ClearOne Skype Speakerphone Now Shipping

ClearOne has released the CHATAttach 160 speakerphone, designed for large groups using Skype for audio- and videoconferences.

The CHATAttach 160 offers true plug-and-play integration with Skype with no drivers required; users simply plug it in. Microphones and loudspeakers included with the system are evenly distributed, as are access to mute and volume controls through each pod, providing ease-of-use for larger group conferencing venues.

The CHATAttach 160 consists of two CHAT 160 pods, two USB cables, a power adapter, quick-start guide and the CHATAttach Expansion Kit that can connect the two CHAT 160 pods together. Each CHAT 160 pod can also be used separately. The system connects to laptops or PCs via USB for hands-free audio communication using Skype or other conferencing software.

The CHAT 160 pods contain three microphones for 360-degree coverage and incorporates HDConference, ClearOnes suite of audio technologies that address audioconferencing challenges such as echo, ambient noise, fidelity, level control and microphone priority.

This is a versatile system that delivers crystal-clear, natural and fatigue-free sound for any business or enterprise,” said Darrin Thurston, vice president of Product Management, Conferencing & Collaboration at ClearOne in a statement. Now individuals can finally use Skype to communicate with a conference room full of people without concern about the poor or inadequate audio conditions that typically plague medium and large conference rooms. The CHATAttach 160 frees groups of co-workers from having to huddle-up during a conference call or video chat and makes it more comfortable for six to 10 people in a large room to use a laptop or PC to conduct voice and video conference calls.”

The CHATAttach 160, available now, is list-priced at $849.99.

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