SALT LAKE CITY and LAS VEGAS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maintaining its leadership position in the installed audio conferencing market, ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), has launched the CONVERGE ® MatrixSound 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 512x512 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 256x256 uncompressed channels, expandable with an additional 256x256 slot-in card, and another with embedded 512x512 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.