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Intercoms And Talkbacks
Intercoms and talkbacks are among the most important elements of any studio activity, converting
disparate members of a production crew into a single team…

By David Kirk
Contributing Editor

T

his p ro duc t group a ls o
includes telephone interview
m a n a g e m e n t d ev i c e s . T h e
following survey looks at the latest
developments in these categories,
subject to any late surprises being
sprung at the 2013 NAB Show.
Notable developments are the
increased use of Open Control
Architecture and internet audio.

Audionics has co-operated
with Rory Madden of RM
Design to develop the Q-Station
Multipurpose Monitoring System.
This has 64 AES channels or 32
analogue line level inputs. Inputs can
be a mixture of AES and analogue.
Outputs have up to +30 decibels
of gain adjust for system line-up
plus dynamic compression. Optional

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Audio Ltd CX2 is a true diversity two-channel receiver designed
to fit Panasonic P2 and Sony cameras

Audio Ltd’s CX2 slot-in receiver
is an addition to the company’s
En2 wireless microphone range,
aimed primarily at documentary film
makers and news crews.
The CX2 is a true diversity twochannel receiver designed to fit
Panasonic P2 and recent Sony
cameras. Intended for use with two
En2 TX transmitters, it features up to
80 megahertz switching bandwidth,
digitally controlled front-end tracking
filters and three scan modes (scan
for free channel, scan for transmitter
and full scan across 24 megahertz).
The CX2 incorporates the blue
OLED display found on all models
in the En2 range and is set up using
the same menu system.

remote monitor units allow control
and monitoring over standard
Category 5 cable.
Broadcast Bionics’ XScreen
talkshow software now integrates
with all Telos multi-line phone
systems and handsets to answer,
screen and route calls. XScreen
captures and displays relevant
information including a drag and
drop database of all calls for a
show as well as a phone book and
visual warnings for persistent or
nuisance callers.
Clear-Com’s new Eclipse Hx
range of intercom equipment
includes four elements: the PiCo,
Median, Omega and the newly
launched Delta.

Debuted at NAB Clear-Com’s
Eclipse HX-Delta is aimed at compact installations

Audionics’ system has 64 AES channels
or 32 analogue line level inputs

The Eclipse Hx-PiCo occupies one
rack unit and provides up to 36 ports
for full-duplex communications. It is
intended to meet communication
needs in small to mid-size
production environments. Built-in
display modules allow changes to
input/output levels, routing and
configuration.
A PiCo-Link feature connects
audio between two Eclipse Hx-PiCo
frames with the same capabilities
as E-FIB fibre linking of the larger
frames. Based on a six rack unit
matrix frame, the Eclipse Hx-Median
is expandable up to 112 Category
5 panel or four-wire ports. It can
house two processing cards and
seven frame cards with up to eight
interface modules. Up to 15 Eclipse
Hx matrices can be connected to
form a single networked platform.
The 15-slot Eclipse-Hx Omega
can support up to 460 ports in the six
rack unit frame using combinations
of 64-channel MADI cards, 32 port
internet audio interface cards and
16 port MVx-A16 RJ-45 cards.
Other compatible frame cards
are available for use with the
Eclipse-Hx Omega to
offer expanded
capabilities and
connections
with the matrix.
By connecting
multiple Eclipse
Hx-Omega matrices,
communications can be
established with many users or
destination points located at two
or more different facilities in a
single cluster.
Introduced at NAB, the compact
Eclipse HX-Delta system is optimal
for installation across many different
production environments, from OBs
to smaller / multi-level studios.
The Eclipse HX-Delta intercom
system provides two CPU cards
for redundant system control, along
with the option of up to four varied
IO frame cards and up to three
interface modules in a 3RU frame.
Instead of installing large system
frames in just one location, the
Eclipse HX-Delta gives the option
of building a distributed matrix

system. This offers a more flexible
workflow and permits shorter cable
runs between system frames and
intercom panels, cutting down on
cabling costs.
CTP Systems has updated its
programmable 24 x 24 talkback
matrix and added a new panel. The
new Talkback24 desktop panel has
six keys, six volume controls and
OLED displays for key labeling.
The mainframe now has a new
OLED display for adjustment
of system levels, plus a USB
interface. All system port and panel
connections are on RJ45 plugs
and Category 5 cable. Talkback24
is PC programmable, includes full
interruptible foldback facilities and
can support any combination of
talkback panels plus four wires, up
to a maximum of 24.
It can be used in conjunction
with CTP Systems’ CT600 camera
talkback switcher to increase the
port count to 30. All panels include a
volume control for each key.

RTS OKI keypanel
interface cards provide
native OMNEO Ethernet
connectivity

Delec’s Oratis can be used to
create intercom systems ranging
in size from eight ports to 4,000
ports, all accessible simultaneously.
The system employs distributed
intelligence to achieve fast response
and can be used as a fully summing
digital audio matrix.
Raycom demonstrated the new
MPR30 ENG/IEM receiver from
Wisycom at the London Broadcast
Video Expo show in February.
The MPR30 is a diversity
receiver designed for electronic
newsgathering and in-earmonitoring applications. Dual whip
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InNEWS: Eredivisie Live Kicks Off With Evs Systems
InNEWS: Nep Develops Arise Networks’ Ny News Centre
InREPLY: International Success for Atg Broadcast
InGEAR: Blackmagic Design Demos Production Camera 4k
InGEAR: Ensemble Designs’ Brighteye Nxt 430 Router
InAUDIO: Clear-Com’s Eclipse - Pico for Ktv
InSTUDIO: Cartoni Debuts Magnum & Jibo & Nabshow 2013
InMEDIA: Avid Live Shows at Dock 10 Post
InMEDIA: How Mam Meets the Challenges of Managing Sports Content
InFILE: Simplifying Alpha Network’s Ott and Iptv Delivery - Harmonic
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - May 2013 - InNEWS: Eredivisie Live Kicks Off With Evs Systems
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InNEWS: Nep Develops Arise Networks’ Ny News Centre
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InREPLY: International Success for Atg Broadcast
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InGEAR: Blackmagic Design Demos Production Camera 4k
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InGEAR: Ensemble Designs’ Brighteye Nxt 430 Router
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