ClearOne® Strengthens Distribution in the UK and Ireland with the Appointment of CUK Audio

Responding to the growing regional market demand for its expanding line-up of collaboration, conferencing and streaming solutions, ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global provider of audio and visual communications solutions, today strengthened its sales network in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the addition of CUK Audio to its existing distributor network in the region.

“As we continue to broaden the range of our solutions, it is critically important that we partner with high value-added distributors around the world who understand and share our commitment to provide customers with the very best consultation, system design and after-sale training and support,” ClearOne Chairman and CEO Zee Hakimoglu said today. “CUK Audio has demonstrated that understanding and commitment time and again on behalf of their customer and reseller network. We welcome their participation in expanding ClearOne’s market presence in the UK and Ireland.”

Commenting on the appointment, CUK Audio founder and Managing Director Stuart Thomson noted that, “ClearOne designs, develops and sells some of the worlds most advanced conferencing, collaboration, network streaming and signage solutions for voice and visual communications. The performance and simplicity of ClearOne’s comprehensive solutions offer unprecedented levels of functionality, reliability and scalability. We are delighted to have the opportunity to sell ClearOne products in the UK and Ireland.”

According to Thomson, CUK Audio’s business has transformed over the last few years as the company has put in place a number of initiatives to better serve the market and the brands they represent. “Distributors can’t simply content themselves with just supplying products anymore – we have to offer solutions, support and advice throughout the duration of the project and beyond. We have put in place a number of expert, vertical channel managers whose mission is exactly that – to provide effective, well thought-out end-to-end solutions wherever possible from the wide range of brands available in their market channel. We also pride ourselves on the level of technical support we provide at every stage of the project, from specifying right through to commissioning. All these factors make us the ideal partner for ClearOne, whose advanced conferencing and collaboration solutions require more than just a basic knowledge of the market and the technologies available to be able to sell effectively.”

Sales director and head of CUK’s conference & collaboration channel Simon Druce further noted that, “ClearOne is right at the cutting edge of conferencing and collaboration technology with advanced network streaming solutions for audio and video. Our strength as a sales partner for ClearOne lies in our deep understanding of the market and its technologies, our strong relationships with our customers and our exceptional levels of support throughout the whole of the UK and Ireland. The addition of ClearOne products to our portfolio is very exciting news for us and our customers as it will take us to the next level in terms of our conferencing offer.”