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PBS Malta Chooses Clear-Com for New Creativity Hub


Eclipse HX-Median Matrix system provides scalable communication channel for upgraded HD studio facility 

Clear-Com® has announced that Public Broadcasting Services Ltd. (PBS), Malta’s public broadcasting company, has installed the Eclipse HX-Median Digital Matrix platform to provide a communication channel throughout its new Creativity Hub. The installation is part of a major facility overhaul for the national broadcaster, which is responsible for the TVM and TVM2 television channels and the Radio Malta (93.7FM), Radju Malta 2 (106.6FM) and Magic (91.7FM) radio stations. The Eclipse HX-Median system was sold and installed by Forestals FGL Information Technology Ltd.

PBS required a robust and reliable intercom system to provide talkback communications throughout its Creativity Hub, which houses three HD studios, 10 edit suites, two control rooms and several other technical rooms. The system needed to be able to work on the facility’s existing CAT6 wiring without the need for further cabling, and had to be easily configurable through software. PBS also wanted a system that was scalable and able to integrate with third party systems.  The system also needed to facilitate the use of VoIP technology as well as analogue.

The Eclipse HX Digital Matrix Platform represents the latest advancement in digital intercom technology for enabling critical intercommunications among production teams who need direct (point-to-point) and one-to-many (group and partyline or conference) connections. The Eclipse HX delivers high system performance, intuitive management software, and high capacity for system expansion to meet the constantly changing demands of broadcast production.A total of 21 V-Series keypanels were installed at PBS, some connected over 4-wire and some over the IP network depending on their location.

Anton Attard, Chief Executive Officer, PBS, said, “This is the first Clear-Com installation for PBS and we are very pleased with the way the Eclipse HX-Median system is performing. One of the key benefits is the flexibility to configure each panel individually, and it is also great to have a system that can grow with our requirements.”

Richard Palmer, Regional Sales Manager, Southern Europe and Africa at Clear-Com, said, “We are delighted that PBS has chosen the Eclipse HX-Median system for its upgraded facility. The system’s flexibility, scalability and reliability make it ideal for broadcast installations.”