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New form factor expands port capacity for connecting more intercom and audio devices over IP networks

Clear-Com® announces today the introduction of LQ-R, four or eight-port IP interface devices in a 1RU form factor.  LQ-R are new additions to the LQ Series family which  have already proven to simplify and cost-effectively extend or link any industry-standard 2-wire or 4-wire intercom and audio systems over LAN, WAN or IP networks to any remote location.
“Intercom and audio devices often have to be flexible and expansive to support multi-floor, multi-site or multi-venue operations,” said Stephen Sandford, Product Manager at Clear-Com. “Unfortunately, many existing venues don’t have the internal infrastructure to support expansion of an intercom system without considerable upgrade or further system construction.  Now with the introduction of LQ-R, Clear-Com’s LQ Series provides a complete IP connectivity solution that can help broadcasters achieve a more expansive intercom and audio deployment faster and with fewer resources.”
The new LQ-R devices can provide either four or eight ports per rack unit, while the compact LQ throw-down devices offer two ports of connectivity. The LQ-R devices have the option of either eight 4-wire connections, four 2-wire connections, or four 2-wire and four 4-wire connections in a single unit. The 2-wire option is both Clear-Com and RTS TW compatible. A maximum of six LQ IP interfaces can be linked together in any 2- or 4-wire combination.
LQ utilizes the low latency audio CODEC OPUS, which features a range of different settings to provide high quality audio on the network bandwidth available. This means that the LQ Series can be used for intercom conversation and for audio signals that need to be transported between floors or buildings, or across cities or countries.
The LQ series of products can operate in both point to point and partyline modes allowing the user flexibility of connection to meet their workflow needs. This combined with the efficient use of IP data rates makes LQ the smart choice compared to other data rate hungry IP protocols.
The new LQ-R together with the complete Clear-Com line of new and enhanced products will be available for demonstration at IBC 2015 on Stand10.D29.

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