More than a couple InfoComm 2014 attendees that serve corporate customers suggested that that I swing by ClearOne‘s booth and get a demo of its Spontania cloud-based solution for HD video conferencing and collaboration.
ClearOne announced its plan to acquire Spontania from Spain-based Dialcom Networks in January 2014. Acquiring the software-based cloud collaboration solution would make ClearOne “the only company offering an entirely software-based video conferencing product line that provides on-premises and cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions,” it stated at the time.
Just five months later a continuous Spontania demo was a centerpiece of ClearOne’s InfoComm 2014 presence. The goal is to allow integrators and their customers to deploy video collaboration without dealing with expensive infrastructure.
In addition to “full 720p HD video conferencing,” ClearOne product marketing manager Peter Nutley says, Spontania offers “advanced collaboration features.” Here’s what he told me at InfoComm 2014:
ClearOne’s Spontania diagram: