Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Wireless First to adopt IntraCom VCOM technology
RF specialist firm Wireless First is now a dealer for IntraCom Systems. IntraCom is the developer of VCOM, a software-based, multichannel, multiaccess Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) professional communications solution based on dedicated client/server architecture.
The VCOM Virtual Matrix summing and mixing software engine will be hosted on servers at Wireless First's office. Rental clients will have licensed access to the system via any Internet-connected desktop or laptop PC, allowing point-to-point and conference communication via USB headsets. Standard two-way radios and four-wire communication systems may also be interconnected using commonly available third-party USB and FireWire audio and logic/GPIO interface hardware.
Owner of Wireless First Kevin Sanford, who regularly provides large multichannel communications systems to major TV awards shows, believes that VCOM will save his clients time and money.
A PCI card interface supporting four analog telephone lines will soon be available, and an application is in development for handhelds enabled with Windows Mobile 5 that will bring professional communications functionality to devices with access to a WiFi network.
On the other side of the spectrum, the IntraCom system also offers users a low cost of entry to professional-grade communications technology.
For more information, visit www.wirelessfirst.com/whatsnew.html and www.intracomsystem.com/VCOM.htm.