Alameda, CA (April 13, 2009)--Clear-Com Communication Systems will debut a new option that provides interconnectivity between its V-Series and Eclipse intercom systems at NAB 2009.
The new offering allows a direct link from Clear-Com IP-Enabled V-Series panels to the Eclipse digital matrix intercom frames over an existing WAN or LAN Ethernet connection. This new connectivity option, available for all new and existing V-Series panels, allows broadcasters to establish intercom communications in locations where direct cabling is lacking by employing the existing local IT infrastructure.
The IP connection is made possible with Clear-Com's new IVC-32 IP card. Each IVC-32 card supports up to 32 IP channels, with each matrix able to hold up to four cards for a total of 128 possible V-Series IP panel connections directly to the frame. All that is needed for connection on the Eclipse side is an Ethernet switch or router linked to the IT network.
Also newly available as an internal option module for the V-Series panels is the V-Series T-Adaptor, which allows the panel to connect digitally back to the Eclipse over single shielded twisted-pair cable. This digital audio and data connection keeps the V-Series panel "intelligent," retaining all its power with the single exception of binaural audio. Panel users can navigate the menus and supervise and assign IFBs as though conventionally connected.
"The IP-Enabled V-Series panels are part of Clear-Com's strategy toward ubiquitous communication across the broadcast environment," says Simon Browne, senior product manager, Clear-Com Communication Systems. "Thanks to the flexibility of the I.V.Core technology, V-Series panel users previously isolated from a facility's matrix intercom can now tap into that system, benefiting from the inherent reliability and functionality of its Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM)-based architecture no matter where they are located."