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Middle Atlantic Introduces Sit Stand Functionality for ViewPoint™ Consoles


Middle Atlantic Products is introducing new height-adjustable Sit/Stand functionality for its family of ViewPoint™ consoles and technical furniture. Sit/Stand lift system functionality promotes proper ergonomics for healthy work environments, and is now available pre-installed in welded ViewPoint console bays or as a standalone work station model.

These new models feature three convenient pre-set height settings for fatigue elimination and increased user comfort, especially in multi-shift environments. The Sit/Stand lift legs do not intrude in equipment mounting bays, leaving the full console bay width available for equipment. Quick shipment is possible with a 3-week standard lead time, the same offered for all standard ViewPoint orders.

Available in the same variety of finishes as the complete ViewPoint system, the availability of new Sit/Stand models expands the line to make an offering that is ideal and flexible for a number of situations and uses.

All Viewpoint technical furniture ships fully welded for drastically reduced assembly times.

For more information about the ViewPoint Series and Middle Atlantic Products, please click to www.middleatlantic.com or call 1.800.266.7225.

Myers Shows Latest Innovations To Its Broadcast Management Solution at NAB 2013

Las Vegas, NV – Exhibiting at NAB for the seventh consecutive year, Myers – a leading developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – is demonstrating the newest features and versions of its flagship ProTrack broadcast management suite in Booth N 6415 in the LVCC’s North Hall. ProTrack, available in radio and television-specific editions, scalably streamlines operations for individual and multi-channel facilities to get the workflow rolling!

ProTrack TV
ProTrack TV is a comprehensive, expandable and affordable broadcast management solution that interconnects Traffic, Scheduling, Sales, Engineering and IT departments. It serves as the centralized unifying element within the broadcast operation and integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructure to optimize workflow while preserving existing investments. Whether a single channel or multi-channel broadcaster, distributing in a linear and/or non-linear format, ProTrack TV helps close-the-loop so that work flows smoothly.

MAM
ProTrack TV’s Media Asset Management Module (MAM) provides a highly effective and affordable solution for managing media assets. Using defined business rules, the popular ProTrack TV broadcast management solution provides confirmation to traffic/scheduling personnel whether a media asset is available and if so, moves it to where it’s required in advance of when it’s needed. A highly intuitive solution, ProTrack MAM automatically triggers the movement of media assets to/from playback and archive, based on data from ProTrack TV’s schedule environment.

Automation Integration
Incorporating Automation Integration into the widely used ProTrack TV broadcast management establishes a direct link between traffic and third party play-to-air automation solutions. It offers streamlined workflow and eliminates redundancy across departments. As a pioneer in delivering the most extensive range of bi-directional BXF integration to automation, Myers defines the lines of responsibility and helps to eliminate labor-intensive tasks to keep traffic and master control in-sync.

ProTrack On-Demand
The On-Demand Module for ProTrack TV’s broadcast management solution enables media facilities to build, schedule, track and publish program and sales packages. It also provides transcode requests for station-defined distribution platforms and needs, such as Mobile, Internet, Cable, DVD and more. Whether a single or multi-channel broadcaster, distributing in a linear and/or non-linear format, ProTrack TV helps close-the-loop between systems and departments so workflow can really roll!

ProTrack Radio
ProTrack Radio is a comprehensive, scalable, and affordable broadcast management solution that interconnects Traffic, Scheduling, Sales, Engineering and IT departments. Operating as a central unifying element within the broadcast facility, ProTrack Radio integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructure to optimize workflow and preserve existing investments. Whether a single or multi-channel broadcaster, ProTrack Radio helps bring systems and departments together to ensure a streamlined workflow!

ABOUT MYERS
Until recently known as Myers Information Systems, the company has been developing broadcast management software since 1989. Myers provides technology and services for television, radio and other digital media providers designed to improve every aspect of their operations, from contracting to invoicing, media management to scheduling, and from trafficking to reconciliation. For more information, please visit: www.myersinfosys.com

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Myers contact: Crist Myers
+1-413-585-9820 / sales@myersinfosys.com

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Middle Atlantic Unveils Mobile Videoconference Display System

In a move to provide unparalleled support for the technology powering today’s AV systems, Middle Atlantic Products announced the new VTC Series Mobile Videoconferencing & Presentation Cart System at the 2013 NAB Show. Designed with generous equipment mounting space, the VTC Series is a versatile mobile cart system for broadcast floor monitoring, videoconferencing and presentation applications.

The VTC Series was engineered with industry-leading screen capacity, supporting single screens up to 80” or dual large screens up to 70” built to support up to 250 lbs in screen weight. Its welded steel frame is UL Listed, tip and weight tested.

Versatile equipment mounting is made possible throughout every area of the VTC Series, which was designed with up to 15 total rackspaces. The cart was designed with the company’s patent-pending Lever Lock™ tool-free mounting system. The Lever Lock plate, ideal for Codecs, media extenders, power supplies and other small devices, is easy to install and service.

The VTC cart’s base features rackmount space for heavier components, such as UPS systems that offer point of use protection. The lower frame provides 4 rackspaces that are ideal mounting for switchers and processors, and can accommodate tower-style PCs.

Several options greatly increase the versatility of the VTC Series. A removable 12 space rack frame option is available, and allows for easy pre-staging, integration and maintenance access. Also available are storage drawer, work surface and speaker shelf options.

For more information about the VTC Series and Middle Atlantic Products, please click to www.middleatlantic.com or call 1.800.266.7225.
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Middle Atlantic Products has been part of the Legrand group since its acquisition in 2011.

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us

ASHLY AUDIO LICENSES AUDINATE’S DANTE™ DIGITAL NETWORKING

WEBSTER, NEW YORK – APRIL 2013: Ashly Audio, maker of powerful, high-performance, cost-effective signal processors and amplifiers, have licensed Dante digital media networking solution from Audinate. With low latency, robust synchronization, I/O scalability, and simplicity of installation via standard IT technology, Dante will significantly enhance the power and value of Ashly’s range of signal processors and amplifiers.

Dante is built on IT standards, and is a complete media networking solution. Dante delivers a low-latency, tightly-synchronized, sample-accurate playback, while simplifying installation and configuration of A/V networks. Dante has become the leading solution of choice for a variety of professional applications as it demystifies audio networking.

“Ashly Audio is known in the industry as a leader in networked power amplification and signal processing, addressing multiple professional audio applications,” says Director of Sales at Audinate, Dave Anderson. “We are pleased that Ashly has recognized Dante as the most interoperable networking solution available, and look forward to a range of products as they come to market.”

Noted President, Ashly Audio, Mark Wentling, “Ashly is excited to be able to offer our customers yet another option in digital connectivity for our DSP processors and DSP enabled power amplifiers. Dante from Audinate currently brings the best in flexible, yet robust digital audio transport, to the pro-audio and commercial-sound installation markets.”

Audinate revolutionizes the way that A/V systems are connected, by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Dante is robust proven solution which is widely deployed in hotels, transportation centers, shopping centers, public address systems, live sound reinforcement, theaters, concert halls, stadiums, athletic venues, corporate boardrooms, universities, broadcast facilities, recording facilities, houses of worship, government facilities, and courtrooms.

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality & high performance signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets. The 37-year old company is headquartered in Webster, New York U.S.A. www.ashly.com

ABOUT AUDINATE Audinate’s patented Dante media networking solution has been adopted by eighty OEM manufacturers in the professional audio/visual industry and is a Promoter Member of the AVnu Alliance™. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected. www.audinate.com

Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd. Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

STOP BY AND SEE ASHLY AT INFOCOMM BOOTH #335

Clear-Com Releases Concert 2.7 Software Upgrade at the 2013 NAB Show

Latest Version Offers Distributed Interface Gateways and Unlimited, Multi-Access IP Communications Channels

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 10, 2013 – Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communications systems, is releasing Version 2.7 of its ConcertTM Intercom-over-IP Communications Solution (Concert v2.7) at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C8008). This latest software update provides users with the benefits of four-wire linking of external audio sources, secure/private networking and support for multiple Interface Gateway servers.

Clear-Com’s Concert provides a secure and scalable solution for providing high-quality voice communication between single or multi-site facilities over an IP infrastructure. The new upgrade supports an unlimited number of remote Interface Gateway servers and provides the ability to integrate external audio sources seamlessly, such as additional Clear-Com equipment or other third-party analog equipment. Concert v2.7 also provides improvements in the web-based management interface, making the system more user-friendly. Concert is designed to be highly configurable, enabling an intuitive point-and-click interface for mission-critical applications anywhere in the world.

“With the latest 2.7 upgrade to the Concert software, the system has further solidified its position as a top Intercom-over-IP solution,” says Peter Stallard, Senior Product Manager at Clear-Com. “In addition to its existing ability to integrate seamlessly with traditional intercom systems and external audio interfaces over standard IP networks, Concert v2.7 now allows users to incorporate external audio sources seamlessly on one connection. With the improvement of reliability and stability, Concert can function as a standalone system or as an audio communications bridge between locations around the world, with real-time, organized and secure collaboration between local and remote users.”

Providing an intuitive, point-and-click user interface and an ultra-low-latency audio, Concert is ideal for many communication applications, such as on-site field reporting. The system also provides remote access to existing intercom systems and serves as a connection between third-party audio devices. It also allows collaborative workgroups to intercommunicate instantly and reliably from anywhere in the world on any PC or Mac with a LAN, WAN or Internet connection.

Based on the proprietary I.V.Core Technology, Concert’s enhanced audio features deliver crystal-clear audio and non-blocking communications over a standard LAN or Internet connection between local and remote users. It offers non-blocking and instant point-to-point or point-to-multipoint voice communications and conferencing from any personal computer. For times when a microphone is unavailable or a quiet space is needed, the system also offers listen-only and instant-messaging facilities

About Clear-Com®
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

RTW Unveils Moving Coil Software for TM3 at NAB 2013

Loudness Moving Coil Instrument Now Available

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 10, 2013 — RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters and monitoring devices for professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, is proud to unveil the new TM3-SWMC Software for its TM3 series of TouchMonitors at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C1844). This new software license, available as an add-on option, incorporates a moving coil emulation display.

This license expands the functionality of the TM3 TouchMonitor series, which includes the TM3 and TM3-3G, with PPM, VU and the new loudness moving coil instruments. The display can be chosen with vertical or horizontal orientation, numeric level information and peak indicators. Single-, double- and stereo-channel, instruments are now available. For stereo groups with PPM moving coil mode, additional M/S moving coil emulation is selectable. As with all instruments in the TouchMonitor series products, the user can individually define the instrument size and positioning on the screen to meet his specific application needs.

RTW’s TM3 includes features of the larger TM7 and TM9 versions in a compact size. Users can control it with a touch-sensitive display. With its budget-friendly base price, 4.3-inch touchscreen and stylish exterior allowing for horizontal and vertical placement, the TM3 is an appealing compact device, ideal for edit suites, control rooms and OB vans. The TM3-3G, introduced in 2012, is a compact yet versatile solution for metering, de-embedding and monitoring 3G-SDI audio. It also features a 4.3-inch touchscreen for horizontal as well as vertical orientation, which can display any of the eight audio channels contained in a 3G-SDI stream.

ABOUT RTW
For more than 45 years, Cologne-based RTW has accompanied the steady technological progress in the professional audio industry with innovative instruments and technologies for visual audio monitoring in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. Its state-of-the-art audio and loudness metering systems have an excellent reputation throughout the world. With groundbreaking products such as the Surround Sound Analyzer, the company has been a key vendor of professional broadcast and audio metering equipment for decades.

RTW’s ranges of products currently include the SurroundControl series for monitoring, controlling and routing stereo, multichannel and surround audio and the TouchMonitor range, which truly marks a paradigm shift in visual audio monitoring and loudness metering. Combining maximum flexibility and modularity with an intuitive touch-enabled surface and multichannel signal analysis, the TM7 and TM9 units are the essence of many years of experience. The attractively priced TouchMonitor TM3 entry-level system opens new markets, targeting applications such as journalist cubicles, edit suites and small control rooms.

As part of its expansion into the U.S. market, in 2013 RTW established RTW International Corp. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The new office is the first U.S. location launched by RTW, showing the company’s dedication to supporting its customers and dealer networks in the U.S. The new U.S. office will house all customer service, repair and final product assembly activities for U.S.-based RTW customers.

For more information on RTW, visit www.rtw.de, www.facebook.com/rtw.de or call +49 221 709130. For more information on RTW International Corp., visit www.rtw.com or call 877-938-7221.

Clear-Com Debuts Latest Matrix Frame for Eclipse HX Range at Prolight + Sound 2013

New HX-Delta Frame Offers High Performance Across Multiple Performance Spaces

FRANKFURT, APRIL 10, 2013 Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communications systems, will debut the newest addition to its line of Eclipse HX Digital Matrix Systems, the Eclipse HX-Delta Matrix Frame, at Prolight + Sound 2013 (Hall 8.0, Stand L51). The Eclipse HX-Delta offers the connectivity and high capacity of a larger matrix system in a 3RU frame, giving users more flexible installation options.

The cost-effective and compact Eclipse HX-Delta is optimal for installation across several areas of a large performance space or concert venue. It provides two CPU cards for redundant system control, with the option of up to four varied I/O frame cards and up to three interface modules in a 3RU frame. Instead of installing large system frames in just one location, the Eclipse HX-Delta gives users the option of building a distributed matrix system. This offers a more flexible workflow and permits shorter cable runs between system frames and intercom panels, cutting down on cabling costs.

“No other matrix line offers such a wide range of advanced control panels, intercom interfaces and system frames as the Eclipse HX,” says Stephen Sandford, Product Manager at Clear-Com. “With the addition of the Eclipse HX-Delta to the already extensive variety of Eclipse HX frames, Clear-Com provides users with a complete intercom solution for every type of live production.”

The HX-Delta interface cards provide users with a variety of connectivity options. The Eclipse HX-Delta frame uses all of the current Eclipse interface cards, such as the E-MADI64-HX 64 bi-directional channel card, the IVC-32-HX IP connection card and the E-Que Integra integrated wireless or E1/T1 trunking card, to name a few. In addition to the four interface card slots, the HX-Delta also provides three internal slots for interface modules. These allow the HX-Delta to integrate seamlessly with other third-party communication devices, such as telephones, two-way radios and camera intercoms.

The Eclipse HX systems, comprising the Eclipse HX-Omega, Eclipse HX-Median, Eclipse HX-PiCo and Eclipse HX-Delta matrices, along with the EHX Software, allow users to make system-wide changes rapidly. They also provide simplified setup, operation and administration as well as high system capacity for many audio and user connections. Clear-Com’s V-Series and iStation user panels, existing frame I/O cards and interfaces, are all compatible with the Eclipse HX range, providing a seamless and logical upgrade path for most existing Eclipse customers.

About Clear-Com®
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

Clear-Com and BroaMan Host Joint Demonstrations of Real World Broadcast Signal Distribution at the 2013 NAB Show

Companies Showcase Digital Distribution of Audio, HD Video, Data and Intercom over Fiber

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 10, 2013 – Clear-Com® (Booth C8008), a global leader in critical voice communication systems is highlighting its expanded partnership with fiber network specialists, Optocore and BroaMan (Booth C8443) at the 2013 NAB Show. The companies are utilizing Optocore technology for integrated real-time transport, routing, conversion and management of professional video, audio and data. Together, Clear-Com, Optocore and BroaMan provide turnkey integrated real-time solutions for studios, mobile productions and stadiums.

“At this year’s NAB, we’re looking to illustrate how easy it is for professional broadcasters handling a large remote event to set up a video, audio, communications and data backbone quickly and efficiently utilizing Clear-Com and BroaMan/Optocore solutions,” says Bob Boster, President of Clear-Com. “We are happy to partner with BroaMan once again to bring further connectivity options to our users.”

To demonstrate the partnership, Clear-Com and BroaMan have connected their booths via fiber-optic cable. Clear-Com has designed its NAB exhibit this year to mimic real world broadcast applications. There will be four kiosks representing a typical network which includes a control room and studio. In addition, two of the kiosks will represent a remote correspondent tied to a mobile production truck. All four kiosks are linked with the Optocore and BroaMan real-time fiber solutions for audio, HD video, intercom and data. To create a live remote production, two strands of fiber will connect the Clear-Com booth to the BroaMan booth. Clear-Com will be simulating an announce/commentary application at the BroaMan booth by feeding intercom and IFB to the talent via Optocore and BroaMan, as well as transporting HD video, on-air talent and talkback from the announce station to all of the kiosks within the Clear-Com booth.

“We have developed the BroaMan video products to help support the transport of video signals along with audio, data and intercom via our Optocore network,” says Marc Brunke, Technical Director, BroaMan. “We are glad to be working with Clear-Com to demonstrate the possibilities of our solutions.”

About Clear-Com®
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

About BroaMan
BroaMan, (Broadcast Manufactur GmbH) based in München-Gräfelfing, Germany, manufactures infrastructure solutions for broadcast applications such as studios, OB vans or sporting events. The turnkey solutions convert, transport and route all types of commonly used broadcast signals, including digital and analog video, audio, intercom, and control data, over a high-bandwidth fiber infrastructure. If required, this includes format conversions, e.g. from copper to fiber or from analog to digital, as well as routing of signals based on automatic or manual rules, up/down scalers, frame synchronizers, and many more features. The company offers customized solutions for every application that requires 3G/HD/SD-SDI video transport or routing—whether a big and complex system for broadcast studio or OB Van, or a simple point to point for a small church or conference hall. For more information visit: www.broaman.com.

Sound Devices Introduces PIX 240i KIT at the 2013 NAB Show

Convenient Kit Includes All Necessary Equipment for Professional Video Production

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 9, 2013 — Sound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, unveils its PIX 240i KIT, an all-inclusive kit that provides all the equipment needed to operate the PIX 240i in professional video production applications, at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C2849).

Sound Devices’ PIX 240i KIT includes a PIX 240i, power supply (XL-WPH3), two batteries (XL-B2), two drives (includes PIX-CADDY with 240 GB SSD drives), sun hood (PIX-HOOD), articulating mount (PIX-ARM), HDMI and SDI interconnection cables, and a rugged carry-case (PIX-HC1). An ideal, all-in-one solution for video production professionals on the go, Sound Devices new PIX 240i KIT comes with all the necessary equipment needed on location or on-set, conveniently housed in a portable carrying case.

With the latest revision of firmware, version 3.01, PIX 240i users now have the ability to record into Apple ProRes 4444, which offers impressive quality with 4:4:4 sources and workflows involving alpha channel transparency. With its 12-bit, 3G-SDI 4:4:4 capability, the PIX 240i can record 330-Mbps Apple ProRes 4444 files that are perceptually indistinguishable from the original source material. Popular cameras with 4:4:4-capable outputs include the ARRI ALEXA, Canon C500 and Sony F3. Additional features available in Sound Devices’ latest v3.01 firmware update include time-code and recording status displays on the SDI and HDMI outputs, up to 500 ms of audio delay to compensate for multi-device picture delay and selectable 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 video output independent from the source material.

Users can connect PIX 240i to cameras with HD-SDI, 3G-SDI or HDMI and record directly to QuickTime using a range of different Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs, including Apple ProRes 4444. Since PIX recorders use ProRes and DNxHD, files recorded in the field can be used directly in post production, making for simpler, faster workflows.

The PIX 240i’s five-inch, high-performance, IPS-based LCD display is an accurate field monitor, providing users with immediate confirmation of framing, exposure, focus, audio metering and setup menu selections. It offers excellent color accuracy and contrast, great off-axis visibility and accurate motion tracking.

The built-in hardware scaler and frame-rate converter allows PIX to output and record material at different resolutions and frame rates than supported by the camera. Conversion between HD and SD, with and without anamorphic conversion, is available.

The audio circuitry of the PIX recorders is based on Sound Devices’ award-winning 7-Series digital audio recorders. The low-noise (-128 dBu EIN), high-headroom, high-bandwidth inputs are mic/line switchable and include limiters, high-pass filters and phantom power.

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, and digital video recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, and acoustical test and measurement applications. The fourteen-year old company designs and manufactures from their Reedsburg, Wisconsin headquarters with additional offices in Madison, WI and Highland Park, IL. For more information, visit the Sound Devices website, www.sounddevices.com.

Clear-Com Announces New HelixNet Network Linking at the 2013 NAB Show

New Networking Capability Extends the Digital Partyline System for Supporting Broadcast Production Communication Workflow

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 9, 2013 ? Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communications systems, will unveil version 1.1 of the HelixNet™ Partyline Intercom System at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C8008). Included in this new product release is a system linking capability, which extends digital partyline intercom communications over a network among a production’s field users, mobile trucks and studio headquarters cost-effectively and efficiently, without compromising the audio quality.

The HelixNet Partyline Intercom System is the industry’s first digital network partyline intercom to combine the simplicity of a traditional analog partyline intercom with the advanced network management capabilities of a matrix intercom. As it uses a single-pair, shielded cable for supporting all audio channels, program audio, and power for beltpacks, it is ideal for broadcast applications that require quick setup and distribution of multiple channels of intercom.

Expanded functionality under version 1.1 includes the ability to link up to five HMS-4X Main Stations and up to 100 HBP-2X Digital Beltpacks via Ethernet to build larger and more sophisticated partyline intercom systems. HelixNet’s station-to-station networking function makes this possible by defining up to five Main Stations that can be connected via the new HLI-ET2 Ethernet Module. Main Stations can connect directly or through a LAN using standard IT switches. A new HLI-FBS Fiber Module is also available for linking stations over long distances. The Fiber Module has two fiber ports using SFP modules for simple exchange of fiber transceivers. It also allows linking to four other Main Stations in a fiber daisy-chain. The standard connection is Single-Mode with Multi-Mode offered as an option.

“HelixNet Partyline’s first release provided broadcast users with a revolutionary design that offered much functionality, power and simplicity for a cost-effective digital partyline communication solution,” says Simon Browne, Clear-Com’s Director of Product Management. “Now, broadcasters have a network extended solution with HelixNet Partyline 1.1 to distribute more channels without compromising the exceptional digital audio clarity or the ease of setup and maintenance, with the efficiency of simplified cabling.

Browne continues, “Linking HelixNet Main Stations together creates a network that pools channel resources of the individual stations. With the ability to link up to five four-channel stations, the system can dynamically discover and share up to 20 digital partylines plus five program inputs in a network distributed system. This means that any of the possible 100 two-channel HelixNet Beltpack users can select from up to a possible 20 partyline channels using a single-pair shielded cable.”

Since the HelixNet platform is based on Clear-Com’s I.V.Core™, a core set of Intercom-over-IP technologies for providing networking flexibility, this entire system can operate over any LAN infrastructure found in studio or remote production environments, making it easier to create a decentralized, distributed intercom architecture. Stage managers, along with teleprompter, lighting and camera operators, audio engineers and any HelixNet user can remain connected and easily interface with remote mobile production trucks and/or studios over HelixNet.

About Clear-Com®
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

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