Clear-Com® Communication Systems, a Vitec Group brand, is debuting the new Production Maestro™ Pro add-on module for its Eclipse Version 5.1.3 digital matrix intercom system at Broadcast Video Expo 2010 (Stand H30). Production Maestro Pro offers the same great feature set as Production Maestro™ ─ letting operators interact directly with the Eclipse to quickly set up and manage live dynamic voice communications for small or large networked intercom systems ─ with the addition of several new tools that significantly enhance user interaction.
Building upon the original Production Maestro’s unprecedented levels of visibility and interactivity with the Eclipse system, the new Production Maestro Pro further eases the stress of monitoring and controlling multiple simultaneous communication paths during live events with several innovative new features.
Among the major new functions are Preset Conferences, which allows the user to prepare conferences ahead of time for fast activation when needed. New Key Groups assign a collection of panel keys from any matrix into one target group. To avoid unauthorized individuals from obtaining access to a particular group, new User Rights can be locked by a supervisor so that users can only select from their home ports. Further security measures include the ability to limit the action of the delete eraser and to prevent four-wire interfaces from appearing in multiple conferences. Users also have the option to modify the screen theme (choice of standard white or black backgrounds) or view two assignment windows in a split-screen mode.
“We are excited to introduce our newest software, the Production Maestro Pro,” says Simon Browne, Senior Product Manager, Clear-Com Communication Systems. “Designed to further enhance the user’s ability to control the communication lines in their facility, each new feature builds upon the original Production Maestro module, making it as intuitive and flexible as possible.”
The new Production Maestro Pro is fully equipped with the same features as the original Production Maestro, which enables operators to add ports to conferences, move ports from one conference to another or route four-wire to four-wire or IFB in their facility’s intercom network by simple drag-and-drop actions. Screen functions can be tailored to suit an individual daily workflow, while the GUI can display all ports, in user settable tabs, and more than 80 conferences simultaneously, as well as scale to show a desired number of elements. Large conference systems may be supported by using multiple screens connected to each assignment PC.
Users can also view all member activities for a conference on each client screen, along with assignments made by other Production Maestro and Production Maestro Pro users. All assignment actions are stored in a command log, providing a visual record of recent activity at each client workstation.
Production Maestro Pro will be available in February as an add-on module for Eclipse Version 5.1.3, the latest evolution of Clear-Com’s flagship digital matrix intercom system.