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Clear-Com Debuts 2-Channel Tempest

New York (November 20, 2009)--Clear-Com has debuted its new two-channel Tempest wireless intercom system, the most recent addition to the company’s Tempest2400 2.4 GHz wireless intercom series.

New York (November 20, 2009)–Clear-Com has debuted its new two-channel Tempest wireless intercom system, the most recent addition to the company’s Tempest2400 2.4 GHz wireless intercom series.

Designed for theatres, rental houses and other live productions, the two-channel system is aimed at those requiring fewer channels of communications than the four-channel Tempest2400.

The two-channel Tempest2400 utilizes a patented Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum RF scheme that reportedly avoids the need for licensing and frequency coordination, while making it resistant to interference from other wireless devices. Once registered to a base station, a beltstation needs no further configuration and roams freely within a single coverage area, making it of use for theatrical productions, concerts and other events.

“Our new two-channel Tempest2400 is ideal for customers who simply don’t require the capacity of the four-channel system, but still want all the benefits of its comprehensive feature set, such as the wireless ISO and Stage Announce features,” says Chris Barry, Product Manager, Clear-Com. “Its simple set-up requirements and portability also make it a tremendous asset for those looking to use it for multiple types of mobile applications, so it’s a win-win for the customer in all aspects.”

Each Tempest2400 base station supports up to five full-duplex, two audio-channel digital wireless beltstations; by stacking up to 10 base stations together, 50 independent, full-duplex wireless beltstations can operate together in a single system. Other features include 2xTX Transmission Voice Data Redundancy and its interoperability with Clear-Com and other intercom systems through two-wire and four-wire connections.

Additionally, the iSelect roaming feature allows a beltstation user to move from one coverage area to the next by changing the beltstation’s association to another base station; each beltstation can be paired with up to 64 different base stations. Each Tempest2400 wireless system includes T-Desk software, a PC-based control and configuration application. T-Desk offers the ability to monitor and manage the entire wireless system from a remote location via Ethernet connection to a LAN. A PC running T-Desk can also interface with a base station via direct connection over CAT-5 cable.

All members of the Tempest2400 family include an optional remote transceiver that allows remote antenna placement up to 1,500 feet (450 meters) from the base station; data connection and power supplied over standard CAT5e/6 cable with lightweight, fast-charging Lithium Polymer (Li-Poly) battery technology in the beltstation; access to one of six relay closures from the beltstation and vibrating call alert. In addition, a flexible battery solution allows beltstations to operate on standard AA batteries for emergency use; beltstation battery telemetry is displayed in real-time on the beltstation and base station LCDs, indicating how much power is left in each pack.

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