InfoComm 2018: Clear-Com Creates Wireless Communication With FreeSpeak II
Clear-Com will showcase its all-new FreeSpeak II IP Transceiver (IPT) at InfoComm 2018. The IP Transceiver is one of two products to debut at the show based on Clear-Com’s new IP Platform solution, featuring AES67 connectivity, low-latency signal distribution, high-performance audio routing with high audio bandwidth. As a result, FreeSpeak II wireless beltpacks can now be addressed across a user’s LAN. Additional enhancements include supporting a higher density of users per transceiver.
All IP Transceivers are connected to an AES67 IP switch and to the Eclipse HX system fitted with Clear-Com’s E-IPA high density audio-and-intercom-over IP system card. Each E-IPA card provides up to 64 ports of IP connections which effectively supports 64 IPTs. The IPT Transceiver can be powered from a PoE switch or local power source. Direct fiber connection is also available on each IPT.
Distributed 1.9GHz FreeSpeak II IP Transceivers form an entire wireless communication network whose range is only limited by the user’s LAN. Within the LAN, one or more zones of wireless connections can be created with strategically-placed IPTs. FreeSpeak II wireless beltpacks are handed off from IPT to IPT, never losing connection on the intercom as long as the user stays within the zone. Each Transceiver supports up to 10 FreeSpeak II wireless beltpacks, twice as many beltpacks as the existing FreeSpeak II transceivers.
“With the addition of the new IP Transceivers, FreeSpeak II users now have even more options with their wireless solution than any other system on the market,” says Simon Browne, Vice President of Clear-Com. “Today, FreeSpeak II operates on 1.9GHz and 2.4GHz bands over fiber connections. By allowing the IP Transceivers to connect over AES67 compliant IP networks, we have enhanced FreeSpeak II’s flexibility, providing an additional option for addressing customer’s ever-shifting intercom requirements.”
Existing FreeSpeak II beltpacks can be made compatible with the IPT through a simple firmware upgrade — eliminating the need for costly replacements.
The FSII IP Transceiver will be available to view on Clear-Com’s Booth C656 at InfoComm 2018 — together with a wide range of Clear-Com’s communication solutions.