The launch of the FreeSpeak II wireless intercom system, an enhanced DECT-based offering that operates in multiple license-free DECT bands from 1.897-1.933GHz, has been announced by Clear-Com.
FreeSpeak II delivers improved roaming capability for reliable wireless connections, superior digital sound for intelligibility and audio comfort, and intercom features that make it a high performance wireless option.
The system is ideal for deployment across the large scale, multi-zone production areas typically required in live events, broadcast and sports production.
FreeSpeak II allows large numbers of wireless beltpack users to simultaneously roam across an expansive production area without compromising on performance. Similar to its predecessor, FreeSpeak II can be implemented as a standalone base station wireless system or as an integrated wireless solution within Eclipse HX matrices, known as FreeSpeak II Integra.
When using the base station, up to 20 full-duplex wireless beltpacks can be connected; in an integrated matrix setup, as many as 50 full-duplex wireless beltpacks can be used at the same time by strategically placing 10 or more distributed remote antennas to create an expansive coverage zone. These beltpack users are then able to directly communicate with any other remote or local matrix panel or other wireless or wired beltpack user who is on the Eclipse HX Matrix System network.
FreeSpeak II uses the existing base station from its predecessor that has been updated to work with the new beltpacks and new active antennas.
Ergonomically positioned controls, intuitive operation and rugged housing make the beltpack ideal for extended use under harsh conditions.
Beltpacks are IP-65 rated for water and dust resistance for mobile productions and the Li-Ion battery for the beltpack can last over 18 hours on a full charge.