ClearOne Acquires VCON

ClearOne today announced the acquisition of Israel-based VCON Video Conferencing, a provider of high-performance, end-to-end, software video conferencing solutions.

ClearOne entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of VCON. Under the terms of the asset purchase agreement, ClearOne will pay $4.5 million in cash and will not assume any debt or cash. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of this quarter, subject to customary closing conditions, including applicable regulatory and court approvals.

VCON has established a comprehensive portfolio of HD videoconferencing solutions comprising complete room systems and desktop video applications, as well as enhanced network management and infrastructure solutions. With the acquisition of VCON, ClearOne will offer a complete suite of audio and video conferencing and collaboration solutions.

VCON brings software-based full HD (1080p) video conferencing technology with H.264 High Profile encoding that reduces bandwidth utilization up to 50 percent. Unique features to VCON software-based video endpoint solutions include:

  • Embedded multipoint video conferencing
  • Embedded SIP/H.323 bridging interoperability with all leading standards-based hardware and software video conferencing endpoints
  • Built-in recording and streaming
  • Built-in remote content and data sharing
  • Built-in interactive multicast

You can learn more about VCON here: http://www.vcon.com/