Clear-Com expands LQ Series with LQ-R IP interface devices18 August 2015
Clear-Com has launched LQ-R, four or eight-port IP interface devices in a 1RU form factor and announced demonstrations will take place at IBC 2015 on stand 10.D29. LQ-R interface devices join the LQ Series, which extend or link any industry standard two-wire or four-wire intercom and audio systems over LAN, WAN or IP networks to any remote location.
“Intercom and audio devices often have to be flexible and expansive to support multi-floor, multi-site or multi-venue operations,” said Stephen Sandford, product manager at Clear-Com. “Unfortunately, many existing venues don’t have the internal infrastructure to support expansion of an intercom system without considerable upgrade or further system construction. Now with the introduction of LQ-R, Clear-Com’s LQ Series provides a complete IP connectivity solution that can help broadcasters achieve a more expansive intercom and audio deployment faster and with fewer resources.”
The new LQ-R devices can provide either four or eight ports per rack unit, while the compact LQ throw-down devices offer two ports of connectivity. The LQ-R devices have the option of eight four-wire connections, four two-wire connections, or four two-wire and four four-wire connections in a single unit. The two-wire option is both Clear-Com and RTS TW compatible. A maximum of six LQ IP interfaces can be linked together in any two or four-wire combination.
LQ utilises the low latency audio CODEC OPUS, which features a range of different settings to provide high quality audio on the network bandwidth available. This means that the LQ Series can be used for intercom conversation and for audio signals that need to be transported between floors or buildings, or across cities or countries.