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Clear-Com Donates WBS Wireless Intercom System To Sacramento’s B Street Theatre

Thanks to the improved communications, the theatre needs fewer staff members backstage, leading to much smoother, more professional productions

By PSW Staff October 22, 2009

B Street Theatre Managing Director Bill Blake (left) with Clear-Com's Ed Fitzgerald and components of the venue's new WBS wireless intercom system

Clear-Com Communication Systems recently donated a WBS analog wireless intercom system to Sacramento’s B Street Theatre, providing the production team at the non-profit venture with an intercom solution.

Clear-Com Director of Customer Satisfaction Ed Fitzgerald and Bill Blake, Managing Director for the B Street Theatre began a discussion of the venue’s need for a quality intercom communications system, and ultimately decided upon pursuing the donation of an open-boxed WBS UHF wireless intercom system.

The system includes a WBS-680/A2 two-channel base station, two WTR-680/A2 wireless beltpacks and three CC-40 single-ear Que-Com headsets from Clear-Com. Staff members immediately put the equipment to use for the theatre’s busy schedule of productions, and the system worked flawlessly. 

Thanks to the improved communications, the theatre needs fewer staff members backstage, leading to much smoother, more professional productions.

“The WBS has made an enormous difference for us,” says Blake. “Previously, we had to communicate through a very makeshift, cobbled-together kind of system – walkie-talkies, flashlights and hand signals, which was a bit chaotic. Now that we have a reliable, dedicated communications system, many of the production tasks, such as scene changes, take less time. It’s saved us money and taken a lot of the stress out of the productions.”

The company, currently housed in two former warehouse buildings and featuring a traditional stage that seats 110 and another seating 220 in the round, is planning a move to a new two-theatre, state-of-the art performing arts complex it is constructing.

Clear-Com Website

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