(Alameda, California--October 9, 2014) At AES 2014 Clear-Com® will highlight ProGrid™, the synchronous, optical fiber transport system specially designed to meet the requirements of the professional live audio, broadcast, corporate and commercial installation and video industries. The ProGrid system enables flexible and scalable transport and distribution of audio, intercom, video and control data.
ProGrid is based on the open AES3 and AES10 (MADI) standards, providing fiber-based transport, routing and format conversion with full management and diagnostic capabilities using the Optocore® and SANE technology. A versatile, modular approach offers users the flexibility to size the system to match the demands of a specific production or installation budget, and to manage future expansion. The product portfolio includes a range of fiber interconnected audio, intercom and video real-time distribution products that include different I/O options such as Mic inputs, Line I/O, AES, MADI, Four-Wire intercom, Sync, Serial and Ethernet.
Clear-Com also offers the BroaMan MUX-22 video distribution device, which further broadens the company’s capabilities to provide scalable, protocol independent transport of up to eight 3G/HD/SD-SDI video signals (with built-in CWDM multiplexer). The MUX-22 can operate with full ProGrid integration with SANE ports, Ethernet, RS485/ 422; Intercom boards for 4 x Clear-Com/ 4x RTS/ 4 x AES based intercom systems/ 4 x analog intercom with GPIO or 4 x optical MADI ports; Fiber tunnel for third-party devices.
Simon Browne, Head of Product Management, Clear-Com, said, “We’ve received great feedback and reaction to the ProGrid system since its launch. ProGrid offers users access to a full Clear-Com workflow that offers our world-class communication systems, as well as reliable and robust distribution infrastructure for any kind of fiber-based workflow, from commercial installations to live event broadcasts.”
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since 1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast, performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communications solutions. For more information, please visit www.clearcom.com.