Clear-Com to showcase upgraded CellCom10 at NAB 2008

Clear-Com Communication Systems is taking another step
in the evolution of its unique CellCom10 digital wireless system with the newly
enhanced CellCom10 Version 1.5.7. The popular wireless intercommunication
system, which is being showcased at this year’s NAB 2008 in Booth C5908 has
been receiving rave reviews in beta testing. The new version brings broad
connectivity and mobility to enable users to have beltpack-to-beltpack
conversations or small group conferences, linking them via the Basestation to
Party-line and Digital Matrix systems.

CellCom10 is a digital wireless intercom system that offers
license free communication. The system is based upon a cellular
architecture that can allow up to 10 beltpacks to roam seamlessly between
remote active antennas.

The new CellCom10 version 1.5.7 adds new extra features and
functionality including vibration alerts. This allows the user to be
alerted when the headset has been removed from the ear. Other new features such
as the remote battery monitoring and remote microphone kill offer greater
control and information at the Basestation. Improved configuration software
allows for individual labeling of the user’s beltpacks and the creation of
communication routes and conference groups. This makes configuring the
beltpacks easier for on-the-fly operations and enhances connectivity with

“In broadcast operations, the ability to have fast, clear,
reliable mobile communications is key to keeping a production running
smoothly. CellCom10 Version 1.5.7 is designed with that in mind,” says
Jake Dodson, Clear-Com Vice President of Product Management. “The new Version
1.5.7 has not only improved connectivity with our existing systems, but its
enhanced features meet the unique and rigorous demands of an ever-changing
broadcast environment where nothing can be left to chance.”

The CellCom10 system is centered on a highly programmable
1RU Basestation from which an operator can control and oversee all
communications for up to 10 durable, digital wireless beltpacks. The
system can be controlled from both the bright front-panel fluorescent display
on the Basestation or remotely by an Ethernet connected PC running the
configuration software.

The Basestation links wirelessly to the beltpacks via the
remote active antennae that enable users to roam free throughout the broadcast
facility while maintaining consistent communication without loss of signal. All
transmission takes place in the license-free
1.9 GHz frequency band, which helps
eliminate interference with other wireless products such as PCs, talent
microphones, IFB and in-ear monitors.

A key feature of the system is that each wireless beltpack
and wired intercom connection on the rear of the Basestation has its own
full-duplex port. The voice communication from each port is sampled, mixed and
re-routed throughout the system as desired. As each wireless beltpack has its
own timeslot, it can be individually addressed by the Basestation—allowing
multiple combinations of beltpack-to-beltpack and small-group conversations to
happen simultaneously.

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