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Clear-Com Introduces IP Intercom Interfaces

Connect intercom system to the web

Clear-Com LQ-R IP Interface

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Clear-Com introduced the LQ-R IP intercom interface, which can connect an intercom system to the web for world-wide distribution. The LQ series family can extend or link any industry-standard two- or four-wire intercom and audio systems over LAN, WAN or IP networks to any remote location.

“Intercom and audio devices often have to be flexible and expansive to support multi-floor, multi-site or multi-venue operations,” said Stephen Sandford, product manager at Clear-Com. “Unfortunately, many existing venues don’t have the internal infrastructure to support expansion of an intercom system without considerable upgrade or further system construction. Now with the introduction of LQ-R, Clear-Com’s LQ Series provides a complete IP connectivity solution.”

The new LQ-R devices can provide either four or eight ports per rack unit, while the compact LQ throw-down devices offer two ports of connectivity. The LQ-R devices have the option of either eight four-wire connections, four two-wire connections, or four two-wire and four four-wire connections in a single unit. The two-wire option is both Clear-Com and RTS TW compatible. A maximum of six LQ IP interfaces can be linked together in any two- or four-wire combination.

LQ uses the low-latency OPUS audio codec, which features a range of different settings to provide high-quality audio on the available network bandwidth. This means that the LQ series can be used for intercom conversation and for audio signals that need to be transported between floors or buildings, or across cities or countries.

The LQ series of products can operate in both point-to-point and partyline modes, allowing users flexibility of connection to meet their workflow needs. This, combined with the efficient use of IP data rates, makes LQ a good choice compared to other data rate hungry IP protocols.