Orlando, FL (June 11, 2013)—Clear-Com will launch an updated version of its HelixNet Partyline Intercom System at InfoComm that will include a multi-system linking capability, creating a intercom solution for distributing many network digital partyline channels and program audio feeds to dozens of digital beltpacks.
The HLI-ET2 Ethernet Module will be used for Main Station-to-Main Station networking over fiber or a LAN (Local Area Network), and the HLI-FBS Fiber Module, for daisy-chaining fiber interfaces to link Main Stations over long distances.
The expanded systems are intended for use in digital partyline intercom networks for large stadiums or multi-campus venues. In these applications, a high volume of intercom users in disparate locations are often required to stay connected over long distances. HelixNet Partyline’s new system linking capability supports those complex workflows by granting access to many HBP-2X Digital Beltpacks through the connection of networked HMS-4X Main Stations over fiber or a LAN. The entire HelixNet network will only need a single, shield twisted-pair cable as its power source, and integrates with other wireless or two-wire systems to create a complete intercom setup.
One of the modules supporting the system linking function is the new HelixNet Partyline HLI-ET2 Ethernet Module for Main Station-to-Main Station networking. Built to fit directly into one of the HMS-4X option module bays at the back of the Main Station, the HLI-ET2 Ethernet Module can connect Main Stations directly through a LAN using standard IT switches.
A new HLI-FBS Fiber Module is also available for linking Main Stations over long distances. The Fiber Module has two fiber ports using SFP modules for simple exchange of fiber transceivers. It also allows linking of other Main Stations in a fiber daisy-chain. The standard connection is Single-Mode, with Multi-Mode offered as an option.