Clear-Com Launches E-IPA IP Connection Card for Eclipse HX Intercom


New Eclipse HX system frame card delivers highest density intercom systems on the market

At NAB 2018, Clear-Com® will introduce the high- density audio-and-intercom-over-IP connection card for the Eclipse HX digital matrix intercom family called E-IPA. Natively AES67 compliant and SMPTE2110-30 ready, the E-IPA card provides 64 streams of low-latency and high audio bandwidth connections for linking existing and new IP-based Clear-Com products as well as for interoperating with AES67 compatible products. With this card, Clear-Com can deliver up to 256 IP ports in the Eclipse HX-Median and Omega systems, the highest-density matrix intercom system available on the market for optimizing production communications needs.

The E-IPA card comes in 16, 32, 48, and 64-port options, and is compatible with Eclipse HX-Delta, Median and Omega systems.  Eclipse HX-Delta can support up to three E-IPA cards, while the Median and Omega can carry up to four, allowing users to build an extremely dense network with a mix of connectivity options. Compared to other Audio/Intercom-over-IP connectivity options on the market, intercom users can optimize their intercom investment on Eclipse HX and conserve system card slots for other connectivity needs.

E-IPA is natively AES67 compliant and SMPTE2110-30 ready. Now Eclipse HX systems with the E-IPA card can easily interoperate with other AES67 compliant products. For example, Clear-Com’s flagship FreeSpeak II wireless intercom system has an all-new AES67-based IP Wireless Transceiver (IPT). With up to 64 IP ports, the E-IPA card can support up to 64 IPTs and 64 FreeSpeak II wireless beltpacks on just one card over AES67 compliant IP networks


“The E-IPA card is the first of two product debuts on our new IP platform solution,” said Simon Browne, Vice President of Product Management, Clear-Com. “Over the past decade, we have continuously demonstrated our IP leadership with the breadth and depth of IP capabilities for meeting simple to complex communications requirements for the widest set of intercom users. The introductions of IVC-32 IP card, LQ Series, and Agent-IC, for example, extend the reach of our intercom users and connect legacy and modern intercom systems. As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary this year, the company is excited to launch into the next phase of our IP developments, continuing our legacy in providing innovative intercom solutions for linking people together in real-time.”

The E-IPA card and IPT will feature with Eclipse-HX on Clear-Com’s Booth C6908 at NAB 2018, together with a wide range of Clear-Com’s trusted communications solutions.

Important Note on IPT: This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.


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.