ClearOne, which sells its business services exclusively via channel partners, is acquiring Spontania from Spain-based Dialcom Networks for about $5 million. Spontania is a software-based cloud collaboration solution which combines video conferencing and web conferencing into an enterprise solution that can scale to tens of thousands of users. Spontania will thus complement ClearOne’s existing premise-based, enterprise video conferencing offering, dubbed COLLABORATE.
“This acquisition will position ClearOne to address a broad range of needs in the rapidly growing desktop and mobile video communications markets,” said Zee Hakimoglu, chairman and CEO of ClearOne. “ClearOne can now offer its partners and end users a clear choice between public cloud, private cloud and on-premise solutions for video collaboration along with our industry-leading voice solutions.”
Spontania enables real-time video and voice conferencing, presence and instant messaging, as well as advanced collaboration services, including the ability to share interactive whiteboard, media files and presentations. Designed to be flexible, Spontania is interoperable with other standards-based conferencing and communication platforms and runs on multiple platforms and devices including Android and iOS for smartphones and tablets, and on PC platforms such as Windows, Linux and Mac.
“Spontania’s acquisition by ClearOne will benefit and provide new opportunities for our partners, customers and other stakeholders,” said Enrique Dominguez, president and CEO of Dialcom Networks. “ClearOne shares our vision for the future growth of the video collaboration market and will be able to leverage its strengths and global leadership position to continue to enhance our cloud-based video collaboration solutions.”