March 30, 2012

Friday Fun: Laughter is the Best Medicine (Funny Comics Related to Intercoms)

Here are some funny comics related to intercom systems that we found. We hope you'll have some good laughs this Friday!

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March 23, 2012

It's Time for a Launch Party!

This week, Clear-Com celebrated the launch of our V-Series rotary key panels at our office! With the addition of our V-Series rotary panels, the Eclipse now offers the widest range of advanced control panels. The V-Series rotary panels provide faster audio level adjustments, unique LED signaling to help users easily identify talk and listen status, and is ideal for audio mixing and IFB assignments. Further, they include all the advantages of V-Series panels, including IP connectivity, listen-again message replay, 10 character graphic display along with international characters and are available in 12-key, 24-key, desktop and extension panel forms.  

March 20, 2012

Why Did Our Intercoms Change Color?
Did you know that at the very beginning, Clear-Com’s main stations were actually black? We had designed them that way to blend in with the dark environment of the stage. In the 1970s, we decided to change the color of our main stations to dark brown because it was the trendy color of that era. Further, we didn’t want to make too big of a leap from the original black color so we figured that brown was close enough to black. Later, our executive team decided that the dark brown looked too old fashion and they wanted our intercoms to look contemporary and modern so light brown was the color adopted for the main stations instead. Through a discussion of several product managers, the systems finally made a transition to the color blue, which is the current color of our Clear-Com intercom systems today.

March 16, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Clear-Com! (Photos)

The leaning tower of Pisa, Niagara Falls, the White House fountain, the Empire State Building and those of us at Clear-Com are going green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. See our photos below!

March 14, 2012

Happy Pi Day! What Does Pi (3.14) Sound Like?

Those of us at Clear-Com love performances and I don't think that's a surprise at all, considering our extensive experience in professional audio. We love concerts, plays and live events. Those are cool, but we have a bit of a "nerd"streak as well, which ishould be no surprise either since we put all our energies and intelligence to innovate the best intercom systems. Today is Pi day (3.14) and if you ever wondered what Pi sounds like, below is an entertaining video that will demonstrate the sound of Pi.

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March 13, 2012

Delivering Safer, More Effective Healthcare with Dependable Wireless Intercoms

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ClearCom and Fink Engineering have helped translate the business needs of medical providers into a robust, functional solution, following through every step of the way. Not only are clinics and hyperbaric operations optimized for patient and staff safety, but the medical staff members also have the capability to handle the unexpected and administer therapy with greater efficiency. Clear‐Com’s CellCom, coupled with Fink Engineering’s remarkable hyperbaric systems, has enabled the medical professionals to have more time, energy and resources to focus on what truly matters – ensuring the best healthcare for patients.

Here is the full case study: Fink Engineering

ABOUT –Fink Engineering
·          Rectangular hyperbaric systems
·          Serving hospitals in New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, and USA
·          Headquarters at Queensland, Australia
·          Construct a danger-free treatment facility
·          Minimize crisis
·          Connect physicians and nurses for better teamwork
·          CellCom 1.9 GHz wireless intercom system
·          CellCom wireless beltpacks
·          CEL-TA active transceiver antennas
·          Reinforced safe medical environment
·          Accelerated response to emergencies
·          Improved clinical work environment
·          More suitable delivery of patient therapy

March 8, 2012

Making the Right Connections

Each year, there are an increasing number of innovations in connectors, cables, copper and fiber to interconnect various technologies. Have you heard about the latest 6442i CommLink fiber-optic intercom link?

Here are excerpts from TV Technology in Making the Right Connections about it:
Telecast Fiber recently introduced the 6442i CommLink fiber-optic intercom link. While the Worcester, Mass.-based company has incorporated intercom into its Adder II system along with audio and data, CommLink is "a device designed to simply move only intercom over fiber," said Jim Hurwitz, director of product management and marketing. "It's more economical. It accepts any of the industry standard communications systems and moves two channels of intercom audio bi-directionally and two channels of bi-directional data on a single strand of fiber."

CommLink interfaces with Clear-Com and RTS TW party line (two-wire) systems, and Clear-Com MatrixPlus/Eclipse and RTS Adam/Cronus/Zeus digital matrix four-wire systems. Data is RS422 and RS485, to accommodate either of these comms systems, each having its own way of handling voice and data.”

Learn more about it from the full TV Technology article:

March 6, 2012

Wrap-Up of February Tradeshows

ETECS (February 1st-2nd)
The Emerging Technology Expo & Communications Summit was held in San Mateo, CA, bringing in 125 exhibitors and 800 attendees. Clear-Com co-exhibited with Miller Camera Support in Booth #45.

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BVE (February 14th-16th)
BVE is an event held in London, United Kingdom for content creation and delivery professionals. There were over 300 exhibitors and the show was packed with broadcast, video and production professionals.  Further, the show offered hundreds of free seminars, workshops and master classes focused on emerging trends. This is the only UK event to display products and services from animation and asset management to AV, cloud computing, DVD duplication, finance, IPTV, meta data, mobile TV, monitors, recordable media and much more.

Clear-Com showed Concert for Newsroom, an intercom-over-IP solution, for the very first time at BVE in booth F10. Read more about the news story: BVE 2012: Clear-Com exhibits Concert for Newsroom.

Alliance Productions  (February 23rd)
Alliance Productions, which is the largest group of mobile production companies in North America, sponsored a business and technical meeting along with Expo in New Orleans, LA. Whereas the first day focused on networking and business discussions, the second day was dedicated to demonstrating the latest new equipment from the leading vendors such as Clear-Com.

CABSAT (February 28th-March 1st)
CABSAT is the Middle East's largest digital media & satellite expo. The tradeshow was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with over 10,000 visitors and nearly 800 exhibitors from all around the world. The Clear-Com booth was in Hall Sheikh Saeed 3, S3-3and we received a lot of positive feedback on our products, particularly our intercom-over-IP and wireless intercom technologies such as our HME DX series, FreeSpeak and Tempest2400.

We will definitely be back next year!