Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Clear-Com shows new Concert at NAB
Clear-Com Communication Systems will introduce the latest version of its software-based intercom solution, the Concert Version 2.0, at NAB.
Via its soft-panel mode, Concert V2.0 provides access to a customizable user interface that emulates a traditional intercom station. When combined with the company’s Eclipse digital matrix system, Concert V2.0 forms a hybrid Time-Divisional Multiplexed (TDM)/IP server network.
Concert V2.0 directly connects over Ethernet to the Eclipse matrix system (upgraded Version 5.1) with Clear-Com’s IVC-32 high-density IP card. Each IVC-32 card provides 32 connections, and up to four IVC-32 cards can be slotted into a single Eclipse frame, allowing up to 128 new Concert soft-panel users to be added onto the intercom network without the need for additional infrastructure and hardware investments.
The new soft-panel for Concert 2.0 users is a customizable panel that resembles a traditional intercom station. When used as a standalone intercom system, the soft-panel offers standard intercom functionalities such as push-to-talk, monitor, and latch-to-talk keys for communication with other Concert users.
At the heart of Concert 2.0 is I.V.Core technology. It comprises a decision-making engine that optimizes routing over standard networks, provides support for wideband audio codecs, and features proprietary noise reduction and error recovery algorithms.