Conferencing solutions provider ClearOne (CLRO) announced it has begun shipping its MAX IP Response Point, which it says is the industry’s first and only conference phone for the Microsoft (MSFT) Response Point phone system.
Response Point is a small-business IP phone system from Microsoft that supports both VoIP and traditional analog phone lines and includes a voice-activated user interface. The Response Point software system runs on hardware available from Aastra, D-Link and Quanta, and ClearOne’s MAX IP Response Point phone is compatible with all three hardware systems.
MAX IP Response Point contains ClearOne’s HDConference advanced audio processing technologies. Originally developed for professional conferencing systems, HDConference produces clear audio through technologies such as Distributed Echo Cancellation, noise cancellation, full-duplex audio, first microphone priority, adaptive modeling and ClearEffect. By pressing the blue Response Point button on the phone’s keypad, users are instantly connected to the voice-activated phone system.
MAX IP Response Point allows users to daisy-chain up to four complete phones together in order to provide better audio coverage for larger rooms and U-shaped tables. With all phones connected, the entire system can be operated using the dial pad of any single phone.
“We have had key customers and channel partners using pre-production units for several weeks now,” said Mark Fletcher, vice president of worldwide sales at ClearOne. “And without exception, their reaction to the units has been extremely positive. Microsoft’s Response Point system delivers tremendous value to small businesses and the MAX IP Response Point conference phone is the perfect add-on collaboration tool for those users.
The systems are now available through ClearOne’s distribution channel partners.