Beijing, China (December 19, 2011)—Beijing Television (BTV) has selected Clear-Com's Eclipse-Median digital matrix and FreeSpeak digital wireless intercom systems to bridge communications between its new facility and older five-studio complex.
The broadcaster, a government-owned TV network in the People's Republic of China,has also purchased an Eclipse-PiCo digital matrix intercom and V-Series intercom panels for its HD 3D OB vehicle.
The 48-port Clear-Com Eclipse-Median system frame can integrate via Ethernet with the other Clear-Com equipment as well as the third-party products used by BTV. This allows them to update the existing intercom system and build a sub-core intercom matrix based on Clear-Com in the older five-studio building. BTV can also link the new Eclipse-Median in the older building with the 80-channel Eclipse-Median Matrix system frame already in use at the new facility.
Since BTV personnel can control both systems from the new site, they are able to manage communications for the broadcaster's 10 television and satellite channels from one central location. For on-location productions, further connectivity for the BTV HD 3D OB van will be provided through a 36-port Eclipse-PiCo, 25 V-Series panels and 11 wireless IFB systems. BTV staff members will also use 10 FreeSpeak digital wireless beltpacks to communicate with one another.
Once the broadcaster has completed all phases of the project, it will work with Clear-Com to add IP capabilities to the entire setup.