Quezon City, Philippines (December 17, 2012)—Staff members at the Associated Broadcasting Company, also known as TV5, employ Clear-Com communications equipment at the broadcaster's two Quezon City facilities in the Philippines.
TV5 uses Clear-Com's Eclipse-Omega digital matrix intercom, V-Series IP-enabled user control panels, Concert intercom-over-IP software, Encore partyline intercom, FreeSpeak Integra and Tempest2400 digital wireless intercoms to maintain communications while coordinating the different production needs of its programming mix.
TV5, one of the Philippines' major national broadcasters, produces and broadcasts everything from news, variety and sports shows to reality television series out of its Novaliches and Broadway facilities in Quezon City.
For remote productions, TV5 crewmembers use the Eclipse and FreeSpeak in the studio to collaborate with those in the field on the Tempest2400. For those productions in more distant regions, the Tempest2400 system is employed in the station's flypacks. TV5 often uses the Tempest2400 in these situations, as the intercom's Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) technology aids efforts in regions that are RF hostile.
The Eclipse-Omega and Eclipse-Median systems are located in the central equipment room at TV5's Novaliches and Broadway facilities, respectively. Via an E-Que card installed in the Eclipse frames, FreeSpeak is in use at both locations on multiple studio floors and in the newsrooms.