basic camera included in their laptop or PC, ClearOne says the company […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1023: Why Is the ClearOne BMA 360 Dominating Beamforming Mic Installs?

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ClearOne just announced record sales and earnings, and some of its recent success points to the BMA 360 — a patented ceiling tile beamforming mic array. ClearOne’s VP of audio technologies, David Lambert, joined Gary on his videocast today to explain how the BMA 360 works and how it’s different from the other ceiling-tile-based mics on the market. […]

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Better Late Than Never: ClearOne Finally Sells Prepackaged Home UCC Solution

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To meet the home office market demand for professional-quality audio and video UCC solutions ClearOne just launched Aura, a set of “good, better, best” packages of enterprise quality audio, video, audio-video options with a free COLLABORATE Space lifetime subscription. ClearOne says its data indicated that 88% of employers globally have encouraged or required employees to […]

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ClearOne’s CONVERGENCE Software Now Supports BMA 360 Ceiling Tile Mic Array

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CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager software from ClearOne now supports its new Ceiling Tile Beamforming Microphone Array, the BMA 360. In addition, CONVERGENCE has been upgraded to increase its database connection pool to an effectively unlimited number of ClearOne devices and users on a single network. CONVERGENCE software is a unified AV network management platform to […]

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ClearOne Reports 40% Growth in Q1, Q2 and Q3 Sales in 2020 Over 2019

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There are very few publicly traded companies in the commercial AV market who report exclusively ProAV product sales. For example, Sony is a public company but, when they report sales, its residential sales are mixed in with commercial sales so you don’t really have a feeling of which division is driving revenue. But, ClearOne exclusively […]

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ClearOne Announces BMA 360 Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile

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ClearOne announced its new BMA 360, claiming it to be the world’s most technologically advanced Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile. The ClearOne BMA 360 is a wideband, frequency invariant beamforming mic array with uniform gain response across all frequency bands. With FiBeam technology, conference participants will experience full fidelity audio across all beams and within […]

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ClearOne Updates CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager Software

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ClearOne announced the latest update of the CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager software. The new update now has an organizational portal for multiple user accounts with support for up to 2,048 combined devices and users. It also includes LDAP support and two levels of access — a secure administrator level for full access and a viewer […]

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ClearOne’s CEO and Largest Stockholder, Together, Buy Back 2.1 Million Shares

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ClearOne announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with institutional and accredited investors, with the participation of Edward D. Bagley, the company’s largest stockholder, and Zeynep (Zee) Hakimoglu, the company’s chief executive officer, for the purchase and sale of an aggregate of 2,116,050 shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $2.4925 […]

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ClearOne Releases Conference Controller for CONVERGE Pro 2 DSP Mixer

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The ClearOne Conference Controller is a 10-inch touch screen designed for control of ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2 audio DSP mixers as well as COLLABORATE Live videoconferencing room systems. Or, the Conference Controller functions can be accessed from a tablet or smartphone browser as well. Designed to be paired with the CONVERGE Pro 2 DSPs, the […]

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Shure Held in Contempt Over August 2019 Mic Patent Order

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ClearOne and Shure continue to battle via the courts — with the latest ruling that Shure is held in contempt over its MXA910-A ceiling microphone. A judge in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois ruled that “Shure has violated the preliminary injunction order and is found in contempt because it designed […]

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In Most Recent Patent Battle, ClearOne and Shure Claim Partial Victories

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The ClearOne and Shure legal battle continues with a new decision filed Friday. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) issued a decision regarding Shure’s U.S. Patent No. 9,565,493 (the “’ 493 Patent”). However, this most recent legal battle confirms that both ClearOne and Shure claimed […]

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ClearOne Expands Number of Participants Visible During COLLABORATE Space Meeting

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ClearOne Communications Inc. has expanded the number of participants visible during a COLLABORATE Space meeting to 49. The 7×7 gallery view enables engagement between the host and participants in large meetings. Other new features include: Users can now easily reach out to colleagues, business partners or customers outside of their enterprise group who are also using […]

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ClearOne Awarded New Patent for Beamforming Microphone Array Technology

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ClearOne just announced Wednesday that it has been awarded another new patent relating to beamforming microphone array technology by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. ClearOne’s new patent, US Patent No. 10,728,653 (the “’653 Patent”), is entitled “Ceiling Tile Microphone.” It describes a ceiling tile microphone that includes beamforming, acoustic echo cancellation and adaptive acoustic […]

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ClearOne Promotes Ashanti Long to Associate VP for Strategic Partners

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ClearOne has promoted Ashanti Long to associate vice president, strategic partners. According to ClearOne, this promotion will enable Long to further develop business opportunities with the aforementioned partners. “Ashanti has proven himself as a trusted consultative resource for strategic relationships,” said Zee Hakimoglu, ClearOne president and CEO. “As ClearOne advances its growth plan, offering enhanced […]

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ClearOne Now Shipping COLLABORATE Versa Lite CT

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ClearOne announced it’s shipping the COLLABORATE Versa Lite CT, featuring a USB-audio enabled Beamforming Ceiling Tile Microphone Array (BMA CTH). This room solution is designed as an audio solution for cloud-based video collaboration applications such as COLLABORATE Space, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Webex, without the need for a DSP mixer. The system includes the company’s […]

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ClearOne Defeats Shure’s Groundless Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order

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SALT LAKE CITY, May 5, 2020 — ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a leading global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, today comments on the Report and Recommendation issued by the Honorable Christopher J. Burke of the U.S. District Court of Delaware recommending the denial of Shure Incorporated’s (“Shure’s”) emergency motion for a temporary restraining order (“Motion”) to […]

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UPDATED: Shure Denied Emergency Motion for Restraining Order Over ClearOne BMA CTH

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Update: Shure sent rAVe the following response to this story: “Attempting to confuse the market, ClearOne continues to publicize every play by play of this litigation, like this recent decision, no matter how inconsequential. Of importance here is Shure’s track record of innovation and market leadership, and ClearOne’s efforts to unlawfully imitate Shure’s products.  Shure’s request […]

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ClearOne Intros UNITE 20 Pro Webcam for Bringing Professional Video to Personal Collaboration Spaces

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Specified to bring pro-quality video collaboration options to personal spaces, ClearOne today introduced the new UNITE 20 Pro Webcam. The UNITE 20 Pro Webcam mounts on a PC or laptop and is native 1920×1080 at 30fps with an ultra wide-angle field-of-view up to 120°. As it’s USB and USBC, the UNITE 20 Pro Webcam works […]

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ClearOne Awarded New Strategic Patent for Power over Ethernet Systems

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SALT LAKE CITY, April 16, 2020 — ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a strategic new patent relating to power transmission for Power over Ethernet (PoE) systems by the US Patent and Trademark Office.  Awarded on April 14, 2020, the patent describes a simple […]

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ClearOne Receives Patent for PoE Method That Eliminates 100-Meter Distance Constraint

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ClearOne announced today that it has been awarded a strategic new patent relating to power transmission for Power over Ethernet (PoE) systems by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Awarded on April 14, 2020, the patent describes a simple method for providing power to multiple devices in a “daisy-chain” series connection using PoE. Use of […]

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ClearOne CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager Now Available to Consumers

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ClearOne announced the availability of its CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager on Wednesday. It’s a unified AV network management platform to monitor, control and audit ClearOne Pro Audio and Video products and services. A beta version was available to AV pros for their evaluation prior to this release. The new AV management system provides remote real-time […]

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Updated: ClearOne Wins Another Patent Judgment Against Shure

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This story has been updated with a statement from Shure. ClearOne has announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) issued a judgment last Friday affirming a January 2019 decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) confirming the patentability […]

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ClearOne Enables Seamless Collaboration in Newly Renovated Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (FMTC) Tech Center

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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, February 18, 2020 – When Farmers Mutual Telephone Company, an Iowa-based fiber optic internet, video, and phone services provider, wanted to redesign and reconfigure their main conference room as part of a whole building renovation, they knew that they needed to work with a company that could offer a complete audio […]

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ClearOne Announces Zoom Certification for UNITE 200 PTZ Camera

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ClearOne announced its third Zoom Certification for its camera lineup, now for the UNITE 200 PTZ, its top-of-the-line model. The UNITE 200 PTZ professional conferencing camera is optimized for a wide range of applications and environments requiring professional-quality visual collaboration at an affordable price. The UNITE 200 provides four network connectivity options, supporting USB 2.0, […]

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ClearOne Announces Pricing Availability and Ship Date for COLLABORATE® Versa Room CT and COLLABORATE Versa Lite CT Industry-Forward Solutions

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SALT LAKE CITY, February 26, 2020 — ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO) today announces that COLLABORATE Versa Room CT and COLLABORATE Versa Lite CT will ship the first week of May. These two new industry-forward room solutions enhance the audio experience for any cloud-collaboration application such as COLLABORATE® Space, Zoom™, Microsoft® Teams, and Webex™, without the need for an external DSP mixer. Pricing for […]

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ClearOne Showcases New Touch-Panel Controller at ISE 2020

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The newest Touch-Panel Controller from ClearOne will be showcased at ISE 2020 at Booth #11-D130 in the RAI Centre in Amsterdam. The 10-inch touch-screen device, designed for ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2 audio DSP mixers as well as COLLABORATE Live video conferencing room systems, is aimed at UCC applications. Paired with CONVERGE Pro 2 DSP mixers, […]

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ClearOne Intros COLLABORATE Versa Room CT

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ClearOne just introduced COLLABORATE Versa Room CT, aimed at making cloud-based conferencing easier. At the heart of the system, is the USB audio-enabled Beamforming Mic Array Ceiling Tile (BMA CTH). The BMA CTH performs acoustic echo cancellation, noise cancellation and beam selection, so no external DSP mixer is required. The array’s adaptive steering (think of […]

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Collaborate Versa Lite CT Microphone Array Introduces Collaborate Versa Lite CT Microphone Array

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ClearOne has introduced the COLLABORATE Versa Lite CT, a USB audio-enabled Beamforming Ceiling Tile Microphone Array (BMA CTH). This room solution enhances the audio experience for any cloud-collaboration application without the need for a DSP mixer. Versa Lite CT will be showcased at ISE 2020 on stand 11-D130 in the RAI Centre in Amsterdam. It’s […]

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ClearOne Receives Zoom Certification for UNITE Videoconferencing Cameras

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ClearOne has received Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (“Zoom”) certification for its UNITE professional videoconferencing cameras. The Zoom-certified UNITE 50 4K camera is USB plug-and-play ready with a 120-degree field-of-view, digital zoom and the ability to pair with any microphone/speaker combination. The camera’s ultra-wide-angle field-of-view is ideally suited for visual communication and collaboration in huddle spaces […]

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Updated: ClearOne Says Shure’s Redesigned MXA910 Still Infringes Patent

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Update: See below for Shure’s response to ClearOne’s statement. ClearOne, in a statement sent to rAVe Monday, said it’s confident that Shure’s redesigned MXA910, the MXA910W-A released in December 2019, still infringes ClearOne’s U.S. Patent No. 9,813,806 (the “Graham Patent”). ClearOne has added the MXA910W-A as an accused product to its currently pending lawsuit against […]

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Almo Professional A/V Acquires NewComm Distributing

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Almo Professional A/V detailed its acquisition of NewComm Distributing (also known as NewComm Technologies). As a result of the acquisition, Almo Pro A/V is now sourcing all of NewComm’s ClearOne inventory. The company is also giving former NewComm customers access to Almo Pro A/V’s more than 60 AV brands, nine warehouse locations, Sound Options dedicated […]

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Almo Professional A/V Acquires NewComm Distributing

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Philadelphia, PA — December 12, 2019 — Almo Professional A/V today announced it has acquired certain assets of NewComm Distributing, the distribution arm of manufacturing representative, NewComm Technologies. As a result of the acquisition, Almo Pro A/V is now sourcing all of NewComm’s ClearOne inventory, while giving former NewComm customers access to Almo Pro A/V’s […]

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