About SoniClear


SoniClear is a leader in the field of digital recording. SoniClear products make it easy and affordable to record, transcribe and share meetings and legal proceedings.




SoniClear is located in Pasadena, California and is wholly owned by Trio Systems LLC, a California Limited Liability Company.

Trio Systems was founded in 1978 and has been involved in creating software for a wide variety of applications and development platforms, including specialization in audio and video recording systems, office automation software, and database management software. 

Software developed by Trio Systems is in use in millions of installations, from mission critical business applications to personal productivity products. We take pride in creating reliable software that delivers tangible value for our customers.

Our Team


Alan Bartholomew, President

Alan Bartholomew is the President and Founder of SoniClear. Since starting the company in 1978, he has been at the forefront of software development, specializing in database systems and office productivity. He is committed to creating software that provides real-world benefits for customers while remaining easy to use.

In creating the SoniClear product line, Alan has combined his expertise with software and digital recording technology to advance the efficiency of government meetings and court reporting.



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Jim Reynolds, Sales Manager

Jim Reynolds provides SoniClear customers with personalized sales assistance, making every step of the purchasing process easy. He is available to answer questions and provide guidance on the selection of SoniClear products.

Jim has been Sales Manager at SoniClear for over ten years and has over twenty years experience with audio engineering. His pre-sales consulting advice ensures that every SoniClear system is designed to meet customer requirements.




Helene Vinson, Product Manager, Customer Representative

Helene Vinson works directly with customers providing support for the software. She is available to answer questions about how to use SoniClear, along with general assistance with setup and problem resolution. For more complex sales and support issues, Helene arranges for customers to speak with the right person to get their questions answered.

Helene is also responsible for providing customer feedback for product development. She works with the software developers to ensure that SoniClear continues to provide the best solution for our customers as their needs evolve.