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HARMAN’s Studer Vista Consoles Get Integral Lexicon(r) FX

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Users of HARMAN’s Studer Vista consoles can now opt to add up to 24 channels of Lexicon Effects to their console with the release of the VISTA FX engine. The VISTA FX unit contains 8 channels of FX, and three units may be cascaded to allow up to 24 different mono channels per console.

Not only does each 2U lightweight VISTA FX unit provide the equivalent of 2 renowned and revered Lexicon PCM96 devices, but control and assignment of the effects and their parameters is all accomplished via the Vistonics(tm) user interface. Both real-time operation and snapshot-based control can be achieved through the touch-screen based system. The unit can be configured to provide 8 mono, 4 stereo or 2 surround signals; with hundreds of different presets available to the operator.

Additionally, BSS 30-band graphic equalizers are available for input channels, groups, masters and auxiliaries, with control of the bands either via the Vistonics rotary controls or via the faders on the console. Users can choose the starting band position on the fader bank to provide the most convenient location for the graphic EQ control. On the Vista 9, the FaderGlow(tm) turns red on the controlling faders to indicate that they are in EQ mode.

The option is available as an upgrade for all Studer Vista consoles which utilise the SCore Live DSP core.

Other new products from Studer at NAB include the new Studer Vista 1 Compact mixing console, Vista Compact Remote bay, RTW TM7 Metering Option for Vista consoles and an Axia Livewire(tm) AoIP card for the D21m system.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.2 billion for twelve months ending December 31, 2011.

Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Nucomm Newscoder 4 Comes in Loud and Clear with Special Discount Pricing at the 2012 NAB Show

Transmitter-Agnostic MPEG-4-Enabled Encoder Allows Broadcasters to Transmit HD Content Efficiently

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 17, 2012 – Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast, Sports & Entertainment and MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, is showcasing its Nucomm Newscoder 4 at the 2012 NAB Show (Booth C6432 and OE1569). The Newscoder 4 will be specially priced throughout the duration of the show.

The Newscoder 4, designed to work with any transmitter, is a compact, low-power, HD/SD, video/audio encoder with AES encryption. At just 3.7 cubic inches in size, Newscoder 4 delivers superior MPEG-4 H.264 SD and HD encoding, enabling broadcasters to transmit HD content efficiently over the same infrastructure used to transmit SD content.

“The Newscoder 4 continues to define the next level of video compression, and we are excited to offer special pricing during the 2012 NAB show,” says Integrated Microwave Technologies Divisional Chief Executive Stephen Shpock. “What sets the Newscoder 4 apart is that it is designed to work with any transmitter. With an additional 30-percent bit rate reduction, low delays and video quality improvement over a baseline encoder, the MPEG-4-enabled encoder allows broadcasters to transmit HD content efficiently. Users will be especially pleased with the Newscoder 4’s ability to support a full main profile.”

The Newscoder 4 input accepts either composite (NTSC or PAL), SD-SDI or HD-SDI sources. The encoder automatically detects the video input format, digitizes it and passes it to a high-performance H.264/AVC MP@L4 video encoder, where the video is compressed down to an extremely low data rate. The resulting output is an ASI transport stream.

In addition, the encoder has one stereo or two mono audio inputs and supports both line-level inputs and microphone-level inputs. Each mode supports independent gain selection ranging from 12 dB of attenuation to +50 dB and embedded audio.

Featuring two RS232 ports, one for remote control and a second for user data, the Newscoder 4 also employs AES encryption, preventing unauthorized viewing of the signal. A video test pattern generator is designed into the NCTX-4 that can be controlled externally through the preset switch or programmed to be automatically enabled when the video input is lost. The encoder has an ASI input and output, providing the ability to stack or multiplex multiple units.

The Newscoder 4 requires little setup and the local control panel is simple and user friendly. Simply apply video and power, then connect and select a preset. For advanced functions, such as AES encryption keys or unit naming, an easy-to-use administration software package is supplied, allowing the user to configure up to eight custom presets. The administrator can feel confident that with the use of access control, the end user cannot corrupt the preset configurations.

About Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) is a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division. The company comprises the leading microwave brands Nucomm, RF Central and Microwave Service Company (MSC), offering broadcasters worldwide complete broadcast solutions. Nucomm is a premium brand of digital microwave video systems (including COFDM and VSB) for portable and fixed link applications. RF Central is an innovative brand of compact microwave video equipment for licensed and license free broadcast applications. MSC is a premier provider of engineering, integration, technical support, installation and commissioning services. IMT is an ISO 9001:2008 certified QMS organization and recipient of multiple industry awards for design and innovations.

More information can be found at www.imt-broadcast.com.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2011 revenue of £351 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services.

Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events.

Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG.

Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fibre optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews.

More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

Fairlight goes Solo with mouse

Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 – Fairlight announced today the release of Solo, a new mouse-based editing option for its Dream software.

Extending upon Fairlight’s traditional customised control surface, Fairlight’s release of Solo continues the company strategy to broaden its product range.

“The release of Solo is in direct response to customer requests to extend the functionality of existing Fairlight systems and providing a lower cost prep-station utility while preserving the features and reliability of the Dream software” says CTO, Tino Fibaek.

Fibaek notes that Solo’s operation will be familiar to users of other audio production systems, allowing them an easy migration path to Fairlight technology. GUI options include dual-screen operation with dedicated editing and mixing, or a single integrated screen with access to all vital production tools including editing, video, database, mixing and monitor controls.

Solo software is supplied with the Fairlight FPGA based CC-1 engine and SX range of I/O cards starting from around $4,000, and can be optioned up to 192 tracks.

Fibaek said “Solo will lower the entry price for customers to the world of Fairlight technology, with the guarantee that Fairlight’s popular Xynergi controller or EVO production console can be added with no cost penalty at a later date”.

Solo will debut at NAB 2012 on the Fairlight booth, SL14305.

About Fairlight

Fairlight is an Australian company with over 30 years experience in media production systems. The company designs and manufactures professional video and audio recording, editing and mixing systems offering both desktop, console and native user environments.

Fairlight has always been at the leading edge of development pioneering 3D sound and customised control surfaces. Fairlight systems are acknowledged by industry leaders as being the fastest control surfaces available and have received numerous awards over the years including two Scientific and Technical Academy Awards.

Fairlight products include the EVO mixing console, Xynergi desktop controller, Pyxis Video editor and Crystal Core FPGA accelerator.

For more information, contact Tino Fibaek, Chief Technical Officer.
Phone: +61 408 695 552.
Email: tino@fairlightau.com.

RTW TM7 TouchMonitor Arrives at USC School of Cinematic Arts

TouchScreen Audio Meter an Innovative Teaching Tool for Film Students

LOS ANGELES, APRIL 17, 2012 – RTW, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices for studio recording and radio and TV broadcast applications, is pleased to announce the recent installation of its TM7 TouchMonitor at the prestigious John Williams Scoring Stage at the University of California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts. The 7-inch touch-sensitive audio monitor has become an integral part of the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs, specifically for students learning about film scoring, mixing and audio post production. The innovative touchscreen capability provides a more flexible, comfortable experience for the students, most of who are accustomed to using the same touch technology on their personal electronic devices.

After spending some time with the TM7 at last year’s NAB Show, USC’s Chief Audio Engineer Buddy Halligan knew right away that it would be part of the school’s recent redesign of the John Williams Scoring Stage. Halligan, already familiar with RTW from the positive experience he’d had with the company’s SurroundMonitor 10800X PLUS—there are five units installed in the dub stages at the School of Cinematic Arts—purchased the TM7 soon after.

“I suspected the TM7 would also be another high-quality meter,” says Halligan. “I played with it at NAB, fell in love and bought it. It’s so intuitive, the design is beautiful and it’s nice that we will be able to keep adding to it with new upgrades and software packages as our needs change. It makes for a solid investment for our school.”

The TouchMonitor’s LRA (Loudness Range) instrument, a descriptor specified in ITU-R BS.1770, which combines the two most critical loudness-metering parameters, is used extensively in USC School of Cinematic Arts’ graduate-level advanced sound, sound production and post-production film classes. In the sound production classes, for example, the students show their dailies, receive rough cuts, final cuts and then produce the final mix. The TM7’s LRA has proven to be an integral teaching tool as the students take their content through each stage of the filmmaking process. It is also used in the scoring classes in a similar way.

Halligan also likes the customization and flexibility the TM7 provides. For the faculty, it is helpful to be able to set up different pre-sets in order to cover all required topics in class. Plus, since all of the readings can be viewed simultaneously and projected onto a larger screen, all of the students can have a clear visual of what they are listening for.

“The VGA output is a great feature,” adds Halligan. “It allows us to project the meters in the classrooms so that the entire class gets a really close look at what is going on with the various parameters and meters. They can easily see the phase relationship, RTA, the overall level peaks, dialogue, normalization—everything they need to understand the bigger picture.”

The TM7 and TM9 TouchMonitor versions, featuring 7- and 9-inch touch-sensitive displays, respectively, provide unparalleled flexibility and modularity, combined with intuitive control. The software visualizes multiple sources simultaneously. It supports displaying the same signal on multiple instruments in parallel, each with dedicated defaults with both horizontal and vertical operation. The system visualizes up to 16 analog and/or digital sources at the same time. The TM9 is even capable of providing a view of up to 32 digital channels when the 3G SDI option is implemented.

“We are honored that a school with such a stellar reputation as that of the USC School of Cinematic Arts chose RTW’s state-of-the-art products for its students,” says Andreas Tweitmann, CEO, RTW. “These students are the future of the film industry and we are sure that the TouchMonitor is the perfect tool for meeting today and tomorrow’s challenges in audio metering. It is a wonderful opportunity for them to be using the same tools in the classroom that they will find in many production studios around the world.”

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Fairlight goes Free with Solo software

Sydney, Australia, Wednesday April 11th, 2012 – Fairlight announced today the release of three versions of its Solo mouse-based editing program for educational and evaluation purposes.

* Solo.edu – a package for use in educational facilities and for students.
* Solo.prep – a companion product for Fairlight owners to prepare offline editing and tracklay.
* Solo.eval – an opportunity to sample the Fairlight product range natively.

While Fairlight post production software relies on its FPGA based Crystal Core accelerator card, the free versions of Solo use an emulation of the Crystal Core running on the host processor. “The features will be identical to that of Crystal Core based systems, but on a limited scale in terms of tracks and mixing capability” says CTO, Tino Fibaek.

Fibaek adds, “Solo provides a familiar native operating environment to other audio production systems while using the power of Fairlight’s Dream operating system. GUI options include dual-screen operation with dedicated editing/mixing, or a single integrated screen with access to all vital production tools including editing, video, database, mixing and monitor controls.”

As parts of Fairlight’s support of industry training, educational institutions offering courses in media production will be provided with free copies of Solo.edu on request. New and existing Fairlight owners will be entitled to a free copy of Solo.prep for each system owned.

Solo will debut at NAB 2012 on the Fairlight booth, SL14305, and will be available soon on Fairlight’s website.

About Fairlight

Fairlight is an Australian company with over 30 years experience in media production systems. The company designs and manufactures professional video and audio recording, editing and mixing systems offering both desktop, console and native user environments.

Fairlight has always been at the leading edge of development pioneering 3D sound and customised control surfaces. Fairlight systems are acknowledged by industry leaders as being the fastest control surfaces available and have received numerous awards over the years including two Scientific and Technical Academy Awards.

Fairlight products include the EVO mixing console, Xynergi desktop controller, Pyxis Video editor and Crystal Core FPGA accelerator.

For more information, contact Tino Fibaek, Chief Technical Officer.
Phone: +61 408 695 552.
Email: tino@fairlightau.com

Brevity Redefines Workflow of Post-Production House Creative Group

Las Vegas, NV – April 17, 2012 – Demonstrating comprehensive proof of concept of its innovation-leading media transcoding, transfer, storage management and collaboration platform, Brevity today announced sales to international post-production house, Creative Group. Since fall 2011, Creative Group has successfully deployed Brevity’s V2 solution, securing massive workflow gains for transport and transcode of sports highlights, TV programs and promotions of HD content.

“Brevity’s breakthrough technology is a game changer, said Joe Avallone, President of Creative Group. “The ability to provide simultaneous transport and transcode enables us to offer our clients significant improvements in file based workflow, shortening turnaround time and driving production efficiencies while ensuring very high quality.”

“I was completely amazed by Brevity, it’s truly the technology of the future,” said Kassie Caffiero, SVP of Post Production, Creative Group. “With Brevity, Creative Group is staying ahead of the curve and efficiently adapting to demanding workflows and growing complexities in the industry. We’ve used Brevity as a vehicle for clients to enter a new regime, opening up a whole new way of providing services.”

One major sports network found Brevity extremely convenient, as they were able to start all of their sessions earlier, which allowed for more creativity, and more relaxed deadlines.
“Our goal is to eliminate many of the commercial, creative and technology challenges associated with management and distribution of diverse media files and formats,” said Jake Bronstein, CEO, Brevity. “Creative Group was one of the first to implement Brevity, to really understand how they could create a fundamental workflow change, and we can’t be happier with the impact it’s had for them and their clients.”

Brevity V3, debuting at NAB 2012, is a breakthrough technology that for the first time delivers simultaneous transcoding and highly accelerated transport of high-resolution video as an integrated process on any network. V3 delivers this capability through a Web based enterprise video management solution that utilizes automated project-driven workflows, advanced algorithms, virtual storage, Web-based interfaces, and teraflops of computing power.

Brevity is based in New York City and has a sales office in Los Angeles and a development office in the Portland, Oregon area. Brevity will be located at booth SL13316 at NAB from April 16, 2012 to April 19, 2012.

ABOUT BREVITY
Brevity provides breakthrough technology that offers for the first time the ability to simultaneous transcode while transporting video at incredibly fast speeds- over any network- Internet, fiber, or data satellite. Founded in 2010 by Jacob Bronstein and Abdul Sulieman, Brevity transforms media production and distribution workflows and redefines the time, cost, and efficiency required to support M&E operations. Brevity is working with leading networks, studios, content providers, sports teams, and production houses to redefine media production and distribution around the world. For more information please visit us at www.brevityv.com or follow us @BrevityV.

ABOUT CREATIVE GROUP
Creative Group is the largest independent supplier of high definition production and post production services in New York City. For more information please visit us at www.creativegroup.tv.

API HOSTS EVENT WITH JOE CHICCARELLI AT WEST LA MUSIC

joe_c.JPGJESSUP, MARYLAND – APRIL 2012: Famed producer, mixer and engineer Joe Chiccarelli is slated to appear for API (Automated Processes Inc.) at a special API JDK Day event. The special showing will feature a Q&A with Chiccarelli as well as a demonstration of his recording and mixing techniques using an API 1608.

“We are so thrilled to have Joe available to appear at this event,” said Larry Droppa, API president. “Getting Joe to explain his recording and mixing techniques in an intimate forum like this is a very rare occurrence, and API is honored to have Joe doing the demo on a 1608. He has been a fan of API gear for many years and has the ability to get the equipment to bring out the best part of an artist’s performance.”

Chiccarelli rose to industry fame as an engineer and producer more

DPA Upgrades Popular 4099 Instrument Mic Series to d:vote at the 2012 NAB Show

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 16, 2012 – DPA Microphones is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new d:vote range of instrument microphones at the 2012 NAB show (Booth C3436). DPA’s d:vote is perfect for broadcast settings that require mics that are high-quality, discrete and effortless to change. Building on the success of the highly acclaimed 4099 instrument clip mic series, d:vote has enhanced the shock mount to provide even better absorption.

The proliferation of reality-based programming where live musical performances dominate, makes the d:vote a mic that is much needed. Talk and Late Night shows increasingly feature more live music, where musical artists need to set up quickly and have unobtrusive mics. Television programs such as the Tonight Show with Jay Leno continue to rely on DPA instrument microphones. Also, with so many television viewers watching in HDTV with 5.1 sound, only high-quality mics from a company like DPA can deliver the kind of pristine sound that they desire.

In addition to the shock absorption upgrades, the new d:vote instrument microphones now feature a cable available in heavy duty 2.2 mm (0.087 in) and 1.55 mm (0.061 in) diameter versions, which can now be detached from the end of the gooseneck. Further flexibility is available through an extension unit for the gooseneck supplied with the mic, which lengthens its neck by 50 percent.

“After a long introduction, the 4099s have more than tripled in sales over the last two years and the curve is only going up,” says DPA CEO, Christian Poulsen. “When upgrading our mics to the d:vote, we have listened to what our users want, and the new improvements make it even more durable and less sensitive to noise. The new extension unit brings maximum value to demanding applications, achieving just the right sound from the instrument.”

The d:vote condenser mics feature supercardioid polar patterns for highly uniform off-axis frequency response and superior gain-before-feedback. Capable of handling high sound pressure levels, these microphones live up to DPA’s pedigree of breathtaking clarity and richness.

Despite its tiny, discreet size and lightweight design, d:vote is rugged and stable, while the versatile and extendable gooseneck provides stable positioning. The mics can easily be unclipped and repositioned or moved to another instrument with only one hand. d:vote’s microphone mounting system is designed to be extremely gentle, never marring the finish of an instrument.

The MicroDot connector and more than 35 DPA adapters ensure compatibility with just about any wireless system, and the product can also be used as a standard 48V phantom powered microphone via its supplied XLR connector.

ABOUT DPA:
DPA Microphones A/S is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.

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Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Introduces RF Central LPTV Low Frequency DTV Transmitter/Translator at the 2012 NAB Show

New Gear to Help Niche Broadcasters with Digital Conversion

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 17, 2012 – Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast, Sports & Entertainment and MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, introduces its RF Central LPTV – Low Power DTV Transmitter/Translator at the 2012 NAB Show (Booth C6432).

Available in power levels ranging from 1 watt to 5 kilowatts, the low frequency DTV transmitter features a compact, modular design, full remote management and supports single frequency networks, ATSC – M/H.

“From a project management and engineering standpoint, transitioning LPTV stations to digital is very similar to what we did during the Sprint/Nextel BAS program,” says Integrated Microwave Technologies Divisional Chief Executive Stephen Shpock. “Our extensive BAS experience makes us very qualified to go forward with such a project.”

LPTV stations are used to service rural areas or to provide niche programming to other areas. In the first application, a station in a major city has a network of transmitters distributed statewide. Such networks may have 20 or more transmitters that are fed either through a microwave backbone or over the air. Religious and other niche broadcasters have networks of LPTV transmitters fed by satellite. There are approximately 7500 LPTV transmitters and translator licenses in the United States.

The FCC has established September 1, 2015 date for the termination of all analog low power television service. After that date, analog television will no longer exist in the United States.

“Because an LPTV upgrade may involve upgrading the microwave backbone, our team of expert engineers can turn a microwave sale into a full transmitter upgrade,” adds Shpock.

IMT’s LPTV transmitter is slated to be available in the fourth quarter of 2012.

About Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) is a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division. The company comprises the leading microwave brands Nucomm, RF Central and Microwave Service Company (MSC), offering broadcasters worldwide complete broadcast solutions. Nucomm is a premium brand of digital microwave video systems (including COFDM and VSB) for portable and fixed link applications. RF Central is an innovative brand of compact microwave video equipment for licensed and license free broadcast applications. MSC is a premier provider of engineering, integration, technical support, installation and commissioning services. IMT is an ISO 9001:2008 certified QMS organization and recipient of multiple industry awards for design and innovations.

More information can be found at www.imt-broadcast.com.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2011 revenue of £351 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services.

Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events.

Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG.

Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fibre optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews.

More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

Clear-Com Launches Helixnet Partyline at the 2012 NAB Show

World’s First Networked Partyline Intercom System Delivers Greater Efficiency, More Flexibility and Cost-Savings Through the Revolutionary Platform Design

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 17, 2012 Clear-Com, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, is pleased to announce the formal, worldwide release of the HelixNet Partyline Intercom System at the 2012 NAB show (Booth C8008). HelixNet Partyline is the industry’s first networked partyline intercom system with a set of unique capabilities for achieving greater efficiency, cost-savings and flexibility from set up to operation and maintenance. The initial release of HelixNet Partyline consists of the HMS-4X Main Station, HBP-2X HelixNet Beltpack, HLI-2W2 Two-wire Interface Module and the HLI-4W2 Four-wire Interface Module. The system begins shipping in June of 2012.

HelixNet Partyline is the first set of products to demonstrate a revolutionary platform with the superb audio clarity of the digitized Clear-Com sound, central administration of the entire system (firmware upgrades and maintenance) from the Main Station with a single cable and flexible cable options with the ability to leverage an existing cable infrastructure.

“For over 40 years, the Pro Audio community has been using the common, three-pin XLR microphone cable to carry audio for analog partyline systems,” says Chris Barry, Product Manager at Clear-Com. “In order to preserve our customers’ investments in intercom systems and cabling infrastructure, we had specifically designed HelixNet Partyline to transmit four channels of digital quality audio, plus program and power for beltpacks, over a single, shielded twisted-pair cable (ex. microphone cable, CAT5 or CAT6 cable). This capability alone is unprecedented in the history of intercom technology.”

Furthermore, the HelixNet Partyline system offers many unique features to create a much higher audio quality, increase efficiency during the set up and maintenance processes and simplify operations.

HMS-4X HelixNet Main Station and Interface Module

High channel density and high user capacity. The sleek 1RU HMS-4X HelixNet Main Station fits into any standard 19” rack and can provide power and four channels of audio to support up to 20 digital beltpacks.

No hum. No buzz. Unlike standard analog systems, the all-digital HelixNet system is immune to electro-magnetic interference and ground loops.

Highly flexible and offers intuitive user operations. System settings and menus are quickly accessible. Firmware maintenance and upgrades can be achieved easily via USB ports.

Greater connectivity with existing analog intercom systems and audio devices. The expansion bay in the Main Station allows optional HLI-2W2 two-wire and HLI-4W2 four-wire interface modules to connect easily with existing analog intercom systems and audio devices, while preserving the high audio quality that is free of hum and noise.

HBP-2X HelixNet Beltpack
High channel density and selectable channels to save resources. The rugged, ergonomically-designed HBP-2X HelixNet Beltpack is a two-channel beltpack that can access two of any four system channels and program audio over a single cable, along with individual level control. Networked audio is distributed over a single, shielded twisted pair, keeping the number of cables required, low.

Easy to operate and read. Optimally positioned buttons and volume knobs are easy to locate, identify and control on the beltpack. Channel labels are simple to read on the high-contrast 10-character OLED displays. Beltpacks can be set up in daisy chain or star configurations with no need for active split boxes.

Highly durable and flexible. HelixNet Beltpacks are highly durable, fabricated from lightweight cast aluminum, and come with a sturdy beltclip, rubber bumpons and an integrated strap guide to offer a variety of practical mounting options.

About Clear-ComClear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.

About HMEHM Electronics, Inc. is a diverse group of companies providing solutions that enhance productivity and customer service in markets including restaurants, sports and professional audio. Founded in 1971, we sell, service and support products in 89 countries worldwide, via company-owned offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and China, and an extensive network of HME-authorized distributors, dealers and service agents. Every day quick service restaurants take over 24 million orders using HME systems. With the recent acquisition of Clear-Com, HME is the world’s leading provider of professional intercom systems. To learn more, visit www.hme.com.

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