Salt Lake City — June 4, 2007 — ClearOne (OTC: CLRO.OB), the global provider of audio conferencing products, today announced that its MAX® IP and MAXAttach? IP series of SIP-based VoIP conference phones are now interoperable with Cisco´s SIP-based CallManager 5 IP telephony platform, as well as Nortel´s MCS 5100 multimedia communication server. ClearOne recently released a major firmware upgrade for its MAX IP products, which enabled these SIP interoperability milestones.
The MAX IP platform also previously received Avaya´s DevConnect certification, and has tested interoperable with a wide variety of other SIP platforms, peripherals, and softphones, such as those offered by 3Com, Aastra, AdTran, Asterisk, Brekeke, CounterPath, Inter-Tel, Siemens, Sylantro, and many others. This means that the MAX IP is interoperable with virtually all major SIP-based platforms currently on the market.
In addition, the MAX IP products offer ClearOne´s unique capability to daisy-chain multiple phones together for coverage in larger rooms. Up to four units can be connected, which means that up to 12 microphones, four loudspeakers, and four dial pads can be distributed throughout the room so that all participants can hear and be heard, and have nearby access to a dial pad to mute the call, dial, or change volume. No other VoIP conference phone on the market today offers this capability.
The MAX IP products are also very competitively priced — up to $350 lower list price than competing products. Their unmatched audio performance, room coverage, and competitive pricing make them simply the best VoIP conference phone value available today.
"This latest MAX IP firmware upgrade and our successful interop testing with SIP platforms from Cisco, Nortel, and others, put the MAX IP platform at the forefront of VoIP conference phone technology," said Kurt Olsen, ClearOne´s director of product marketing. "Customers who have tried our MAX products quickly realize that they are a far better alternative to the status quo. Simply put, the MAX IP offers wide platform interoperability, better audio performance, better room coverage, and double the warranty, all at a significantly lower price."
The MAX IP and MAXAttach IP are currently available at leading telephony channel dealers and online direct marketing resellers in the U.S., and also in most international markets. Visit ClearOne´s How to Buy page for additional details on where to buy this product. Visit our MAX IP product page for product details.
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