Clear-Com Adds New Devices to LQ Series of IP Connectivity Solutions


Devices provide universal connectivity for intercom and audio devices

At IBC2016, Clear-Com®, the leader in wired, wireless and IP communication solutions, will unveil new LQ software and three new IP connectivity devices to add to the LQ Series family. LQ devices can also now connect directly to the Eclipse HX matrix, which enables routing of intercom audio and signals across large distances. They provide universal connectivity between any industry-standard 2-wire or 4-wire intercom system or audio source, anywhere over the IP network.

The new models add a third connection type to the LQ series - 4-wire audio with GPIO signaling in a 9-way connector - which is ideal for linking 2-way radios or audio and trigger signals over a IP network or the internet. The three new models are the LQ-4WG2 (2 x 4-wire + GPIO), which comes as a small and portable unit, and the LQ-R4WG8 (8 x 4-wire + GPIO) and LQ-R2W4-4WG4 (4 x 2-wire and 4 x 4-wire + GPIO), which are both 1RU form.

As well as launching the three new models, Clear-Com has enabled all LQ devices to connect to the Eclipse HX matrix via the IVC-32-HX IP card. This allows industry-standard intercom systems or 2-way radios to be connected to the Eclipse HX matrix across buildings, cities or even countries over an IP infrastructure or the internet. Users can also now move high quality audio signals, such as program feeds from IFBs providing full 20Khz audio bandwidth, between LQ devices.


The Core Configuration Manager software (CCM) for setting up and linking the LQ devices has also been updated with faster and more efficient system edits. The modern and contemporary user interface that is accessible from a browser makes it easy for users to configure all LQ devices. Users can also upgrade their existing LQ units to the latest software, which can be downloaded from the Clear-Com website.

Stephen Sandford, Product Manager, Clear-Com, said, “These new features and models are valuable additions to the LQ family, enabling remote IP connections to the matrix and allowing users to link 2-way radios over any IP network connection. The LQ provides faultless audio and signalling anywhere on the network without loss of clarity. This is combined with the quick, intuitive and simple installation that makes LQ an essential connectivity product.”

The new LQ models, together with a broad range of Clear-Com’s industry leading communications systems, will be available for demonstration at IBC 2016 on Stand 10.D29.



Clear-Com, an HME company, is a trusted global provider of professional real-time communications solutions and services since 1968. We innovate market proven technologies that link people together through wired and wireless systems.

Clear-Com was first to market portable wired and wireless intercom systems for live performances. Since then, our history of technological advancements and innovations has delivered significant improvements to the way people collaborate in professional settings where real-time communications matters. For the markets we serve -- broadcast, live performance, live events, sports, military, aerospace and government-- our communication products have consistently met the demands for high quality audio, reliability, scalability and low latency, while addressing communication requirements of varying size and complexity. Our reputation in the industry is not only based on our product achievements, but also on our consistent level of customer engagement and dedication to delivering the right solutions for specialized applications, with the expertise to make it work. Around the globe and across markets, Clear-Com’s innovations and solutions have received numerous awards and recognitions for ingenuity and impact to customers.