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Integrated fibre wireless solution hits IBC

FreeSpeak II-Base II, a wireless base station, and the fibre-capable FreeSpeak II Splitter box (FSII-SPL) have been introduced.

These new FreeSpeak II components complement recently released beltpacks and transceiver antennas, which the company claimed could provide coverage, flexibility and reliability for virtually any broadcast production requirements.

The FreeSpeak II-Base II is a base station for digital signal transmission over 1.9GHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands with an intuitive cascade menu and a browser-based core configuration manager (CCM) for system configuration and real time system changes.

It supports up to 25 full-duplex wireless beltpacks and covers a large production area with up to 10 distributed-antenna transceivers and two transceiver splitters spanning up to 20,000 metres from the base station over fibre connection. It can also be used with a headset as a master station for operators to communicate with anyone wired or wireless on the system.

Meanwhile, the new FreeSpeak II Splitter (FSII-SPL) connects up to five FreeSpeak II transceiver modules from one of two antenna ports on the FreeSpeak II-Base II via the SFP fibre connectors; it offers five RJ45 Ethercon connectors, LED status indicators for
each connection, and a DIP switch for setting Cat5 or fibre operation.

Craig Fredrickson, product manager, Clear-Com, said: “The new FreeSpeak II-Base II and splitter box enhance the entire system with expanded functionality, improved interfacing and ease of use through real time browser configuration and monitoring.”