AV System Integration

ClearOne debuts DIALOG 20 wireless mic system

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29


ClearOne, a leading global provider of audio and visual communications solutions, lately announced that the recently shipping, small-form-factor DIALOG® 20 wireless microphone system now features native compatibility with the ClearOne CONVERGE® Pro 2 line of mixers, offering integrators a new level of unprecedented flexibility and ease in system design.

According to Durai Ramachandiran, ClearOne's senior director of product line management for Pro voice and AV distribution, the ability to natively integrate with CONVERGE Pro 2 mixers makes the DIALOG 20 the most attractive 2-channel wireless microphone system on the market today. Reinforcing the company’s industry-leading ability to design products that provide systems integrators with the solutions breadth they need to meet each customer’s specific user requirements. All current owners of the ClearOne DIALOG 20 wireless system will be able to upgrade and obtain native integration through an easy software update.

“ClearOne is a leader in the microphone space because we deliver what customers will appreciate, often before they even know they want it,” Ramachandiran said. “We engineer our microphones and DSP mixers to maximise performance for flawless audio and control, so integrators are confident that all of our products function optimally together. The DIALOG 20 wireless microphone system also works with any third-party mixer specified by the systems integrator.”

This new native integration feature utilises ClearOne’s new P-Link (peripheral link), which allows for power over Ethernet (PoE), audio and control connections with ClearOne’s CONVERGE Pro 2 DSP mixers. ClearOne’s unique P-Link is what gives integrators the ability to connect to ClearOne’s peripheral devices such as the Beamforming Mic Array 2, DIALOG 20 Wireless Mic Receiver, USB Expander and GPIO Expander.

The DIALOG 20 is a compact, two-channel professional digital wireless system with flexible powering and mounting options, plug and play installation and the ability to connect digitally to ClearOne CONVERGE Pro 2 DSP mixers. It also has standard audio and GPIO interfaces for any third-party audio mixer. It delivers full audio bandwidth through gooseneck, boundary, belt-pack or handheld transmitters and can connect to any audio conferencing or reinforcement system.

Leveraging the full power of ClearOne's robust, adaptive frequency-hopping "spread" spectrum technology within the 2.4 GHz unlicensed spectrum, DIALOG 20 owns several advantages over fixed-frequency transmission. Its power-packed design is inherently resistant to narrowband interference because it uses a pseudo-random sequence to switch frequency; this makes frequency-hopping signals extremely tough to intercept. The use of 128-bit AES encryption on each hopped frequency further secures the wireless audio transmission.