Founded in April 1968, Clear-Com has expanded into broadcast, military, aerospace and government, sports operations, houses of worship, theme park and offshore-marine markets
For five decades, Clear-Com has been supporting the global pro-audio community with its communication solutions and services. This year, the company marks its 50th anniversary as it looks back on its heritage of communications breakthroughs, and the people who have contributed to its success.
Mitzi Dominguez, CEO of Clear-Com, commented: “Over the past 50 years, Clear-Com has grown to become one of the most recognised communications brands in the pro-audio industry. While our brand has become synonymous with various intercom products, which allow professionals to work together at critical times, Clear-Com’s journey is a story about people who were pivotal within this business.”
Founded on 18 April 1968, Clear-Com traces its beginning to a two-person team in San Francisco, California, USA. It was at the time when Bob Cohen and Charlie Button met and worked together to create the RS-100 distributed amplifier analogue beltpack system. The system was deployed for production communication by San Franciscan rock bands and artistes, such as Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, and the Grateful Dead.
Since then, Clear-Com has provided its analogue-based intercom systems for the live performance market while expanding into broadcast, military, aerospace and government, sports operations, houses of worship, theme park and offshore-marine markets. This diverse range of markets is now served by a mixed communications and connectivity portfolio comprising IP, digital, wireless, fibre and mobile applications for group and point-to-point communications on multiple private channels.
Bob Boster, president of Clear-Com, concluded: “Our technology platforms, our global scope, our diverse range of markets and applications are all way beyond imagination of Clear-Com’s founders. This is our collective expression of appreciation for each other and what we have accomplished together over the years.”