ClearOne Receives Zoom Certification for UNITE Video Conferencing Cameras

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ClearOne has received Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (“Zoom”) certification for its UNITE professional video conferencing 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 […]

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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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Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo Empowered with Conferencing Capabilities from ClearOne

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The ClearOne Beamforming Mic Array Ceiling Tile and CONVERGE®Pro 2 48V help to deliver justice for all. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, December 10, 2019 – Established in 1912 and serving more than 20,000 individuals annually, the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo is the largest and oldest provider of legal services to the indigent in Western […]

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ClearOne Ships COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT and CONSOLE AI Software

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ClearOne today said that its COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT and CONSOLE AI configuration software are both available globally. COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT is a room solution for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) collaboration using any cloud-based service such as COLLABORATE Space, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Zoom and more. The simple CONVERGE Huddle audio DSP and the […]

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ClearOne Now Shipping CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager

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ClearOne is shipping its new CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager, an AV network-management platform to monitor, control and audit ClearOne Pro Audio and Video products and services. The cross-platform server runs on Windows and Linux OS for seamless IT integration, and remote real-time system access provides at-a-glance and all-inclusive dashboard views. CONVERGENCE is designed to support […]

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ClearOne Intros CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager

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ClearOne today announced the release of its new CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager, an AV network management platform-to-monitor control, and audit ClearOne pro audio and video products and services. Remote real-time system access provides network administrators at-a-glance and dashboard views. Two levels of access are available — a secure administrator level for full access and a […]

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New CONSOLE AI From ClearOne Helps Users Design CONVERGE Pro Audio System

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ClearOne announced this week the release of the new CONSOLE AI configuration software to help design a CONVERGE Pro Audio system. A new AI workflow checklist guides you as you build a system, and an AI project audit checks your design and reports errors and warnings to alert for potential problems. Enhanced visualization streamlines routing, […]

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ClearOne Announces COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT Ceiling Tile

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ClearOne announced the release of the new COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT, a ceiling tile that includes the Huddle DSP mixer for small to medium-sized rooms. The system also comprises ClearOne’s BMA CTH Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile with built-in AEC. The COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT system also includes mic/line inputs with AEC, line outputs, four […]

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ClearOne UNITE 50 4K ePTZ Camera for UCC Applications Ships

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ClearOne today announced the immediate availability of its new wide-angle (120-degree), USB video conferencing camera, the ClearOne UNITE 50 4K ePTZ camera. The UNITE 50 4K camera’s wide-angle field-of-view is designed for PC-based video conferencing, web conferencing and unified communications, and other collaboration experiences in huddle spaces and small conference rooms. The camera also supports […]

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Almo Pro A/V Adds ClearOne, Yamaha UC and MXL to Sound Options Audio Group

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Almo Pro A/V today announced ClearOne, Yamaha Unified Communications and MXL as the newest brand additions to its Sound Options dedicated audio sourcing and technical engineering group. All three are showcasing the latest audio products in the “Sound Options Experience” live demo room during the Almo Fall 2019 E4 Experiences, coming to the New York Metro […]

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ClearOne Awarded Another Patent, This One Covering Augmented Beamforming Microphone Arrays

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ClearOne announced today that it has been awarded a new patent relating to a band-limited beamforming microphone array by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. On August 27, 2019, the USPTO issued patent number 10,397,697 to ClearOne. This patent, entitled “Band-Limited Beamforming Microphone Array,” describes a method, among other things, of making or using a […]

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Registration Opens for Fall Almo Pro AV E4 Experiences

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Almo Pro AV today officially announced that registration is open for the Fall 2019 E4 Experiences, coming to the New York Metro Area on September 25 and Atlanta on October 15. Almo to offer AV courses and certifications worth CTS Renewal Units (RUs) to E4 Experience attendees thanks to their longstanding partnership with AVIXA. This […]

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ClearOne Adds Classroom Functionality to COLLABORATE Space

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ClearOne has added new features to COLLABORATE Space, the company’s cloud collaboration platform. The new features include classroom functionality, multiple screen support and more. The new classroom functionality now found within COLLABORATE Space provides Q&A participation, giving each user electronic “hand raise” capability. There’s also new moderator control over audio and video for all participants, […]

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Updated: Court Orders Shure to Stop Selling the MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone in ClearOne Preliminary Injunction Win

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ClearOne today got word that the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois granted ClearOne’s request for a preliminary injunction preventing Shure Incorporated from manufacturing, marketing, and selling the Shure MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone for use in its “drop-ceiling mounting configuration.” The Court determined that such sales are likely to infringe ClearOne’s U.S. Patent No. 9,813,806 (the “Graham Patent”). […]

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Updated: Shure Fights Back — Files Suit Against ClearOne Alleging False Statements

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Shure, Inc. today announced that it has filed a lawsuit against ClearOne in the U.S. Court for the District of Delaware. The lawsuit alleges ClearOne’s BMA CT product, launched in February of 2019, infringes Shure’s U.S. Patent No. 9,565,493 (“‘493 Patent”). The ‘493 patent, which protects the architecture of Shure’s ceiling array microphone offering powerful acoustic benefits with flexible mounting options and minimal aesthetic […]

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ClearOne Back at Almo ProAV

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ClearOne today announced a new distribution agreement with Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s largest professional audio visual distributor. Under the terms of the new distribution agreement, the companies will work together to sell ClearOne’s complete line of audio conferencing, visual collaboration and AV networking products to professional audio/visual integrators, dealers and consultants throughout the U.S. […]

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ClearOne Joins PEPPM to Deliver Better Pricing for Education and Non-Profits

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ClearOne today announced its participation in the PEPPM technology cooperative purchasing program administered by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU). PEPPM is a cooperative purchasing program for competitively bid technology products available for schools, libraries, colleges and universities, local and state government agencies, municipal authorities and other non-profit organizations. PEPPM has contract awards on more […]

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New ClearOne COLLABORATE Space Enterprise Is an On-Premise Version

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Today, ClearOne launched something called COLLABORATE Space Enterprise, a new on-premise collaboration platform. In addition to the new, on-premise Enterprise platform, COLLABORATE Space is available in cloud-based Basic and Pro versions. All three COLLABORATE Space versions are audio and video conferencing applications with a suite of collaboration features. COLLABORATE Space includes everything for online meetings, […]

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Two Companies Announced Earnings This Week

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Today, Barco announced their quarterly earnings that included booked orders of 269.0 million euro ($304 Million US) of incoming orders, an increase of 10 percent year-over-year. At constant currencies, orders were 6.1 percent higher compared to last year. Order book as of 31 March 2019 stood at 341 million euro, up 12.4 percent compared to […]

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ClearOne Says It Isn’t Done Suing Shure; Shure Calls Allegations Meritless (Updated)

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ClearOne told us today that it has filed a lawsuit against Shure Incorporated for trade secret misappropriation and willful patent infringement of a third ClearOne patent — U.S. Patent No. 9,264,553 (“’553 Patent”) — in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. This patent covers each cancelation in beamforming mic arrays. You […]

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Newest Audio and Visual Communication Solutions from ClearOne to be Featured at N. America’s Leading Enterprise Collaboration Event

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ClearOne is gearing up for Enterprise Connect with an opportunity for IT professionals and other visitors to be among the first to see, hear and experience the new line-up of audio and video collaboration solutions from ClearOne. Enterprise Connect is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise unified communications (UC) and collaboration in North America, […]

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ClearOne Combines New Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile and DSP Mixer Technology in New Collaboration Solution

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ClearOne today announced that the COLLABORATE Live 1000 system now includes the company’s new Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile (BMA CT). Designed for large conferencing space environments, it includes audio and video connectivity, interactive whiteboarding, presentation, recording, streaming and cloud connectivity — all in one. Designed for large-sized boardrooms, auditoriums, conference rooms, lecture halls, courtrooms, […]

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ClearOne Offers Free 30-Day Trial of COLLABORATE Space, Its New Cloud Collaboration Service

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ClearOne today introduced a free 30-day trial program offer for COLLABORATE Space, its new cloud-based collaboration service that has the power to unify hundreds of users in new ways. With the free trial offer of COLLABORATE Space, users receive a personal virtual meeting room, instant messaging, the ability to schedule a meeting, recording features and […]

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ClearOne Ships CONVERGE Pro 2 48VTD DSP Mixer Featuring VoIP, Telco and Dante Interfaces

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ClearOne today announced the immediate market availability of its new CONVERGE Pro 2 48VTD that includes VoIP, Telco and Dante interfaces in a single CONVERGE Pro 2 unit. The new 48VTD pairs perfectly with ClearOne’s BMA CT and allows integrators to simplify system designs, increasing installation flexibility and reducing costs. It can also reduce design […]

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ClearOne Ships New Ceiling Tile Beamforming Mic Array

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ClearOne today announced that it has begun global shipments of its recently debuted and patented Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile (BMA CT) to systems integrators. The BMA CT is designed so that multi-array setups can utilize a single, low-channel count DSP mixer, including acoustic echo cancellation, noise cancellation and beam selection. Further simplification comes from […]

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ClearOne Debuts Patented Ceiling Tile Beamforming Mic Array

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ClearOne just launched a patented Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile, the BMA CT. The BMA CT also has a unique feature in that it includes a built-in 2×10-watt power amplifier to drive loudspeakers. The BMA CT debuted at ISE 2019 from February 5-8 at ClearOne’s Stand #D-130 in Hall 11 at the RAI Centre in […]

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ClearOne Introduces COLLABORATE Space

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ClearOne today announced the COLLABORATE Space collaboration solution. With COLLABORATE Space, users can work together one-on-one or in groups of hundreds with integrated file sharing, searchable archives and user presence information. They can connect with colleagues and contacts, via audio and video. Users can meet immediately or schedule a meeting and access a full suite […]

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ClearOne Debuts COLLABORATE Versa Product Family of BYOD Web Conferencing Solutions

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ClearOne today introduced an expanded line of COLLABORATE Versa solutions. The product family now includes the all-new COLLABORATE Versa 50, Versa Pro 50 and Versa Pro 150 models, which are now available for immediate delivery to customers worldwide. The newly expanded line will be showcased at ISE 2019 at Stand #D-130 in Hall 11 at […]

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ClearOne Prevails Against Shure in Trial Before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

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ClearOne today announced that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) yesterday issued a final written decision confirming the patentability of all claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,264,553. The ’553 Patent covers aspects of ClearOne’s innovations in beamforming microphone arrays (BMAs). The case at the PTAB […]

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ClearOne Intros COLLABORATE Space Cloud Collaboration Service

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ClearOne today announced the addition of COLLABORATE Space to its family of collaboration solutions. Designed as a collaboration suite, COLLABORATE Space provides users with the ability to make calls to landlines and mobile phones, as well as many other unified communications capabilities. With COLLABORATE Space, users can work together one-on-one, or in groups of hundreds, […]

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