Clear-Com Demonstrates COMduit Transport Technology at AES NY

Intercom manufacturer Clear-Com used the last day of AES New York to show its full range of communications products, with particular focus on the recently introduced COMduit technology. This was demonstrated for remote field and announcer uses and is based on AV devices equipped for fibre and IP audio.

COMduit combines Clear-Com's ProGrid audio and video transport technologies and LQ IP intercom system with the MUX-22 signal multiplexer from BroaMan. These form a set of products from which users can configure a system that best suits their needs. Explaining the concept, Simon Browne, vice president of product management at Clear-Com, said, "These fibre transport template products provide integrated transport and distribution solutions for video, audio, intercom and data for broadcast-to-field and announcer booths."

COMduit has been demonstrated as a flyaway system in three flight cases, one each for 'Truck', 'Field' and 'Booth'. These are connected to power sources and two duplex single-mode fibre cables for full connectivity. The BroaMan multiplexers are set up to accept multiple fibre and IP networks, which are multiplexed for transport use througha single duplex cable, with one cable from Truck to Booth and one from Truck to Field.

There was also a preview of Clear-Com's V-Series Iris Panel. This colour display is scheduled to come on the market during the first quarter of 2019 and is designed to monitor and transmit communication feeds over three concurrent uncompressed AES67 IP audio streams. It will be possible to run up to 64 Iris panels from one of Clear-Com's new E-IPA cards, which iscompliant with native AES67.

The V-Series Iris panel is aimed at fully IP communications for the distribution of audio and video. The panels have full colour OLED displays and comply with AES67 and SMPTE ST 2210-30 standards.

Among Clear-Com's established products on display was the FreeSpeak II wireless intercom. This has been upgraded with a new 1.9GHz IP transceiver, offering AES67 capability, low latency, signal distribution and audio routing.

The same line-up was also exhibited earlier in the week at the NAB NY show.

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