SALT LAKE CITY, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO) today announced it has expanded its INTERACT room audio conferencing product line with the addition of the INTERACT AT-Skype, a complete audio system that brings ClearOne professional audio signal processing to any combination of unified communications, video conferencing and teleconferencing.
The new plug-and-play business solution is certified and optimized for Skype, but is also compatible with Avaya one-X® Communicator, IBM Sametime®, Microsoft Lync™ and other unified communication applications. Compatibility with video codecs include those from VCON, which was recently acquired by ClearOne, as well as Cisco, Lifesize, Polycom, Vidyo and others. In addition, the telephone interface supports standard analog PSTN, as well as connection to popular enterprise phones including Avaya, Cisco, NEC and others.
"We're bringing Skype from the desktop to the conference room," said Bala Krishnamoorthy, Director, Product Line Management for UC and Telephony. "As enterprises continue to adopt more unified communication and video conferencing solutions into their organizations, the INTERACT remains the most versatile and cost effective conferencing system to meet business needs. With its built-in audio conference bridge, the INTERACT product line allows audio conferencing between Skype, telephone, and H.323/SIP video conference participants at the same time."
ClearOne has incorporated its legacy HDConference® technology into the INTERACT AT-Skype to deliver a crystal-clear audio experience, relieving conferencing fatigue. Microphone arrays can daisy-chain to support up to 9 microphones with complete 360-degree coverage for large conference rooms with 12-16 participants.The INTERACT AT-Skype is controllable via third-party room control systems such as those from AMX and Crestron. Additionally, PTZ camera control delivers an interactive conference experience. The INTERACT software connects over the network, enabling remote configuration, control and monitoring for anywhere, anytime access. The INTERACT AT-Skype will be sold as a complete business solution which includes the INTERACT AT mixer, microphone array, tabletop dialer with familiar telephone keypad, speakers and UC interface.