BVE 2017: Clear-Com to present UK debut of E-Dante intercom card

Clear-Com will present the new Dante interface card for its Eclipse-HX matrices (E-Dante64-HX) at BVE 2017, marking its UK debut. The card, which is compatible with Eclipse HX-Omega, Median, and Delta matrix systems, supports Dante and AES67 compatibility, allowing users to transport up to 64 channels of high-quality audio to multiple AoIP devices using standard Ethernet network infrastructure.

Each E-Dante64-HX card provides Eclipse-HX with 64 channels of low latency, high-quality AoIP interconnect. The card supports all standard sample frequencies for professional use, including a 96kHz/32-channel option. Other features include: Dante and AES67 compatibility; primary and secondary network connections (RJ-45 or fiber); dynamic update of intercom panel labels from network devices; up to 64 channels per card with a maximum of 7 cards per matrix frame; indicators showing channel quantity, health and sample rate.

The E-Dante64-HX card delivers high audio quality interfacing for Eclipse-HX, routing audio to and from multiple sources over standard network infrastructure. It is typically employed to route IFB feeds to/from a mixing console to provide instruction to on-air talent. When needed, the card can be readily used in the broadcast chain offering a high quality and low latency transport.

The E-Dante64-HX cards high channel capacity enables a range of workflows in Production environments. For example, a technician on a Clear-Com FreeSpeak II wireless intercom beltpack can simply scroll through the systems IFB’s, monitoring each one in turn. This ability is unique to the Clear-Com Eclipse-HX due to the E-Dante64-HX cards access any network audio and the FreeSpeak II scroll assignment feature which gives operators the ability to select the channels they need at their fingertips.

“As IP protocols and workflows continue to gain momentum, interoperability is key to ensuring all elements can talk to each other,” said Stephen Sandford, Product Manager, Clear-Com. “The Eclipse-HX Dante card is a significant development that enables dependable connection and high audio quality for any broadcast environment or production event.”

The E-Dante64-HX Interface Card is now shipping and will be available for demonstration, alongside a range of Clear-Com’s industry-leading communication solutions, on stand Q16 at BVE 2017, which takes place at the ExCeL London from February 28 to March 2, 2017.

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