All new Eclipse HX-Delta leads Clear-Com launches
Leading a host of new launches from Clear-Com is the new Eclipse HX-Delta digital matrix system, which is targeted towards theatres, convention centres, multi-campus venues and stadiums. Meanwhile, the manufacturer has also unveiled its extended HelixNet Partyline intercom system and enhanced Tempest2400 wireless intercom system.
Starting with the Eclipse HX-Delta digital matrix system, this offers up to 256 internal ports, features two CPU cards and houses four interface cards and three interface modules. The matrix has the potential to connect users over dedicated Cat-5, IP infrastructures (LAN, WAN and internet), and fibre networks. It can also seamlessly integrate with digital wireless beltpacks and IP-based virtual panels. Additionally, interface modules allow external sources – including four-wire audio, partylines, telephone lines and Madi – to be routed to user keypanels or beltpacks. Powered by the latest EHX v7.5 software, up to 64 Eclipse HX matrices can be connected to form a single networked installation.
Moving on to the latest version of HelixNet Partyline, this now provides a multi-system linking capability over ethernet and fibre to permit a more sophisticated and cost-effective digital partyline intercom network for large stadiums or multi-campus venues.
This function enables the distribution of many digital partyline channels, program audio feeds and auxiliary interfaced audio over a single XLR cable to a digital beltpack user. This new capability for HelixNet means that each of the possible dozens of HelixNet beltpack users can access any two of the available network partyline channels on the beltpack. Enabling the system linking capability are two modules: the HLI-ET2 ethernet module for main station-to-main station networking over a LAN, and the HLI-FBS fibre module for daisy-chaining fibre interfaces to link main stations over long distances.
Meanwhile, the new Tempest digital wireless intercoms’ CCT-RT-EX remote line extender is used to increase the maximum distance between a Tempest BaseStation and the Remote Antenna Transceiver. This increase can be as much as 914m with a single line extender, or 609m per line extender if using two or the maximum of three, for total coverage of up to 2,286m.
Lastly is Tempest2400’s Seamless Roaming feature, which allows Tempest2400 BeltStation users to move freely between as many as 16 different BaseStations without interference or dropouts. These further extend Tempest’s wireless communications capabilities for live productions, multi-level facilities and sports arenas staged in RF-heavy environments.