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June 5, 2014 - Combining CONNECT® Dante™ Bridge with CONVERGE Pro and SR products, users can built scalable audio system suited for enterprise applications, hospitality projects, and higher education applications. Dante solution provides self-configuring, true plug-and-play digital audio network using standard Internet Protocols on existing infrastructure–without requiring dedicated network.

ClearOne Communications, Inc.

1825 Research Way, Salt Lake City, UT, 84119, USA

Original Press Release

ClearOne Announces New CONNECT® Dante(TM) Network Bridge For Scalable Pro Audio Solutions at InfoComm 2014

Press release date: May 28, 2014

ClearOne to feature seamless compatibility in Dante network audio bridging with CONVERGE® product line, Booth #N1827

SALT LAKE CITY, -- Continuing its innovation in the Professional Audio market, ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO) introduces the CONNECT Dante network bridge for simple and scalable audio networking with no need to change existing hardware. The modular audio networking approach uses CONNECT network audio bridges with ClearOne's flagship family of CONVERGE Pro & SR products, allowing users to easily build a scalable system over time.

"This new unit provides system integrators with a Dante digital transport for audio systems. While CONVERGE already supports CobraNet(®), the addition of Dante gives customers the flexibility of choosing the appropriate bridge based on their requirements," said Durai Ramachandiran, ClearOne's Senior Director of Product Line Management for Pro Voice and AV Distribution. "Ideal for enterprise applications, hospitality projects, and higher education, CONNECT Dante expands the reach of CONVERGE products for more varied audio distribution projects."

ClearOne's CONNECT Dante bridge provides the compact form factor and ease-of-use necessary to create a scalable audio network, compatible with existing hardware. A simple firmware upgrade will allow CONVERGE products to fully integrate with Dante-enabled network bridges, microphones, and amplifiers. The robust, highly-interoperable Dante solution provides a no-hassle, self-configuring, true plug-and-play digital audio network using standard Internet Protocols on existing infrastructure--without requiring a dedicated network. Some of the largest live events and sophisticated installations worldwide use this technology, which is based on global networking standards, making signal distribution more cost-effective and user-friendly.

"Audinate's primary goal of revolutionizing the connection of AV systems is fully realized with the introduction of Dante technology," said Ervin Grinberg, Director of Marketing for Audinate. "Dante makes it simple to create a digital media network, while meeting the performance standards professional installers require. We're excited to work with ClearOne in providing this breakthrough technology solution to the Pro Audio market."

CONNECT Dante will be on display at InfoComm 2014, ClearOne Booth #N1827. The product is targeted to ship in June 2014.

About ClearOne
ClearOne is a global company that designs, develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming and digital signage solutions for voice and visual communications.  The performance and simplicity of its advanced comprehensive solutions offer unprecedented levels of functionality, reliability and scalability.  More information about the company can be found at www.clearone.com.

About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to customers to thrive in a networked world. Audinate's patented Dante media networking technology has been adopted by the leading manufacturers in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

Contact:
Brent Johnson
Sr. Corporate Marketing Manager
801-303-3577
brent.johnson@clearone.com

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