ALAMEDA, Calif.—Clear-Com has released its Station-IC Virtual Desktop Client, a Mac- and Windows-based software application that connects to the company’s Eclipse digital intercom matrix.
Station-IC, which also will connect to the soon-to-be-released LQ Series of IP interface devices, enables native connection to a central intercom system hosting audio and control systems, panels, beltpacks and even two-way radios or endpoints from other intercom manufacturers, Clear-Com said.
The new product brings Agent-IC’s intuitive user interface to the desktop. It adds more licensing options, a flexible application window and high-quality, low-latency audio for local and remote users. Quick to deploy with a straightforward configuration process and minimal network configuration required, Station-IC enables users to communicate in minutes, the company said.
Station-IC’s UI can be dynamically adjusted to meet the user’s desktop requirements, consolidating the user’s workstation. Normal- and full-screen modes provide user access to large buttons, which are easy to use with a mouse or a touchscreen. Compact mode floats non-intrusively over active applications.
Clear-Com is offering Station-IC with event and subscription licenses. Production companies needing to intercom instances for a one-off event or other users needing intercom capabilities for a short period will find the event license to be a cost-effective, flexible solution that’s available in one-week or one-month increments, the company said.
Broadcast studios, theaters and others who will use Station-IC every day can subscribe on an annual basis, offering a lower cost per day. Annual subscriptions can be transferred between computers as needed, it said.
“As workflows evolved over the last year and the demand increased for our Agent-IC mobile app, it only made sense to look at bringing this functionality to our user’s PC desktops,” said Clear-Com product manager Kari Eythorsson.
Station-IC is available to download and try in demo mode from the Clear-Com website (opens in new tab). The current release works with Eclipse HX digital matrix, and a subsequent release in Q2 2021 will allow the software to work with the LQ Series of IP interfaces.
More information is available on the company’s website (opens in new tab).
Phil Kurz is a contributing editor to TV Tech. He has written about TV and video technology for more than 30 years and served as editor of three leading industry magazines. He earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.
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