Audio and visual communication solutions provider ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO) has been awarded a new patent on technology that automates the mapping of data streams from at least one local video camera onto at least one remote display in a video conference, the company said.
On December 20, 2016, the US Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued United States Patent number 9,525,846 entitled “Method and Apparatus for Negotiating Video Camera and Display Capabilities in a Video Conferencing Environment.”
The techniques described in this patent help to make video conferencing easier to use, especially when dealing with multiple data streams and a single layout. Without the ability to automatically negotiate placement of video on a remote display, setup can be cumbersome, and must be done either manually, during the call, or pre-configured by the system installer or administrator in a fixed way for a set of systems. Applications of this patent could include telepresence, virtual reality suites, or surveillance applications involving remote monitoring of multiple video feeds from cameras placed at different locations on drone aircraft or mobile personnel.
This new patent is part of ClearOne´s growing patent portfolio that currently includes over 100 patents and pending patent applications covering multiple new technologies in the fields of audio and video processing, audio and video streaming, and communication technologies. This ongoing development of new patents continues ClearOne´s market leadership position, strong history of product innovation, and development of cutting-edge technologies.
ClearOne is a global company that designs, develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, and network streaming & signage solutions for voice and visual communications. The performance and simplicity of its advanced, comprehensive solutions offer unprecedented levels of functionality, reliability and scalability.