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Clear-Com Unveiling FreeSpeak II Wireless Intercom At IBC 2016

New base stations and splitter delivers built-in fiber connection option to complement the recently-released beltpacks and transceiver antennas.

By PSW Staff July 6, 2016

FreeSpeak II system from Clear-Com

At this year’s IBC, Clear-Com will unveil FreeSpeak II-Base II, the new FreeSpeak II wireless base station, and the new fiber capable FreeSpeak II Splitter box (FSII-SPL) to complement the recently-released beltpacks and transceiver antennas.

The new FreeSpeak II Splitter (FSII-SPL) connects up to five FreeSpeak II transceiver modules from one of two antenna ports on the FreeSpeak II-Base II via the SFP fiber connectors; it offers five RJ45 Ethercon connectors, LED status indicators for each connection, and a DIP switch for setting CAT5 or fiber operation. It can be mounted into the 1RU Splitter Rack, which holds up to two splitters, or on a microphone stand or against the wall. The box is IP-54 rated, approved for outdoor use, so water-protective housing is not required.

“The new FreeSpeak II-Base II and splitter box enhance the entire system with expanded functionality, improved interfacing and ease of use through real-time browser configuration and monitoring,” says Craig Fredrickson, Product manager for Clear-Com.

FreeSpeak II-Base II features include:
—A Base Station for digital signal transmission over 1.9GHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands with an intuitive cascade menu and a browser-based Core Configuration Manager (CCM) for system configuration and real-time system changes.
—Supports up to 25 full-duplex wireless beltpacks and covers a large production area with up to 10 distributed-antenna transceivers and two transceiver splitters spanning up to 20,000 meters from the base station over fiber connection.
—Can be used with a headset as a Master Station for operators to communicate with anyone wired or wireless on the system.
—Two built-in optional SFP fiber connectors for enabling either a native single-mode or multi-mode fiber link between base stations and the new FreeSpeak II Splitter (FSII-SPL).
—Multiple 2-wire and 4-wire ports are also available to connect with any industry-standard analog partyline and 4-wire audio devices, respectively.
—7kHz wideband audio.

Visitors to Stand #10.D29 at IBC 2016 will be able to see the new FreeSpeak II family and the complete Clear-Com line of new and enhanced products.



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