ClearOne Showcases Breakthrough Advancement in Personal Audio Communications at SpeechTEK West


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Salt Lark City – February 16, 2007 –ClearOne (OTC: CLRO.OB), a global provider of audio conferencing products, today announced that the Company will showcase its personal speakerphone products, the Chat™ 50 and the newly released Chat™ 150, at SpeechTEK West, speech technology industry’s largest event, February 21 thru 23, in booth 409. ClearOne’s innovative high-performance audio peripherals are the products of choice for full-duplex hands-free audio communications. In the speech recognition arena, these products provide particular value, since they feature advanced microphone technologies that deliver crystal-clear audio streams to speech recognition engines, improving results.

The Chat 50 and Chat 150 also deliver convenience and ease of use for customers because they can speak naturally into the devices, hands free, without being encumbered by headsets or handsets, all without a loss of audio clarity and quality. Not only do they deliver a perfect solution for speech recognition applications, but also enable two-way conversations far better than other similar devices on the market.

The Chat 50, which is slightly bigger than a deck of cards, is equipped with full duplex audio, noise and echo cancellation, and provides voice quality that makes it seem as if participants are in the same room. This portable device connects via USB to PCs and Macs for voice recognition, two-way audio communications using VoIP telephony applications such as Skype. It also connects to cell phones to deliver dramatically improved speakerphone performance.

The Chat 150 is a larger speakerphone device that features three microphones for increased pickup range, and is well suited for small group applications. It also delivers the same trademark ClearOne audio performance, including full duplex communications, the industry’s best echo and noise cancellation, and other advanced technologies designed to deliver clear, natural audio.

The Chat 150 connects via USB to PCs for telephony and voice recognition applications. It also connects directly to leading telephone handsets, giving users the ability to add a high quality, full-duplex speakerphone to their handsets, while retaining the full functionality that comes with today’s handsets, including access to the company directory, voicemail, audio bridge functions, etc.

“Speech recognition is becoming an integral part of a wide range of communications applications. A critical component of successful speech recognition is the quality of the audio that gets delivered to the application,” said Kurt Olsen, ClearOne’s director of product marketing. “ClearOne has been delivering market-leading audio solutions for over two decades, and that expertise is now available in our Chat products. We feel confident that the Chat 50 and Chat 150 deliver superior audio for speech recognition and audio conferencing applications alike.”

ClearOne is a communications solutions company that develops and sells audio conferencing systems and related products for audio, video and web conferencing applications. The reliability, flexibility and performance of ClearOne’s comprehensive solutions create a natural communications environment that saves organizations time and money by enabling more effective and efficient communication.

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