Clear-Com Debuts Latest Matrix Frame for Eclipse HX Range

Clear-Com (Booth C8008) is introducing the newest addition to its line of Eclipse HX Digital Matrix Systems, the Eclipse HX-Delta Matrix Frame. The Eclipse HX-Delta offers the connectivity and high capacity of a larger matrix system in a 3RU frame, giving broadcasters more-flexible installation options.

The cost-effective and compact Eclipse HX-Delta system is suited for installation across many production environments, from mobile-broadcast trucks to smaller or multi-level studios. Its intercom system provides two CPU cards for redundant system control, along with the option of up to four varied I/O frame cards and up to three interface modules. Instead of installing large system frames in just one location, broadcasters can build a distributed matrix system. This offers a more flexible workflow and permits shorter cable runs between system frames and intercom panels, cutting down on cabling costs. The size of Eclipse HX-Delta is a benefit for mobile-truck installations where space is limited but varied and complex connectivity is required.

The HX-Delta interface cards provide a variety of connectivity options. The frame uses all of the current Eclipse interface cards, such as the E-MADI64-HX 64 bidirectional channel card, the IVC-32-HX IP connection card, and the E-Que Integra integrated wireless or E1/T1 trunking card. In addition to the four interface card slots, the HX-Delta also provides three internal slots for interface modules. Interface modules allow the HX-Delta to integrate seamlessly with other third-party communication devices, such as telephones, two-way radios and camera intercoms.

Eclipse HX systems — comprising the Eclipse HX-Omega, Eclipse HX-Median, Eclipse HX-PiCo and Eclipse HX-Delta matrices, EHX Software — allow users to rapidly make system-wide changes. They also provide simplified setup, operation, and administration as well as high system capacity for many audio and user connections. Clear-Com’s V-Series and iStation user panels, existing frame I/O cards and interfaces are all compatible with the Eclipse HX range, providing a seamless and logical upgrade path for most existing Eclipse customers.

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