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Clear-Com Lines Up Connectivity and Wireless Products for BVE 2016

Intercom specialist Clear-Com will show a range of products at the upcoming BVE (Broadcast Video Expo) show in London, including the new DX410 wireless system, a mobile app for the Eclipse-HX matrix and a range of connectors to link talkback and audio systems over various networks. There will also be a first UK showing of version 3.0 software for the HelixNet party-line range.

Like other intercom companies Clear-Com is pushing the integration of communications and programme sound. During the BVE exhibition it will demonstrate the LQ Series, which is designed to connect the two over local area, wide area and IP networks. The new connectors area able to handle intercoms, networked music and the transport of audio feeds between different locations. The range includes the LQ-R units, with either four or eight ports for each rack module and eight four-wire or four two-wire connections; and the smaller LQ 'throw-down' devices, which have two ports. Up to six LQ IP interfaces can be connected in combinations of two or four wire configurations.

Remote access to intercom systems from iPhones or iPads using 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi/IP is a growing requirement in broadcasting and Clear-Com is providing this through the Agent-IC mobile app. This works as a basic comms panel so that studio personnel can talk to those on location during live events. It is able to connect to larger Eclipse-HX matrix systems and can be used in conjunction with intercom headsets.

The DX410 wireless intercom works in the 2.4GHz band, offering two comms channels each with 7kHz wideband audio for higher quality sound. The product has a robust but lightweight beltpack, with all-in-one headsets. Among technical features is the ability to conceal lost packets. Clear-Com also announced  that the unit is now shipping.

HelixNet version 3.0 is a software-only update for the HelixNet party line system. It allows the number of channels available to be tripled, with 12 channels for each HMS-4X main station.

Clear-Com will be showing these products at BVE 2016, which runs from 23 to 25 February at the ExCel Centre in London's Docklands.

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