A speakerphone for individual or small group use, the Chat 170 connects to PCs and laptops for rich, full-duplex audio communication with Microsoft Office Communicator 2007. The Chat 170 is the perfect addition to the office or conference room for greatly enhanced collaboration. The Chat 170 was created by ClearOne to fill the need for a hands-free speakerphone for small groups or individuals using Microsoft's unified communications platform, Office Communications Server 2007. The Chat 170 is a completely full-duplex speakerphone that delivers superior hands-free audio for Office Communicator 2007 and eliminates the need for large, expensive tabletop conference phones in offices and conference rooms. Providing true plug-and-play operation, the Chat 170 requires no drivers to be installed; just plug it into a USB port and all incoming Office Communicator calls ring on the Chat 170. The Chat 170 has 3 microphone elements and a large loudspeaker for a full 360 Degree pickup and the ability to easily manage from 1 to 6 call participants. The Chat 170 also contains the advanced audio signal processing technologies that were developed for ClearOne' s market-leading professional audio conferencing products.