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Broadcast network extends with Partyline

19 March 2013
Broadcast network extends with Partyline

Version 1.1 of Clear-Com’s HelixNet Partyline Intercom System is being unveiled. Included in this new product release is a system linking capability, which extends digital partyline intercom communications over a network among a production’s field users, mobile trucks and studio headquarters cost-effectively and efficiently, without compromising the audio quality. The HelixNet Partyline Intercom System is claimed to be the industry’s first digital network partyline intercom to combine the simplicity of a traditional analogue partyline intercom with the advanced network management capabilities of a matrix intercom. As it uses a single-pair, shielded cable for supporting all audio channels, program audio, and power for beltpacks, it is suitable for broadcast applications that require quick setup and distribution of multiple channels of intercom. Expanded functionality under version 1.1 includes the ability to link up to five HMS-4X Main Stations and up to 100 HBP-2X Digital Beltpacks via Ethernet to build larger and more sophisticated partyline intercom systems. HelixNet’s station-to-station networking function makes this possible by defining up to five Main Stations that can be connected via the new HL1-ET2 Ethernet Module. A new HL1-FBS Fiber Module is also available for linking stations over long distances.  C8008

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