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[September 06, 2017]

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes ClearOne for Converged Audio and Video Conferencing Innovation and Strategy Leadership

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its ongoing analysis of the unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes ClearOne [NASDAQ: CLRO] with the 2017 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Converged Audio and Video Conferencing Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership. ClearOne's diverse video collaboration product and services portfolio caters to businesses of varying sizes, industries, and technology requirements with a high degree of customization. While many vendors now acknowledge the opportunities arising from growing demand for video collaboration and cloud video services, there are few that offer a tight integration between audio and video endpoints and cloud video services. ClearOne's ability to deliver this tight audio and video integration gives it an edge over many competing conferencing vendors and the value customers demand.

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A pioneer in the audio conferencing endpoint space, ClearOne has a versatile portfolio across tabletop and installed audio conferencing endpoint markets. More specifically, ClearOne's flagship products, including the CONVERGE® Pro series and Beamforming Microphone Arrays, have deeply penetrated large boardrooms and conference rooms worldwide. ClearOne announced and started shipping its 2nd generation of its flagship products – CONVERGE Pro 2 DSP mixers and Beamforming Microphone Array 2.

"ClearOne is leveraging its long track record and experience in the industry to hone its audio portfolio and build up advanced features and functionalities in order to more effectively accommodate evolving customer needs in video solutions," says Frost & Sullivan Analyst Vaishno Devi Srinivasan.

As ClearOne continues to innovate in the professional audio space, the provider recognizes that businesses today are increasingly demanding video collaboration solutions. As such, ClearOne is anchoring on its strong foundation in audio to increasingly focus on developing a sound video strategy to complement its audio endpoints. The company has successfully expande its solution set to execute audio and video convergence through both internal development and acquisition. Its video collaboration catalog is comprised of:

  • The COLLABORATE® Pro is a complete series of media collaboration solutions that enable cloud and traditional video conferencing, Skype for Business meetings and in-room meetings, as well as other visual collaboration capabilities such as wired and wireless presentation sharing, live streaming, and recording.
  • Spontania® is a stand-alone feature-rich Web and video conferencing service that can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud, and it can be used with ClearOne or third-party audio and video peripherals.
  • COLLABORATE Versa 150 is for "bring your own" video and Web conferencing and includes a USB PTZ camera, speakerphone, and central hub for connecting laptop to conference rooms where popular third-party video and Web conferencing applications are utilized.
  • The UNITE® 200/150 is a professional pan/tilt/zoom camera series with multiple connection interfaces including USB, HDMI, IP, 1080p HD resolution, and 12X optical zoom to support a wide range of meeting spaces.   

Today, ClearOne's portfolio consists of a robust breadth and depth of audio conferencing solutions, visual collaboration systems, and feature-rich cloud unified communications and collaboration services. With an emphasis on high quality, ease of use, and powerful functionality, ClearOne is able offer end-user organizations the flexibility to implement next-generation capabilities as they wish—on-premises, as cloud services, or a hybrid mix of the two. These characteristics enable customers to move at their own pace in an increasingly competitive digital world.  

"A comprehensive portfolio, compelling features, affordable prices, and unified solution capabilities are key criteria for vendors to gain share in the future," explains Frost & Sullivan Analyst Srinivasan. "With a comprehensive audio and video conferencing endpoints and peripheral portfolio, ClearOne is well positioned to grow further and achieve larger customer mindshare." 

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a comprehensive product line that caters to the breadth of the market it serves. The award recognizes the extent to which the product line meets customer base demands, the overall impact it has in terms of customer value, as well as increased market share.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About ClearOne
ClearOne is a global company that designs, develops, and sells conferencing, collaboration, and network streaming & signage solutions for voice and visual communications. The performance and simplicity of its advanced, comprehensive solutions offer unprecedented levels of functionality, reliability, and scalability. Visit ClearOne at www.clearone.com.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector, and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion.


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