Rome, Italy (December 5, 2012)—Etabeta, the Rome-based outside broadcasting (OB) division of Italy's Gruppo Comunicazione Italia, has selected Clear-Com's Eclipse-Omega digital matrix intercom for the Etabeta FlexiVan OB vehicle.
The Eclipse matrix system and V-Series intercom panels will be used to coordinate complex broadcast productions, including sports, talk shows and conventions. The installation was specified and facilitated by Video Progetti, Clear-Com's broadcast distributor in Italy.
For more than 25 years, Etabeta has created television programs for networks such as RAI and Mediaset. Its latest OB vehicle, FlexiVan, serves as a broadcast production hub and connects multiple broadcasters' OB vans. FlexiVan also comes with a full ENG crew to accommodate events of any size at any location in the world.
The 240-port Eclipse-Omega system is the communications backbone of the FlexiVan operations, allowing collaboration among engineers and studio staff to manage all production activities. Eclipse interfaces with third-party systems as well as telephone lines to provide more user connections.
"Due to the many requirements of the FlexiVan, we carefully evaluated all possible intercom solutions on the market," says Rosario Messina, OB van engineering manager, Etabeta. "We found that the Clear-Com product line meshes perfectly with our needs for flexibility since it offered several communication paths, intelligent integration with other systems and scalability for each production. Also, because of Etabeta and Video Progetti's long-running relationship with Clear-Com, we know the company provides high-quality products as well as excellent customer support."