ClearOne Appoints New US Manufacturer Sales Representatives

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ClearOne announced the appointment of two new United States manufacturer sales representatives: Phoenix-based Mountain AV Marketing will represent ClearOne in Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, TX; and Denver-based Momentum Group will represent ClearOne in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho. “Mountain AV Marketing and Momentum Group have the exact industry experience, product category knowledge, and […]

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ClearOne Launches Hardware-Based Convergence InSite Server

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ClearOne launched a hardware-based Convergence InSite Server that enables bidirectional communications between its Cloud or Enterprise AV Manager and on-site ClearOne Pro Audio products; basically creating a dashboard. They are designed to allow for local AV system maintenance, device status monitoring, remote AV device control, equipment auditing, help desk operations and single-pane-of-glass business intelligence. Key […]

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ClearOne Announces Second Reorg in as Many Months

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The board of directors of ClearOne announced the termination Thursday of its chief executive officer, Zee Hakimoglu, and the appointment of Derek Graham, senior vice president of research & development, as the interim chief executive officer. “Derek Graham joined ClearOne in 2003 and has overseen the development and introduction of multiple generations of ClearOne products […]

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ClearOne Adds New Features for CONVERGENCE AV Manager

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ClearOne announced exciting new features for their CONVERGENCE AV Manager. This is ClearOne’s unified software platform to monitor, control and audit their Pro Audio products from any location worldwide — available as a Cloud AV Manager or an Enterprise AV Manager. The Cloud AV Manager service offers multitenant Management as a Service (MaaS) on a […]

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ClearOne Introduces DIALOG 10 Wireless USB Microphone for Aura Home Office Family

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The DIALOG 10 is a new wireless USB microphone from ClearOne for its Aura home office product portfolio. Designed for people working from home, the DIALOG 10 is aimed at Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting and other UCC apps. The setup of the DIALOG 10 is simply connected via a USB Type C cable and […]

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Next Stop: E4 Anaheim!

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Almo Professional A/V‘s E4 Experience has returned with four upcoming events that will focus on all things AV! The E4 Experience offers the latest educational opportunities, sessions with top manufacturers and industry pros, demos of the latest technology and so much more. Your next opportunity to experience E4 will be in Anaheim, California, on March […]

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ClearOne Patent Remains Valid In Latest Decision from U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

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The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) issued a written decision Monday in case no. PGR2020-00079 confirming the patentability of all claims of U.S. Patent No. 10,728,653 (the “’653 Patent”) owned by ClearOne Inc. The ’653 Patent covers aspects of ClearOne’s technology in beamforming microphone arrays (BMAs). Specifically, the ’653 Patent relates to “a ceiling […]

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ClearOne Awarded New Beamforming Microphone Array Systems Patent

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ClearOne announced it has been awarded a new patent relating to Beamforming Microphone Array Systems. U.S. Patent No. 11,240,597 was issued on Feb. 1, 2022. The patent, titled “Ceiling Tile Beamforming Microphone Array System,” claims a ceiling tile microphone array that can be physically separated from the processors running the beamforming algorithm. The separation enables […]

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ClearOne’s Versa Lite CT Ceiling Tile Microphone Receives Google Meet Certification

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ClearOne announced the Google Meet certification of its Versa Lite CT, a USB audio-enabled beamforming ceiling tile microphone for small and mid-sized spaces. The ClearOne COLLABORATE Versa Lite CT is a professional USB-enabled audio-conferencing microphone system designed to enhance the audio experience with natural-sounding conversations and highly intelligible speech. It includes a beamforming microphone array […]

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ClearOne Now Shipping DIALOG 10 USB Single-Channel Wireless Microphone System

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ClearOne announced it is shipping the DIALOG 10 USB, a single-channel wireless microphone system offering professional-quality audio with USB connectivity. ClearOne claims the DIALOG 10 USB is the industry’s only single-channel wireless mic system that offers pro-quality audio with USB connectivity. The DIALOG 10 USB is designed for webcasting and cloud-based collaboration through Microsoft Teams, Zoom, […]

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ClearOne Awarded Two Patents for PoE Devices

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ClearOne announced it has been awarded two new patents relating to PoE by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent #11,181,959 and Patent #11,188,133.The two new PoE patents describe systems and methods for providing power to multiple devices in a daisy-chain configuration, allocating power distribution among devices without disturbing the standard PoE handshaking protocol. The technology advancements […]

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Jury Rules in Favor of ClearOne in Shure Patent Trial

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In a press release published Thursday, ClearOne announced that a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware returned a verdict of no infringement by ClearOne’s Ceiling Tile Beamforming Mic Array product line on Shure Incorporated’s U.S. Patent No. D865,723 (the “’723 patent”). The jury also declared the “’723 patent” to be invalid. […]

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ClearOne’s Convergence Cloud AV and Enterprise AV Management Software Will Be Free Until 2023

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ClearOne announced that its CONVERGENCE Cloud AV Manager and CONVERGENCE Enterprise AV Manager remote management software solutions will be available for free until 2023. The new CONVERGENCE Cloud AV Manager and Enterprise AV Manager monitor and control supported systems via a web portal accessible from any device, anywhere in the world. Tools of the platforms […]

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ClearOne Releases Two Camera Control Modules for Extron Control Systems

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ClearOne announced the availability of two new camera control modules for Extron control systems that work with ClearOne’s BMA 360 Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile and ClearOne’s UNITE 200. The modules also work with other Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera that complies with the industry-standard VISCA control protocol. The new Extron modules will be available as free software […]

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ClearOne’s UNITE 50 4K AF Camera Is Zoom Certified

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ClearOne announced that the UNITE 50 4K AF camera is now Zoom Certified. The UNITE 50 4K AF camera introduces ClearOne’s new Auto-Framing technology that automatically frames meeting participants to maximize screen use through image algorithms and electronic PTZ automation. The UNITE 50 4K AF ePTZ is designed to be used at the home or workplace […]

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ClearOne Releases UNITE 200 Pro PTZ HD Camera With Extended Zoom Capabilities

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ClearOne recently announced the availability of the UNITE 200 Pro PTZ HD camera. The UNITE 200 Pro is ideal for use in large spaces for close-up, high-resolution video capture. It is suited for streaming applications through RTSP, RTMP and Multicast and supports UVC 1.1, TCP-IP, HTTP and DHCP industry-standard protocols. It can be installed using a wall […]

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ClearOne Releases CONVERGENCE Cloud AV Manager for Remote System Management

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ClearOne announced the availability of its new CONVERGENCE Cloud AV Manager. The manager allows integrators, enterprise-level users and system managers to remotely manage and control unlimited ClearOne systems via a web portal across multiple rooms, buildings and continents. Integrators using CONVERGENCE Cloud AV Manager can update the passwords for all of a system’s devices at once, back […]

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ClearOne Introduces BMA 360 Audio Coverage Plugin for Autodesk Revit BIM

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ClearOne introduced its new BMA 360 Audio Coverage Plugin for Autodesk Revit Building Information Modeling software (BIM). This allows designers and integrators to determine where a microphone array should be placed for optimal room coverage. ClearOne says the plugin is designed to help maximize the effectiveness of the company’s Beamforming Microphone Array solutions. The BMA […]

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ClearOne’s COLLABORATE App Now Makes User Registration and Connection Easier

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ClearOne announced that its free COLLABORATE Space messaging and videoconferencing app now allows users to register their account using a mobile phone number, enabling users to find each other more easily and start collaborating. iOS and Android users can now launch into videoconferencing, presentation sharing and messaging services using the searchable ID of their choice, […]

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ClearOne Announces New Camera Control Module for AMX Netlinx Series

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ClearOne announced a new camera control module for AMX Netlinx series control systems. It is designed to work with ClearOne’s BMA 360 Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile, the UNITE 200 or any other PTZ camera that complies with the industry-standard VISCA control protocol. The new module simplifies the configuration of the BMA 360’s camera control […]

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ClearOne To Demonstrate Series of WFH Collaboration Solutions at CEDIA 2021

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ClearOne announced it will return to CEDIA 2021 to demonstrate its line of Aura WFH audio and video collaboration solutions at Booth #4560. ClearOne Aura claims to meet a growing need for commercial-quality solutions that deliver HDConference audio and video technology through a variety of professional audio and video collaboration solutions. Featured solutions include the […]

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Rebranded ClearOne Re-Connections Tour Announces Fall Dates and Locations

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The newly rebranded ClearOne Re-Connections Tour that kicked off last month will swing through the south and midwest during August and September, according to ClearOne chair and CEO Zee Hakimoglu. The CEO called the early stages of the 2021 tour a great success for integration partners and end-user customers alike. “Our partners are thrilled to […]

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ClearOne Announces Registration and Schedule for University Training Sessions

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ClearOne announced that its August 2021 schedule of ClearOne University online instructor-led training sessions is now open for registration here. The schedule of August 2021 class subjects includes: CONVERGENCE AV Manager Certification: The CONVERGENCE AV Cloud Certification Training qualifies the AV practitioner for the use of cloud-based Management-as-a Service software to be able to remote […]

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Federal Circuit Dismisses Shure’s Appeal of District Court Order, Holds Shure in Contempt

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ClearOne today comments on an opinion issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit”) regarding an appeal filed before that court by Shure Incorporated. Through the appeal, Shure sought to overturn an order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that held Shure in contempt […]

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ClearOne Introduces All-In-One Collaboration Versa Mediabar

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ClearOne announced the market introduction of its new Versa Mediabar, the company’s all-in-one collaboration bar soundbar with an integrated 4K camera designed for UCC rooms and applications. The ClearOne Versa Mediabar is designed for huddle rooms and smaller spaces and connects via one USB cable. Featuring a built-in 4K Ultra HD camera with a 110-degree […]

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ClearOne Introduced UNITE 180 4X Zoom ePTZ Camera

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ClearOne introduced the UNITE 180, a 4X zoom ePTZ camera that provides a full 180-degree panoramic field-of-view with “real-time stitching” to achieve a variety of viewing modes. Designed for UCC applications where you need to show the entire room, the new UNITE 180 camera provides six viewing mode options, including one total panoramic view. Modes […]

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ClearOne Reboots National Roadshow, Features New Name and New Solutions

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ClearOne announced the reboot of its national roadshow, now renamed the “ClearOne Re-Connections Tour.” It is presently on the road visiting cities in different parts of the country. According to ClearOne Chair & CEO Zee Hakimoglu, the tour resumed last week with stops in Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee. They also stopped in Birmingham, Alabama. Confirmed […]

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Crestron Control Module Now Available for ClearOne BMA 360 Beamforming Microphone Array and UNITE 200

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ClearOne announced the availability of a new camera control module, Crestron Pro 3, for Crestron control systems that is designed to work with ClearOne’s BMA 360 Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile and ClearOne’s UNITE 200. It also works with any other Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera that complies with the VISCA control protocol. The Crestron Pro 3 […]

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ClearOne Announces CONVERGENCE AV Cloud

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Adding to the performance capabilities of its CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager solution, ClearOne announced the availability of CONVERGENCE AV Cloud which significantly expands AV Practitioner recurring revenue opportunities for remote, real-time Management as a Service (MaaS). AV Practitioners can now remotely support multiple clients such as corporate multinationals, universities and governments across local, regional and […]

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ClearOne Adds Voice Life to BMA 360 Ceiling-Tile Mic Array

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ClearOne has added Voice Lift technology to its BMA 360 ceiling-tile microphone array. ClearOne’s says the mic is integrated with technologies like FiBeam and DsBeam to allow greater Voice Lift gains to be realized than have been previously possible. The combination of ClearOne’s beamforming plus feedback cancellation technologies provide up to a 20 dB boost in gain before feedback compared to […]

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What The Work-From-Home Movement Means for AV Integrators and Office-Based Businesses

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By Zee Hakimoglu Chair & CEO, ClearOne Over the last 12 months, the ideas of “work from home” and “distributed workforce” have evolved from novel ideas for office workers into necessary structures intended to protect the safety and health of employees while enabling continued business operations. As a result, organizations around the world are poised […]

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