CCW 2014: Clear-Com To Highlight Latest Intercom, Signal Transport Solutions
Clear-Comwill exhibit at Content & Communications World (CCW) 2014, the largest media, entertainment, video and communications technology conference and exposition on the East Coast of the United States. With the new solutions on display, the company will demonstrate its continued commitment in linking communication groups together with its latest intercom, signal transport, and intercom connectivity (ICON) solutions.
On display will be the LQ Series, a new family of ICON devices for linking intercom and audio systems over IP networks. As a low audio latency communication link, LQ Series can be used for natural intercom conversation, networked music performances and for audio signals that are transported via different facilities (transmission synchronization). Based on Clear-Com’s patented I.V.Core technology, the compact LQ throw-down devices enable connections of two-wire partyline with call signaling and four-wire audio over LAN, WAN or Internet IP infrastructures. LQ Series has a two-wire (LQ-2W2) or four-wire (LQ-4W2) option. The LQ-2W2 is both Clear-Com and RTS TW compatible. A maximum of six LQ IP interfaces can be linked together in any 2- or 4-wire combination.
The recent release of FreeSpeak II places it as the preferred DECT-based, all-roaming wireless communication solution in the United States for live event, broadcast, sport production, industrial, military and government applications. Operating in the license-free1.9-1.92GHz band, FreeSpeak II has been demonstrating its much improved roaming capabilities across large-scale, multi-zone production areas.
The system supports up to 20 full-duplex wireless beltpacks and 10 antennas connected to one base station. The base station has connections for two partylines and four 4-wires, including a dedicated SA output and program audio input.
With the full-duplex 7kHz bandwidth, the embedded digital ‘Clear-Com Sound’ reduces ear fatigue after extended usage and delivers clear intelligibility of every word said into the system.
Moreover, Clear-Com will also present ProGrid, the synchronous, optical fiber signal transport system designed to meet the requirements of the professional live audio, broadcast and production industries. This highly resilient and scalable platform can carry, distribute, and route a high capacity of audio, intercom and video signals, as well as control data, across long distances without compromising its performance, speed, or quality. ProGrid is based on the open AES3 and AES10 (MADI) standards, providing fiber-based transport, routing and format conversion with full management and diagnostic capabilities using the Optocore and SANE technologies.
“CCW 2014 is an important date in Clear-Com’s calendar where we can talk to production professionals about their critical communication requirements, and show how our robust and reliable systems can resolve their communication issues,” said Vinnie Macri, Product Marketing Manager at Clear-Com. “From studio-based operations to large outside broadcasts, Clear-Com has the right communication tools for any kind of production.”