Audio conferencing systems provider ClearOne (News
) today announced availability of the Converge Pro 880TA, a new audio conferencing system featuring eight microphones and an integrated four channel power amplifier.
The standalone system offers automatic microphone mixing; sophisticated signal processing; signal routing; and ClearOne’s HDConference technology with ultra-wide bandwidth acoustic echo cancellation. What’s more, the 880TA includes ClearOne’s DARE feedback eliminator, which uses a feedback elimination algorithm that the company claims is superior to any other on the market.
The 880TA can be linked with any of the other Converge Pro products in ClearOne’s line to create a larger system. It is ideal for corporate meeting rooms, distance learning classrooms, courtrooms, training rooms, telepresence suites, video conferencing rooms and any other group conferencing application.
ClearOne has also released a new firmware package that includes additional enhancements for the entire Converge Pro suite of products. New features include an increased number of automatic microphone mixer groups, improvements to the user interface for easier setup, and an enhanced telephone interface.
“The release of 880TA and the new Converge Pro firmware increases the number of audio channels on the expansion bus, provides additional echo cancellation references and incorporates many enhancements that were requested by audiovisual system integrators and consultants,” said ClearOne CTO Tracy Bathurst, in a release
. “The integration of power amplifiers simplifies installation, saves space and lowers the overall system cost. These new features and improvements demonstrate our on-going commitment to advancing conferencing technology.”
ClearOne made news on TMCnet earlier this month when it announced
that it had started shipping its new CHAT 170 Group Speakerphone, optimized for Microsoft (News
) Office Communicator 2007. The USB speakerphone was specifically developed to fill the need for a hands-free speakerphone that could be used by small groups or individuals using Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. The device easily connects via USB to PCs or laptops and delivers true plug-and-play operation, requiring no software or drivers to be installed.
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Edited by Patrick Barnard