Clear-Com Unveils New Networked Control For IP Interface Devices

At the NAB NY 2016 Clear-Com will demonstrate a new Networked Control Events capability within its LQ IP interface devices with General Purpose Input Output (GPIO). This new feature allows a set of communication systems, connected over a secure IP network via the LQ devices, to move control signals from one or more end points to any end-point on the same channel.

Stephen Sandford, Product Manager at Clear-Com, said the new features enable remote IP connections to the matrix while allowing users to link 2-way radios over any IP network connection. The LQ provides faultless audio and signaling anywhere on the network without loss of clarity. In September, Clear-Com released three new models of LQ devices that include built-in 4-wire audio with GPIO signaling in one connector. This is designed for linking 2-way radios or audio and trigger signals over a IP network or the Internet.

The Networked Control Events feature within LQ devices offers a flexible way to move control signals across a single channel over the IP network. Users can connect cue lights together with LQ devices and be triggered at one or multiple positions by an On-Air switch from a different end. A stage manager can select the Announcer Key and initiate a call alert to a set of intercom devices and/or radios that are connected to other LQ devices. These scenarios can be easily achieved using IP-linked LQ devices.

In addition to Networked Control Events, LQ devices can also connect directly to the Eclipse HX matrix via the IVC-32-HX IP card, which enables routing of intercom audio and signals across large distances. Industry-standard intercom systems or 2-way radios can be connected to the Eclipse HX matrix across buildings, cities or even countries over an IP infrastructure or the Internet. Users can also now move high quality audio signals, such as program feeds from IFBs providing full 20Khz audio bandwidth, between LQ devices.

The browser-based Core Configuration Manager software (CCM) for setting up and linking the LQ devices has also been updated with faster and more efficient system edits. The modern and contemporary user interface makes it easy for users to configure all LQ devices. Users can upgrade their existing LQ units to the latest software, which can be downloaded from the Clear-Com website.

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