Clear-Com has announced the launch of Arcadia Central Station, a next-generation scalable IP platform which integrates all wired and wireless partyline systems.
The system can license up to 96 IP ports in a single RU device, with further licensing add-ons anticipated in the future. It has been designed with input from the company’s global live sound user base.
Arcadia provides general connectivity to a wide range of Clear-Com endpoints through a mixture of 2-wire and 4-wire audio ports, together with third-party Dante and AES67 AoIP devices. Additionally, it supports the full range of FreeSpeak digital wireless products, encompassing the 1.9 GHz, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, and the upcoming integration with Clear-Com’s wired digital partyline system HelixNet.
The hardware features two large front panel touchscreens, with four rotary encoders enabling users to scroll through menus or for use as a 4-way key station. The system is configured and monitored through a new, re-imagined version of Clear-Com’s browser-based CCM software.
“Arcadia Central Station is essentially the universal translator, integrating all our partyline systems together in a single, compact 1RU package. With the flexibility and power of a licensing-based model, functionality will increase over time and eventually this central station will become the ultimate group communications hub,” said Bob Boster, president, Clear-Com.