ClearOne Acquires VCON

ClearOne today announced the acquisition of Israel-based VCON Video Conferencing, a provider of high-performance, end-to-end, software video conferencing solutions. ClearOne entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of VCON. Under the terms of the asset purchase agreement, ClearOne will pay $4.5 million in cash and will not assume any debt or […]

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ClearOne Expands UC Product Line with New Enterprise Headsets

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ClearOne today announced it has broadened its popular line of Unified Communications products with the introduction of its first UC headsets. Five new models, designed to meet varying price and performance needs in enterprise, call center and SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) applications, deliver hands-free audio for personal conferencing with privacy. The new headsets, marketed under […]

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News from The Whitlock Group, Crestron, Salitek…

EyeClick and Salitek are partnering to create interactive video walls using EyeClick’s interactive software and Salitek’s Orion MPDP screens… ClearOne announced the founding members in the newly formed StreamNet Partner Program: ClearOne, Naim, NetStreams, and Polk Audio. They have been joined by other member (non-founding) companies, including Da-Lite, Key Digital, and D-Tools… RGB Communications has appointed Jane Pryor as a […]

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ClearOne Forms StreamNet Partner Program for Manufacturers

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ClearOne is trying to get manufacturers to integrate their AV-over-IP technology into their products (e.g., projectors, monitors, lighting control, etc.) by launching the StreamNet Ready Partner Program. StreamNet is ClearOne’s patented technology (basically, what they acquired from NetStreams) used for streaming audio and video, as well as sending control, over a local area network (LAN). […]

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rAVe Scoop: ClearOne to Launch New Line of StreamNet IP-based AV Distribution and Control Products at InfoComm

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At InfoComm, ClearOne will launch the VIEW platform, what they say is a new line of IP-based HD audio/video distribution and control network products based on its patented StreamNet technology. The VIEW solution claims to offer functionality beyond just AV distribution- it also provides source control, a GUI – graphical user interface-, sensor and relay […]

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Universal Remote Control and NetStreams Announce Integration of Driver

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NetStreams, recently acquired by ClearOne, last week announced a FREE NetSteams application is available to download on the URC Toolbox at http://www.urccontrolroom.com/ With the release of the DigiLinX control app for the URC MX-6000, dealers can simply log onto the Universal Remote Control ToolBox site and download the DigiLinX app for the URC MX-6000 controller […]

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News from Da-Lite, Pacific Media Associates, Shure…

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Da-Lite Screen Company has promoted Matt Tevan to the position of Vice President of European Corporate Operations. Teevan was previously Managing Director of Procolor and Vice President of International Sales… Waveguide Consulting is opening a Los Angeles office and appointing David Gales as director of California operations. Gales was previously a founder and principal at Vantage Technology Consulting Group… Pacific Media Associates has released […]

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ClearOne Wins Almost $10 Million Judgement Against Biamp

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A federal court issued a Memorandum Decision and Order on April 21 in favor of ClearOne Communications, Inc., awarding it approximately $9.7 million in joint-and-several and individual judgments against Biamp Systems Corporation and a group called WideBand Solutions, Inc. – three of WideBand’s principals – Dr. Jun Yang (a former ClearOne employee), Andrew Chiang (previously […]

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ClearOne Ships New CHAT 170 Speakerphone Integrated with Microsoft Communicator

ClearOne has finally shipped the CHAT 170 – the company’s first speakerphone optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007. The CHAT 170 is an USB-based speakerphone that brings high performance audio capabilities to users of Microsoft unified communications platform. The CHAT 170 was specifically developed by ClearOne to fill the need for a hands-free speakerphone that […]

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ClearOne Announces Sales (and Profits) Are Down: But, Strong Financial Position

ClearOne Communications, Inc. last week reported financial results for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2009 ended December 31, 2008. For the fiscal Q2 2009, revenue decreased to $10 million from $10.8 million in the same quarter of last year. Gross profit was $5.8 million, or 58% of revenue, compared with $6.4 […]

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ClearOne Re-Listed on NASDAQ

It’s not something we usually cover, but big congratulations to ClearOne. The company just announced that NASDAQ approved their application for listing, and trading has begun under the symbol CLRO. The company stayed very strong during some rocky times, not missing a beat with product introductions over the last few years while they sorted out […]

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ClearOne Announces Chat 150 for Cisco Telephones

ClearOne has a new way for you to add high-quality full-duplex speaker phones to Cisco handsets. The new Chat 150 for Cisco lets users continue to use the functionality built into the handsets, including access to company directory, voicemail, audio bridge functions, call transfer, etc., but adds conferencing quality and features. Users initiate these functions […]

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ClearOne Sells Camera Product Line

In order to stay focused on its core competencies in audio conferencing, ClearOne sold the company’s document and educational camera product line to Ken-A-Vision Manufacturing of Kansas City, Missouri. Under the terms of the transaction, Ken-A-Vision received the intellectual property rights to ClearOne’s camera technologies, as well as ownership of current inventory. The sale price […]

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ClearOne Introduces Two New Audio Conferencing Products

ClearOne introduced the Chat 150 and the Converge Pro. The Chat 150 is a speaker phone designed for individual or small group use that connects to enterprise phones, PCs, and video conferencing systems. The Converge Pro series includes professional-grade conferencing systems and it is expected to eventually replace the current XAP series. Upgrades include better […]

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