Alameda, CA (April 15, 2009)--Clear-Com Communication Systems will debut the new Production Maestro add-on module for its Eclipse Version 5.1 digital matrix intercom system at NAB 2009.
The software lets operators interact directly with the Eclipse to set up and manage live dynamic voice communications for small or large networked intercom systems.
Operators working in master control for live news and sports, International Broadcast Centers (IBC) at multi-venue sports events and other broadcast environments can set up lines, assign them to operators and track down faults, among other actions, using a tool that works across matrix boundaries and allows for collaboration between multiple operators.
Production Maestro lets operators manage the number of conferences and ports handled through their facility's intercom network by drag-and-drop actions. Screen functions can be tailored to suit an individual daily workflow, while the GUI can display up to 64 ports and more than 80 conferences simultaneously, as well as scale to show a desired number of elements. Large conference systems may be supported by using multiple screens connected to each assignment PC.
"Having the ability to simply and reliably control intercom audio routing, especially for multiple intercom systems, plays a crucial role in successfully managing communications in a broadcast environment," says Simon Browne, senior product manager, Clear-Com Communication Systems. "Clear-Com designed and developed the Production Maestro module with this in mind, crafting such features as drag-and-drop operations and screen scalability to make the module as intuitive and 'hands-free' for the operator as possible."
Other Production Maestro functions include the ability to add ports to conferences, move ports from one conference to another or route 4-wires to 4-wires.