Last year ClearONE announced that Skype for Business is available on its COLLABORATE Pro product line. At ISE 2018 it doubled down with a system upgrade allows ClearONE CONVERGE Pro 2 Series products (Pro 248V, 128V and 128VD DSP Mixers) to support built-in Skype for Business client for installed audio conferencing applications.
“CONVERGE Pro 2’s support of the built-in Skype for Business client provides our customers with access to even more options for their professional audio conferencing needs,” said ClearOne senior director of product line management, pro voice & AV distribution Durai Ramachandiran.
“All CONVERGE Pro 2 units outperform in any sized room, any audio environment, and any application, and the new system upgrade introduced today integrates this advanced system with all the unique benefits thatSkype for Business client has to offer.”
The way it works, Skype for Business in CONVERGE Pro 2 VoIP units is available through a free upgrade for the software and firmware, and doesn’t require any changes to the hardware, according to a press release by the audio conferencing solutions provider. It works with both cloud and on-premise Skype for Business Servers, and is compatible with all other Skype for Business clients.
More on ClearOne’s Skype for Business integration:
Skype for Business allows for point-to-point audio conferencing, multi-party audio conferencing, and access to a complete call history. Additionally, there are new and separate CONVERGE Pro 2 Dialer applications for Skype for Business that are available on Android and the Touch-Panel Controller. The Integrator can choose to configure the CONVERGE Pro 2 units for regular SIP based VoIP conferencing or Skype for Business conferencing.
ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2 is the industry’s most advanced professional audio DSP platform for conferencing and sound reinforcement applications. The platform is optimized to work with the new Beamforming Mic Array 2, the new DIALOG® 20 2-Channel Wireless Microphone System and the new USB Expander units through native connections. Three models, the 48V, 128V and 128VD, feature built–in VoIP and provide high-quality VoIP conferencing. Now these three models can be upgraded to support built–in Skype for Business also. AllCONVERGE Pro 2 products offer powerful architecture, scalable connectivity, and flexible control options.
The free upgrade for the CONVERGE Pro 2 software and firmware will be available at the end of the February on the ClearOne website.