New HX-Delta Frame Brings Large-Matrix Performance to 3RU Frame
JOHANNESBURG, JULY 17, 2013 ─ Clear-Com® is featuring its Eclipse HX-Delta Matrix Frame at Mediatech Africa 2013 (Jasco Group, Stand G21). The HX-Delta brings the high capacity of Clear-Com’s larger matrices to a compact, cost-effective 3RU frame. This smaller frame offers IP or fiber connectivity as well as seamless integration with wireless and third-party devices without external interface frames.
The size of the Eclipse HX-Delta makes it well suited for applications where space is limited but advanced connectivity is required, such as with OB trucks and smaller studios.The Eclipse HX-Delta system also has a new connection paradigm for larger venues, such as multi-level studios. Due to its small size and lower cost, HX-Delta gives users the option of building a distributed matrix system with frames in multiple areas of a facility. This new solution features a more flexible workflow and permits shorter cable runs between system frames and intercom panels, cutting down on cabling costs.
The HX-Delta’s four interface card slots grant users a variety of connectivity options. Cards include the E-MADI64-HX 64 bi-directional channel card, the IVC-32-HX IP connection card and the E-Que-HX integrated wireless/E1/T1 trunking card, among others. Three internal slots for interface modules allow the HX-Delta to integrate seamlessly with other third-party communication devices, such as telephones, two-way radios and camera intercoms. The HX-Delta also comes with two CPU cards for redundant system control.
“As productions become more complex, our users require the additional connectivity options of a larger matrix frame but do not always have the space to accommodate the bigger size,” says Stephen Sandford, Product Manager at Clear-Com. “Our new Eclipse HX-Delta bridges this gap between the other small and large frames in the Eclipse HX series. With the addition of the Eclipse HX-Delta, Clear-Com users now have a complete intercom solution for nearly every production and application regardless of size and need.”
The Eclipse HX range, comprising the Eclipse HX-Omega, Eclipse HX-Median, Eclipse HX-Delta and Eclipse HX-PiCo, offers simplified setup, operation and administration. The series also has a larger system capacity for greater audio and user connections. By employing the EHX Software, Eclipse HX users can make system-wide changes rapidly. Clear-Com’s V-Series and iStation user panels, existing frame I/O cards and interfaces are all compatible with the Eclipse HX range. This gives existing Eclipse customers a seamless and logical way to upgrade.
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.