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Clear-Com Debuts New Arcadia Central Station at 2022 USITT Conference and Sponsors Stage Management Award


As part of their commitment to the next generation of theater and live performance professionalsClear-Com will be present in full force, exhibiting on Booth #217 at the USITT Conference & Stage Expo from March 2 – 5 in Baltimore, MD. The company’s presence will include robust on-booth demo sessions of the new Arcadia™ Central Station, integrated with FreeSpeak II® Digital Wireless Intercom and the FreeSpeak Edge® Digital Wireless Intercom—the award-winning Agent-IC® Mobile App will also be on the booth. In addition to a presence on the show floor, Clear-Com is resuming their ongoing sponsorship of the Stage Manager Award, presented this year to Sarah Bauch.

“We’re thrilled to be coming back to this show in person! We value USITT’s emphasis on educating the next generation of industry professionals, and Arcadia is perfectly aligned with the show’s entertainment design and technology audience,” commented Senior Regional Sales Manager, Jay Wallace, who has spearheaded Clear-Com’s presence at the show over the years.

The Arcadia Central Station is a next-generation scalable IP platform that integrates wired and wireless partyline systems—on the booth, it will be integrated with both FreeSpeak II (1.9 GHz and 2.4 GHz) and FreeSpeak Edge (5 GHz). With a mixture of 2-wire and 4-wire audio ports, the single rack unit device serves as the centerpiece of a system that includes Clear-Com endpoints along with third-party Dante and AES67 AoIP devices.

Designed with input from Clear-Com’s extensive global live sound user base, Arcadia represents the next evolution in partyline workflows, combining digital, analog and AoIP intercom technologies into a single integrated system Arcadia represents the future of partyline workflows ideally suited for live events of varying sizes and complexities.

Also on the booth will be the Agent-IC mobile app. The app turns smartphones, tablets and wearable devices into fully-featured intercom panels with connectivity over WiFi, 3G, 4G, and LTE networks and is ideally suited for scenarios when key intercom users are required to be away from the core intercom system.

Clear-Com is proud to once again sponsor USITT’s Stage Manager Award this year and congratulates Sarah Bauch on being the deserving recipient of this award. Sarah is currently a third-year Stage and Production Management MFA student at Carnegie Mellon University where she assistant teaches multiple classes, including a course titled Technical Management. She has worked professionally as a Production Stage Manager for Interlakes Summer Theatre and Assistant Stage Manager for Resonance Work and has worked on over thirty stage management teams during her theatrical education.

“Clear-Com holds a special place for this award, as our company roots are in the live music and live performance space. Congratulations to Sarah on her win and what will be a very bright future in the industry,” said Michael Rucker, Clear-Com’s Director of Sales, Americas.

The USITT Conference and Stage Expo is affiliated with the Association of Performing Arts and Entertainment Professionals.