February 22, 2013

Television Production Team Reaches Peak Performance with Flexible Intercoms

By optimizing the use of Clear-Com’s intercom systems, Punk’d has attained technology-led efficiencies and new capabilities that have promoted production excellence. The collaborative solution has simplified the communications infrastructure, given the team more alternatives to manage their productions, and allowed them to keep pace with their fast moving production environment.


  • Hidden camera reality television series 
  • Millions of viewers 
  • Los Angeles, California

  • Enhance intelligibility and operational efficiency 
  • Simplify technology management and expansion 
  • Adapt to changing requirements, faster

  • Eclipse-PiCo digital matrix 
  • Eclipse Configuration Software (ECS)
  • 10 V-Series 12-lever key control panels
  • MS-704 Encore partyline main station
  • RS-603 Encore beltpacks
  • 3 V3R-FX-Intercom Optocore interface 
  • 3 X6R-FX-Intercom Optocore interface 
  • TW-47 Radio/walkie-talkie interface 
  • IMF-3 Interface frame

  • Effective collaboration in real time 
  • Increased readiness and significant cost savings 
  • Improved agility across multiple work spaces

Read the full case study here: Television Production Team Reaches Peak Performance with Flexible Intercoms

February 20, 2013

Grace Family Church Preps for Multi-site Application

Photo Credit: mankinmedia.com
Grace Family Church turned to Mankin Media Systems to establish a video venue in its existing sanctuary as the church was preparing to conduct services at other campuses in the future. In addition to the video installation, some audio elements were also critical to the upgrade. The church installed Clear-Com's wireless intercom system to facilitate communications between the technical team.

Read more in Dawn Allcot's article in Sound and Communications: Video Plays Key Role 

February 13, 2013

Review of Clear-Com's CC-300 Headset

"If you have been a techie at a church for more then five minutes, you know that in a lot of ways the tech guy/team is the unsung hero of the weekend service. We are the Marines of the church world, the first ones in and the last ones out. In the same way, I think the intercom is the unsung hero of the tech equipment world. Let’s be honest, just the fact that you need/have an intercom separates production from PROduction," says Mark Hanna, Video Director at Hope Community Church. 

Read his article in Church Production to learn what makes the CC-300 headset such an outstanding product: Review of Clear-Com's CC-300 Headset

February 11, 2013

Do you know this Sound Engineer?

How many of you watched the recent Grammy Awards? Many, I'm sure. Now, how many of you have seen the recording studio of those Grammy Award winners?

Sound Engineer, Rafa Sardina, has worked with many Grammy Award winning artists, including Steve Wonder, Shakira, Alejandro Fernandez, Alejandro Sanz and many other musicians. Here's a video of Rafa showing us his recording studio after hours and talking about his equipment. Enjoy!

February 8, 2013

Jan. 2013 Tradeshow Wrap-Up

Integrated Systems Europe (January 29-31, 2013) 

ISE is one of the world’s best attended tradeshows for the professional AV and electronic systems industry. It was held at Amsterdam RAI this year, drawing ever-growing numbers of manufacturers, distributors, dealers, contractors, consultants and customers from fields such as education, sports, corporate facilities, hospitality and live events. Clear-Com demonstrated its recently unveiled Eclipse HX matrices and HelixNet Partyline system. We also presented the BroaMan interface option and the latest upgrades to the Tempest2400 wireless intercom at ISE. Read more: Clear-Com Features Wide Range of Intercom Offerings at ISE 2013 

Here's a video of Vinnie Macri, Clear-Com's Product Marketing Manager, discussing the features of HelixNet Partyline at ISE:

 Check our our gallery of images from ISE: ISE 2013 Photos

AFCEA West (January 29-31, 2013) 
AFCEA West is the largest event on the West Coast for communications, electronics, intelligence, information systems, imaging, military weapon systems, aviation, and shipbuilding. The exhibition was well attended by professionals in aviation, command and control, public safety and more. Clear-Com showed a wide array of our intercom solutions including the Tempest2400, Encore, and Eclipse. 

MCI Hamburg Open (January 24, 2013) 
MCI Hamburg Open is the annual media industry event in Germany for broadcast and media professionals interested in the latest technologies and solutions. Hundreds of visitors and over 70 exhibitors were at the event. Clear-Com presented its Eclipse HX digital matrix intercom solution.

February 6, 2013

Clear-Com Scores at the Super Bowl

At this year's Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers played against the Baltimore Ravens for a chance to be the top of the National Football League. Since the 49ers was our home team, we were rooting for them. Although they didn't win this year, we're still proud to say our intercom served the production team well at the game. Clear-Com's HME Pro850 wireless intercom was a great asset and provided clear communication to the staff throughout the event. Read more: PWS Wrangles Super Bowl RF

February 4, 2013

Clear-Com Connects News Operations at KMOV

Photo Credit: TVTechnology.com
"Broadcasting in the shadow of the Gateway Arch here, KMOV originates local morning, noon, evening, and late-evening newscasts, along with an hourlong late-morning talk/lifestyle show every weekday. Managing this busy broadcast schedule requires coordination between the newsroom, production control room, ENG area, master control and studio, making reliable communications a must. Our 270-port Clear-Com Eclipse-Omega matrix intercom and CellCom wireless intercom enable us to do this," says Bob Madoux, Maintenance Engineer at KMOV television.

Interested in finding out how KMOV is using Clear-Com? Read more here: Clear-Com Connects News Operations at KMOV