Clear-Com HelixNet Partyline at InfoComm 2012 and Now Shipping
Clear-Com, a manufacturer of critical voice communication systems, announces at InfoComm 2012, exhibiting in booth C10345, that its HelixNet Partyline intercom system is available and shipping. HelixNet Partyline, the industry's first networked partyline intercom system, features a unique set of capabilities for achieving greater efficiency, cost-savings, and flexibility from setup to operation and maintenance. The initial release of HelixNet Partyline consists of the HMS-4X main station, HBP-2X HelixNet beltpack, HLI-2W2 two-wire interface module, and the HLI-4W2 four-wire interface module.
HelixNet Partyline, according to the company, is the first set of products to combine a revolutionary platform with the superb audio clarity of the digitized Clear-Com sound, central administration of the entire system (firmware upgrades and maintenance) from the main station with a single cable and flexible cable options -- with the ability to leverage one's existing cable infrastructure.
"For more than 40 years, the pro audio community has been using the common, three-pin XLR microphone cable to carry audio for analog partyline systems," says Chris Barry, product manager at Clear-Com. "In order to preserve our customers' investments in intercom systems and cabling infrastructure, we specifically designed the HelixNet Partyline to transmit four channels of digital-quality audio, plus program and power for beltpacks, over a single, shielded twisted-pair cable (example: microphone cable, CAT5, or CAT6 cable). This capability alone is unprecedented in the history of intercom technology."