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The saying, “the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” rings true for anyone who has ever carefully planned a project only to have last-minute requests or changing requirements threaten to derail it. Take the recent FCC changes that limit the use of certain frequencies in North America, for example. These new rules mean that by 2020, the 614-698 MHz range will no longer be available to wireless microphones.
More Flexibility to Meet Wireless Requirements
Adapting to these types of changes while designing user-friendly and affordable collaboration spaces requires flexibility and choice. That’s why ClearOne is introducing the WS800 M550 Wireless Microphone System at InfoComm along with six additional solutions and a major software update.
The WS800 Wireless Microphone system includes tabletop, gooseneck, hand-held and belt-pack lavalier models of wireless microphones/transmitters and a base-station receiver with either 4 or 8 channels. With the addition of the new M550 model, the WS800 is now offered in eight frequency ranges, giving you mic options for any project need.
More Choice for Dante™ Installations
The only thing better than a ClearOne mic might be a ClearOne mic that is Dante-enabled. Giving your customers the benefit of Dante digital media networking technology no longer requires a tradeoff for mic selection or quality.
Like the other mics in the WS800 Wireless Microphone system, the new WS800 550 mic will also be available with built-in Dante technology that interoperates with other Dante devices from any supplier, including ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2 and CONVERGE Matrix.
We will also debut a Dante version of our ceiling microphone array at InfoComm 2018, giving you more choice when your Dante design calls for a mic with unbeatable sound and unobtrusive placement. Like the Ceiling Microphone Array and Ceiling Microphone Array Analog-X, the new Ceiling Microphone Array Digital-Dante will include three wide-range microphones that are mounted together into a single unit array to provide the rich sound of three individual unidirectional microphones while maintaining full 360-degree coverage.
The Ceiling Microphone Array Digital-Dante works with any Dante-enabled DSP mixer and complements ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2 DSP mixers.
Making connections with ClearOne has never given you so much choice or flexibility. Sign up for our press releases to be first to know more. Then be the first to see at InfoComm Booth N1628.
All-New 512×512 Channel CONVERGE® Matrix Sound Reinforcement and Distribution System Unveilied by ClearOne at InfoComm 2014
Sr. Corporate Marketing Manager
ClearOne’s unique, industry-leading suite of professional audio and Dante™-enabled networking products is being showcased at InfoComm Booth #N1827, June 18 through 20, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — June 16, 2014
Maintaining its leadership position in the installed audio conferencing market, ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), has launched the CONVERGE® Matrix Sound Reinforcement Distribution and Processing System enabled with Dante™ networking. Available in Q4, 2014, this new system leverages the utility of existing Ethernet networks for the routing and distribution of networked audio, supporting up to 512×512 uncompressed channels for audio matrix mixing. This solution will be unveiled at the InfoComm 2014 Conference in Las Vegas, where ClearOne is exhibiting in Booth #N1827.
“Enterprises and organizations that need scalable and flexible audio capabilities with crystal-clear voice and sound, can specify and pre-order the CONVERGE Matrix through leading Audio Consultants and Integrators who specialize in DSP and audio processing systems,” explained Durai Ramachandiran, ClearOne’s Senior Director of Product Line Management for Pro Voice and AV Distribution. “Two versions of the product will initially be available – one with 256×256 uncompressed channels, expandable with an additional 256×256 slot-in card, and another with embedded 512×512 support. Both versions include two Ethernet ports to connect into Dante networks – one primary port to connect with the main network, and a secondary port to connect with network backup for redundancy and enhanced reliability.”
ClearOne’s CONVERGE Matrix works with CONVERGE Pro and SR units connected into a network through CONNECT Dante, without requiring any hardware changes in the CONVERGE units, to enable a flexible and cost-effective modular approach. The unit is easy to manage, provides complete system redundancy, and leverages a hybrid systems approach with room endpoints, shared DSP processing, and centralized DSP matrix routing with distributed resources. This unique solution from ClearOne increases the scalability and reliability of networked voice and sound applications without any distance limitations, and is suitable for small, medium, and large scale projects.
Common uses for CONVERGE Matrix include sound reinforcement and distribution at airports, transportation hubs, universities, stadiums, casinos, entertainment venues, amusement parks, houses of worship, shopping malls, convention and expo centers, auditoriums, corporate buildings, healthcare facilities, hotels, and aboard cruise ships.
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. More information about the company can be found at www.clearone.com.
Audinate’s patented Dante media networking technology has been adopted by the leading manufacturers in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for more details.
Dante and Audinate are trademarks or registered trademarks of Audinate Pty Ltd. CONVERGE and ClearOne are registered trademarks of ClearOne, Inc.
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Reference Audio Post Processing
When creating a virtual reference in Converge Console, be sure to reference audio post processing. If you reference the audio before the processing channel, any changes made to the audio signal will not be seen by the Acoustic Echo Canceller (AEC) and there can be echo heard at the far end until the AEC converges to the change.
Watch a short demonstration here
More tech tips coming soon!
In the latest version of Sound & Communications magazine (Vol. 59 no. 12) published on December 23, 2013, ClearOne’s game-changing Beamforming Microphone Array was featured in the article titled “Business Evolution by Design.” Franklin Electric in Fort Wayne, Indiana has grown from a small motor manufacturer into a global company that produces and markets systems and components for moving water and automobile fluids. The company serves customers around the world, and has more than 14 manufacturing and distribution facilities. When the company wanted to move their headquarters from Bluffton, Indiana to Fort Wayne, they wanted to have cutting edge technology installed throughout the building. Earl Almack, Business Development Manager at Integrator Sensory Technologies said “They wanted to set themselves apart, technology-wise. That was one of the challenges and goals; to get them equipment and systems that nobody else, or few companies, had.”
For their audio conferencing, Integrator Sensory Technologies installed the ClearOne CONVERGE® Pro 880 which works in conjunction with a ClearOne Beamforming Microphone Array. The CONVERGE Unit offers Distributed Echo Cancellation®, Noise Cancellation, First Microphone Priority, and Adaptive Modeling that all work in tandem to provide the unmatched sound quality you expect from ClearOne.
ClearOne’s 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. The ultra-sleek design fits into any conferencing environment and delivers the clearest audio pickup available. Twenty-four microphone elements steer pickup patterns towards participants and reject unwanted noise and reflections, offering superb and unmatched performance for group conferencing environments.
Modern companies are looking for reliable technology that provides crystal-clear audio without visual intrusion. The Beamforming Microphone Array offers a variety of mounting options – ceiling, table, and wall mounts are all available. The variety of mounting options, together with the Beamformer’s adaptive acoustic processing which automatically adjusts to room configuration, offers you the best possible audio pickup regardless of room setup and design.
You can read the entire Sound & Communication article here.