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16/04/2013

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Eastlink, provider of cable TV, Internet and telephone services in Canada, has selected Canadian voice communication systems provider Clear-Com® intercoms for its all-HD mobile production vehicle HD-1.
Eastlink will now turn to Clear-Com’s Eclipse-Median Digital Matrix and Tempest®900 Digital Wireless intercom systems, along with the V-Series intercom panels, to coordinate the broadcaster’s full slate of programming.
Eastlink utilises the Clear-Com Eclipse and Tempest900 systems, supplied by Gerr Audio, Clear-Com’s Partner in Canada, to give its production staff members maximum communications options.
The HD-1 truck is employed to cover professional ice-hockey, college Canadian football, college and professional basketball and other sporting events away from the studio. The truck is also used as a control room when it is parked in front of Eastlink’s primary production facility.
Employees working in HD-1 rely on the Eclipse V-Series panels, which are situated at each of the truck’s workstations, to communicate with individuals and groups. The features offered by the V-Series control panels, including many communication channels, 10-character display and Listen Again memory, allow users to tailor their communications in order to accomplish production responsibilities.
The program hosts and the floor director at the Eastlink studio benefit from using the Tempest900 for tasks that require them to move freely throughout the studio, including “behind the bench” interviews with coaches and players.
Tempest900’s multiple modes of operation, flexible wireless capability and reliable performance, even in RF saturated environments, enhance the production experience of the highly mobile staff members.
Beyond the communication requirements of the different job roles, the Eclipse and Tempest900 intercoms are also adaptable to numerous production scenarios. System settings on the intercoms can be configured via Eclipse Configuration Software (ECS) and the Tempest T-Desk management software for diverse setups.
"Clear-Com has provided us with the flexibility and reliability that we were looking for," says Michael Smith, Vice President, Eastlink.
"The systems function flawlessly and enable us to change intercom signal paths depending on specific productions, which is of great value to us. It has also been valuable to be able to speak to particular individuals on their assigned channels without distracting others. Overall, the intercom solution has significantly improved our workflow and increased our production efficiency."
"Clear-Com’s Eclipse matrix and the Tempest900 wireless intercom systems are an ideal fit for Eastlink as they allow the crew members to adapt quickly to the varied production setups that are common to a mobile truck," says Andrew Hope, Technical Sales Manager for GerrAudio.
"Clear-Com’s hybrid intercom solution is modular and puts Eastlink Mobile in a great position to manage the growth of its remote mobile services as well as tackle new challenges as they arise".
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