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Clear-Com Rolls Out New Helixnet Gear
New units round out digital partyline range
announced the launch of three new product units for its HelixNet Partyline Intercom System. The new units—HRM-4X Remote Station, HKB-2X Speaker Station and S-Mount—extend the digital product
range by allowing many more stations to be added to the system.
HelixNet was designed as a digital version of Clear-Com’s analog partyline
system. Up to now the HelixNet line has consisted of the HMS-4X Main Station,
the HBP-2X HelixNet Beltpack and several interface modules.
The newly launched units include the HRM-4X Remote Station, for the intercom functionality of the Main
Station but without powering the system or housing interfaces. The Remote
Station provides access to four simultaneous channels of intercom
communication, plus program audio. It receives audio data, control data,
and DC power via the same cable, and additionally has the capability to be
locally powered via an external power supply or use Power-over-Ethernet connection.
The new HKB-2X Speaker Station receives four channels of intercom
communications simultaneously over a single cable, and is able to monitor all
four and communicate on any two of those channels at any given time. The user
can also receive and monitor a separate level-controllable program feed. It can
be mounted in a 4-gang wall box or be used with the optional S-Mount enclosure.
TheS-Mount enables the
Speaker Station to be used in portable applications. It can be surface mounted
or set as a desktop, enclosed and secure, and adjusted to different angles. It
includes a DC Power connector and XLR-3M and XLR-3F Powerline Intercom Ports and
can be locally powered via an external power supply or use Power-over-Ethernet connection.
Clear-Com solutions will be
at Stand C8008 at NAB 2014.