Written on April 25, 2016 at 6:30 am, by ClearOne
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Written on January 6, 2016 at 10:56 am, by ClearOne
SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a new patent for acoustic echo cancelation methods.
On December 15, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued United States Patent number 9,215,327 entitled “Methods and Apparatuses for Multi-Channel Acoustic Echo Cancelation.” The ‘327 patent describes and covers the technology for an audio conferencing system to map a high-quality, multi-channel audio profile from a remote location to a multi-speaker audio profile locally (and vice versa), preserving the spatial sound qualities of the audio signal while still performing echo cancelation.
As an audio-video conferencing technology, this is important when preserving the audio and sound configuration qualities from a remote conference location and then replicating them in another location with a multi-speaker system. However, the technology has broader applications, providing a high level of acoustic fidelity and echo cancelation in any situation that requires transmitting a complex audio signal between locations. Virtual reality, a burgeoning technology area, is one such application.
The recently issued patent that ClearOne has been awarded is part of a patent portfolio that includes over 67 patents and an additional 33 pending patent applications covering multiple new technologies in the fields of audio and video processing, audio and video streaming, and communication technologies. This ongoing development of new patents continues ClearOne’s leadership position and strong history of product innovation and developing cutting edge media collaboration technology.
ClearOne is a global company that designs, develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming and digital signage solutions for voice and visual communications. The performance and simplicity of its advanced, comprehensive solutions offer unprecedented levels of functionality, reliability, and scalability.
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Written on February 11, 2015 at 1:14 pm, by ClearOne
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Written on July 30, 2013 at 10:36 am, by ClearOne
If you are going to InfoComm India 2013, stop by the ClearOne stand #B105 and find out why Pro Audio and Video Conferencing will never sound – or look – the same.
The game-changing Beamforming Microphone Array is the Pro-Audio industry’s first professional-grade microphone array with beamforming and adaptive steering technology and ClearOne’s next-generation Acoustic Echo Cancellation.
COLLABORATE® soft-codec-based video conferencing is a complete VC portfolio featuring desktop video applications, room systems, infrastructure, and management solutions.
VIEW® multimedia streaming and distribution delivers a superior AV experience by streaming high-definition audio, video, and control over TCP/IP LAN networks.
MagicBox® digital signage is scaled and optimized for corporate or light commercial environments with entry-level solutions for comprehensive content management and cloud-based solutions.
ClearOne’s new Wireless Microphone System provides the freedom and clean installation of a wireless solution with the flexibility to expand up to 32 channels and the security of full 256-bit encryption.
CONNECT™ CobraNet™ and CONNECT™ AVB network bridges provide networked audio for CONVERGE® Pro devices without changing main mixer hardware
The new CONVERGE® USB network peripheral provides plug-and-play USB connectivity between popular desktop and laptop UC applications and CONVERGE Pro for full, rich, professional sound — without any firmware or software upgrades
It all comes together as ClearOne establishes its mark as the one-stop manufacturer for audio and visual communications.
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Written on July 1, 2013 at 8:40 am, by ClearOne
Whether you’re new to unified communications (UC) or a seasoned veteran, we all know the importance of audio quality for effective conferencing, collaboration and other communications. In fact, good audio quality is as important as the actual words used during a conversation.
With the aim of offering a high-quality audio conferencing experience to unified communications users, companies such as ClearOne have developed a wide range of advanced technologies, which should be considered as “must-haves” for top-notch communications:
One of the challenges in delivering good sound quality during a conference call is eliminating acoustical echo. Acoustical echo arises when sound from a loudspeaker is picked up by the microphone in the same room and transmitted to the far end of the conference. . The problem can exist in any communications scenario where there is both a speaker and a microphone, causing, far-end participants to hear their voices echoed as they speak. For this reason, some form of acoustical echo-cancellation technology should be used on every microphone on the system.
Noise Cancellation stops ambient room noise from being picked up by conferencing microphones and headsets. Examples of ambient noise sources include HVAC systems, laptop computers, projectors and fluorescent lights. The latest systems use spectral content analysis techniques, which isolate a talker’s voice from ambient noise and only applies noise cancellation to ambient noise sources. This allows the voice signal to pass to the far-end phone device with a much higher sound quality.
First Microphone Priority
When multiple microphones are active simultaneously during an audio conference, voice signals arrive at different microphones at different times due to the reflection of the sound from walls, ceilings or other surfaces in the environment. This causes sound distortion, which participants typically describe as a “hollow” or “tunnel” sound. First microphone priority technology minimizes this distortion by using intelligent voice detection methods to activate only one microphone at a time based on proximity to the person speaking.
In any conferencing environment, a number of factors can cause changes in the room’s ambient noise level, including the HVAC system cycling on and off, an increase or decrease in the number of people in the room, changes in seating arrangements and other similar acoustical events. These events can cause a variety of audio problems, such as feedback and residual echo. Adaptive Modeling monitors key acoustical elements to predict and adapt to such changes, ensuring high quality audio, regardless of varying room dynamics.
These are just a few samples of the many ways your company can benefit from the technologies powering unified communications. But the possibilities are endless, limited only by your creativity and the ingenuity of your service provider. As always, you can contact us for more specific suggestions and recommendations related to your company on the web at http://www.ClearOne.com or by phone at 1-800-945-7730
Written on May 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm, by ClearOne
Hear the difference with true full-duplex audio. This quick interactive piece makes it easy to see the need for echo cancellation, full-duplex audio and professional audio processing – even if the solution is as small and portable as a deck of cards! Click here to learn more!
Written on December 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm, by ClearOne
There are many unified communications (UC) technologies available in the market, at a variety of price ranges and levels of complexity. Through our experience, we see two good ones that you can use now, quickly and easily, which have the potential to provide immense benefit to your organization and you.
You may be familiar with Skype™ for personal use, but did you know that businesses are using it for conferencing and collaboration, too? Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype™ to make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other Skype™ users. Every day, people everywhere also use Skype™ to make low-cost calls to landlines and mobiles.
Skype™ delivers innovative, real-time communications and collaboration solutions to businesses of all sizes. It enables businesses to lower costs and expand how employees, customers, partners and suppliers communicate and collaborate with greater convenience and efficiency.
Greater numbers of companies are adding Skype™ calling to IP-based enterprise communications systems, providing a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) communications channel. By adding Skype™ Connect to your existing SIP-enabled PBX, your business can save on communication costs with little or no additional upgrades required.
More about Skype™ Connect can be found online at http://www.skype.com/intl/en/business/skype-connect.
Microsoft® Lync® is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. With Lync®, users can keep track of their contacts’ availability; send an IM; start or join an audio, video, or web conference; or make a phone call—all through a consistent, familiar interface. Lync® is built to fully integrate with Microsoft Office.
Microsoft® Lync® 2010 gives users real-time presence information—including photos, availability, and location—and enhanced instant messaging (IM) to help them connect more efficiently and effectively.
With integrated conferencing capability, Lync makes it easy for users to create, moderate, and join pre-planned and on-the-fly audio, video, and web meetings with people inside and outside the organization.
Case studies illustrating how companies are currently using Lync® can be found online at http://lync.microsoft.com/en-us/why-choose-lync/Pages/case-studies.aspx.
As always, you can contact us at ClearOne for more specific suggestions and recommendations related to your company.
Visit us on the web at www.clearone.com or contact us by phone at 1-800-945-7730
Skype™ is a trade mark of Skype™ and is used with the permission of Skype™ Limited
Microsoft® and Lync® are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies in the United States and/or other countries.
Written on December 5, 2012 at 9:37 am, by ClearOne
Successful companies are achieving greater impact by using unified communications (UC) technologies to transform inefficient business processes. By using the right technologies, UC is powerful, natural, and simple to implement.
What Is UC?
Unified communications (UC) is the integration of real-time communication services such as instant messaging (chat), presence information, telephony (including IP telephony), video conferencing, data sharing (including interactive white boards), call control, and speech recognition with non-real-time communication services such as unified messaging (integrated voice mail, e-mail, SMS, and fax). UC is not necessarily a single product, but a set of products that provides a consistent unified user interface and user experience across multiple devices and media types.
Trends and Benefits
In its broadest sense, UC can encompass all forms of communications that are exchanged via the medium of the TCP/IP network to include other forms of communications such as Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and Digital Signage Communications. As they become an integrated part of the network communications deployment, they may be easily be directed from one-to-one communications to broadcast / conferencing communications. The technology allows up to 9 separate locations to connect with each other, without needing to add any hardware infrastructure. With the proper hardware, users may add over 36 locations to their broadcast.
Unified communications technology allows users to seamlessly collaborate with other people on a project, even if the two users are in separate locations across the globe. For example, a user can quickly locate another person by accessing an interactive directory, engage in a text messaging session, and then escalate the session to a voice call, or even a video call.
In another example, an employee receives a call from a customer who wants answers to a question that the representative is unable to answer. Unified communications enables that employee to call an expert colleague from a real-time list and respond to the customer faster by eliminating rounds of back-and-forth e-mails and phone-tag.
These are just a few samples of the many ways your company can benefit from the technologies powering unified communications. But the possibilities are endless, limited only by your creativity and the ingenuity of your service provider.
As always, you can contact us for more specific suggestions and recommendations related to your company on the web at www.ClearOne.com or by phone at 1-800-945-7730
Written on November 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm, by ClearOne
ClearOne Wireless Conferencing
Get your ClearOne MAX® Wireless and MAXAttach® expandable wireless conferencing phones, and rest assured you’re getting the best audio quality, service and expertise available. Winner of Frost & Sullivan’s 2012 Global Tabletop Audio Conferencing Endpoints Product Line Strategy Award, ClearOne provides the flexibility and ease of use you need with tabletop conferencing. Large and small businesses alike rely on the breadth of audio and video conferencing solutions and the legacy audio you will only find at ClearOne.
MAX Wireless: Freedom to take your conference with you from room to room with secure, encrypted transmissions. Simply plug in the base unit and use the speakerphone in any room within signal range.
- Superior audio clarity brought by ClearOne’s HDConference® audio technology.
- Proprietary echo and noise cancellation
- Full-duplex audio
- Automatic gain and level controls adjust mic and speaker levels automatically
- Adaptive modeling continuously sample room acoustics for changes
- 64-bit encrypted communication, 15-foot signal range, and 12 hours battery life
- Easy to use with true plug-and-play capability
Written on November 18, 2012 at 11:21 pm, by ClearOne