Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, will showcase ConcertTM Version 2.6 at ISE 2012 (Stand 11.D76). Designed specifically to allow collaborative workgroups to instantly and reliably communicate privately over LAN, WAN and Internet applications on Windows or Mac computers, the IP-based intercom software now provides an even greater range of features and options.
The Concert software is perfect for all production applications as it enables users to quickly and easily contact other team members who are shown to be ‘available’ for a call or text messaging. With the latest upgrade, other user statuses are also revealed – ‘already on a call’, ‘currently in production’ or ‘monitoring an audio feed.’ Unique to Concert, multiple conference sessions and/or texting sessions can occur simultaneously.
Another added convenience offered by the system is the ability for users to speak directly into their laptop’s existing microphone. The built-in ambient echo and feedback canceller feature eliminates the need for an external headset. This function can also be manually deactivated if needed. A “no audio” warning message, which informs a user when there is no audio detected from the microphone, is an additional bonus feature.
Concert can easily interface with external audio systems – including partyline systems, paging systems, program feeds and other matrix systems – using a four-wire interface over a standard IP network, which provides a seamless communications network.
Due to the current trend for broadcast stations to adopt multi-site infrastructures, the need for intercom-over-IP solutions, such as Concert, will become increasingly prevalent, as it helps to bridge the communications gap between remote studios. Given the latest advancements in Concert, markets that have relied on the system – including corporate, education and healthcare – will have the ability to collaborate even more effectively on a facility-wide, national and global scale.
To meet the growing demands of users, Clear-Com will now offer Concert in both full pre-loaded server and software-only options. Further, the upgrade includes two licensing alternatives – a lifetime perpetual license key, with the opportunity to add a software maintenance agreement, or an annual subscription with 12-month license key.
Concert Version 2.6 is compatible with the Mac OSX (Leopard or Snow Leopard) and Windows 7 or XP operating systems.