Miss Universe looks to Clear-Com

Clear-Com has announced that Broadcasting Televisão, a service provider and multimedia transmission specialist, utilised the company’s systems in its OB van to coordinate the broadcast of Miss Universe 2011.

Savana Comunicações, Clear-Com’s exclusive distributor in Brazil, advised and provided the Clear-Com intercom systems for Broadcasting Televisão. Its communications platform, comprising two Eclipse-Median digital matrix intercom, two IVC-32 high-density IP connection cards and 25 IP-enabled V-Series user control panels, offered connections for collaboration between the production team, directors, audio engineers and camera operators.

The Eclipse-Medians, installed in the OB van’s server room, serve as the central, digital matrix frames for data and audio to be routed. The IVC-32 cards enabled direct IP connectivity from the Eclipse-Medians to the V-Series panels, which linked the production, post-production, audio, transmission and video control areas within and outside of the OB van. By utilising IP technology, key assignments were programmed onto the V-Series panels over the IP network, facilitating an optimised communications setup and faster production changes.

“Clear-Com is truly an unmatched intercom solution,” said Salvatore De Luca, technical director of Broadcasting Televisão Ltda. “The systems give us all the features, flexibility and control we could ever need in a communications system. With the help of Clear-Com, there is not a single live production, such as Miss Universe, that we could not broadcast with excellence.”

“One of our faithful, long-time users, Broadcasting Televisão, recently transitioned into IP solutions. As a result, this simplified wiring while retaining the absolute reliability offered by wired systems, with no undesirable latency,” commented Peter Giddings, senior executive vice president of Global Events, Clear-Com. “This synthesis of powerful wired intercoms with advanced IP technology dramatically transforms communication and redefines intercom system innovation.”