Clear-Com Launches E-IPA IP Connection Card for Eclipse HX Intercom
April 09, 2018
New Eclipse HX system frame card delivers highest density intercom systems on the market
At NAB 2018, Clear-Com® will introduce the high- density audio-and-intercom-over-IP connection card for the Eclipse HX digital matrix intercom family called E-IPA. Natively AES67 compliant and SMPTE2110-30 ready, the E-IPA card provides 64 streams of low-latency and high audio bandwidth connections for linking existing and new IP-based Clear-Com products as well as for interoperating with AES67 compatible products. With this card, Clear-Com can deliver up to 256 IP ports in the Eclipse HX-Median and Omega systems, the highest-density matrix intercom system available on the market for optimizing production communications needs.
The E-IPA card comes in 16, 32, 48, and 64-port options, and is compatible with Eclipse HX-Delta, Median and Omega systems. Eclipse HX-Delta can support up to three E-IPA cards, while the Median and Omega can carry up to four, allowing users to build an extremely dense network with a mix of connectivity options. Compared to other Audio/Intercom-over-IP connectivity options on the market, intercom users can optimize their intercom investment on Eclipse HX and conserve system card slots for other connectivity needs.
E-IPA is natively AES67 compliant and SMPTE2110-30 ready. Now Eclipse HX systems with the E-IPA card can easily interoperate with other AES67 compliant products. For example, Clear-Com’s flagship FreeSpeak II wireless intercom system has an all-new AES67-based IP Wireless Transceiver (IPT). With up to 64 IP ports, the E-IPA card can support up to 64 IPTs and 64 FreeSpeak II wireless beltpacks on just one card over AES67 compliant IP networks.
“The E-IPA card is the first of two product debuts on our new IP platform solution,” said Simon Browne, Vice President of Product management, Clear-Com. “Over the past decade, we have continuously demonstrated our IP leadership with the breadth and depth of IP capabilities for meeting simple to complex communications requirements for the widest set of intercom users. The introductions of IVC-32 IP card, LQ Series, and Agent-IC, for example, extend the reach of our intercom users and connect legacy and modern intercom systems. As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary this year, the company is excited to launch into the next phase of our IP developments, continuing our legacy in providing innovative intercom solutions for linking people together in real-time.”
The E-IPA card and IPT will feature with Eclipse-HX on Clear-Com’s Booth C6908 at NAB 2018, together with a wide range of Clear-Com’s trusted communications solutions.
Important Note on IPT: This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.