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Another Successful Pro Audio Technical Specialist Training Event

We just wrapped up our first CONVERGE Pro CONSOLE 2 training this week and we had a great class.

Thank you to all that attended. We’re excited to launch this product and getting our most advanced Pro Audio technology  and software into your hands and ultimately in your client’s space for superior audio conferencing experiences.

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Chasing the Elusive GUI Bullseye!

CONVERGE® Pro 2 CONSOLE® is about to release! It is the most ambitious software configuration tool that ClearOne has ever undertaken. It has been several years in development.  So what does it take to develop good quality software?

The Software industry talks about methods, processes, development cycles and other standards. These are good, but they all fall short. There is no 100% guaranteed method, and I am not going to talk about any of them! I want to focus on the principles behind all of the methods.

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IT/AV – AVoverIP Connected Devices and Privacy Concerns – Our Viewpoint

IT/AV’s latest issue (September 2016) has a great article written by Shonan Noronha, EdD and  titled, “Viewpoint: Security and Privacy Concerns. How do you ensure data security and user privacy?

The increased use of collaborative applications, mobile devices and IP-connected AV devices such as streaming appliances, along with the explosive growth of social media integration into applications such as digital signage has brought security and privacy concerns to the forefront…
Michael Braithwaite

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Video Collaboration Adoption – Hurdling Like an Olympian

Quick look at CONVERGE Pro2 on the PDAT Stand at Integrate 2016

Fighting Bad Rooms – Wireless Microphone Projects

What’s a “bad room?” Bad rooms are spaces in which an organization’s business  is impeded by the space itself.  This could be because of poor lighting, uncomfortable seating, inadequate climate control, the wrong room size, or even poor housekeeping.

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Why I Get Dressed Up For A Wedding

I hate wearing a tie!  No…I REALLY hate wearing a tie.  Recently I was getting dressed up for a wedding.  My wife told me I had to wear a tie.  I reminded her that I was not the one getting married. So who cares what I am wearing?  I was comfortable.  She reminded me that we don’t get dressed up for ourselves, but for those around us.  What we wear sets the tone of the event, and reflects on ourselves.  It actually does nothing for the individual, it’s for the others around us that we get dressed up.

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What do you mean “Video DSP?”

Many of you reading this ClearOne blog today may have worked on conferencing rooms with our award-winning Pro Audio solutions over the past 35 years.  So it may be safe to say that you would never design a commercial conferencing room without an Audio DSP right?  Why is that?  Couldn’t you just connect a series of microphones to a pre amplifier or cross bar switcher, connect your speakers to an amplifier, and then just switch to your desired source and sum all the microphones into your codec?

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Basic Room Audio Conferencing Solutions Design – one extra question to ask…

As an AV products manufacturer we are asked by end-users and AV Integrators to help provide input and design assist the best audio conferencing solution for conference rooms.   Of course there could be more than one individual solution or several options, depending upon certain preferences (e.g. wired vs. wireless mics, etc.) and budget considerations.  But, let’s put budget aside for now and assume the user simply wants the best possible audio experience for a conference room.

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When ‘Standard’ is the only option

A lot can be said for standards. For instance, could you imagine how difficult it would be if the gas pedal wasn’t always on the right? Look at the recent troubles several car manufacturers have had, including lost lives over messing around with how an automatic transmission’s shift level works.

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