Matrix Intercom Made Easi

ALAMEDA, CA and CAMBRIDGE, UK (September 18, 2007)--Clear-Com® a brand of The Vitec Group plc, unveiled the Eclipse Easi-PiCo, digital matrix intercom solution on opening day of the 2007 IBC conference in Amsterdam. The Easi-PiCo is a pre-configured entry-level matrix system, specifically designed for small and growing production teams in broadcast and live performance venues that demand the flexibility of point-to-point intercommunication on a small scale.

The new Easi-PiCo fills the need of production teams that have outgrown their existing party-line systems and yet require the capabilities of a small scale matrix solution. As a simple plug-and-play digital matrix intercom package, Easi-PiCo is preconfigured with 4 Matrix maps supporting 16 ports in a 1RU frame, Interface frame and two external interface cards with a choice of two control panels and a beltpack. It supports CAT-5 structured cabling and has a redundant matrix power supply unit.

Easi-PiCo is a high-value, cost-effective approach to purchasing a digital matrix system without significant upfront investment. The entry-level system is upgradeable to Clear-Com‘s Eclipse PiCo digital matrix system, which offers up to 36 ports in a 1RU frame.

With 40 years in the broadcast and live performance markets, Clear-Com® is a leading developer of high-performance professional intercom communication systems. Easi-PiCo is available through local distributors or the Clear-Com sales office. For more information go to:

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Clear-Com® is a global market leader in professional communication systems for production teams in live performance, broadcast, military, government, and businesses who demand uncompromising clarity, reliability and mobility. In addition to offering more than 200 intercom products, the company also provides consulting, engineering, training, and support services. Founded in 1968, Clear-Com invented the world's first party line beltpack. In 1991, the company introduced the world‘s first digital matrix. Today, the company continues innovating with wireless and IP-based products. Clear-Com, a brand of The Vitec Group plc, is headquartered in Alameda, California and Cambridge UK. For more information, please visit


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 (2006) of $400m (£210m) and over 1500 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


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