Citing the rising popularity of video chats with personal computers and home conferencing systems, ClearOne says it will immediately begin offering its products, including speakerphones designed for both web-based and conventional telephone conferencing, for residential sale through its NetStreams dealers.
NetStreams is ClearOne’s residential brand of professionally-installed audio-video distribution and control systems.
“This is a great opportunity for NetStreams dealers to capitalize on a rapidly expanding market with a brand that is recognized globally for leading the industry in technology, performance, and support,” said Buzz Goddard, vice president of worldwide residential sales at ClearOne. “ClearOne products, like its Skype-certified speakerphones, will take teleconferencing with friends and family to a new level of convenience, quality and realism.
Goddard added that trends in personal communications have created a potential synergy between ClearOne and NetStreams. “There are going to be some NetStreams dealers who can immediately capitalize on being able to offer their customers personal and home video conferencing products from a top brand like ClearOne,” he said.
Goddard noted that NetStreams dealers will have access to an extensive library of resources and training materials developed to support commercial market sales of ClearOne conferencing products and systems. The product lines to be offered for residential sale include INTERACT, MAX, CHAT, and CHATAttach, as well as related accessories. Goddard said the company expects that the CHAT and CHATAttach series of products, which consist of USB speakerphones for personal and group use, will be ClearOne’s most popular conferencing products among residential customers.