Gravity Media invest in real-time comms systems from Clear-Com
Gravity Media has made a significant investment into its real-time communication systems for live event broadcasts with the addition of a range of Clear-Com equipment. It will initially support a project with long-time client UEFA European Soccer League before being made available to other customers worldwide.
The purchase includes 20 new V-Series Iris Panels as well as Station-IC virtual desktop client licences. The Station-IC client will enable Gravity Media’s technical teams to create a scalable intercom user station, which includes talkback both on desktop and for working remotely; something the company says is essential given ongoing global travel restrictions and decentralised live production.
Also included is a new Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) licence based on Clear-Com’s LQ Series of IP interfaces. This marks a shift away from legacy ISDN communication standards to SIP. This investment is due to the phasing out of ISDN communications in the UK and to enhance the overall scalability, quality and control of Gravity Media’s communication systems in the IP space.
The investment builds on Gravity Media’s previous purchases of Clear-Com equipment in preparation for women’s professional soccer in 2019, when Gravity Media purchased several of Clear-Com’s LQ Series IP interface devices to enable IP communications for roving presentation teams across France. Both these and the Agent-IC mobile app licences enable IP and app-based communications to Gravity Media’s Eclipse HX digital matrix intercom, enabling talkback from smart devices over 3G, 4G, LTE and WiFi networks, something that has proven invaluable during COVID-19 restrictions.
Nick Symes, director of technology at Gravity Media in EMEA, commented: “This additional purchase of Clear-Com equipment is further evidence that we’re committed to continually adapting our workflows and facilities to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Gravity Media has a longstanding relationship with Clear-Com, thanks to its cutting-edge, dependable live communication technology offering. We look forward to continuing to deploy their technology to deliver flawless experiences for our global client base.”