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Clear-Com delivers two new AES-6 interface cards
Clear-Com, a Vitec Group brand, has announced the release of two new AES-6 interface cards for its Eclipse Digital Matrix intercom system. The two interface cards are designed to provide connection to either the AES-3 digital audio or to coax video cable from digital intercom panels. The new cards, models AES-6-CX and AES-6-RJ, complement Clear-Com’s existing range of IMF interfaces for Eclipse.
The six-channel AES-6-CX module connects digital panels to Eclipse matrices. Coaxial cable is favored for outside mobile broadcast (OB) or live events, while Cat 5 cabling is preferred for indoor connection of other panels offering either mono or stereo modes. The digital audio coax connection also provides two audio paths to the intercom panel, allowing a permanent program audio or production conference feed as well as switched intercom.
The AES-6-RJ interface card provides for direct connection to AES-3 stereo digital audio routers and consoles where the Eclipse intercom is required to talk over audio feeds, as typically occurs in OB vans and studio environments. Once converted to AES-3, outgoing intercom can be transferred to any existing AES-3 or MADI channel format using readily available AES-3 products.
Already shipping, the AES-6 interface cards are available for use in either IMF-3 or IMF-102 interface racks, in addition to the Eclipse-Median. The same racks can mix AES-6 cards with any of the existing Clear-Com range, including the FOR-22 (dual-channel four-wire audio interface), TEL-14 (dual-line PSTN interface), CCI-22 (dual-channel party line interface), RLY-6 (six-way relay control interface) and the GPI-6 (six-way opto control interface).
For more information, visit www.clearcom.com.