Las Vegas, NV (May 4, 2006)–Clear-Com (a Vitec Group brand) demonstrated an all-new line of products at NAB2006, including its Eclipse family of systems for small, medium and large digital matrix needs and its latest IP-based intercom solutions.
The Eclipse line offers three matrix platforms to meet unique needs and broadcast environments. Compact and highly functional, Eclipse-PiCo is ideal for mobile production as well as small- to medium-sized studio integration and sports facilities. A new, mid-sized system, the Median cleverly combines the matrix platform and interface frame to meet the confined space demands of OB vehicles, mobile flight case systems–anywhere rack space is at a premium. Powerful and flexible, the Omega offers the highest port density of any available system. It is ideal for studio system use and capable of serving large-scale venues such as multiple theater sites and national sports stadiums. IP connectivity means systems can be linked across cities and even countries.
Clear-Com also announced immediate availability for purchase of its Voice over Internet Communications Equipment (VoICE) frame for extending intercom facilities to remote sites while providing centralized internet telephony for all users on a digital matrix system. The 1-RU 4-way VoIP interface frame connects remote users seamlessly and efficiently with or without trunk lines over low cost IP LANs, WANs or internet. VoICE uses state-of-the-art audio CODECs to provide low latency audio digitization in user-selectable formats from 3.5KHz to 16KHz. VoICE provides broadcast compatible intercom and commentary over IP.
Also at NAB2006 was SoftVoICE 1.0, intercom software for use on standard personal computers running Windows XP. SoftVoICE works in partnership with VoICE, and, like its hardware counterpart, uses state-of-the-art audio CODECs to provide low latency audio digitization in user-selectable formats from 3.5KHz to 16KHz. Up to four computer clients can connect simultaneously to one of any digital matrix system in Clear-Com’s Eclipse family. Adding a second VoICE system facilitates another four remote PCs, with no ultimate limit on connections other than bandwidth.