Clear-Com Communication Systems is now shipping (worldwide) the new Tempest2400 wireless intercom system, which operates in a license-free frequency band where it is fundamentally resistant to interference from other wireless devices.
By utilizing the 2.4 GHz Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) in conjunction with TDMA technology, the Tempest2400 RF approach avoids the need for licensing and frequency coordination.
In addition, once registered to a base station, a beltpack needs no further configuration and roams freely within a single zone area, making it perfect for productions and events requiring tight coordination.
Tempest2400 also appeals to those finding it difficult to operate wireless equipment in the 470-698 MHz portion of the UHF band due to an increasingly crowded spectrum.
“As it operates in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz band, it is unaffected by regulatory restrictions that inhibit the wireless communications in other frequency bands,” says Chris Barry, Product Manager, Clear-Com. “Its simple set-up requirements and portability also make it a tremendous asset for those looking to use it for multiple types of applications.”
Each base station supports up to five full-duplex, four-audio-channel digital wireless beltpacks; by stacking up to 10 base stations together, 50 independent, full-duplex wireless beltpacks can operate together in a single system.
Tempest2400 features state-of-the-art 2xTX Transmission Voice Data Redundancy, which sends each packet of audio data twice on different frequencies, and through different antennas, ensuring uninterrupted audio communications. It can interoperate with other Clear-Com intercom systems through four-wire and two-wire connections, as well as those from other manufacturers.
Other handy elements include the iSelect roaming feature, which allows the beltpack user to move from one zone area to the next, among other benefits, and the T-Desk control and configuration software for monitoring and managing the entire wireless system from a remote location via Ethernet connection to a LAN.
Available as an option is a remote transceiver for antenna placement of up to 1,500 feet (450 meters) from the base station.