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ClearOne Extends Microsoft Communicator to Large Group Conference Rooms

SALT LAKE CITY, July 8. ClearOne, a global communications solutions company that develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming media, and connectivity systems for audio, video and web applications, announced today that INTERACT AT-OC is the first and only solution certified for Microsoft Communications Server that is capable of providing HD quality audio conferencing for large group conferencing environments (up to 15 people).

Simply plug INTERACT AT-OC into any PC USB port and bring the rich collaboration of Communication Server video, voice, and data sharing into the conference room. The Microsoft Communicator client, used in conjunction with INTERACT AT-OC, bypasses the complicated routine and dialing sequences of setting up a video or teleconference. Finally, connect and collaborate in the large conference room as easily as you do on your desktop. INTERACT AT-OC takes care of the rest by creating an immersed audio experience in the conferencing room.

"The INTERACT AT-OC uniquely maximizes the collaboration features of the Microsoft Collaboration Server and extends the reach of this ecosystem to any group environment," said Darrin Thurston, Vice President of Product Management for Conferencing & Collaboration products at ClearOne. "Paired with Communication Server '14,' group conferencing becomes a truly unified experience combining HD audio and video with Microsoft's full application suite." Thurston continued, "By simply combining a PC, display, and USB camera with the INTERACT AT-OC you can create an affordable video conferencing solution for the group room at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems."

The INTERACT AT-OC will be available for shipment on July 11, 2010. MSRP of the solution is $3,375. It will be shown at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in the ClearOne booth on July 11-15, 2010, in Washington, D.C. Contact ClearOne Sales at 1-800-707-6994 for further information.