New York (February 21, 2007)–Clear-Com has announced version 4.0 of its Eclipse intercom system. The new version is shipping with, according to the company, “significant enhancements to its Digital Matrix product and ECS (Eclipse Configuration Software) application to fulfill the needs of live performance, broadcasting, military, aerospace and government with increased capabilities, including introduction comprehensive fiber networking support (E-FIB), simplified configuration, and improved features in ECS.”
The Clear-Com Eclipse Version 4.0Version 4.0, in concert with a new E-FIB card, allows fiber linking between Eclipse intercom matrixes of the Median and Omega classes in order for large productions to tie their intercom systems together. Multiple Eclipse systems may then act as one non-blocking Matrix system, using redundant high-capacity fiber, resulting in a large, full-duplex communications for mobile production, studio integration or sports and performing facilities. The dual concentric fiber ring provides redundancy while maintaining audio links, even when the main fiber pair is fully disconnected in more than one place.
The enhancements include click and drop key label assignment, fiber and trunk networking, and extensive diagnostics that help to centrally or remotely manage a large multi-system network. The new 4.0 software version also features Dual Talk and Listen operation and additional swap page on i-station panels. The Dual Talk and Listen function mimics lever key operation on pushbuttons.