All-New 512×512 Channel CONVERGE® Matrix Sound Reinforcement and Distribution System Unveilied by ClearOne at InfoComm 2014
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014
ClearOne’s unique, industry-leading suite of professional audio and Dante™-enabled networking products is being showcased at InfoComm Booth #N1827, June 18 through 20, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — June 16, 2014
Maintaining its leadership position in the installed audio conferencing market, ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), has launched the CONVERGE® Matrix Sound 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 512×512 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 256×256 uncompressed channels, expandable with an additional 256×256 slot-in card, and another with embedded 512×512 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.
Common uses for CONVERGE Matrix include sound reinforcement and distribution at airports, transportation hubs, universities, stadiums, casinos, entertainment venues, amusement parks, houses of worship, shopping malls, convention and expo centers, auditoriums, corporate buildings, healthcare facilities, hotels, and aboard cruise ships.