Clear-Com to launch Freespeak II wireless intercom system at IBC 2014

AUTHOR: Inavate

At IBC 2014 Clear-Com is to announce the launch of FreeSpeak II wireless intercom system, an enhanced DECT-based offering that operates in multiple license-free DECT bands from 1.897-1.933GHz.

FreeSpeak II is suitable for deployment across large-scale, multi-zone production areas typically required in live events, broadcast and sports production.
FreeSpeak II allows large numbers of wireless beltpack users to simultaneously roam across an expansive production area. Similar to its predecessor, FreeSpeak II can be implemented as a standalone base station wireless system or as an integrated wireless solution within Eclipse HX matrices, known as FreeSpeak II Integra.

When using the base station, up to 20 full-duplex wireless beltpacks can be connected; in an integrated matrix setup, as many as 50 full-duplex wireless beltpacks can be used at the same time by strategically placing 10 or more distributed remote antennas to create an expansive coverage zone. These beltpack users are then able to directly communicate with any other remote or local matrix panel or other wireless or wired beltpack user who is on the Eclipse HX Matrix System network.
FreeSpeak II uses the existing base station from its predecessor that has been updated to work with the new beltpacks and new active antennas. An all-new five-channel, full-duplex FS II-BP wireless beltpack was designed for the rigorous demands of large-scale operations and continuous communication use.  Beltpacks are IP-65 rated for water and dust resistance for mobile productions. The Li-Ion battery for the beltpack can last over 18 hours on a full charge. Beltpack operations including battery health, RF status and Antenna link can be monitored in real-time via the base station or Eclipse HX version 7.6 software.