The latest sofware update for the Clear-Com Eclipse HX digital matrix intercom — version 12.1 — is designed to delivering enhanced capabilities for both IP and legacy wireless FreeSpeak systems, increase the density of IP ports, and support additional Layer 3 capabilities. EHX 12.1 also includes a new 5 GHz radio band scanner to assist FreeSpeak Edge users with channel selection.
Further, the E-IPA card’s capabilities are expanded in this update, with support for E1 ports allowing users to host up to 50 FreeSpeak II beltpacks and up to 10 legacy transceivers from an Eclipse frame. For users who require an extensive IP approach, Eclipse Omega frames can now support up to five E-IPA cards, providing higher density and the ability to deploy a larger mixture of devices on an audio over IP network.
EHX 12.1 also provides users deploying FreeSpeak Edge transceivers with the ability to run a 5 GHz radio band scan to view and select the channels with the most availability. An color graph displays channel traffic and a chart provides RF scoring, usage and available SSIDs.
Finally, the new update offers Layer 3 traversing, which allows PTP-based devices on different sub-networks to communicate with each other without syncing. This gives V-Series Iris and IP transceiver users added flexibility in the way they deploy Clear-Com endpoints.
“Clear-Com’s commitment to improving the user experience is evident in this release of EHX,” concludes Stephen Sandford, Senior Product Manager at Clear-Com. “By facilitating greater functionality for existing customers with legacy E1 transceivers whilst simultaneously offering next-level IP support and a new tool for the latest FreeSpeak system — all in a single update — Clear-Com underscores its commitment to its users.”