UK sports production company Input Media has installed a Clear-Com Eclipse Omega digital matrix intercom system at its London production centre, choosing the 96-port Eclipse Omega frame to expand intercom communications to virtually all areas of its 24/7 operation.
The Eclipse Omega resides in Input Media’s new central operations room, where it connects to ICS panels that were already situated throughout the facility. This allows workers in most areas of the building – including the edit suites, master playout room, ingest areas and audio control ─ to communicate with one another at any time. The remaining ports offer connectivity via 4-wire. Having the Clear-Com Eclipse Omega has greatly eased the communications process for Input Media’s busy production teams, not only because the large number of ports lets many people talk on the system, but also because of its flexibility. The Eclipse Omega’s LIVE update mode enables Input Media staff to update panel sources and destinations live on the system without breaking any active communication, adding to the overall efficiency of their workflow.
Input Media first considered Clear-Com’s Eclipse Omega while planning for a facility upgrade to HD, which was completed in the third quarter of last year. A customer of Clear-Com equipment since first installing the Matrix+3, Input Media needed a matrix intercom with enough ports to support its increasing communications demands, and one that could also work with the existing ICS panels. Previously, Input Media’s intercom setup comprised of a Clear-Com Eclipse PiCo linked with a Clear-Com E32 CPU and ICS panels.