Clear-Com unveiled the Eclipse HX Digital Matrix Systems (pictured) at IBC 2012 today, comprising the Eclipse HX-Omega, Eclipse HX-Median and Eclipse HX-PiCo, as well as the EHX software. The new systems are based on the original, Eclipse digital matrix platform, with improved software architecture, user interface and system capacity. We are very pleased to introduce the new Eclipse HX systems and EHX software at IBC,” said Peter Stallard, senior product manager, Eclipse, Clear-Com. “In broadcast facilities where matrix intercom systems and resources are often shared across multiple studios, having fast and highly intuitive systems is critical when scarce engineering resources are needed to execute system-wide changes reliably, in real-time and with minimal impact on system users. Also, the Eclipse HX systems have the ability to make changes on the fly, which is especially important in OB vans and other live operations.” Clear-Com has also confirmed that its new HelixNet Partyline Intercom System is shipping throughout Europe. The industry’s first networked partyline intercom was put to use during the highy-profile Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert. “For more than 40 years, the pro audio community has been using the common, three-pin XLR microphone cable to carry audio for analog partyline systems,” said Chris Barry, product manager, HelixNet, Clear-Com. “In order to preserve our customers’ investments in intercom systems and cabling infrastructure, we specifically designed the HelixNet Partyline to transmit four channels of digital-quality audio, plus program and power for beltpacks, over a single, shielded, twisted-pair cable (ex. microphone cable, CAT5 or CAT6 cable). This capability alone is unprecedented in the history of intercom technology.” 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.