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Clear-Com offers safe communications in hybrid trade show

Clear-Com provides safe communications for the seventh annual China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS), one of the first major hybrid international economic and trade events that was held both virtually and in-person since the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Hosted in Beijing in early September, the event registered a strong presence of 100,000 attendees and was graced by President of China Xi Jinping. China-based Panda Dream Quan Cultural Development Co., Ltd was tasked with designing the system for CIFTIS’ broadcast and live production communication solutions – and together with the show organisers, the local system integrator has selected Clear-Com HelixNet Digital Network and FreeSpeak II Digital Wireless Intercom as their foundation. 

“They told us they needed reliable, safe and quality communications, and stressed the system must be deployed easily and quickly for all involved groups, so we immediately suggested Clear-Com,” said PQD’s Project Leader. 

Many government officials were invited to attend the on-site summit at the National Convention Center. The production team and the operations team relied on FreeSpeak II operating in the 2.4GHz band to communicate and execute their tasks. 

The second application of Clear-Com gear was used in their media room, located about 1.2km from the convention centre. FreeSpeak II and HelixNet were deployed to connect multiple zones of communication including the main control room, operation monitor room, satellite vans, public signal and recording room, studio room, media zone and more. 

“HelixNet and FreeSpeak II ensured the communications between these zones 24 hours a day for the duration of the show, from September 4-9, without any major problems or interruptions,” the project leader explained. 

Incidentally, safety precautions were “strictly enforced” during the event. Communications equipment was

 disinfected using ultraviolet light after each use as Covid-19 has a great impact on live shows – and Clear-Com now offers a safer way of communicating in the world of hybrid events, Covid-19 notwithstanding!

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