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ClearOne Selected as Exclusive Video Collaboration Technology Provider for the 2014-2015 Barcelona World Race
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014
ClearOne Selected as Exclusive Video Collaboration Technology Provider for the 2014-2015 Barcelona World Race
Spontania carrier-grade cloud-based video collaboration software is being deployed for critical communications in the non-stop, around the world regatta
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (December 11, 2014) – ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a world leader in voice and visual communication solutions, has signed a sponsorship agreement with the organizers of the Barcelona World Race, the first and only two crew member per boat, non-stop, around the world regatta. ClearOne will facilitate essential communications for the race through its Spontania cloud collaboration solution.
“Spontania has been a critical and reliable technology for us, delivering essential communications resources to the Fundació Navegació Oceània Barcelona and the Barcelona World Race,” said Román Welsch, CIO for the foundation and race. “Everyone here is very grateful for the world-class, carrier-grade global video connections that we are able to maintain, thanks to ClearOne continuing to support our deployment of Spontania.”

The Barcelona World Race, which takes place every four years, has consistently raised the bar with every edition since it began in 2007. It’s a non-stop regatta around the world from west to east, with eight boats sailing a route of approximately 23,000 miles in roughly three months. The competition begins on December 31, 2014, and is expected to finish near the end of March, 2015, with participants relying on the Spontania carrier-grade cloud service to provide reliable video connections from numerous remote high seas locations with severe connectivity challenges. Spontania automatically adapts to any environment to deliver reliable communications from anywhere.
“Imagine this: ocean-going yachts are fighting their way around the globe for 90 days in one of the planet’s most difficult technology challenges – and are able to successfully establish and maintain high-quality voice and video connections from some of the world’s most remote sites,” said Peter Nutley, ClearOne’s Director of Global Product Marketing for Media Collaboration and Network Streaming. “We are demonstrating in an extreme, live environment that Spontania is the world’s most robust, flexible, and innovative cloud-based voice and video solution of its kind.”
Spontania’s carrier-grade service empowers customers to deploy video collaboration without the heavy burden of expensive infrastructure. It also allows service providers and partners to expand their offerings by deploying the technology within their own networks, building on ClearOne technology to further their current solutions and offerings. Today, fifteen global telecommunications carriers have deployed Spontania, with a half dozen more planning to adopt it in the future.
Dozens to thousands of users can collaborate over Spontania in real-time, sharing high-quality voice, video, and data on any device they choose – from cell phones and satellite phones to standards-based group networking systems. It is the most powerful cloud collaboration service available, with the industry’s richest feature set.