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Clear-Com launches COMduit for remote production

Designed around BroaMan’s fibre video signal transport and conversion solutions and Clear-Com’s IP audio solutions, COMduit provides a template for a range of products needed for remote broadcast production

Clear-Com has unveiled COMduit, a fibre-based solution for audio and video transport between booth, field, production truck and remote locations.

The solution is based around BroaMan’s MUX-22 signal multiplexer, alongside Clear-Com’s ProGrid audio and video transport products and LQ for intercom over IP. With COMduit, Clear-Com said, users will be able to implement the products they need to address their specific remote production A/V transport requirements.

Simon Browne, vice-president of product management, Clear-Com, said: “Clear-Com IP and BroaMan create an easy integration and control between the two companies’ leading audio and video solutions. These fibre transport template solutions provide integrated transport and distribution solutions for video, audio, intercom and data for broadcast remote truck to field and announce booths — with the simplicity and low latency of fibre.”

At an upcoming event in Atlanta, USA, Clear-Com will demonstrate a COMduit-designed remote production solution which is built into three flight cases — named ‘Truck’, ‘Booth’ and ‘Field’ — to support fibre transmission for a typical remote sports or new broadcast, or any other situation that uses dark fibre between multiple sites.

As only power and two duplex single-mode fibre cables are required, the BroaMan devices are configured so that multiple fibre and IP networks are multiplexed for transport using single duplex fibre cable; one from Truck to Booth, and one from Truck to Field.

Rom Rosenblum, application engineer for Clear-Com, explained: “All the required signals are transmitted and received over those two connections; eight channels of HD video, up to 768 channels of audio, and a copper-based network of LQ devices with multiple Clear-Com RTS intercom connections.

“These various networks are combined using the multiplexing abilities of the BroaMan products with the Optocore audio network optically multiplexed with the video point-to-point connections, and the Ethernet networks embedded in the same way. The system is designed to support multiple announcers with IFB, cue, video preview, audio mix, timecode, control GPIO, and other audio feeds as required.”




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