Clear-Com adds 2.4GHz band with FreeSpeak II-Base2
Thanks to the addition of the 2.4GHz frequency band, the second edition of the base station for Clear-Com’s FreeSpeak II intercom system offers support for multiple frequencies on the same base station. FreeSpeak II-Base2 provides wireless communication coverage for devices using the 1.9GHz and 2.4GHz bands. It can reportedly support up to 25 full-duplex wireless beltpacks and cover a production area with 10 distributed-antenna transceivers and two transceiver splitters spanning up to 975m away from the base station.
In addition to serving as a base station for signal transmission, FreeSpeak II-Base2 can also operate as a headset master station. In this format any operator can make and receive calls with anyone on the system using the four OLED displays with individual call and talk keys. Multiple 2-wire and 4-wire ports are also available to connect with analogue partyline and 4-wire audio devices.
In a further release, the manufacturer is targeting interruptible foldback management for studios and OBs with its PIC-4744 IFB Router. The IFB router features an integrated four-channel source and destination matrix to support multi-channel IFB requirements. In addition to this, it offers multi-channel source assignment capabilities, front panel local monitoring, selectable powering of the IFB outputs and can integrate with both the Encore partyline and HelixNet digital networked partyline systems.
The PIC-4744 and companion MA-704/AX-704 IFB Control Stations are powered by any of the Encore Series power supplies or main stations and can be packaged with Clear-Com hard-wired IFB receivers and/or wireless IFB systems. It is also reportedly compatible with all previous versions of the Encore Series of IFB products.