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.”

Pliant Technologies Expands its Range of Professional Intercom Offerings With New CrewCom CB2

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Adding to the success of its renowned CrewCom digital wireless intercom system, Pliant Technologies announces the CrewCom CB2 Professional Wireless Intercom system. The latest member of the CrewCom family, the new full-duplex, install-friendly and feature-packed CrewCom CB2 is an ideal solution for small to mid-level applications requiring a reliable, great sounding wireless intercom with excellent RF coverage and range.

Available in both 900MHz and 2.4GHz frequency options as well as 900MHz Oceania and 2.4GHz CE compliant models, the system includes the CrewCom CB2 basestation and up to six CRP-12 two-channel radio packs to create a powerful but economical wireless intercom system. This latest solution from Pliant provides customers with two intercom channels as well as interconnectivity to all industry standard two- and four-wire intercom systems.

Pliant Technologies Announces 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee on All 900MHz Intercom Systems

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In support of its customers easing back into production, Pliant Technologies announces a 30-day return satisfaction guarantee on all of its CrewCom 900MHz and MicroCom 900MHz professional wireless intercom products. With this initiative, Pliant is going the extra mile to ensure that its customers are completely satisfied with their Pliant products.

“Pliant has had an exceptional response from our customers using our 900MHz products,” says Gary Rosen, Vice President of global sales for Pliant Technologies. “We understand that these systems can be a significant expense for some customers, and with the vast variety of products on the market, deciding what to purchase can be difficult. To help take the fear out of buying the wrong system, we are now offering a 30-day money back guarantee on all Pliant 900MHz systems.”

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