BBC Northern Ireland picks FreeSpeak II comms

At IBC Clear-Com announced that its FreeSpeak II wireless intercom system has been selected by the BBC for its Northern Ireland facilities. Freespeak II will be installed across the BBC’s sites in Belfast and Derry Londonderry, along with Clear-Com’s Eclipse HX digital matrix .

The fully interconnected system over fibre and IP will provide capacity for all radio and television communications across the two Belfast sites, as well as Radio Foyle’s premises in Derry.

The FreeSpeak II wireless intercom system is based on DECT technology so creates a mobile roaming experience for users on campus, allowing large numbers of wireless beltpack users to simultaneously roam without compromising on performance. With FreeSpeak II integrated with the Eclipse HX via the E-Que card, wireless beltpack users effectively can key another Eclipse V-Series keypanel user directly from wherever they are.

Simon Browne, director of product management at Clear-Com, commented: “For BBC Northern Ireland, the controller system is embedded in the intercom matrix so it’s an extension of the wired system, into the wireless world. Clear-Com’s technology is now moving more to a mobile model; the technology is there to enable us to take advantage of it now.”

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