Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (April 17, 2013)—Canadian cable TV, internet and telephone services provider Eastlink has selected Clear-Com intercoms for its all-HD mobile production vehicle, HD-1.
Eastlink utilizes the Clear-Com Eclipse and Tempest900 systems, supplied by Gerr Audio, Clear-Com’s Partner in Canada, to give its production staff members communications options. The HD-1 truck is employed to cover professional hockey, college football, college and professional basketball and other sporting events away from the studio. The truck is also used as a control room when it is parked in front of Eastlink’s primary production facility.
Employees working in HD-1 rely on the Eclipse V-Series panels, which are situated at each of the truck’s workstations, to communicate with individuals and groups. The features offered by the V-Series control panels, including communication channels, 10-character display and Listen Again memory, allows users to tailor their communications in order to accomplish their production responsibilities. Not only does the Eclipse-Median serve as the backbone of the communications infrastructure in HD-1, but also in Eastlink’s entire fleet of SD mobile production vehicles.
“Clear-Com has provided us with the flexibility and reliability that we were looking for,” says Michael Smith, Vice President, Eastlink. “The systems function flawlessly and enable us to change intercom signal paths depending on specific productions, which is of great value to us. It has also been valuable to be able to speak to particular individuals on their assigned channels without distracting others. Overall, the intercom solution has significantly improved our workflow and increased our production efficiency.”