Event Wave Productions Brings Clear-Com to Aide in Medical Education

Clear-Com recently announced that its intercom solution successfully aided Event Wave Productions in producing interactive video broadcasts of live medical procedures at the 28th Annual Cardiovascular Interventions Course in San Diego. The three-day event allowed physicians at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines hotel in San Diego to collaborate virtually with interventional cardiologists in New York City and San Diego hospitals during real patient procedures for teaching purposes.

“Using a range of cutting-edge audio equipment, including Clear-Com’s HelixNet digital partyline wired intercom, multiple LQ Series IP interfaces, and a 1.9 GHz FreeSpeak II wireless intercom system, we provided clear and reliable communications systems to link up production crews at the two hospitals and the physicians at the Hilton hotel,” says Ross Goldman, managing partner of Event Wave Productions in San Diego.

“This production capability enabled the production crew and the presenting doctors at the hotel to consult in real-time with the broadcast team at the hospital, allowing them to seamlessly coordinate in live procedures on camera.”

The installation at this interactive medical event was a ground-breaking deployment for the Event Wave Productions team

“We were tired of fixing the hums, buzzes, cross-talk, and other ‘gremlins’ that plague analog intercom communications,” said Goldman. “By moving to the HelixNet/FreeSpeak II digital wired/wireless solution, we eliminated those problems.”

“As well, our new digital systems are faster and much easier to set up on site, and provide better and more flexible coverage, delivering full-range sound that is extremely natural and intelligible,” Goldman continued.

“Even when someone is across town, connected via our LQ interfaces, they sound like they’re in the room next door. This really reduces listener fatigue during long events.”

Event Wave Productions used a portable rack-mounted HMS-4X HelixNet Main Station digital intercom to support 12 HXII-BP wired digital belt packs with power and networked audio channels, four HRM-4X remote intercom stations and two HKB-2X speaker stations.

“Our HelixNet and FreeSpeak II solution has become the defacto intercom system of choice by many event production companies like Event Wave Productions for their ease of deployment, intuitive operations, and clear audio quality,” says Kari Eythorsson, Clear-Com’s Regional Sales Manager, Southwest USA.

“The fact that doctors want to use our intercoms for direct communications during live cardiac procedures speaks for itself.”

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