V-Series panels become multi-functional intercom user panel with additional built-in IP interface and IP audio gateway
Clear-Com® will demonstrate the all new features available with all V-Series user panels now available through the Eclipse HX v8.0 software upgrade at NAB 2015 on Booth C5409, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) from April 13-16, 2015.
As part of the Eclipse HX v8.0 configuration software upgrade, all standard IP-connected V-Series panels may operate both as fully functional intercom user panels and as multi-channel audio gateways. No additional hardware or software licenses are required. This innovative software feature extends the Eclipse HX’s existing capability to provide remote matrix intercom connectivity over diverse IP infrastructure, making audio and intercom connectivity for applications such as sports broadcasts and live events simpler and more cost effective.
V-Series operator panels become multi-functional, 2-in-1 devices for IP communications, firstly as an intercom panel with a built-in IP interface and secondly as an IP audio gateway, routing two additional audio channels to/from its Eclipse-HX Matrix. It reduces direct equipment costs as a single unit, provides both intercom and audio distribution, and simplifies installation and operation since only one device needs to be set up and configured.
“Our ability to provide our Eclipse HX users a way to extend the operation of their V-Series panels with a simple software upgrade shows the commitment to excellence that Clear-Com makes to its customers,” said Peter Stallard, Clear-Com’s Senior Product Manager for Matrix Systems. “By installing this upgrade, users of Eclipse HX matrices already fitted with IVC-32-HX IP cards get additional features and benefits with no need for extra equipment. It’s a win-win for Clear-Com and our customers.”
Each panel supports up to 3x audio channels, typically 1x Intercom with 2x Auxiliary audio channels per panel. All channels are G.722 encoded to provide 7 KHz audio bandwidth audio, and are fully integrated into the V-Series Audio mixer. All channels deliver Clear-Com’s full range of intercom functions including VOX signaling and gating, I/O level adjustment, IFB and Logic Control, while both auxiliary channels have associated GPIO’s for control and 2-way radio interfacing.
The complete Clear-Com line of new and enhanced products will be available for demonstration at NAB 2015 on Booth C5409.