Manchester, England (December 26, 2013)—SIS Live, reportedly Europe’s largest outside broadcast and satellite uplink provider, recently installed a Clear-Com intercom system at its new headquarters in MediaCityUK, a facility in Milton Keynes, and in two new hybrid broadcast vans.
An Eclipse HX-Omega Digital Matrix was installed at the new MediaCityUK site and an Eclipse HX-Median Digital Matrix at its Milton Keynes facility. Both digital matrix systems are connected over an IP trunking link via E1 card. The Eclipse HX matrices control the communications setup and link all the Clear-Com Eclipse V-Series Rotary key panels via the Optocore/BroaMan network. In addition, FreeSpeak Digital Wireless beltpacks are integrated to the matrices at the MediaCityUK facility to enable communications between roaming users and fixed location employees that are utilizing the V-Series Rotary panels at both sites.
“Clear-Com’s Eclipse HX-Omega Digital Matrix is one of the densest matrix frames on the market and can accommodate all of SIS Live’s 64 MADI channels on a single card,” says Dave Gill, head of Technical Delivery, SIS Live. “After significant research, we selected Clear-Com because of its ability to deliver a tightly integrated and efficient infrastructure.”
In addition to the MediaCityUK build and the Milton Keynes upgrade, SIS Live also expanded its outside broadcast services. The company commissioned two new hybrid OB vans and equipped them with the compact Eclipse-PiCo Digital Matrices with V-Series panels for full communications functionality.