December 27, 2011

Theatre Production Team Transforms Workflow with Flexible Wireless Intercom Systems

With Clear‐Com’s Encore partyline and CellCom wireless intercom system, Alley Theatre strengthens teamwork, streamlines workflow, and takes their already superb productions to an even higher level of excellence.
Photo Credit: Alley Theatre
The Alley Theatre has earned national and international recognition, including the Tony Award, for its creative and high quality productions. Through its rich offering of fresh new plays and favored classics, the theatre company has never failed to surpass the expectations of their audience – always guaranteed to deeply inspire the heart, wildly entertain the mind, and captivate the soul.


·         Difficulty reaching people and accessing information
·         Slow turnaround for production changes
·         Minimize support requirements

  • 2 RM‐704 Encore Partyline Remote Stations
  • 4 KB‐702 Speaker Stations
  • RS‐501 and RS‐502 Wired Beltpacks
  • CellCom 1.92‐1.93GHz Wireless Base Station
  • 13 CellCom Wireless Beltpacks
  • 8 CEL‐TA Active Transceiver Antennas
  • CellCom Battery Pack and Plug Chargers
  • PS‐704 Power Supplies
  • Improved teamwork and collaboration
  • Flexible systems accelerate issue resolution
  • Create better work environment
  • Complete, future‐proof communications infrastructure
·         Contain costs

December 22, 2011

Intercom 101 for Houses of Worship

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"Setting up an intercom system for the first time in a worship facility can seem overwhelming, even for the most seasoned technical staff member. The advent of digital, wireless and now IP technology for intercoms has flooded the marketplace with a plethora of solutions, making it somewhat challenging to determine which will be the right fit for your space. Making this task easier involves a solid understanding of what intercom is, what makes it the right tool for professional communications and what to consider before installation," says Bob Boster, Vice President of Sales, Clear-Com.

Learn more about what to consider before the installation of intercom systems in your House of Worship in Boster's article, Intercom 101: What to Know Before You Start Your Installation, in Technologies for Worship Magazine (TFWM).

December 19, 2011

Intercom for Sports Production

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Rom Rosenblum, Application Engineer at Clear-Com, discusses the importance of intercom systems for sports production in this TV Bay article: Intercom for Sports Production. Although partyline intercom systems are the traditional voice communication technologies for sports productions, Rosenblum identifies how digital matrix systems are becoming the trend in larger productions and how IP-based intercoms are the latest intercom innovation in the market.

December 13, 2011

The Line On Intercom Is Open

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Intercom systems are found in government, aerospace, and military facilities around the world. From training and simulation to command and control or from military firing ranges to missile defense system facilities, intercom systems play a critical role in coordinating operations with optimal speed, precision and safety. Art Kingdom discusses the evolution and variety of intercom systems used by the government in video production in this Government Video article: The Line On Intercom Is Open.

December 8, 2011

How to Pick the Right Intercom System

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"The process of selecting the right intercom system for a broadcast or post-production facility, as with any major equipment investment, is seemingly daunting. It can seem like there are countless options to consider, making it tough to even figure out what the first step should be," says Ed Fitzgerald, Director of Customer Satisfaction, Clear-Com. "To simplify this process, break it down into three main steps, in this order: Conduct a comprehensive inventory of your facility's needs, read up on the basics of the three main types of intercoms, and then start researching manufacturers."

To learn more about selecting the appropriate intercom system for your facility, read his entire article in Broadcast Engineering: Intercom Systems – Determining Critical Features can Simplify the Search

December 6, 2011

Keeping Connected: Intercom Solutions For Multi-Site House of Worship Facilities

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Megachurches have evolved considerably over the past 60 years to accommodate congregation size and the evolution of technology.More recently, there has been a transition to multiple satellite locations away from the main church campus, because they attract closer knit communities and are more convenient for local worshippers to attend.

Today, there are more than 2,000 multi-site houses of worship across North America. With more church gatherings at separate sites, each location has a unique congregation and cultural environment which calls for specific requirements.Typical obstacles include the manner in which the service is presented as well as how parking, security and ministries are managed. With all the additional hurdles, communication has become increasingly complex as each site requires a specialized intercom solution tailored to its needs.

Even though the multi-site worship services are coordinated by local church staff volunteers, the sermon presented by the senior pastor from the primary church venue is often broadcast as a satellite presentation to the smaller sites. In fact, some of the multi-site worship venues actually simulcast the entire service from the primary church location while others augment the main message with local music and commentary. The increasing shift towards multisite worship facilities necessitates well-organized, quality communication not only within, but also between each site.
Michael Rucker, Clear-Com’s Senior Regional Sales Manager for Central United States, identifies the various intercom solutions for houses of worship depending on production demands, multi-site proximity and the facility’s ownership status in his article for Technologies for Worship: Keeping Connected: Intercom Solutions For Multi-Site Facilities.

December 2, 2011

Friday Fun: Seize The Day!

Did you watch the Thanksgiving Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? Then you probably saw the new musical performance from the stage version of Disney's Newsies. It was recently announced that the show is coming to Broadway on March 15th, 2012!

In case you missed it, click here to see the parade performance!

"SEIZE THE DAY" and become the "KING OF NEW YORK" by solving this sliding puzzle!

December 1, 2011

Wrap-Up of November Tradeshows

New England Broadcast Cable Expo – NEBC (November 2nd)


The 2011 New England Broadcast Cable Expo opened at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Free for attendees, visitors came from all over to find out the latest broadcast technologies and their trends. The Harris Corporation, Panasonic Solutions Company, and SONY Professional Solutions of America were just some of the exhibitors present alongside with Clear-Com (Booth 109). John Kowalski, Director of Broadcast and Network Sales, Clear-Com, demonstrated Clear-Com’s Eclipse-PiCo digital matrix intercom, V-Series user control panels, and Tempest2400 2.4 GHz digital wireless system.

I/ITSEC (November 28th-December 1st

I/ITSEC, the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training conference, was held at the West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The event brought in over 8,000 visitors to engage in the nearly 500 exhibits.

Clear-Com, which has been a trusted provider of voice communication solutions for training and simulation, command and control, and test and evaluation, showcased their vast portfolio of Encore partyline, Eclipse digital matrix, wireless (Tempest, CellCom, and HME DX Series) and IP-based Concert intercom systems in Booth 3030.

Additionally, Clear-Com equipment was used to coordinate simulation demonstrations for CAE, a global company focused on modeling, simulation, training and mission rehearsal, at I/ITSEC.

NATEXPO (November 23rd -25th)

The annual NAT Expo, the largest event of its kind in Russia, was well attended by over 13,000 people with over 250 companies exhibiting. Held at the International Exhibition Center, Pavilion 75 in Moscow, Russia, the NAT Expo focused on technologies, professional equipment and services for Television, Radio and New Media Broadcasting, and Cinema production.

Exhibitors displayed broadcast equipment, studio equipment, audio, video editing, lighting and more. Clear-Com (Booth A41) spotlighted their low-latency, high quality advanced intercom solution for producers, directors, camera men, and sound crews to use to coordinate their actions in television studios, OB trucks, and TV control centers.

November 29, 2011

The Intercom Clone Project

With his brilliant technical expertise, Richard Crowley, Web/Database Developer and Video Producer at Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, Oregon built his own partyline intercom system in his “Intercom Clone Project”. His intercom systems are not intended for resale, but are to educate users on how intercom systems work from the basics of a circuit to PC board layouts and from the fundamental parts list to advanced mechanical drawings.

Click on this photo to learn more from his website:

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November 22, 2011

Partner Spotlight: Jands

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Founded in 1970, Jands, Clear-Com’s distributor in Australia, provides the world’s most recognized brands of audio, lighting and staging products for broadcast, live performance, and similar industries. Additionally, Jands Production Services offers audio and production services to the rental market while their Jands Staging division designs and creates solutions to meet the challenging demands of the theatre market.

Jands has supplied Clear-Com systems to many users throughout the years including Tempest to Scene Change, FreeSpeak for hyperbaric chambers, Clear-Com’s digital matrix system for the Aerospace Operational Support Group (AOSG) and more. Most recently, the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust acquired Clear-Com’s Eclipse-Pico digital matrix intercom and V-Series user control panels from Jands to coordinate the broadcast and production of their sporting events. The Syndey Cricket and Sports Ground, a sports stadium in Moore Park, Sydney, hosts tennis matches, motor racing, and most popular of all, rugby and cricket competitions.

Jands Pty Ltd
ABN: 45 001 187 837

Jands Head Office
40 Kent Road
Mascot NSW 2020

Postal Address
Locked Bag 15
Mascot NSW 1460

Main Phone Number: (+61) 2 9582 0909
Main Fax Number: (+61) 2 9582 0999

November 18, 2011

Friday Fun: Photo Time!

The audio, the lighting, the cabling, the cueing, the coordination, the long days of back-breaking labor.........

It takes a certain person to be an expert in this field. A person that is often hidden behind stage, in the studio or on the road.

A person like you.

You are one of many hard workers out there that break your back lugging flight cases and laying cable, handle all the stress and pressure of making everything go smoothly, give cues to teams of people, and yet always manage to produce a flawless production.

The internet can get so impersonal.....what with hiding behind computers and all. So, we want to give you YOUR fifteen minutes of fame! 

Take a photo of you hard at work......or hardly working! We'll post 'em here and give you the recognition you deserve! Submit your photos via email ( or you can post them on our Facebook page! Have fun with it and let your true personality shine!!

(but hey, no nudity or non-pc stuff ok? There are some things you just can't UN-SEE. My eyes and the other readers/followers/general public will thank you!)

November 17, 2011

Voice Communication Solution Optimizes Work Environment for Rotorcraft Testing Team at NASA

Jacobs Engineering

NASA’s National Full Scale Aerodynamic Complex (NFAC) which is operated by the United States Air Force in Moffett Field, California has the world’s largest and only 80 by 120 feet wind tunnel where engineers perform full-scale rotorcraft testing. The test engineering team, contracted by Jacobs Engineering, requires reliable access to clear communication in
order to successfully coordinate set up and testing in the wind tunnel.

Business Challenges

• Aged intercom system could not provide clear audio in noisy environments
• Limited beltpack capacity decreased productivity
• Lack of full-duplex communication between all test operation areas hampered the highly mobile team
• Trunking radios caused safety hazard

Intercom Solution
• E-Que Card
• CEL-TA active transceiver antennas
• Eclipse Configuration Software (ECS)
• 20 integrated CellCom 1.92-1.93GHz
wireless beltpacks
• 3 V-Series panels
• FOR-22 Radio Interface
• CCI-22 Two-Wire Partyline Interface

Business Results
• 55 users maintain contact with the CellCom wireless beltpacks’ duplex
• Users have volume control to hear better in loud environments
• “Listen Again” technology enables users to replay incoming calls
• Increased wireless coverage extended to blue room and control rooms
• Multichannel functions maximize work efficiency
• Integrated radios eliminates danger and permits adaptability
• Integrated recorder captures all critical information

November 15, 2011

Why Intercom Systems?

In a day and age where people have access to so many different means of communications from smart phones and two-way radios to online instant messaging and skype, some may wonder why there is still a need for intercom systems. 

Nonetheless, broadcasters, theaters, houses of worship, hospitals, the military and many more industries with critical applications keep turning to intercom systems as their trusted solution for professional voice communications. The intercom users in these markets are often immersed in an evironment with shifting demands, rapid decision making, and for some, even dangerous operations. Therefore, only the most reliable communication technologies are qualified to be used for coordinating the completion of their day to day responsibilities. 

Matt Danilowiczs, Clear-Com's President, identifies the two major strengths of intercom systems:

1. Low-latency: The person receiving information over the intercom system will hear that message instantly since the audio is being transmitted at a sub-millisecond speed.

2. Superb audio quality

Learn more about his explanation through this video:

Click on the photo to watch video. (Photo credit: Youtube)

November 11, 2011

Friday Fun: Intercom Game!!

It's game time people!! In this day and age, the internet is a wonderful resource tool. Or a great way to spend some free time....or procrastinate. You pick. With a quick Google search, we found some fun sites to help waste away the time.

"Intercom" Word Fun: Click here to see how many words you can create using just the letters in the word INTERCOM.

Audio Room: Click here to build your own Audio Studio

Build Your Own Soundboard: Click here to add sounds to build your own custom Soundboard

NewsHunter: Click here to chase down the other news van to get the story first

Audio Room Escape: Click here to uncover clues to break you out of the room

Hollywood Tycoon: Click here to build your own movie studio (free trial)

Know of any other fun games? Post them in the comments!

November 10, 2011

World‐Class Vessel Maximizes Well Intervention Collaboration

Well Enhancer

Launched in 2009, Well Enhancer is the newest addition to the the Helix Well Ops fleet and specializes in Light Well Intervention operations, supported by saturation diving, along with remote operated vehicles (ROV) and construction services. With over 100 crew members working on the nine decks of the ship and underwater, communications and collaboration are of vital importance for the safety of each individual and successful completion of well intervention procedures.

Intercom Solution
Business Results
Enhanced Cooperation

Crew members can conveniently contact individuals or make vesselwide announcements using any of the speaker stations installed on all nine decks of the ship. They no longer need to waste time going to the PA system to share information with everyone, dispatch foot messengers to find individuals, or experience delays in responses from missed calls. With the push of a key, the Well Enhancer team can now easily and directly reach the point of contact, accelerating decision making, action and completion of the overall operation.

Increased Safety
With the Clear‐Com wired beltpacks, the Diving Support Team is able to safely navigate the deployment of the diving bell because they can clearly hear and follow instructions the first time they are given.

Accelerated Decision Making for Higher Productivity

The divers’ helmets, which have built in microphones and speakers, are linked to the master stations though an umbilical, enabling the divers to correspond with the Dive Supervisor. The Dive Supervisor communicates over a speaker station to direct all the ship’s staff to either move the vessel to reposition the crane or to coordinate the transporting of equipment into and out of the sea. With the intercom systems interconnecting the entire crew and divers, coordination is synchronized. Thus, the vessel and equipment can be securely and quickly moved, saving time and money.

November 8, 2011

Wrap-Up of October Tradeshows

Featured Show: AES (October 21st-23rd)

There was so much that happened at the Audio Engineering Society (AES) show in New York, NY! They include the following:

1. Larry Estrin, Strategic Technology Consultant for Clear-Com, shares his extensive knowledge and experience on “The Need for Coordinating License-Free Devices in the 2.4 GHz Band” as a panel speaker for the Audio Engineering Society Convention.

2. Further, Clear-Com’s industry leaders, such as Vinnie Macri and John Kowalski, provided valuable customer and partner support at Booth 431.

3. Clear-Com launched the Global Rental Group, inviting existing partners and companies that rent out Clear-Com equipment to join a rental network that will help them generate more business. Learn more>> Clear-Com Global Rental Group

4. We exhibited our new HME DX210, a wireless intercom system that is highly functional and versatile. Read more >> Pro Sound News Europe's AES Highlights 

Here’s what Vinnie Macri said about AES in an article for the Prosound Network:
“The New York marketplace is always good for [gauging] East Coast response for our dealers, our partners in the area and our integrators in the area. Also, the East Coast is where all the broadcast decisions are made, plus there’s the performing arts community—particularly the Broadway community—and all of those people are here. At AES, there’s a lot of AV consultants as well; they specify our products into their performing arts spaces and AV projects, so no question, it’s an important show for us to be at.”

LDI (October 28th-30th)

Clear-Com exhibited at Booth 737 at LDI 2011, which was held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The show brought in lighting, sound, and projection and effects design professionals from all markets.

Vinnie Macri, Training and Certification Manager, Clear-Com, taught the “Intercoms: Staying Connected” session on Saturday, October 29th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The training covered basic to advanced technical knowledge of wired and wireless intercoms and provided the latest insight on new intercom technologies.  The first ten people that attended the session received Clear-Com headsets!

Rocky Mountain Video Expo  (October 19th-20th)

Top industry professionals, decision makers and end-users in film, video, broadcast, sound animation, computer imaging and more attended the Rocky Mountain Video Expo, stationed at the Denver Airport Convention Center, Crowne Plaza. The expo showcased technologies including audio and lighting equipment for corporate, worship, entertainment and large venue as well as pre and post production solutions for broadcast. Clear-Com was situated in Booth 506.

CCW (October 12th-13th)

The Content & Communications World (CCW) exhibition and conference for media, entertainment and communications technology took place at the Jacob J. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY with a focus on satellite, fiber and IP communication business solutions. Clear-Com exhibited in Booth 1155. 

SBE (October 4th-5th)

The 39th annual Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Chapter 22 Regional Convention was held at Verona, New York. The SBE show attracted over 800 professionals from the fields of broadcasting, cable, new media, presentation technology, systems integration, event production, hours of worship, public safety, security and medical fields. Clear-Com exhibited in Booth A25, attracting great interest for our Eclipse digital matrix and Tempest900 wireless system.

November 7, 2011

We're a Rock Our World Winner!

This year, at LDI in Orlando, one of our applications, Disney World of Color, were listed as a finalist in the PLASA Rock Our World Awards........AND WE WON!!!

What are the Rock Our World Awards?

The Rock Our World Awards is an annual recognition for outstanding and groundbreaking achievements within the entertainment technology industry and is offered only to members of the PLASA organization. Because this year PLASA and ESTA have merged, this is the first year where the awards program has expanded to a global event. 12 Finalists made it to the final round and 7 Winners were announced at the 2011 PLASA Cocktail and Awards Reception the night before the LDI show in Orlando opened.

WINNER:  Disney World of Color
A.C.T. Lighting, Christie, Clear-Com, Fisher Technical Services, Green Hippo, IATSE Local 33, MA Lighting International, Meyer Sound Laboratories, PRG, Syncrolite, TMB, Walt Disney Parks and Creative Entertainment

"The Disney World of Color attraction at Disney's California Adventure park was unveiled to the world in June 2010 after three years of development and construction. Walt Disney parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment worked with fellow PLASA members to create a 'nighttime water spectacular' that synchronizes elements of water, color, fire, light, projection, and music to dizzying effect.

The attraction boasts an astounding collection of equipment and machinery. 1,200 water fountains each equipped with an LED light ring, shoot water 200 feet into the air. Images from the Disney canon are projected onto a 380-foot long mist screen. Fire nozzles shoot flames 50 feet into the air, and telescopic masts rise from the water - each supporting domes filled with lighting and video effects. Fog, lasers, searchlights, and light towers circling Paradise Bay round out the spectacle."  - excerpted from Lighting and Sound America. 

Congratulations to Disney World of Color and all those that participated in this extraordinary application!

November 4, 2011

Kiowa County Comes Back Stronger (Video)

Kiowa County Media Center just had their grand opening on November 1st!
Clear-Com has partnered with the Kiowa County Media Center, a ground-breaking, sustainable media outlet in Greensburg Kansas, to dramatically transform community communications. Following the EF5 tornado, one of the worst U.S. natural disasters of 2007, which destroyed Kiowa County, Clear-Com provided the community with five EncoreTM partyline intercom systems to facilitate rich collaboration within the broadcast team and promote the rapid rebuilding of their communications infrastructure.
Read more >> Kiowa County Comes Back Stronger with Clear-Com

Watch this video showing the Kiowa County Media Center! Just click below.
Click on the photo above to watch the video. Photo Credit: Youtube

November 1, 2011

The Evolution of Television

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The origin of television traces back to the early 1940s when New York City had the only broadcast station and television sets were few and expensive.  In fact, most people didn’t even know what television was, let alone, own one. Nonetheless, it soon became more affordable and popular by the early 1950s. People began to watch television up to five hours a day with news and educational programming comprising over 50% of television shows followed by drama, which was about 30% of programming.

In the 1970s, television stations, such as WINK TV, began to approach Clear-Com for our intercom systems because they were extremely reliable and had successfully proven themselves for intercommunications in the live performance market.

Today, nearly every American household owns a television set, having immediate access to breaking news updates, educational programming, and entertainment. Major leaders in broadcast, such as CNN (Washington D.C.), CBS (California), Associated Press (Washington D.C.), and more, rely on Clear-Com for their television productions and broadcast operations.


October 28, 2011

Friday Fun: Happy Halloween!

I'm sure that if you've been on Facebook or YouTube recently, you've seen this already. But if not, check out this rockin' Halloween light show featuring LMFAO's Party Rock Anthem. Quite the impressive production.....

Happy Halloween!!

Photo Credit: YouTube

October 27, 2011

Larry Estrin Talks About the Importance of Frequency Coordination at AES in New York

Larry Estrin
Larry Estrin, Strategic Technology Consultant for Clear-Com, attended AES in New York last week to chair a seminar discussing the coordination and planning of license-free RF spectrum devices for events and installations. With the increase of license-free devices using the Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz spectrum flooding the industry, there is a need for some frequency coordination to avoid interference with all of these devices. This panel discussed how coordination and spectrum management technologies can allow all devices to work without interfering with each other within current and future spectrum usage.

Back in August, Broadcast Engineering published an article written by Larry on this very same topic. In it, he talks about how the term license-free is often misperceived to mean that interference is impossible. The reality is that frequency coordination is needed to allow the maximum use of as many devices as possible without interfering with each other.

Human Element is Key:

Not only do you have production equipment on a single frequency, add in the tens of thousands of handheld devices (ie smartphones, etc.) of the spectators and you have no control over interference issues. The constant "chatter" these devices create raise the noise floor of the spectrum significantly. If you take these issues into consideration and communicate the potential issues and workarounds with all technicians, event vendors, participants, venue administration and IT departments ahead of time, you can assure that the proper equipment will be appropriately managed for optimum spectrum coordination.

Bottom line: Frequency coordination is the most effective way to protect yourself from interference.

October 25, 2011

Who hears better?

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Do women or men hear better?

When men and women are born, their hearing abilities are the same. However, a study from John Hopkins University shows that men are five and a half times more likely to experience hearing loss starting from the age of 20. The reason for this is because more men work in loud environments.
When listening, men only use their left side of the brain whereas women use both sides, but with an emphasis on the left. The left side of the brain is associated with listening and speech, but the right side is related to performing music and spatial relationships.
A study with the federal National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reveals that African Americans hear better than Caucasians. Those scientists believe that their large amounts of melanin protect them from noise-induced hearing loss since melanin plays a role in removing harmful chemical compounds in the inner ear.
ABC News
Times Daily

October 21, 2011

Friday Fun: We Want YOU!

Calling all intercom experts!! We're looking for new topics and guest authors! The main purpose of this blog is to share knowledge on the intercom industry. Who knows that industry better than you?

We're looking for the following:
  • general information relating to the intercom industry
  • historical facts of intercom
  • funny or entertaining intercom related stories
  • A day in the life....
  • photos
  • videos
  • anything pertaining to intercom!!

If you have a topic you would like to see featured or you would like to be a guest author, please send an email to Or, you can always go to the Suggestions Tab at the top of the page to submit topics at any time!  

October 18, 2011

Partner Spotlight: Apex Audio

With extensive experience in live sound engineering, design, and installation,
Apex Audio, one of Clear-Com’s partners in Southern California, always ensures that their customers are getting equipment that is not only relevant to their application, but is also within their budget. Huntington Beach High School selected Apex Audio  to supply them with Clear-Com equipment for their Academy for the Performing Arts program because of their deep-market experience.

Huntington Beach High School's Academy for the Performing Arts program is regarded as one of the top-notch arts educational programs with an ultra-creative and competitive climate, selecting only the best young performers, writers, composers and technicians from across Southern California for intensive training. With a focus on live performance, coursework ranges from theatrical production and design to entertainment technology and music. In fact, their program is so remarkable that they have production equipment that is similar to those installed in, if not better than many colleges and community theaters. Apex Audio provided them with Clear-Com’s Encore partyline systems and Tempest wireless intercoms.

Apex Audio
16371 Gothard Street - Suite D - Huntington Beach, CA 92647
PHONE 714. 596.1185 - FAX 714. 596. 1195

Partner Spotlight: ATG Broadcast

ATG Broadcast, an international systems integrator and Clear-Com partner, works with some of the world’s largest broadcast networks in large-scale installations from pre-build to completion. They recently assisted Associated Press London in their facility upgrade in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games. Associated Press London selected Clear-Com’s Eclipse-Median digital matrix along with two IVC-32 cards, five Concert intercom-over-IP licenses, VoICE 2.0 interfaces and 51 IP-enabled V-Series user control panels. These systems linked all of their bureaus over IP.

Because of the high performance of Clear-Com's intercom systems, an increasing number of Associated Press offices are turning to Clear-Com, including two locations in the United States as well as Baghdad.

ATG Broadcast Ltd.
Unit 1, Iceni Court
Icknield Way
Hertfordshire SG6 1TN

Office: + 44 (0)1462 485 444
Fax   : + 44 (0)1462 485 777

E-Mail :

October 17, 2011

Partner Spotlight: Matsuda Trading Co., Ltd (MTC)

Founded in May 1979, Matsuda Trading Co., Ltd (MTC) has been a leading provider of system solutions for the broadcast, telecommunications, and music industries. Postured as a future-facing business, MTC is known for their responsiveness to customer needs and stand at the forefront of supplying the most innovative technologies.

As experts in sound reinforcement for theaters and special events as well as sound systems for convention centers and theme parks, they provide complete systems design, engineering, and installation for broadcast, commercial audio/video, and conferencing.  Moreover, they are strong advocates of social responsibility by improving environmental management systems and educating employees in environmental policies.

As one of Clear-Com’s dedicated partners, we would like to highlight one of MTC’s most recent and outstanding installations for WOWOW TV, one of the first private satellite broadcasting television stations in Japan. In addition to securing an Eclipse-Median, WOWOW TV acquired over sixty V-Series IP-enabled panels and two IVC-32 cards for IP communications capability.

〒 107-0062
 No. 15, No. 3, 3-chome Minato-ku, Minami Aoyama, Tokyo
 TEL.03-5413-4611 FAX.03-5413-4618

October 14, 2011

Partner Spotlight: SOVICO Corporation

SOVICO Corporation, Clear-Com’s long-standing distributor in Korea, is a leading professional audio company committed to supplying excellent technologies to enhance their customer’s quality of life. Not only has the company been recognized by the Korean audio market for the high quality of their top-brand products, but the business has received multiple awards for the civic and cultural contributions they have made in society.

Some of their recent Clear-Com installations include the following:
  • Motor Boat Racing TV acquired Clear-Com’s Eclipse-Pico and V-Series panels to connect members of their production team.
SOVICO, 1027-5 Bangbae-3dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea
TEL : 82-2-2106-2800
FAX : 82-2-588-3964(Sales), 82-2-2106-2906(R&D),
 82-2-587-7337(Admin), 82-2-586-3721(Overseas Purcharing)

Friday Fun: IronMan Results!

Did you follow Clear-Com's IronMan Barthelemy Rolet, last Saturday live as he competed in the Ford IronMan World Championship? Well, it was a sight to see! He crossed the finish line at an AMAZING time of 9 hours and 54 minutes! He placed 398 out of a total 1,800 competitors!

2.4 Mile Swim: 1:12:11
112 Mile Bike: 5:00:23
26.2 Mile Run: 3:35:31
Overall Time: 9:54:09
Congratulations Bart! That is definitely something to be proud of! I know we are here at Clear-Com!

The above photos and more can be found here, courtesy of

October 13, 2011

Partner Spotlight: Savana Comunicações Ltda

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Savana Comunicações Ltda, Clear-Com’s exclusive distributor in Brazil, has successfully advised, provided and installed Clear-Com's intercom systems in many high-profile television stations. Not only are they known for their expertise in critical voice communication applications, but they are renowned for their exceptional customer service.

Clear-Com would like to highlight some of Savana Comunicações Ltda's most recent end user installations:

TV Alianca Paulista
After TV Alianca Paulista, a media outlet in São Paulo, inaugurated a new TV station in Bauru, they chose Clear-Com’s Eclipse-Pico, V-Series Panels, IVC-32 card, and Voice interface frame to link three television stations and 10 affiliates via IP connection. This eliminated their constant reliance on phones and significantly cut down on communication costs.

Broadcasting Televisão Ltda., a leading service provider specializing in capturing and transmitting multimedia content, utilized Clear-Com’s Eclipse-Median, IVC-32 IP connection card, and V-Series control panels in its OB van to coordinate the broadcast of Miss Universe 2011, the most acclaimed international beauty competition for high-achieving women.

TV Gazeta Canal 11-Fundacao Casper Libero
TV Gazeta Canal 11-Fundacao Casper Libero is a television channel broadcasting in San Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Belo Horizonte Cuiaba. In addition to replacing all their existing systems with high definition technologies, they purchased Clear-Com’s intercom systems to interconnect their headquarters with their affiliate sites.

Savana Comunicações Ltda
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 547 Gr 419
CEP 22415-900
Rio de Janeiro – RJ

tel (21)2512-9888
fax (21)2511-0190