FRANKFURT, GERMANY – MARCH 12, 2014 – Clear-Com® announced today the launch of ProGrid™, a fibre-based infrastructure system that will enable users to transport and distribute audio, intercom, video and control data. The introduction of the new products means that, in addition to its world class communications systems, Clear-Com can now provide end-to-end solutions for many types of installations that require signal distribution.
Bob Boster, President, Clear-Com, said, “ProGrid represents a major advancement for Clear-Com and its customers. As the trusted, go-to brand for voice communication systems, we can now go one step further and provide our customers with the distribution backbone for any kind of installation, from live events and theatrical presentations to broadcasts and sports events, with the additional benefit of the unrivalled global support network for which Clear-Com is renowned.”
ProGrid is based on the open AES3 and AES10 (MADI) standards, providing fibre-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.
Clear-Com also offers the BroaMan MUX-22 video distribution device, which further broadens the company’s distribution capabilities to include up to eight 3G/HD-SDI video signals. The MUX-22 can operate with the ProGrid systems or as a standalone solution.
Simon Browne, Head of Product Management, Clear-Com, said, “The addition of ProGrid to our product portfolio allows us to be a full system solution company, able to offer not just our robust and reliable comms systems but also the glue that binds the entire network together. It also extends Clear-Com’s reach into new markets that require fibre-based signal distribution.”