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17/02/2017

Clear-Com's FreeSpeak II Selected For Awards Ceremony

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Clear-Com's FreeSpeak II wireless intercom solution was selected to facilitate communications during the recent live broadcast of the 7th Magritte Award Ceremony, which recognises cinematic achievements in the Belgian film industry.

Liège-based AV company WNM has supported the Magritte Awards for the past seven years with audio equipment for the live TV transmission on BeTV, as well as providing the sound system in the venue. This year, the company invested in a FreeSpeak II digital wireless intercom system to deliver reliable communications across the venue.

The system used at the ceremony included a FreeSpeak II Base II station, with 15 beltpacks and two antennas, as well as multiple fiber receivers and chargers.

Maxime Van Gorp, Sales & Marketing Manager, WNM, said: "We needed to communicate across the venue's many rooms, as well linking to the OB trucks outside, so we needed a wireless solution that would reach across a wide area. We also wanted to find a system that was well designed, easy to use, lightweight, and quick and easy to install. We looked at several other systems but chose FreeSpeak II because it offered everything we needed, not just for this event but also for other big projects that we work on. It was also a cost-effective solution that fit with our budget."

Van Gorp continued: "The technicians commented on the night that the beltpacks were really light and very easy to use with two main buttons. The latency was very low, and being able to use the 1.9Ghz frequency meant we didn't have any HF interference during the show from other systems in the area. It was also incredibly useful to be able to view the system via the software on the computer so we could locate any issues immediately – we couldn't do that with our old system. FreeSpeak II kept everyone connected and able to do their jobs throughout the event. It was a great debut for the system and has confirmed that we made a sound investment."

"Live events such as award ceremonies are always exciting as there is only one opportunity to get things right," added Vincent Beek, Regional Sales Manager, Clear-Com. "Given our legacy in the Live market, we strive to deliver the best possible experience with our breadth of communication solutions for every user on the system and for virtually every setting. The FreeSpeak II system is simply the best wireless intercom solution for these types of productions."

www.clearcom.com

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