IBC 2016: Clear-Com unveils new LQ software, IP connectivity devices
Clear-Com has unveiled new LQ software and three new IP connectivity devices to add to the LQ Series family. LQ devices can also now connect directly to the Eclipse HX matrix, which enables routing of intercom audio and signals across large distances. They provide universal connectivity between any industry-standard 2-wire or 4-wire intercom system or audio source, anywhere over the IP network.
The new models add a third connection type to the LQ series — 4-wire audio with GPIO signaling in a 9-way connector — which is ideal for linking 2-way radios or audio and trigger signals over a IP network or the internet. The three new models are the LQ-4WG2 (2 x 4-wire + GPIO), which comes as a small and portable unit, and the LQ-R4WG8 (8 x 4-wire + GPIO) and LQ-R2W4-4WG4 (4 x 2-wire and 4 x 4-wire + GPIO), which are both 1RU form.
As well as launching the three new models, Clear-Com has enabled all LQ devices to connect to the Eclipse HX matrix via the IVC-32-HX IP card. This allows industry-standard intercom systems or 2-way radios to be connected to the Eclipse HX matrix across buildings, cities or even countries over an IP infrastructure or the internet. Users can also now move high quality audio signals, such as program feeds from IFBs providing full 20Khz audio bandwidth, between LQ devices.
The Core Configuration Manager software (CCM) for setting up and linking the LQ devices has also been updated with faster and more efficient system edits. The modern and contemporary user interface that is accessible from a browser makes it easy for users to configure all LQ devices. Users can also upgrade their existing LQ units to the latest software, which can be downloaded from the Clear-Com website.
Stephen Sandford, Product Manager, Clear-Com, says, “These new features and models are valuable additions to the LQ family, enabling remote IP connections to the matrix and allowing users to link 2-way radios over any IP network connection. The LQ provides faultless audio and signalling anywhere on the network without loss of clarity. This is combined with the quick, intuitive and simple installation that makes LQ an essential connectivity product.”