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ClearOne Expands CONVERGE Matrix Line with New 64×64 and 128×128 Channel Network Audio Solutions for Smaller Scale Deployments
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Unique Dante – Enabled Network Systems from ClearOne Showcased at InfoComm15 in Orlando
SALT LAKE CITY, June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO)has released two new models in its CONVERGE® Matrix line of Dante™-based network audio distribution solutions, to complement its larger scale 256- and 512-channel mixers and routers, delivering a complete product lineup to accommodate a full spectrum of system sizes and applications.

Every CONVERGE Matrix mixer is easy to manage, provides complete system redundancy, and leverages a hybrid systems approach with room endpoints, shared DSP processing, and centralized DSP matrix mixing, routing, and distribution. This unique architecture 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 projects using existing IP infrastructure.

“These new, smaller-scale models are otherwise identical to our earlier 256- and 512-channel units. They work equally well with Dante digital network audio distribution technology, and interoperate with all third-party Dante devices,” said Durai Ramachandiran, ClearOne Senior Director of Product Line Management for Pro Voice and AV Distribution. “They also operate with ClearOne CONVERGE DSP units through CONNECT™ Dante interfaces, and are optimized to interface directly with our Dante-enabled Wireless Microphone systems.”

The CONVERGE Matrix family was designed with existing deployments in mind – to be flexible, scalable, and economical – and to allow Dante networking and Matrix mixers to be added to previously installed audio systems, or implemented from scratch and optimized for any application. Each CONVERGE Matrix system comes equipped with a base level of channels, which can be increased using field-installable expansion cards, to add 64×64, 128×128, or 256×256 Dante audio channels to the corresponding main units.

Common uses for CONVERGE Matrix solutions include sound reinforcement and distribution at transportation hubs, universities, entertainment venues, houses of worship, convention centers, corporate buildings, health care facilities, hotels, and aboard cruise ships.

Concurrently with this announcement, ClearOne has reduced prices on its CONNECT Dante interface modules to encourage integrators and enterprise users to move more quickly to upgrade their networks to Dante, or add Dante technology to their existing audio distribution systems.
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