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WORLD NEWS Golf Channel completes facility upgrade G Getting the communications vote C lear-Com® is providing a total communications solution for the presidential debates. The company’s Eclipse Median digital matrix and HelixNet Partyline intercom systems and Tempest®2400 digital wireless intercom with the new Seamless Roaming feature are following the campaign trail, providing production team members at each of the four debate locations with an integrated communications solution for coordinating all the production elements within the venues as well as the pool broadcast truck.  At the heart of the communication setup is an Eclipse Median frame located backstage. It handles venue communications, while a second and third Eclipse frame, located in the media pool, allows broadcast and print media management personnel to communicate with the production crew about shot selection and other important elements. A fourth Eclipse frame is positioned at the pool broadcast truck. Its primary function is to interface with the venues Clear-Com system and the trucks installed intercom system. olf Channel, the world’s premiere distributor of golf- related programming, reaching over 120 million households worldwide, is currently upgrading all of its post-production and live suites at its Orlando studio as a facility-wide upgrade to HD/ surround sound production. Control rooms PCR 1 and PCR 3 host a new Solid State Logic C100 HDS and C10 HD, respectively, joining the existing C100 HDS in PCR 2. The three consoles offer a consistent operator interface throughout the facility, all feature SSLs Production Assistant options to help streamline production and are connected via a MORSE Router to enable audio asset sharing between studios. This setup allows the crew to place a Clear-Com V-Series panel at or inside the pool truck. Throughout the venues and the media center, V-Series panels are employed in any location connecting to the communications network via panels. HelixNet is being integrated with the backstage Eclipse frame to handle communications and cues for the various technical departments within each debate hall. Tempest2400 is being used by crew members who need to move throughout the debate hall, such as the stage managers and handlers for the candidates. Clear-Com’s CC-300 and CC-400 headsets’ are employed with all the systems. The headsets unique design helps to reduce fatigue during long periods of use, providing a comfortable listening experience for crew members. Compact camera interface developed using BBC R&D Stagebox Technology Broadcast quality 100MB/s AVC-I video over standard IT networks Bidirectional HD-SDI, Audio, Comms, Tally, Timecode Completely synchronised over the network TV Bay Advert July 2012 Stagebox.p... page 1 TV-BAY071NOV12.indd 11 Monday, 30 MAGAZINE 16:17 11 TV-BAY July 2012 | 06/11/2012 18:09