ClearOne Adds NetStreams IP-Based Products

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Indianapolis - ClearOne came to the CEDIA Expo with six new products for its NetStreams-brand IP-based A/V distribution and control systems, including an IP encoder and companion that enables streaming of HDCP-compliant HDMI high-definition content around the house over CAT wiring.

 Other new products include the company's highest power in-wall/rack-mount amplifier/digital audio decoder at 2x150-watts, a new music-management system that lets users access their music library from anywhere in the world, and a new Internet radio tuner compatible with two StreamNet controller/amplifiers

 Here's what's on display.

 --the MLVA9500 IP encoder for A/V content from an HDMI source; its companion VL9300 IP decoder connects to an HDTV display or other AV component;

--the Anthology IP-based network music system, which accesses music on PCs, a PC's iTunes application, Cloud-based music services, and remote servers; it also streams Internet radio;

-- the Anthology Cloud Sync service, which automatically backs up a user's networked content to a private

Cloud-based data locker for remote access from computers and mobile devices while the consumer is out of the house;

--the SLX300 in-wall or rack-mount digital decoder/amplifier, which is the most powerful two-channel amplifier in the NetStreams DigiLinX line and addresses what the company called a long-standing need;

-- a webserver that tunes and streams more than 10,000 MP3 Internet radio stations, making  MP3 Internet radio a local source to any zone in a NetStreams DigiLinX system; the feature is compatible with the TLA250 and SL251 IP audio decoders/amplifiers; and

--BluePort, a stereo Bluetooth gateway that turns any similarly equipped smartphone or portable device into a wireless audio source for one zone or multiple zones in a home system.

"These components add essential depth and breadth to the DigiLinX product line," said Buzz Goddard, worldwide residential sales VP. "In particular, the residential market launch of our HDCP-compliant IP encoder and decoder for HDMI is a major milestone. The other products add important features, like streaming audio from Bluetooth devices or Internet radio, which keep DigiLinX at the cutting edge of what our customers expect from our home systems."

All products are either available now or will begin shipping within the next two months.


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