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Clear-Com V-Series Panel Adapted for Ross Video Switcher

With the integration, the V-Series module keeps intercom functionality close at hand for operators of Ross Video Vision switchers.

Ross Video has embedded the V-Series module, an intercom panel from Clear-Com Communication Systems, into its Vision QMD/X Switcher Family

ClearCom V-Series module and Ross switcher

With the integration, the V-Series module, a six-lever key/10-character display intercom panel with a gooseneck mic and headset, keeps intercom functionality close at hand for operators of Ross Video Vision switchers.

The V-Series module is a compact control panel provided with the same powerful intercom capabilities as Clear-Com’s popular V-Series range of rackmount and desktop display panels. Adapted to meet the requirements of Ross Video, the V-Series module will complement the existing device modules in the Vision QMD/X family of modular multidefinition production switchers.

The two companies demonstrated the integrated module, which Ross called “VisionCom,” at its booth at the 2009 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

“The development of the V-Series Module and its integration into the Ross Vision switcher line is testament to the inherent adaptability of Clear-Com products,” said Simon Browne, senior product manager at Clear-Com. “With the future of virtually all broadcast technologies headed toward increased collaboration and convergence, we expect more manufacturers to follow Ross’s lead in offering solutions that combine several types of production products for maximum productivity and workflow enhancement.”

The V-Series module offers much of the similar form, features and functions as the traditional rackmount and desktop V-Series panels. Of the six lever keys, one is dedicated for answer-reply, with individual mix level control, allowing users to set personal audio levels according to their preferences. The Module features the “Listen Again” technology, which employs digital audio memory to allow the user to replay 30 seconds of received incoming calls, aiding communication in noisy and demanding environments.

Simon Browne, Clear-Com senior product manager, and David Ross, Ross Video CEO. (Photo: Linda Romanello, D. Pagan Communication)

In addition, advanced digital signal processing (DSP) inside the V-Series Module gives operators increased control over their panels’ audio, including routing, EQ, mic limiting and headset sidetone, as well as intelligent dimming and local Interrupted Foldback (IFB). The DSP audio system has been designed to provide producer/commentator dual operation with stereo monitoring, binaural headset listening, cough switching and local intelligent IFB control/loudspeaker dimming.

Clear-Com is a brand of The Vitec Group.

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