imgAlameda, CA (October 2, 2013)—Clear-Com’s Tempest CCT-RT-EX Remote Line Extender received a 2013 STAR Award (Superior Technology Award Recipient) at IBC 2013, making it the only audio-only product to be honored at the event, held by TV Technnology Europe Magazine.

The 2013 STAR Awards were presented by the editorial staff of TV Technology Europe at the 2013 IBC convention in Amsterdam. The STAR Award is designed to celebrate and showcase technological innovations available to the broadcast industry. TV Technology Europe's editors reviewed a variety of products, examined the technical applications and their overall contribution to the industry, and then chose 25 winners.

“STAR Awards are given to interesting new products that help a user save money or accomplish a task in an easier way,” says Mark Hallinger, editor of TV Technology Europe. “This year in particular we also looked for smaller incremental improvements in established products, as these improvements generally reflect a manufacturer responding to customer input, a laudable thing. The products selected help advance the industry; some were chosen because of technical novelty or innovation, some because they filled an important gap in the production or transmission chain, and others because they were just cool products.”

Shown for the first time at IBC, the new Tempest CCT-RT-EX Remote Transceiver Line Extender is used to increase the maximum distance between a Tempest BaseStation and the Remote Antenna Transceiver. The CCT-RT-EX expands the distance of a BaseStation signal to a remote antenna by as much as 914 meters (3,000 feet) with one Line Extender or 609 meters (2,000 feet) per Line Extender if using more than one Line Extender. A total of three Line Extenders can be connected to provide total coverage of up to 2,286 meters (7,500 feet).