ISE 2017: Clear-Com to debut Dante intercom card

Clear-Com has announced that it will launch a Dante interface card for the Eclipse-HX matrix (E-Dante64-HX) at ISE 2017.

The card, which is compatible with Eclipse HX-Omega, Median, and Delta matrix systems, supports Dante and is AES67 compatible, allowing users to transport up to 64 channels of audio to multiple Dante-enabled devices using standard Ethernet network infrastructure.

The E-Dante64-HX Interface Card provides Eclipse HX with 16, 32 or 64 channels of ‘low-latency, high-quality AoIP interconnection.’ It supports all standard sample frequencies for professional use, including a 96kHz/32-channel option, and can be used to route IFB feeds to/from a mixing console to provide instruction to on-air talent. It also designed to bring clear benefits to various live performance settings where Dante devices are widely used.

Other features include:

• Channel quantity, health and sample rate indicators
• Primary and secondary RJ-45 or fiber connections
• Port label data exchange to intercom panel keys
• Up to 64 ports per card; maximum of 7 cards per frame
• Supports third party AES67 interfaces

“As IP protocols and workflows continue to gain momentum, interoperability is key to ensuring all elements can talk to each other," said Stephen Sandford, Clear-Com product manager. “The Eclipse-HX Dante card is a significant development that enables dependable connection and high audio quality for any event.”

John Rechsteiner, vice president of global sales and support at Audinate, added: “Clear-Com is recognised for high quality communications products serving the broadcast, corporate, healthcare, government, and live sound markets. We are excited to have Clear-Com join the large number of manufacturers integrating Dante into their products. Dante now has over 350 licensed manufacturers with over 1,000 different Dante-enabled products now commercially available, so Clear-Com customers will be able to use Dante throughout their entire workflow.”

The E-Dante64-HX Interface Card will be available for demonstration, alongside a range of Clear-Com’s other communication solutions, on Stand 7-K180 at ISE, which takes place at the RAI, Amsterdam from 7-10 February 2017.