Astana Media Center invests in Clear-Com
KAZAKHSTAN: The Astana Media Center has recently taken delivery of a wide range of Clear-Com intercom solutions. Production personnel at the newly opened broadcasting complex in Kazakhstan rely on the brand’s Eclipse-Median and Eclipse-PiCo digital intercom matrices along with FreeSpeak digital wireless intercoms to communicate across the 75,500 sq-m facility.
‘Akfa Teknoloji designed and installed the intercom systems for the Astana Media Center, but Clear-Com application engineers supported us during the commissioning stage to ensure the system met customer configuration requirements,’ said Burak Devecel, sales manager, Akfa Teknoloji. ‘Their aid was critical to help us meet our project deadline. They also assisted with end-user operational and maintenance training so that every intercom user would be familiar and comfortable with the systems. We’re very satisfied with Clear-Com’s service and support.’
The Clear-Com systems provide production staff with communications throughout the 24-storey Astana Media Center, and eight Eclipse matrices with hundreds of V-Series desktop and rack-mounted intercom panels form the backbone of the facility’s communication network. FreeSpeak wireless beltpacks are fully integrated with the Eclipse-Median frames, providing mobile users with wireless communications. This integrated intercom solution allows ‘seamless’ communication between team members located in eight production studios, four news studios, two drama studios, 22 master control rooms, 10 radio stations, cinema concert hall and a conference area.
‘The Astana Media Center is one of the most advanced broadcast production facilities in central Asia,’ Mr Devecel continued. ‘It has a large number of rooms and divisions that serve not only all the broadcasters in the country, but also international broadcasters. ‘The ability to connect multiple Clear-Com Eclipse frames via fibre enables the staff in the complex to manage all the communication for these divisions from a central convenient location and offers an extremely flexible, efficient and future-proof solution.’
‘Astana Media Center’s selection of Clear-Com intercoms is a strong testament to the proven capabilities of this solution,’ added Karlie Miles, director of EMEA and south Asia Pacific sales, Clear-Com. ‘We are proud to be a part of such an important and cutting-edge broadcast organisation and look forward to continuing our work with the Astana Media Center as it makes more inroads in Kazakhstan’s broadcast community.’