Clear-Com to Exhibit "Concert for Newsroom" at BVE 2012

Integrated Solution Simplifies Newsroom Communications for AP’s Worldwide ENPS Users

Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, will show “ConcertTM for Newsroom,” at BVE (Stand 11D76) for the first time. This new solution was specifically designed for integration with newsroom applications such as Associated Press’ ENPS (Essential News Production System).

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It allows AP’snewsroom members using ENPS news applications to quickly, easily andcost-effectively communicate with other newsroom members who also have accessto Concert for Newsroom.

Ideal for SNG applications, Concert for Newsroom willassist busy reporters chasing stories in the field to get in touch with theireditors, producers and other production team members with the click of amouse. To start a chat with Concert,ENPS users need only scroll through their contacts and click the appropriatename or icon to initiate a call and/or chat, simultaneously. In cases wheremultiple members need to have a conference about a story, the user candrag-and-drop multiple contacts into a conference, or members can double-clickon a session link and join the call—all while working within ENPS stories.Users can see immediately the availability of any other ENPS participants for acall or text message, saving journalists time when deadlines are fastapproaching.

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“Concert hastruly defined Intercom-over-IP with its ability to seamlessly integrate with traditionalintercom systems and external audio interfaces over standard IP networks,making it ideal for newsrooms and SNG trucks around the world,” says PatrickMenard, Product Manager of Concert at Clear-Com. “With the incorporation of theapplication into ENPS, users have even more options with which to communicate,helping them focus on the story and not technology. Time is often an enemy tothose working in the field. A low cell batteryor being out of cell range can often cause issues when gathering info for atime-sensitive story. With Concert, thisconcern is taken out of the equation as you are communicating through ENPS.”

Concert forNewsroom can easily interface with external audio systems, including partylinesystems, paging systems, program feeds and other matrix systems using afour-wire interface over a standard IP network, providing a seamlesscommunications network. Those working within ENPS can also benefit from additionalfeatures, such as the ability to initiate simultaneous call or chat sessionswithout disconnecting the current session and receive audio program feeds fromthe newsroom and/or other users. Program feeds can be interrupted by importantcommunications from the news director or producer speaking over intercom,ensuring that all critical communications come through to the intendedrecipients.

Concert for Newsroom is compatible with Windows 7 andXP.

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