Clear-Com is showcasing its new Hybrid Network (Hybrid Time-Division Multiplexing [TDM] Matrix/IP Server Network) and Tempest2400 digital wireless intercom system at CABSAT 2010.
The Hybrid Network is a single communication network comprised of Eclipse TDM digital matrix technology and IP-server based communications.
Clear-Com’s Eclipse Median or Eclipse Omega can seamlessly link to the IP-based Concert intercom software system or IP-enabled V-Series control panels via the IVC-32, a 32-channel high density IP matrix card, enabling a single, fluid communication environment that offers users unlimited communication workflow options, whether in the studio or out in the field.
The company’s Tempest2400 wireless intercom system operates worldwide in the 2.4GHz license-free frequency band, where it is fundamentally immune to interference from other wireless devices, ensuring that communications go off without a hitch during major broadcasting events such as sports matches, breaking-news broadcasts and other crowded RF environments.
Tempest2400 now comes in two- and four-channel versions, with each Tempest base station supporting up to five full-duplex four audio-channel (four-channel Tempest) or two (two-channel Tempest) digital wireless beltstations. By stacking up to 10 base stations together, 50 independent wireless beltstations can operate together in a single system, with the iSelect Roaming feature allowing a beltstation user to move from one studio to the next and quickly switch to a different base station in the new studio.
Tempest also boasts one of the longest beltstation-to-base station distances currently available, and can interoperate with other Clear-Com intercom systems through four-wire and two-wire connections, offering superior interoperability capability.