New York (May 17, 2007)–Korea’s Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), has purchased three Clear-Com Eclipse Omega digital matrix system frames together with over 200 intercom panels. Since each Omega frame is capable of serving up to 240 ports, MBC, one of Korea’s four main broadcast networks, will have the capacity for its planned future growth.
Daniel Choi (Sovico Project Director), Cheol Yoon (Sovico Director of Operations), Peter Giddings (Clear-Com Vice President), Matt Danilowicz (Clear-Com Managing Director)Two of the Omega frames at MBC’s main broadcast headquarters will be connected together via the Clear-Com E-FIB system that allows multiple intercom frames to be connected to each other via fiber optic cable. This fiber optic connectivity enables frames to be located apart from each other, yet still feature non-blocking total random access. “This was an important factor in MBC’s decision to purchase Clear-Com’s Eclipse product” said Mr. Kyung-Sub Kwon, president of Sovico Corporation, the Clear-Com distributor in Korea which facilitated the design proposals and the resultant purchase.
“MBC plans to construct its major production center in Ilsan which is located 40 km from their main broadcast headquarters,” he continued. “They will use Clear-Com’s VoICE (Voice Over IP Communications Equipment) interfaces to connect between the two.”
To enable this connection, MBC will use Clear-Com’s ability to connect intercom panels and matrix frames via the Internet. The purchase includes nine VoICE interfaces and five SOFT-VoICE panels, virtual intercoms which enable Clear-Com Eclipse users to connect to a remote intercom matrix through standard Windows XP and Vista-based PCs.
The broadcaster eventually plans to network its Clear-Com intercoms with its 19 privately owned affiliate stations spread throughout South Korea