Due to Popular Demand ClearOne Expands Its Personal Conferencing Chat Product Line to Include the new CHATAttach

SALT LAKE CITY , June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — ClearOne ( (Nasdaq: CLRO), a global communications solutions company that develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming media, and connectivity systems for audio, video and web applications, today announced new members of its award winning CHAT® speaker phone product line, the CHATAttach™ family, featuring the ability to daisy-chain and support larger conference venues.

The new CHATAttach 150, 160, and 170 facilitate PC based conference calls using USB connectivity for applications such as Skype, Microsoft Office Communicator and Cisco IP Communicator for medium and large conference rooms. The CHATAttach conferencing system includes 2 group USB speaker phones, an attach cable, and power supply.  The system enables balanced distribution of microphones and loudspeakers as well as distributed control for easy access to mute and volume controls from either speaker phone. No matter where participants are seated, conversations are natural, crystal clear, and effortless.  The group USB speaker phones can also be used separately if an optional USB cable is purchased.

The first new member of the CHATAttach family is the CHATAttach 150 designed for PC conferencing and collaboration applications such as soft phones, web conferencing and software video conferencing. The CHATAttach 150 will begin shipping in August 2010 . The next member is the CHATAttach 160, specifically optimized for Skype that enables users of Skype to benefit from CHATAttach capabilities and has shipments beginning in Q3 2010. The final new member of the product family is the CHATAttach 170 optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator applications and will be available in early Q4 2010.

“Since the launch of the CHAT family we have had increasing requests from customers to use these solutions in larger rooms,” said Gary Hansen , Senior Manager, Product Management – Telephony Products. “The new CHATAttach product family will give users the capabilities they have been asking for.”

All ClearOne CHATAttach products feature HDConference® audio technologies.

  • Full duplex— Allows users to both listen and speak at the same time.
  • Distributed Echo Cancellation— Identifies and eliminates acoustic echo for audio that is more intelligible.
  • Noise reduction— Identifies background noise from lights, fans, projectors, etc., and eliminates it.
  • First mic priority— Intelligently changes microphone levels depending on who is speaking.
  • Automatic gain and level controls— Adjusts microphone and speaker levels automatically.
  • Adaptive modeling— Continuously samples room acoustics for any changes to maintain continuous perfect audio quality.

CHATAttach 150 MSRP $849.99

CHATAttach 160 MSRP $849.99

CHATAttach 170 MSRP $899.99

About ClearOne

ClearOne is a global communications solutions company that develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming media and connectivity systems for audio, video, and web applications. The reliability, flexibility and performance of our advanced comprehensive solutions enhance the quality of life through better communication, education, and entertainment.

We develop, manufacture, market, and service a comprehensive line of high-quality audio conferencing products under personal, tabletop, premium and professional (installed audio) categories. We occupy the number one position in the global professional audio conferencing market with more than 50% of the global market share. Our conferencing solutions save organizations time and money by creating a natural environment for collaboration.

NetStreams, recently acquired by ClearOne, delivers the ultimate IP A/V experience by distributing high definition audio and video over TCP/IP networks. NetStreams' products, designed for commercial and residential use, offer unprecedented levels of performance, functionality, simplicity, reliability, and expandability. By combining audio/video content, meta-data and control signals into one stream and incorporating industry standards, NetStreams' newly patented StreamNet® solutions are a smart investment, enabling the Power of AV over IP™ – today.

NetStreams' StreamNet technology provides elegant solutions for streaming media & control applications such as digital signage, distribution of HD video and audio, LAN Cloud Matrix Switching™, and audio paging over data networks.

ClearOne Contact:

Mary Evans



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