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Can A Conference Room Be Intelligent?

Can a conference room truly be “intelligent,” to accommodate your connection, communication, and collaboration needs? Does such a conference room actually exist?
A conference room has to accommodate people at different levels, different skill sets, with different types of connection and communication needs – it could be a local connection point to locally present from your own device, or to bridge someone at a remote location for audio/video conferencing. The life of a conference room is always busy…it must be set up efficiently to accommodate a variety of user needs. This new conference room model has become known in the industry as the “all-in-one conference room”.

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Is the 600 MHz Sky Falling for Wireless Microphones?

The answer is: very probably.  In 2016 the FCC intended to sell off 128 MHz of spectrum from 700 MHz all the way down to 572 MHz.  And they started the initial auction of licenses in that spectrum in March 2016.

However the sky is falling very slowly at this point; due to disagreement between the sellers and buyers as to how much the 600 MHz licenses are worth.  The sellers are broadcasters who use the spectrum for Digital Television Stations.  The buyers are companies such as mobile carriers who want to add more subscribers and new services on this prime piece of RF Real estate.

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What’s in a Name? Making Sense of CONVERGE Pro 2 SKUs

InfoComm 2016 was the setting for a big announcement – the next generation of ClearOne’s  flagship Pro Audio DSP product family, CONVERGE® Pro. The product name was already familiar across the AV industry, and it was important to retain this well-known name across the new group of SKUs. CONVERGE Pro had become synonymous with the term “Audio DSP mixer” for most AV practitioners. CONVERGE Pro 2 was now on the scene, with many new features and options, and the importance of naming conventions came to the forefront, to avoid confusion and make the transition as smooth as possible.

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The Power of AV over IP

Traditionally, AV content is distributed using fixed hardware matrix solutions – a method still being used in some projects. This method will have one piece of hardware with fixed number of inputs and fixed number of outputs; all the sources and destinations being connected to this same box.

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Looking For Adventure? We’re Hiring!!

We’re Hiring Sales Pros!

ClearOne is expanding its sales power and recruiting Regional and Technical Sales Managers for the Western and Southern United States.

Check out our newest solutions in professionally installed audio, professional microphones, network media streaming, and video conferencing/media collaboration.

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NOTES FROM THE ROAD… CLEARONE SALES ROADSHOW TOUR

We’re traveling the states showing off our newest products. Read about our adventure at each stop on the ClearOne Sales Roadshow Tour and be on the look out for us at a city near you.

HOUSTON – 1/12/17

This fabulous trek comes to an end in the Lone Star State. The Houston AV practitioners really helped us end on a high note, with unique interest in the Network Media Streaming solutions. The demos and even the networking of peers was a great ending to a productive series of meetings.  We hope to be on the road again in the near future, as we look ahead to more releases, and new innovations!

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New Product Videos of Awesomeness

We recently launched our second generation of the groundbreaking Beamforming Microphone Array and the progressive CONVERGE® Pro 2 Audio Conferencing Platform.

These products are redefining the professional audio space once again with extraordinary audio fidelity. The Beamforming Microphone Array continues to advance the art of voice conferencing and extraordinary audio fidelity with the industry’s most sophisticated audio beamforming, adaptive steering, acoustic echo cancellation, and noise cancellation technologies; and CONVERGE Pro 2 delivers the very latest and most powerful adaptive audio DSP algorithms for stunningly clear audio.

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HDCP isn’t just another useless acronym

Have you ever heard of HDCP?  Ever wondered what it really means or why it exits?

HDCP is an acronym for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection.  It is a form of digital copy protection that was developed by Intel with the intention of preventing the copying of digital audio and video content as it travels across connections. Being that HDCP is a digital technology, HDMI and DVI cables are used.

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Why Limit Yourself When It Comes To Signal Distribution?

Why AV over IP?

Back when I first started my career in AV, signal distribution was much simpler. As we progressed in this exciting industry; along came the need of distributing signals further with much larger matrices. We then began to see the influx of UTP and Category cabling.

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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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