Orbital Sound, Clear-Com's UK distributor in the Live Event/Live Performance market, has recently installed a Clear-Com HelixNet digital network partyline intercom system at the Royal Albert Hall. The cost-effective intercom solution was ideal to create a large-scale communications network.
Today's productions are becoming more complex as facilities need intercom connectivity between multiple locations. It is crucial that the production teams have a seamless connection, whether they are in the same building or in a different country. Clear-Com's ICON Connectivity Solutions help bridge the communication connections, regardless of distance, for any given situation. Here's a real life example of where ICON can help: A Clear-Com user asks, "I have a TV station in one city and a sister station in another city, and we need to link these locations. What should I do?"
Eclipse HX Matrix Intercoms
Answer: You can use your Eclipse HX matrix system in City A and link it to your Eclipse HX matrix in City B through the VoICE 2.0 interface, which connects 4-channels of 4-wire circuits over IP. On our larger matrix frames, such as the Eclipse HX-Omega, HX-Median, and HX-Delta, we have the IVC-32 card for efficient IP connectivity. If you already have a partyline intercom system (2-wire), you can connect to this using additional products. The IF4W4 is a 2-to 4-wire converter. This will allow you to tap into all your existing channels of partyline. Or, if you only want to connect to individual channels, then you can choose the EF-701M.
Driven to transform space transportation and to one day enable people to live on other planets, SpaceX designs, manufactures, and launches the world's most advanced rockets and spacecraft. It is also the fastest- growing provider of launch services, performing commercial and government satellite launches as well as completing critical NASA missions to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. To carry out their work, the SpaceX staff rely on Clear-Com Concert, an intercom-over-IP solution, to communicate with each other across different geographies and time zones.
•3000+ staff members
•Hawthorne, CA headquarters
•200 Clear-Com Concert Licenses
•Enhanced enterprise-wide teamwork
•Achieved significant cost savings and performance
•Improved continuity of knowledge-sharing and operations
•Higher employee satisfaction and lower resource expenditure
•Nearly 40 upcoming launches, including 10 cargo missions to the space station
Clear-Com's HME DX210 wireless intercom was used by the John Lennon Bus production team as well as students from the University of Alabama and McGill Toolen Catholic High School at the 2013 Hangout Music Festival in Alabama. Watch the video below to get an in-depth look into one of the best benefits of utilizing any
Clear-Com system: problem solving! Especially when in the middle of a live
production, the ability to communicate properly without disrupting the
broadcast is invaluable.
In TVB Europe's latest industry forum, Philip Stevens discussed current studio and broadcast communications issues with several industry experts, including Simon Browne, Clear-Com's Director of Product Management. Find out more about what broadcasting challenges exist and how 'the cloud' plays a part on pg. 42 of TVB Europe's June 2013 issue.
Melanie Dayasena-Lowe, Editor of TVB Europe, traveled to Paris to visit one of Studiotech's new compact OB production vehicles dedicated to the African broadcast market. Read more about what she had to say regarding the OB van's installation, which includes Clear-Com: Studiotech Goes Compact for OBs
Here are some key highlights from our trade shows in June!
InfoComm (June 12-14, 2013, Orlando, Florida)
InfoComm is the world’s largest pro-AV trade show and brings together more than 35,000 professionals, 925 exhibiting companies and over 300 education sessions from the industry’s most respected experts.
At this show, Clear-Com made several exciting product announcements regarding its Eclipse HX matrix intercom, HelixNet Partyline, new RS-701 beltpack and Tempest wireless intercoms.
We also had a popular t-shirt raffle in which we gave away one Clear-Com t-shirt per hour! Check out our Twitter page (@clearcomsystem) to find out who the winners were!
Don't forget to watch the various application videos that we featured at the show as well: Stadium/Arena (HelixNet Partyline and Optocore interfaces) Performing Arts Center (Eclipse HX-Delta and Tempest2400) House of Worship (Eclipse HX and HelixNet Partyline)
Clear-Com also exhibited at the Broadway Sound Master Classes (June 7-8, 2013, New York City, New York) and demonstrated its HelixNet Partyline system. In Asia, Clear-Com made its presence known at PALM China Expo (June 7-10, 2013, Beijing, China) as well as Broadcast Asia (June 18-21, 2013, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore). Read more: Clear-Com Highlights Latest Broadcast Intercoms at Broadcast Asia 2013