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Clear-Com's New LQ Devices Offer Networked Control Events


The IP interface devices with GPIO connection enable control signals to move from one or more input to one or multiple outputs across a single channel over the secure IP network

At NAB NY 2016, Clear-Com®, the provider in real-time communication solutions and services, will demonstrate the Networked Control Events capability within its recently launched LQ IP interface devices with General Purpose Input Output (GPIO). This unique feature allows a set of communication systems, connected over a secure IP network via the LQ devices, to move control signals from one or more end points to any end-point on the same channel. The flexibility delivered by either the portable throw-down box or rack-mount boxes creates a variety of applications not currently offered by any solution on the market.
In September, Clear-Com released three new models of LQ devices that had built-in 4-wire audio with GPIO signaling in one connector - which is ideal for linking 2-way radios or audio and trigger signals over a IP network or the internet.
The Networked Control Events feature within LQ devices is a flexible way to move control signals across a single channel over the IP network. Users can connect cue lights together with LQ devices and be triggered at one or multiple positions by an On-Air switch from a different end. A stage manager can select the Announcer Key and initiate a call alert to a set of intercom devices and/or radios that are connected to other LQ devices. These scenarios can be easily achieved using IP-linked LQ devices.
In addition to Networked Control Events, LQ devices can also connect directly to the Eclipse HX matrix via the IVC-32-HX IP card, which enables routing of intercom audio and signals across large distances. Industry-standard intercom systems or 2-way radios can be connected to the Eclipse HX matrix across buildings, cities or even countries over an IP infrastructure or the internet. Users can also now move high quality audio signals, such as program feeds from IFBs providing full 20Khz audio bandwidth, between LQ devices.
The browser-based Core Configuration Manager software (CCM) for setting up and linking the LQ devices has also been updated with faster and more efficient system edits. The modern and contemporary user interface makes it easy for users to configure all LQ devices. Users can upgrade their existing LQ units to the latest software, which can be downloaded from the Clear-Com website.
Stephen Sandford, Product Manager, Clear-Com, said, “These new features and models are valuable additions to the LQ family, enabling remote IP connections to the matrix and allowing users to link 2-way radios over any IP network connection. The LQ provides faultless audio and signalling anywhere on the network without loss of clarity. This is combined with the quick, intuitive and simple installation that makes LQ an essential connectivity product.”
The new LQ models, together with a broad range of Clear-Com’s industry leading communications systems, will be available for demonstration at NAB NY 2016 on Booth #1609.