Comms for Socially Distanced Media Production

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Join Clear-Com and a panel of production audio specialists to learn how Film, TV and Commercial production have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. What new guidelines are now in place to protect cast and crew on the set? How can full-duplex IP-based intercom solutions keep local and remote crew members connected, while maintaining a safe distance? Peter Schneider from Gotham Sound and Brent Marchesnki of MasterChef Canada will lead the discussion along with Clear-Com’s Regional Manager James Schaller and Market Outreach Manager Vinnie Macri.

Thursday, July 30th 10:00 A.M. PDT – Register here

House of Worship (HoW) Applications

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In this Pliant Technologies hosted webinar, the Pliant sales team will discuss different applications for the specific needs for House of Worship communications. We’ll also look at the different communication requirements and budgets for smaller facilities (under 200 people), options available for medium-sized facilities (200-1000 people), and larger facilities that provide full video production and may even have multiple sites in 1 or more buildings.

July 22nd, 2020 – Register here

News from Clear-Com: FreeSpeak Edge is Now Shipping!

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Clear-Com® is excited to announce FreeSpeak Edge™ is now shipping, following extensive field tests and final engineering testing to ensure the most robust and capable product possible. The latest addition to the industry leading FreeSpeak™ family of digital wireless intercom solutions, FreeSpeak Edge is the most advanced wireless intercom system, delivering the best audio quality and enhanced performance in some of the most exacting live performance environments. The system gives users more control and configuration options, thanks to advanced frequency coordination capabilities and intuitive design features in the system’s transceivers and beltpacks.

Built from the ground up, FreeSpeak Edge is the result of extensive feedback from existing FreeSpeak II® power users and exhaustive field tests across applications including sports stadiums, live events, military installations and broadcast facilities. Final testing efforts resulted in an impressive IP54 rating for the beltpack, ensuring that it could withstand harsh production environments.

Pliant® Technologies Announces New V1.8 Firmware Update for its CrewCom® Intercom System

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Pliant Technologies announces the release of its version 1.8 firmware update for all CrewCom wireless intercom systems and devices. This new V1.8 firmware offers several significant improvements, including refined communications for network devices, and provides an overall enhanced user experience for Pliant’s CrewCom customers.

The 1.8 firmware update includes a new group management feature in CrewWare and a new two-level user rights feature. With a roaming bias option for CrewCom Radio Packs as well as the ability to connect/disconnect configured CrewCom devices without power-cycling the system, the 1.8 firmware update offers improved battery monitoring for the system’s devices. Additionally, the 1.8 firmware does not require users to power cycle remote devices when power cycling the system’s Control Unit. The firmware update also adds mixed band options on 900MHz transceivers and enables use of GPO relays.

Pliant Technologies Hosts Educational Webinar Series

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WHAT:
Pliant Technologies announces a series of free educational webinars on the heels of its recent MicroCom focused presentation. Pliant will host three additional webinars throughout the month of July. Up next is the CrewWare Live! webinar, in which the Pliant team will go over the CrewWare software system setup, configurations, monitoring, and device firmware functions. The following webinar will discuss various applications for the specific needs of House of Worship (HOW) communications. Additionally, in the final webinar of the series, the Pliant team will lead attendees through an unboxing and set up (a.k.a. Out of the Box) experience for both its MicroCom and CrewCom systems.

WHO:
These interactive sessions will be led by Pliant’s Vice President of global sales, Gary Rosen, along with Market Development Manager, Art Gonzales and Regional Sales Manager, Mark Rehfuss. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the Pliant team questions throughout the live presentations.

2N Advanced IP Intercoms

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This webinar will review firmware and licensing of 2N IP intercoms as well as an in-depth look at available features. The download and configuration of 2N applications will then be presented followed by a comprehensive review of the 2N IP Intercom programming interface. This comprehensive review will enable you to successfully configure and implement 2N products. Q&A is encouraged throughout.  This course qualifies for two BICSI CECs for registered BICSI members.

Fri Jun 26, 2020 2pm EDT – Register here

Clear-Com Webinar: Innovations in Theater Intercom

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Join Clear-Com to learn more about how the latest technologies and workflows in intercom can benefit your theater or auditorium. James Schaller and Vic Lombardi will share techniques being used by productions of all sizes – ranging from Broadway to smaller regional theaters – and how they can be scaled to your application. Whether you want to get more out of your existing system, expand your wireless intercom capabilities, or add IP capabilities to modernize and future-proof your system, you are sure to come away from this interactive session with some ideas on how to extend the functionality of your intercom.

This webinar will include discussion of:
-LQ IP Interfaces
-Agent-IC Mobile App
-HelixNet Digital Partyline
-FreeSpeak II

June 12th, 2020 10am PDT – Register here

Riedel’s MediorNet, Artist, and Bolero Form All-New Routing and Communications Backbone at New Jersey’s Prudential Center

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Prudential Center, the world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, has replaced its aging signal and communications infrastructure with an all-new signal routing and intercom backbone based on Riedel solutions. Riedel’s MediorNet real-time signal transport, processing, and routing technology is integrated with an Artist digital matrix intercom mainframe and Bolero wireless intercom to enable seamless and high-quality communications throughout the facility.

Opened in 2007, Prudential Center has been the home arena for the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, the Seton Hall University Pirates men’s basketball team, and more than 175 concerts, family shows, and special events each year. Known by fans as “The Rock,” the arena seats 16,500 for hockey games and almost 19,000 for basketball. The new Riedel solution replaces an intercom system that was original to Prudential Center and a router that had reached its end of life.

Pliant Technologies Announces Wireless Intercom Trade-In Promotion

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In partnership with its domestic dealers, systems integrators and international distributors, Pliant Technologies announces a wireless intercom equipment trade-in program that will run through September 1, 2020. With the purchase of Pliant CrewCom Control Units and Radio Packs, customers can trade-in any professional wireless coms product for a rebate. The equipment eligible for trade-in can be from any professional wireless intercom manufacturer and in any age, condition, working or not, and in any frequency band.

“As we all know, the FCC repack has had a dramatic effect on the wireless products used in production. Many customers are still using intercom systems that worked fine in the past but are now exhibiting interference issues or are actually no longer legal to use,” says Gary Rosen, Vice President of global sales for Pliant Technologies. “In today’s environment, it is crucial that personnel have access to the most dependable and high-quality intercom equipment available to successfully execute production operations. This promotion offers customers a unique opportunity to move away from their old out-of-date wireless intercom and modernize their communications with a reduced cost upgrade to the latest intercom solutions from Pliant Technologies by getting value from their obsolete gear. Customers will receive rebates of $250 per Control Unit and $100 per Radio Pack. This promotion is only available for customers purchasing CrewCom systems through the network of Pliant’s authorized dealers, systems integrators, or distributors.”

AY Productions Turns to Pliant® Technologies’ CrewCom® for a Range of Popular Live Events

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AY Productions, audio and coms specialists, turns to Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom wireless intercom to provide robust communications for a range of live productions including Thursday Night Football (TNF), the AFC Championship, the Democratic Debate in Charleston, the Masters, U.S. Open Golf, PGA Championship, World Series, NFL Draft, and the Super Bowl. Aaron Young, coms engineer at AY Productions, and Andy Rostron, freelance coms engineer, began their partnership working on Thursday Night Football (TNF) back in 2013.

As technologies advanced and productions grew more complicated, the duo found they were outgrowing their traditional analog wireless system, which was difficult to deploy and did not provide enough coverage. During their search for a replacement wireless intercom, they found exactly what they were looking for with the CrewCom 900MHz system.