Clear-Com Year in Review for 2018

Mitzi Dominguez & Bob Boster

Mitzi Dominguez, CEO and Bob Boster, President

A Message from our CEO and President

Welcome to the 2018 Year in Review! It was an incredible year and we’re pleased to have a chance to recap some of the highlights for you …
We brought people together during our 50th anniversary celebrations around the world. Whether it was with Charlie Butten at InfoComm, or in Beijing with some of our exceptional Partners, it has been rewarding to gather, connect, reminisce, and talk about the future with so many people who share a common understanding of the importance of communication. Many of these moments have been captured in social media and on our 50th anniversary website; we encourage you to visit the site and register your voice there.
2018 was a banner year for wireless intercom and the market’s demand for FreeSpeak II seems to know no bounds. The reasons why vary from customer to customer — the seamless user experience, the robust RF reliability, or the impressive versatility of this powerhouse — but whatever it is, it’s clearly a magical combination. This product has become what it is today because of all of you users who have given us input about what you love in an intercom, and clearly that dialog has delivered in spades! Thank you all in the Clear-Com community who have shared your vision in ways that lift us all up together.
This past summer, Clear-Com and HME moved to a new corporate headquarters facility in Carlsbad, CA, just north of San Diego. Our expanded manufacturing capacity and our continued focus on Lean manufacturing ensures our ability to continue to meet the demands of the market in anticipation of more banner years of growth to come. Read more below.
As we look to the next 50 years, we see opportunities on the horizon and embrace change by looking towards innovations not only in our products but also in our approach to new markets. But while some of the details may evolve, our commitment to connecting people remains.

 

FreeSpeak II is one of the primary reasons we have this agreement with FOX Sports. You get reliability and quality with a large number of channels — and it just works!

– Jason Waufle, Partner, Soundtronics Wireless

Story Highlights

CCTV's Control Room

CCTV Goes All In with Largest IP-based System
China Central Television (CCTV) upgraded its Clear-Com digital intercom system and replaced third-party legacy systems to create potentially the largest IP-based communications system in the broadcast world.
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Event Wave Productions Control Room

Clear-Com to the Rescue
Clear-Com’s intercom solution successfully aided Event Wave Productions in producing interactive video broadcasts of live medical procedures at the 28th Annual Cardiovascular Interventions Course in San Diego, CA.
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Ed Sheeran Tour Photo

Divide & Conquer
Clear-Com’s award-winning FreeSpeak II digital wireless intercom solution is supporting Ed Sheeran’s mammoth ÷ (Divide) global tour to create a reliable comms network.
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FreeSpeak II Group Shot

FreeSpeak II Replaces 700MHz Systems
Clear-Com’s FreeSpeak II wireless communication solution has been adopted as part of a wireless systems replacement project across 14 BBC sites, including New Broadcasting House in London.
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Their amazing product line and constant innovation allow us to be one step ahead and solve problems that were previously unsolvable in our workflow.

– Corey Behnkee, Live X, CEO

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Clear-Com products and service can be summed up in one word: Bulletproof!

– Bryan Seeley, Product Manager, BSW

Cheers to a Continued Streak of Wins and Awards!

Best of Show Award - TV Technology

Clear-Com’s E-IPA Card Recognized

TV Technology honors Clear-Com’s new E-IPA card with their “Best of Show Award” at NAB 2018. The E-IPA Card delivers high capacity bandwidth at exceptional low latency, which are two of the many reasons it was selected a winner.
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NAMM Milestone Award

Clear-Com receives NAMM Milestone Award

Clear-Com was honored at the 2018 NAMM Show with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Milestone Award for 50 years of service in the music products industry.
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Best of Show Award - PSNEurope

Best of Show Award for HelixNet

PSN Europe awards HelixNet their “Best of Show Award” at ISE 2018. Clear-Com’s HelixNet communication solution remains an outstanding option for broadcast, live and sports markets worldwide.
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Congratulations to the Honored Recipients of Clear-Com’s Partner Awards

MGM Audio - Switzerland Receives Partner Award for "Outstanding Project Contributions"

MGM Audio – Switzerland

Outstanding Project Contributions

Audiopole - France Receives Partner Award for "Sales Success"

Audiopole – France

Sales Success

WNM - Belgium Receives Partner Award for "Outstanding Project Contributions"

WNM – Belgium

Outstanding Project Contributions

No matter what type of show we need to produce – narrative, news, sports, or documentary – we can use the same wireless beltpack hardware in any location. The FreeSpeak II wireless system is fantastic.

– David Goedhart, Television Studio Engineer, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University

A Warm Welcome to the Newest Members of the Clear-Com Family

Kris Koch

Kris Koch

Regional Sales Manager
Southwest Region

Rachel Archibald

Rachel Archibald

Director of Marketing
Alameda, CA

Alexander Hemme

Alexander Hemme

Regional Sales Manager
Broadcast Germany Region

The choice for Clear-Com is easy – it’s all about the possibilities and the people behind it. Our customers are happy, and so are we.

– Marcus Dundahl, CEO of Danmon Group Sweden AB – Soundware Sweden

Take a Look at our Highest Rated and Viewed Videos of 2018


Clear-Com 50 History Video

Clear-Com 50th: History of Clear-Com
287 views

Willow Creek Leadership Summit Video

Willow Creek Leadership Summit
473 views

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Product Information, Event Coverage and Tradeshow Announcements

Communication was seamless. FreeSpeak II definitely delivered.

– Adrian Pang, Co-Artistic Director, Pangdemonium Theater Company

Clear-Com IP capability is undeniable.

– Tobias Becker, Technical Director Network, Intercom, Fiber, Kölnton

An Exciting and Promising Year for Product Innovations

FreeSpeak II Version 1.5

FreeSpeak II Version 1.5

Improvements in audio performance and with new InSite diagnostics

E-IPA Card

E-IPA Card

64 channel Audio-over-IP card for Eclipse HX with AES67 capability

FreeSpeak II IP Transceiver

FreeSpeak II IP Transceiver

Transceiver supports 10 beltpacks and utilizes AES67 Audio-over-IP networks

V-Series Iris Panels

V-Series Iris Panels

Connects to E-IPA card over AES67 Audio-over-IP with new color displays for user configurable labeling

Agent-IC Mobile App for Android & Apple Watches

Agent-IC Mobile App for Android & Apple Watches

Make and respond to intercom calls from your wrist

Encore 800 Series – Industrial and Marine

Encore 800 Series – Industrial and Marine

Analog Intercom products for use in harsh outdoor and marine environments, certified in accordance with DNVGL and IEC

Trilogy Mercury Communicator Unit (MCU)

Trilogy Mercury Communicator Unit (MCU)

Operator station for peer-to-peer communication with multi-level security capabilities

Trilogy Mentor CX Changeover

Trilogy Mentor CX Changeover

Real-time and seamless fail-over between main and redundant Mentor RG Sync Pulse Generators

COMduit AV Signal Transport

COMduit AV Signal Transport

Fiber based audio, intercom and video solutions for flypack and remote field operations

LQ is a veritable Swiss Army knife of intercom connectivity.

– Nick Nagurka, Live X

HelixNet is the definition of flexibility when it comes to comms.

– David Stone, Technical Consultant/System Designer, DJS Technical

Welcome to Our New Home!

In 2018 Clear-Com moved its Manufacturing and Operations to a new facility in Carlsbad, CA, just north of San Diego. The purpose-built facility houses the core functions of the company, including executive offices, Manufacturing, Engineering, Product Management, IT, Quality Control Lab, and a dedicated training facility. What this means for our customers and Partners is increased capacity to meet the needs of a growing user base and the flexibility to quickly respond to market needs. With a focus on Lean manufacturing principles, the new dedicated Clear-Com manufacturing line is optimized for efficiency and the expanded Quality Control Lab showcases state of the art equipment designed to ensure every button, cable, and component measures up to our high standards. If you are planning a visit to the Southern California area and would like a tour of our factory, please contact your regional sales manager.
Mitzi Domingues & Bob Boster

We had two goals; We needed to replace an existing system that we had outgrown, and wanted to provide our students with the type of gear that they will use in the real world. All of the network-affiliate stations in our market use Clear-Com and we wanted our students to have that competitive advantage.

– Martin Dzurenko, Chief TV Engineer, NTTV

In 1966, Charlie Butten invented the first distributed amplifier beltpack system; the RS-100. Although this was a great accomplishment, it wasn’t until 1968, when Bob Cohen incorporated Clear-Com, and both Charlie and Bob became the co-founders of what would become the leader in wired and wireless intercom communications. 50 years later, our technology platforms, our global scope, our diverse range of markets and applications are perhaps in some ways beyond the imaginations of Clear-Com’s founders, but relevant and atop to today’s communication demands. We at Clear-Com are excited by where our passionate spirit of innovation and ingenuity have taken us, and where we are going into the future.

Top Partner Reflection Testimonials

Corey Behnke

Corey Behnke

Live-X,
CEO
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Marcus Lundahl

Marcus Lundahl

Danmon Sweden,
Managing Director
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Angelo Fecci

Angelo Fecci

John B. Anthony Co.,
President & Treasurer
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Shiju George

Shiju George

RGB Broadcasting,
Director of Sales
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Yasuhiro Matsuoka

Yasuhiro Matsuoka

MTC Japan,
Managing Director
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Bryan Seeley

Bryan Seeley

Broadcast Supply Worldwide,
Product Manager
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Top Clear-Com Voices Testimonials

Simon Browne

Simon Browne

Vice President of Product Management
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Amber Burke

Amber Burke

Marketing Communications Manager
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Justin Emge

Justin Emge

Application Engineer Supervisor
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James Schaller

James Schaller

Regional Sales Manager for Northeastern USA
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Nicole Melton

Nicole Melton

Tradeshow & Events Coordinator
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Michael Rucker

Michael Rucker

Director of Sales for North and South America
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Congratulations to our Clear-Com 50 Social Media Contest Winners!

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The best part is the multi-site capability offered by our Clear-Com intercom lets everyone work together as if they were all in one place.

– Trey Blair, Director, SES Integration

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