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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ClearOne Adds ‘Voice Lift’ Feature to BMA 360 Beamforming Ceiling Tile Mic

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ClearOne is expanding the applications for its BMA 360 Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile with the addition of a new “Voice Lift” feature that allows audio to be locally amplified and heard throughout classrooms, lecture halls and large meeting rooms. ClearOne’s technologies, FiBeam and DsBeam, already found on the BMA 360, enable new levels of […]

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ClearOne Announces Free Version of COLLABORATE Space Lifetime Subscription Messaging App

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ClearOne announced that a version of its COLLABORATE Space lifetime subscription messaging app is now available for free. ClearOne’s COLLABORATE Space is a collaboration tool that delivers a full suite of audio, videoconferencing, web conferencing and meeting tools in a persistent space from any device. “The free version of COLLABORATE Space allows up to ten […]

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Shure’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against ClearOne Appears To Be Stopped

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ClearOne has commented on the Order issued by the Honorable Richard G. Andrews of the U.S. District Court of Delaware adopting a Report and Recommendation denying Shure Incorporated’s (“Shure’s”) motion for a preliminary injunction (“PI Motion”) to stop the sale of ClearOne’s innovative Ceiling Tile Beamforming Mic Array (“BMA CT”) and Huddle-compatible Ceiling Tile Beamforming […]

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ClearOne Expands Installation Flexibility for Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile

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ClearOne expanded the installation flexibility for its Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile with a new, optional VESA Mount Bracket. The VESA Mount Bracket is designed to allow pole mount or projector mount options for the BMA CT and the Versa BMA CTH solutions. The VESA mounting options facilitate installation on non-drop, “hard” and angled ceilings […]

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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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