NAB 2018: Pliant Technologies To Display Wireless Intercom System
Pliant Technologies is now shipping its innovative professional wireless intercom system, CrewCom, which will be on display at NAB 2018 along with Pliant’s line of SmartBoom PRO professional headsets. CrewCom is based on a new technology platform that offers the industry’s highest wireless user counts, unparalleled range, and unprecedented scalability.
CrewCom features excellent voice quality, the industry’s smallest fully-featured professional full-duplex wireless radio packs, multiple simultaneous frequency bands, as well as a host of truly amazing user features. With CrewCom, production crews of all sizes can easily and quickly deploy communications solutions to connect more people in more places than ever before.
For the small-system and UHF-replacement market, CrewCom offers the easiest system deployment along with the most user-friendly radio pack on the market. Even the most basic CrewCom system offers full features at an exceptional value. The revolutionary design of CrewCom offers a significant price advantage for larger demanding applications, when comparing the actual cost of deploying many wireless users in a production. CrewCom offers 1,024 conferences that provide the flexibility of a matrix/party-line without the cost or limitations of either system.
Unlike a matrix-based architecture, CrewCom is based on a decentralized platform that puts system resources where they are needed. This entirely innovative approach to professional wireless intercoms enables CrewCom to handle almost any application—from simple out-of-the-box solutions to large-scale designs—for a range of installation projects for live sound, broadcast, industrial, and more.
CrewCom wireless products are available in 2.4GHz and 900MHz models (900MHz are limited to where this band is legal). Any combination of these frequency bands may be simultaneously used on the same CrewCom system, giving the ability to easily put global-friendly, dependable RF coverage where needed, all while employing a consistent user interface throughout the system. This enables the system to easily adapt to the RF challenges facing production and entertainment professionals.
“With the release of CrewCom, we can now provide a wireless intercom solution that will change the way professionals use intercom, allowing both easy-to-use small wireless systems and large-scale deployments for those that need dramatic scalability and extensive user counts based on the same technology,” says Gary Rosen, vice president of global sales for Pliant Technologies.
“We have seen tremendous interest worldwide, and especially with our customers in North America, since CrewCom is uniquely available there in the 900MHz frequency band. While the system can handle the most elaborate production environments for sporting and live production events as well as TV stations and rental companies, it’s also an ideal solution for small-scale and simple applications due to its ease of use.”
Pliant will also display CrewCom’s highly intuitive graphical software, CrewWare, at NAB 2018. It provides for comprehensive offline configuration, online control, and real-time monitoring of all system components. These new software tools augment CrewCom’s ease-of-use and flexible system scalability. While this is a powerful tool available to all users, it is not required to operate the system. CrewCom’s CrewNet proprietary network coordinates and transports all system timing, audio conferences, signaling, and control. CrewNet can operate over standard Cat-5e (or greater) and single mode fiber lines, breaking the current barriers for wireless intercom range.