Korean broadcaster selects Clear-Com

Korea’s Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) has purchased three Eclipse Omega digital matrix system frames and more than 200 intercom panels from Clear-Com. The broadcaster eventually plans to network its Clear-Com intercoms with its 19 privately owned affiliate stations throughout South Korea.

Two of the Omega frames at MBC’s main broadcast headquarters will be connected together via Clear-Com E-FIB system, which allows multiple intercom frames to be connected to each other via fiber-optic cable. This fiber connectivity enables frames to be located apart from each other, yet still feature non-blocking total random access.

MBC plans to construct its major production center in Ilsan, which is located about 25 miles from its main broadcast headquarters. The broadcast will use Clear-Com's VoICE (Voice over IP communications equipment) interfaces to connect between the two locations.

To enable this connection, MBC is taking advantage of Clear-Com's ability to connect intercom panels and matrix frames via Internet connection. The purchase includes nine VoICE interfaces and five SOFT-VoICE panels, virtual intercoms that enable Clear-Com Eclipse users to connect to a remote intercom matrix through standard Windows XP and Windows Vista-based PCs.

The Omega intercom frames are capable of serving up to 240 ports, giving MBC plenty of room for future growth. Sovico Corporation facilitated the purchase.

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