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RGB Press Release: RGB Communication Delivers Pro Audio for UC Apps with ClearOne CONVERGE USB

27 September 2013

Hungerford, Berkshire, UK:  27 September 2013 – ClearOne's CONVERGE® USB, a recent addition to RGB Communications' pro AV distribution portfolio, solves the problem of how to quickly, easily and cost effectively bring high-quality audio from unified communications (UC) applications running on desktops or laptops into a ClearOne pro audio environment.


"It may be a small box but the CONVERGE USB is, as far as we are aware, the only pro audio solution which, after an initial software and firmware upgrade to all models of ClearOne's CONVERGE Pro or CONVERGE SR DSPs, provides a secure, plug and play USB connectivity for UC applications such as Microsoft® Lync®, Skype, Google+ Hangouts, IBM® Sametime®, and Cisco WebEx® running on both Microsoft and Apple desktops and laptops, it is set to make a big impact," said Gordon Innocent, RGB's Chairman.


Importantly, following the simple upgrade,the CONVERGE USB can be retro-fitted to any installed CONVERGE system  and also easily connects with ClearOne's range of COLLABORATE desktop and room video conferencing solutions.


The CONVERGE USB can also serve as an E-bus extender as each unit can relay the signal for another 60 metres without degradation.


"The CONVERGE USB means that when you want to share audio, from a desktop or laptop, in a conference room you no longer have to resort to the rather clunky method of using your headset ports and then having to fiddle with audio levels," added Innocent. "Now you can simply plug in the CONVERGE USB and because the audio stays in the digital domain you have access to the highest quality pro AV audio."


This latest addition to RGB's portfolio meets the need to bring PC or laptop audio into a pro audio environment but, with the growing demand across all sectors and from businesses of all sizes for UC solutions, RGB sees UC applications as being a major driver for the take up of the CONVERGE USB.


"Once again, by working with market leading manufacturers such as ClearOne, we are making sure that our channel partners have access to the right products to ensure they can deliver solutions to meet their customers' demands in an ever evolving AV marketplace," said Innocent.


About RGB Communications

Founded 22 years ago, RGB Communications is one of the top UK technical AV distributors. In partnership with its manufacturers and channel partners it specialises in providing not only leading edge technology solutions, but also technical expertise and support, to its AV resellers and custom installers. In order to help its channel partners grow their business, RGB offers them a range of training programmes and access to its demonstration suites. RGB's solution portfolio includes worldwide brands with product ranges covering all areas of AV solutions including projection and displays, connectivity, control, racks, audio and video.

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