How To Train Your Dragon with Clear-Com
AUSTRALIA: The PA People recently deployed its Clear-Com Tempest wireless intercom system for the Australian/New Zealand tour of How To Train Your Dragon.
The system, supplied by Jands, included a Clear-Com Eclipse Pico matrix at its core, along with a 30 beltpack Tempest wireless system, a 20 pack HelixNet wired system as well as four analogue RF radio channels.
‘The RF environment for the Dragons tour was nothing short of horrific,’ commented Chris Dodds, managing director of The PA People. ‘All the control systems for the actual dragons were based on WiFi system, there were literally tens of radio mics and in-ear monitors in the standard analogue UHF band, and then we were asked to provide 30 full duplex beltpacks. We chose the only product that we knew of that could work in that environment: Clear-Com Tempest. We deployed the system with Clear-Com remote antennas flown from the grid and it worked flawlessly for the 12 months it was on the road.’
In addition to the Eclipse Matrix, Clear-Com’s full duplex Tempest system was used at the Sydney Opera House, notorious as one of the most challenging RF venues in Australia. The PA People utilised Tempest’s new roaming feature, which allows beltpacks to move between bases without any user intervention and according to Paul Barrett, ‘the Tempest performed flawlessly’.