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CLEAR-COM® SHOWCASES UPGRADED CELLCOM10® AT NAB 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV, APRIL 1, 2008—Clear-Com® Communication Systems is taking another step in the evolution of its unique CellCom10® digital wireless system with the newly enhanced CellCom10 Version 1.5.7. The popular wireless intercommunication system, which is being showcased at this year’s NAB 2008 (Booth C5908), has been receiving rave reviews in beta testing. The new version brings broad connectivity and mobility to enable users to have beltpack-to-beltpack conversations or small group conferences, linking them via the Basestation to Party-line and Digital Matrix systems.

CellCom10 is a digital wireless intercom system that offers license free communication. The system is based upon a cellular architecture that can allow up to 10 beltpacks to roam seamlessly between remote active antennas.

The new CellCom10 version 1.5.7 adds new extra features and functionality including vibration alerts. This allows the user to be alerted when the headset has been removed from the ear. Other new features such as the remote battery monitoring and remote microphone kill offer greater control and information at the Basestation. Improved configuration software allows for individual labeling of the user’s beltpacks and the creation of communication routes and conference groups. This makes configuring the beltpacks easier for on-the-fly operations and enhances connectivity with Party-line.

“In broadcast operations, the ability to have fast, clear, reliable mobile communications is key to keeping a production running smoothly. CellCom10 Version 1.5.7 is designed with that in mind,? says Jake Dodson, Clear-Com Vice President of Product Management. “The new Version 1.5.7 has not only improved connectivity with our existing systems, but its enhanced features meet the unique and rigorous demands of an ever-changing broadcast environment where nothing can be left to chance.?

The CellCom10 system is centered on a highly programmable 1RU Basestation from which an operator can control and oversee all communications for up to 10 durable, digital wireless beltpacks. The system can be controlled from both the bright front-panel fluorescent display on the Basestation or remotely by an Ethernet connected PC running the configuration software.

The Basestation links wirelessly to the beltpacks via the remote active antennae that enable users to roam free throughout the broadcast facility while maintaining consistent communication without loss of signal. All transmission takes place in the license-free 1.9 GHz frequency band, which helps eliminate interference with other wireless products such as PCs, talent microphones, IFB and in-ear monitors.

A key feature of the system is that each wireless beltpack and wired intercom connection on the rear of the Basestation has its own full-duplex port. The voice communication from each port is sampled, mixed and re-routed throughout the system as desired. As each wireless beltpack has its own timeslot, it can be individually addressed by the Basestation—allowing multiple combinations of beltpack-to-beltpack and small-group conversations to happen simultaneously.

Note: CellCom® and FreeSpeak® are different brands representing the same digital wireless intercom system (with minor technical differences). Due to trademark limitations, CellCom10 and CellCom50 are only available in the USA and Canada; FreeSpeak10 and FreeSpeak50 are available in all other countries.

ABOUT CLEAR-COM
Clear-Com® is the global leader of professional communication solutions for broadcast, live performance, military, government and commercial markets. For more than 40 years, Clear-Com’s signature products such as Encore Party-line, Eclipse Digital Matrix, CellCom®/FreeSpeak® Digital Wireless and IP Communications systems have revolutionized broadcast stations, production trucks, houses of worship and performance venues. Recognizing Clear-Com for its history of intercom innovation, production teams around the world achieve ubiquitous communication with products to promote easy interoperability and global connectivity. More information can be found at www.clearcom.com.

ABOUT THE VITEC GROUP PLC
The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Group’s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2007) of £274m and over 2200 employees world-wide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully-resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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