ClearOne® Combines New Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile and DSP Mixer Technology in a Top-of-the-Line Video Collaboration Solution

ClearOne® (NASDAQ:CLRO), the leading global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, today announced the immediate market availability of the new COLLABORATE® Live 1000, which includes the company’s new Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile (BMA CT) to create the ultimate video collaboration solution.

“COLLABORATE Live empowers users to collaborate like never before, in large conferencing space environments, with unmatched audio and video, interactive whiteboard, presentation, recording, streaming and cloud connectivity,” said ClearOne Chair and CEO Zee Hakimoglu.

For large-sized boardrooms, auditoriums, conference rooms, lecture halls, courtrooms, training centers, and telemedicine theaters, COLLABORATE Live 1000 delivers a complete professional quality collaboration system solution. It features a powerful combination of video components integrated with the most advanced audio DSP technology for the richest possible large meeting room collaboration experience.

COLLABORATE Live 1000 includes ClearOne’s newest beamforming microphone product, the Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile (BMA CT). In addition to the aesthetic appeal of its integrated design, the BMA CT offers a full range of unique capabilities. Within the space of a standard ceiling tile, the PoE-powered BMA CT provides unsurpassed full-room microphone coverage, adaptive steering (think of it as smart beam selection), noise and echo cancellation, as well as amplification, all before the signal is sent to a DSP mixer. An onboard 10-Watt, 2-channel amplifier can drive two ceiling-mounted loudspeakers, and additional BMA CTs can be daisy chained together, to cover larger spaces, if desired.

COLLABORATE Live 1000 also includes COLLABORATE Space cloud conferencing, Skype® for Business client, SIP/H.323 video conferencing, wireless presentation, interactive whiteboard, recording, and streaming.

The system comes complete with the CONVERGE Pro 2 48VT DSP mixer, the industry’s most advanced audio processor, and a user interface that’s as simple and familiar as that found on a tablet or mobile device. A UNITE® 200 PTZ 1080p60 camera with 12x optical zoom ensures high-quality capture of all room participants.  

COLLABORATE Live 1000 is the newest addition to the Company’s professional grade COLLABORATE Live series. All 5 COLLABORATE Live systems offer a simple and friendly user interface and a 90-day free trial of the ClearOne COLLABORATE Space cloud-based video conferencing application. 

COLLABORATE Live 900 provides the same large-room audio and video capabilities as COLLABORATE Live 1000, but includes a Beamforming Microphone Array 2 that can be elegantly and discretely mounted under the display if preferred to a ceiling tile installation.

COLLABORATE Live 600 is the perfect solution for medium-sized rooms, combining a UNITE 200 PTZ camera with a CHATAttach™ system featuring two ClearOne CHAT® 150 speakerphones daisy chained together for crystal-clear audio quality.  

COLLABORATE Live 300 is the ideal solution for small-room and executive office video collaboration. It includes one CHAT 150C speakerphone and one 1080p30 UNITE 150 PTZ camera with 12x optical zoom, and offers a Skype for Business client, SIP/H.323 video conferencing, and wireless presentation and interactive whiteboard capabilities. 

COLLABORATE Live 200 is the top video collaboration solution for capturing all participants in huddle spaces and smaller rooms. Designed specifically to meet huddle space budgets, it features the UNITE 50 EPTZ 1080p30 camera with an ultrawide angle lens and 3x digital zoom, as well as one CHAT 150C speakerphone.

“From auditoriums and courtrooms to huddle spaces and offices, ClearOne’s COLLABORATE Live Series provides cutting edge, affordable cloud-based collaboration solutions for any environment,” said Hakimoglu. “Through this expansion of our newest series of professional grade audio and video solutions, dealers and users can benefit from all of our latest technologies and find the ideal solution to suit every need.”