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TSL Professional Products acquires Soundfield Eclipse HX at IBC C lear-Com® has unveilled the Eclipse HX Digital Matrix Systems and Eclipse HX (EHX) Configuration Software at IBC. The distinct set of powerful matrix intercoms offers faster performance, simplified operations and administration and higher system capacity.   The Eclipse HX systems, comprising the Eclipse HX-Omega, Eclipse HX- Median and Eclipse HX-PiCo, as well as the EHX software, are based on the original, powerful and comprehensive Eclipse digital matrix platform. All retain the legacy platforms unique integration capabilities. Additionally, Clear-Coms V-Series panels, frame cards and interfaces are compatible with the new Eclipse HX range, providing a seamless logical upgrade path for existing Eclipse customers. What sets Eclipse HX apart from the original Eclipse line are improvements in the software architecture, user interface and system capacity.  www.clearcom.com Expanding an ace product line TSL Professional Products Ltd. (PPL), recently announced that it has acquired leading surround sound microphone and audio processing technology manufacturer SoundField Ltd. The newly acquired range of surround microphones and upmix/downmix solutions are being demonstrated on TSLs IBC Stand 10.B41. With the addition of the SoundField range, TSL PPLs product portfolio will further expand its support of 5.1 audio in the broadcast workflow. As HD broadcasting becomes the standard for televised content, viewers are demanding 5.1 audio to match their high-quality images. By adding the SoundField surround microphones and processors to its market-leading audio monitoring solutions, such as the renowned PAM series, TSL PPL can now offer customers solutions for use throughout the production process, from acquisition to delivery. www.tsl.co.uk/products.aspx S achtler have expanded the Ace product line with the new 75mm Ace L fluid head at IBC.  The new fluid head will be available with a choice of three different carbon-fiber tripods. In comparison to the popular Ace M, Ace L has an extended payload range of zero to six kilograms (0 to 13 lbs). This makes the new fluid head extremely versatile: whether filming with a lightweight video-enabled DSLR camera, a heavier rig with camera accessories, or a HDV camcorder. Seven steps make counterbalancing comfortable and quick. The Ace L also features the patented SA dragTM (Synchronised Actuated Drag) damping with three vertical and three horizontal grades of drag (+0), which provides an authentic broadcast feel and familiar dependability for precise panning and tilting. Popular Sachtler features, such as the illuminated bubble level, round out the new Ace L fluid head.   www.sachtler.com 18 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE Groundbreaking filters T he Tiffen Company has released the IRND + GIimmer Glass single-filter diffusion and IR protection solution. The landmark integrated filter product line offers a combination of the innovative Tiffen IRND technology with the classic beauty-enhancing Tiffen Glimmer Glass filter, giving shooters a single- filter diffusion and IR protection solution.  www.tiffen.com