Clear-Com Brings New ProGrid Audio Distribution System to NAB 2014

New fiber-based infrastructure devices enable users to distribute audio, intercom, video and data signals on the same network

At NAB 2014 Clear-Com® will present ProGrid™, the fiber-based infrastructure system that enables users to transport and distribute audio, intercom, video and control data. Launched last month at ProLight+Sound in Frankfurt, the new products enable Clear-Com to provide end-to-end solutions for many types of installations that require signal distribution. ProGrid will be available for demonstration for the first time in the USA on Stand C8008.

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ProGrid is based on the open AES3 and AES10 (MADI) standards, providing fiber-based transport, routing and format conversion as well as distribution of audio, intercom, video and control data with full management and diagnostic capabilities over the Optocore® and SANE platform. A versatile, modular approach enables users to size the system to match the demands of a specific production and budget, and to manage future expansion. The system is also quick to set up and break down.

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 in each device. The MUX-22 can operate with the ProGrid systems or as a standalone solution.

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Simon Browne, Head of Product Management, Clear-Com, said, “ProGrid enables us to be a full system solution company, able to offer not just our world-class comms systems but also a reliable and robust distribution infrastructure for any kind of fiber-based workflow, from studio installations to outside broadcasts. It also comes with the additional benefit of the unrivalled global support network for which Clear-Com is renowned.”

About Clear-Com®
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.

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