Pliant Technologies Releases 4-Wire Adapter for MicroCom XR

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Offering a solution to enhance the flexibility of its MicroCom XR wireless intercom system, Pliant Technologies announces the new 4-Wire I/O Interface and Two-Way Radio Headset Adapter (PAC-MC4W-IO). Designed with MicroCom XR wireless intercom customers’ workflows in mind, this small-but-mighty solution adds additional users by connecting a MicroCom XR system to a variety of wired and wireless intercom systems that use an industry-standard 4-wire connection. In addition, it also offers a direct intercom interface from the MicroCom XR to many two-way radio devices.

“We have been receiving very positive feedback from our MicroCom XR wireless intercom customers since its launch last year,” says Gary Rosen, Vice President of global sales for Pliant Technologies. “An outstanding feature for MicroCom XR users has been the system’s ease-of-use and flexibility. With the new 4-wire I/O and two-way radio interface capability, we have enhanced the system’s flexibility with a user-friendly solution that allows anyone to interface to a 4-wire intercom system, or to simply interface with a line-level analog audio connection with MicroCom XR.”

Riedel and Backstage Academy Partner to Prepare Next Generation of Live Event Professionals

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In a strong move to support the next generation of live event professionals, Riedel Communications teamed up with Backstage Academy to provide hands-on training using the latest equipment. Students in the three-year Backstage Academy training program are fully immersed in the work of live event production. Working alongside highly respected industry professionals, they use best-in-class equipment — including Riedel’s Artist and Bolero intercom systems — in state-of-the-art studio spaces to hone their skills in creating exceptional live experiences.

“We’re training tomorrow’s professionals, so it’s important that we get the best and most current gear in front of these students,” said Backstage Industry Partnership Director Miles Marsden. “We’re proud that our students graduate with cutting-edge skills, immediately ready to fill any shortages in the industry as it bounces back to pre-pandemic levels. Our close partnership with Riedel helps make this possible.”

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Calls on Pliant Technologies’ MicroCom XR

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Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, also known as ManPAC, is a national leader in the curation and presentation of quality arts and cultural experiences that appeal to local artists and the community as a whole. Head of Staging Ciaron McCormack relies on Pliant Technologies MicroCom XR digital wireless intercom system to provide production staff with a dependable communication solution to put on ManPAC’s high-quality events.

“As head of staging, it’s my responsibility to make sure everything is organized for our clients so that their production runs as smoothly as possible, both on and off the stage,” says McCormack. “Pliant’s MicroCom XR, paired with the brand’s SmartBoom headsets, allows me to provide the crew with the tools they need for clear communication between the front of house and backstage areas.”

Riedel Extends Comms and Signal Distribution Solutions Supporting 2021 Eurovision Song Contest

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For the 15th year, Riedel Communications provided advanced intercom and signal distribution technologies and on-site engineering support for the record-breaking 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). Staged May 18-22 at the Rotterdam Ahoy, this year’s broadcast marked the ESC debut of several new Riedel solutions, including the top-of-the-line Artist-1024 digital matrix intercom node and SFP modules from the new MediorNet IP range of signal processing solutions.

Back after a pandemic-induced cancellation in 2020, the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest drew an audience of 183 million viewers across 36 markets — with a live audience for the Grand Final show on May 22 that was an estimated 4% higher than that of the 2019 competition. Riedel supplied a complete solution that included not only intercom and signal distribution, but also accreditation, access control, commentary systems, and a comprehensive IT infrastructure for staff, broadcasters, and attending press members.

Riedel Provides Future-Proof Comms and Networking Solution for Théâtre du Châtelet, Famed Parisian Performance Venue

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Riedel Communications today announced that the landmark Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris has adopted a full suite of Riedel’s award-winning communications and video signal routing solutions. Riedel’s Artist digital matrix intercom, SmartPanel user interface, Bolero wireless intercom, and MediorNet real-time network ensure crystal-clear, flexible, and reliable crew communications and effortless video distribution during Théâtre du Châtelet performances.

Located in the 1st Arrondissement on the banks of the Seine, the Théâtre du Châtelet was built on the site of a small fortress and opened in 1862. In its current configuration, the auditorium seats 2,038 people and plays host to a broad range of opera and theatre performances, concerts, and events such as galas and award ceremonies. The Théâtre du Châtelet recently underwent a major renovation, including an update of the entire networking and communications infrastructure, and settled on the Riedel solutions after an exhaustive evaluation process.

PLIANT® TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES LATEST UPDATES TO MICROCOM® XR

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Providing customers with communications solutions to cover the most challenging environments, Pliant Technologies adds two features, Repeater Mode and Roam Mode, to its MicroCom XR digital wireless intercom. In addition to the two new operating modes, Pliant also unveils its MicroCom 900XR Receiver, with a 2-channel ultra-compact, lightweight design that allows unlimited listen-only users to stay connected.

“We are excited to announce that new features are now shipping with the MicroCom XR wireless intercom system,” says Gary Rosen, Vice President of global sales for Pliant Technologies. “The new Repeater and Roam modes, as well as the MicroCom 900XR Receiver, have been specifically designed to enhance production workflows, ensuring uninterrupted, clear communication between users, all at a groundbreaking price point.”

HelixNet & LQ Series 4.2 Firmware Builds on Existing Robust Functionality of Both Systems

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Clear-Com’s latest updates to its HelixNet® Digital Network Partyline and LQ® Series of IP Interfaces builds on the company’s reputation of incorporating user feedback into product development in order to continuously improve its product offering, delivering key improvements on both platforms.

The HelixNet 4.2 Firmware Release adds visual communication, two-way radio capability, and a powerful suite of new capabilities for intercom system administrators looking to tailor intercom stations to specific user workflows. LQ IP Interfaces have the unique ability to connect to any type and brand of intercom or audio device over IP, and the new 4.2 update now adds the ability to Save & Restore LQ unit configuration.

HelixNet 4.2

New function features include an “In-Use-Tally” to visually indicate talk activity on individual channels, allowing users to quickly correlate what they hear on their intercom station with individual channels, while also providing a visual cue to those who have removed their headsets or may not be listening.

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VICTORY CHURCH ENGAGES THE WORLD WITH PLIANT TECHNOLOGIES® MICROCOM® XR

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For Victory Church, entering the live-stream world was something that they aimed to achieve within the next few years, but when the pandemic struck, it was a shift that they needed to make within a few weeks. With a limited budget and requirements for wireless capabilities, Pliant Technologies’ MicroCom XR digital wireless intercom system was the right solution for Victory Church. With MicroCom XR, production staff and volunteers can deploy a reliable solution for clear communication, helping productions—both in-person and live-streamed—go on without a glitch.

“The Pliant system was the first intercom to be deployed at Victory Church,” says Krystle Thompson, creative director at Victory Church. “When looking at our options, I knew we needed a system that could handle upwards of five users, while allowing personnel to move freely in order to have multiple wireless cameras on stage and not have to worry about being tied down by a wire.”