Massive EXPO 2010 Taps Clear-Com Intercoms

Clear-Com is the intercom provider for EXPO 2010, the giant “World’s Fair”-style exposition in Shanghai that runs May 1-Oct. 31. EXPO 2010 organizers have selected Clear-Com’s Encore Partyline and Eclipse PiCo digital intercom systems, along with six V-Series intercom panels, to enable the massive communications needs among the staff at the Shanghai Expo Performance Centre, which is playing host to most of the approximately 20,000 performances scheduled throughout EXPO 2010.

“It is an honor that such an iconic, large-scale event as EXPO 2010 Shanghai has selected Clear-Com intercoms to handle its communications,” says Bob Boster, Director of Americas and Asia-Pacific Sales, Clear-Com. “It speaks to the reputation of our product line as high quality and reliable solutions that the EXPO 2010 team feels it can count on to handle the literally thousands of performances set to take place throughout the exposition.”

During the EXPO 2010, production workers need to quickly organize a very diverse array of performances; everything from Chinese folk dancers to full-scale fashion shows and music concerts. After seeing the success of Clear-Com equipment at similar high-profile events like the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 11th National Games, event organizers chose Clear-Com intercoms for EXPO 2010

At the center of the Clear-Com setup at the Shanghai Expo Performance Centre is a 36- x 36-port Eclipse PiCo, used to manage communications on the V-Series panels and Encore Partyline beltpacks throughout EXPO 2010.  Twelve wall speaker stations located throughout the facility and 30 beltpacks ensure production crewmembers have intercom access whenever and wherever they need it. Clear-Com V-Series panels can also support Chinese characters, further easing the use of the equipment for staff members that can only read Chinese. The Clear-Com equipment will also be used after EXPO 2010 concludes, as the Shanghai Expo Performance Centre will become a permanent venue for performances, art exhibitions, and sporting events.