BVE 2014: Clear-Com to introduce several new intercom systems, product enhancements

The new Eclipse HX-Delta Digital Matrix System, extended HelixNet Partyline Intercom System and enhanced Tempest2400 Wireless Intercom System will be showcased at BVE next month.

Dan Muchmore, regional sales manager, UK and Ireland, Clear-Com, says: “BVE has been key to our success in the broadcast sector over the last three years and we see the show as one of the most important events in the show calendar. 2014 is shaping up to be a big year for innovation and we look forward to BVE kick-starting our activities.”

Clear-Com’s Eclipse HX-Delta digital matrix system is ideally suited to the space limitations of OB vehicles and flyaways, due to its small form factor and high density of ports. The matrix has the potential to connect users over dedicated CAT5, IP infrastructures (LAN, WAN and internet), and fibre networks. It can also seamlessly integrate with digital wireless beltpacks and IP-based virtual panels.

The Tempest Digital Wireless Intercoms is described as a perfect wireless device for single studios and hire companies, as it enables the deployment comms without the requirement of frequency co-ordination and licenses. The remote antenna allows the wireless comms to be placed where it is required, e.g. pitchside, via CAT5/6. The CCT-RT-EX Remote Line Extender is used to increase the maximum distance between a Tempest BaseStation and the Remote Antenna Transceiver. Also featured is Tempest2400’s Seamless Roaming feature, which allows Tempest2400 BeltStation users to move freely between as many as 16 different BaseStations (coverage areas or zones) without interference or dropouts. These further extend Tempest’s wireless communications capabilities for live productions, multi-level facilities and sports arenas staged in RF-heavy environments.

The latest version of HelixNet Partyline provides a multi-system linking capability over Ethernet and fibre to permit a more sophisticated and cost-effective digital partyline intercom network for large stadiums or multi-campus venues, and enables the distribution of many digital partyline channels, program audio feeds and auxiliary interfaced audio over a single XLR cable to a digital beltpack user. This new capability for HelixNet means that each of the possible dozens of HelixNet beltpack users can access any two of the available network partyline channels on the beltpack. Enabling the system linking capability are two modules: the HLI-ET2 Ethernet Module, for Main Station-to-Main Station networking over a LAN and the HLI-FBS Fibre Module, for daisy-chaining fibre interfaces to link Main Stations over long distances.

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