Agent-IC infiltrates Android
Following the release of Clear-Com’s Agent-IC app in iOS, the manufacturer has made the mobile application, that allows for the secure connection and communication with the Eclipse HX digital matrix intercoms system remotely via smart phone or tablet, available on Android devices.
Described as a mobile intercom client panel, Agent-IC connects a smart device to Eclipse HX over an IP network. It is designed with an intuitive user interfaces to simplify the process of deploying across remote teams. The app also enables point-to-point calling and group calling, partylines, PTT, local cross-point audio level control and supplies notification functionality while also providing security in the form of audio encryption and user ID/password accessibility.
Agent-IC is based on the G.722 codec and is available for Android OS 5.0 and higher via Google Play, and on Apple devices on iOS 8.0 and above though the App Store.
Clear-Com has also been busy tinkering away on the hardware side, producing a new addition to the HelixNet beltpack range. The HXII-BP-X4 has been designed for use with the HelixNet digital partyline intercom systems. It offers a ‘lighter-weight, tougher and more ergonomic design’ than its predecessors, of which it is the successor, and utilises PoE (Power-over-Ethernet), accessing two of the system’s 24 channels at a time.
‘The HelixNet platform is an all-digital system based on networked technology, which means all the end points in the system can connect and draw power from the PoE switch,’ explained Clear-Com product manager, John Wyckoff. ‘This allows easy remote connection of beltpacks through PoE switches and users to add more beltpacks to systems already maxed out with 20 Digital Power Line beltpacks.’