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Apr 8

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LAS VEGAS, NV, APRIL 8, 2008--Clear-Com® Communication Systems is bringing control of its Eclipse Digital Matrix Intercom System to the users‘ fingertips with the new, compact V-Series Desktop unit. This latest addition to its family of V-Series Panel products can sit on a tabletop or can be wall-mounted for quick access and increased convenience. A leading innovator of communications solutions for the broadcast, live performance, government and commercial markets, Clear-Com will be showcasing the V-Series Desktop at NAB 2008 (Booth C5908).


The desktop unit, complete with a low-profile loudspeaker and gooseneck microphone, is designed with the users‘ needs in mind. Each of its 12 talk-down/listen-up keys, including one dedicated for answer-reply, has individual audio level control. A clear, bright, graphical display shows 10 international characters including Chinese, Japanese and Russian, for greater flexibility in the naming of sources and destinations. The shift button gives access to eight further switch pages and the menu button provides access to assignment and set-up menus.


“The new V-Series Desktop offers the same audio quality our users have come to expect from all of our user panels and extends it to the desktop for portability and convenience,” says Jake Dodson, Vice President of Product Management. “Since it is not rack-mounted, it can be easily moved throughout the broadcast facility, all with the best, most intuitive display in the industry. Whether it‘s highly skilled and technical engineers working in a transmission facility, producers working in commentary booths or journalists working in their offices, V-Series is designed to put users in control with the touch of a finger for easy, reliable and seamless communication.”


All panels in the V-Series line feature Clear-Com‘s “Listen Again” technology that employs digital audio memory to allow the user to replay received incoming calls, aiding communication in noisy and demanding environments, as is common in the broadcast setting.


Advanced digital signaling processing (DSP) gives the operator increased control over their panel‘s audio including routing, EQ, mic limiting and headset sidetone. It also enables intelligent dimming and local IFBs. Panel keys offer individual mix level control, allowing users to set personal audio levels to suit individual workflows. Presenting users with increased control over their audio environment, the V-Series Desktop provides producer/commentator dual operation with stereo monitoring, binaural headset listening, cough switching and local intelligent IFB control/loudspeaker dimming.


ABOUT CLEAR-COM

Clear-Com® is the global leader of professional communication solutions for broadcast, live performance, military, government and commercial markets. For more than 40 years, Clear-Com‘s signature products such as Encore Party-line, Eclipse Digital Matrix, CellCom®FreeSpeak® Digital Wireless and IP Communications systems have revolutionized broadcast stations, production trucks, houses of worship and performance venues. Recognizing Clear-Com for its history of intercom innovation, production teams around the world achieve ubiquitous communication with products to promote easy interoperability and global connectivity. More information can be found at www.clearcom.com.


About The Vitec Group plc

The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Group‘s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2007) of $546m (£274m) and over 2200 employees world-wide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully-resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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