San Francisco Stations Purchase Clear-Com Hybrid Network

KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV, a major duopoly in the San Francisco Bay Area, have installed a Hybrid Network from Clear-Com Communication Systems (a Vitec Group brand).

The Hybrid Network is a solution comprised of the Eclipse Omega Version 5.1 digital matrix intercom system, an IVC-32 32-channel high-density IP connection card, IP-enabled V-Series user control panels, Clear-Com Concert 2.0 user licenses, an E-Que card and integrated wireless CellCom system.

The Network combines IP server-based communications with Clear-Com’s Eclipse TDM matrix technology to create a single, fluid communications system that offers broadcasters unlimited communication workflow options, both in the studio and in the field.

With Clear-Com’s I.V.Core technology delivering Intercom-Over-IP (IOIP) capabilities to new and traditional intercom systems, users of the IP-enabled V-Series panels or Concert software have access to the same network as their colleagues working on the Eclipse, whether they are in the studio or in the field. For example, if covering a live event, station ENG crews can simply bring a laptop loaded with Concert 2.0 software and a headset to the venue and connect to the studio’s main Eclipse system through any standard internet connection on-site.