Affordable Solution Turns Smartphones and Tablets into High Quality, Group Conferencing Solutions with ClearOne Audio
SALT LAKE CITY, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO) announces its new value priced CONNECTTM Bluetooth®, a compact and portable USB adapter that brings Bluetooth connectivity to its personal, premium and professional audio products, including CHAT® speakerphone and headsets, INTERACT® mixers and CONVERGE® products.
CONNECT Bluetooth adds two new functions to ClearOne audio products.
- Simply and conveniently enables mobile devices to connect directly to ClearOne audio products to make mobile calls.
- Provides audio bridging capability that can connect PC-based voice or video calls and mobile phone calls into a unified group conference. Supported popular PC voice/video applications include ClearOne Spontania, Cisco Jabber® and WebEx®, Citrix® GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, IBM® Sametime®, Microsoft® Lync® and Skype®, and many others.
“This innovative and inexpensive solution allows smartphones and tablets to connect to ClearOne audio products already in the field without the need to upgrade or change out existing hardware,” said Bala Krishnamoorthy, Senior Director, Product Line Management for UC Voice and Media Collaboration. “Just imagine, you are on a conference call with your remote team using your favorite PC voice/video application and ClearOne CHAT or other ClearOne audio product; and you want to add a colleague who is on the road and available only by mobile call. With CONNECT Bluetooth, you can bridge the mobile phone call into the ongoing conference with a single click.”
CONNECT Bluetooth eliminates the frustrations of connecting with today’s highly-mobile business professionals by making mobile and PC communications more usable and elegantly interconnected. This new product release aligns with ClearOne’s vision to give users complete flexibility and freedom of choice to connect and collaborate in diverse work environments using ClearOne audio products.
With an MSRP of $49.99, CONNECT Bluetooth includes a compact USB adaptor and PC software compatible with ClearOne audio products, including those already installed in the field.