Alameda, CA (January 13, 2017)—Clear-Com provided television relay services for China’s 2016 Great Wall Marathon race, which saw thousands of athletes take on the legendary landmark on October 16, 2016.
The Clear-Com intercom equipment was provided and managed by the Beijing Longway Broadcast Technology Company, one of the technical support companies for the televised race. Coverage of the Great Wall Marathon was streamed live to the world by the Chinese media company Sina.
To help cover the event, Clear-Com, chosen as a communications technology supporter, supplied an Eclipse HX digital intercom matrix to connect the production team. Via the IVC-32-HX frame card, Clear-Com’s Agent-IC app for iOS devices were deployed for the production team to use on site via their Apple smartphones. The Agent-IC app turns an iOS device into a two-way duplex intercom for its user, connecting them into the main intercom system and with other users on the IP-based V-Series control panels.
The IP-based system connected the Eclipse HX at the Beijing production facility to 20 personnel with Agent-IC loaded smartphones at the marathon’s starting line (the Jiugukuo Great Wall) and at the finish line (Mutianyu Great Wall). The system also connected motorcycle-mounted camera operators back to the production center in Beijing.