Rome-based Eta Beta, the outside broadcasting division of Italy’s Gruppo Comunicazione Italia, has selected a Clear-Com Eclipse-Omega digital matrix intercom for its FlexiVan OB vehicle. The installation was specified and facilitated by Video Progetti, Clear-Com’s broadcast distributor in Italy. The 240-port Eclipse-Omega system is the communications backbone of the FlexiVan operations, allowing tight collaboration among engineers and studio staff to efficiently manage all production activities. “Due to the many requirements of the FlexiVan, we carefully evaluated all possible intercom solutions on the market,” said Rosario Messina, OB van engineering manager at Eta Beta. “We found that the Clear-Com product line meshes perfectly with our needs for flexibility since it offered several communication paths, intelligent integration with other systems and scalability for each production.” “The Eclipse-Omega digital intercom system with V-Series panels is the perfect system for a busy broadcaster like Eta Beta,” added Karlie Miles, Clear-Com’s director of EMEA sales. “Broadcast production teams do not necessarily know what new demands are around the corner, but Clear-Com’s intercom solution gives them the ability to adjust to and fulfill the demands of any production. We are thrilled that Eta Beta has entrusted Clear-Com to handle communications for its FlexiVan OB vehicle, and we’re excited to continue helping the company far into the future.” www.clearcom.com
Clear-Com connects Beijing Television
Intercom specialist Clear-Com has supplied a digital matrix and wireless communications system to Beijing Television (BTV), which allows the state broadcaster to connect intercoms in its new broadcast facility and established studio centre, writes Kevin Hilton.