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Clear-Com to Debut Dante Card at NAB

Clear-Com will debut its new Dante interface card for the Eclipse-HX matrix (E-Dante64-HX) at NAB 2017.

Alameda, CA (April 12, 2017)—Clear-Com will debut its new Dante interface card for the Eclipse-HX matrix (E-Dante64-HX) at NAB 2017.

The new Dante interface card is compatible with the Eclipse HX-Omega, Median and Delta matrix systems, supports Dante and is AES67 compatible, allowing users to transport up to 64 channels of high quality audio to multiple Dante-enabled devices using standard Ethernet network infrastructure. E-Dante64-HX at 64 ports is the highest available density for a Dante card on the market offering both primary and backup network interfaces. No license fee required with purchase.

The E-Dante64-HX Interface Card provides Eclipse HX with 16, 32 or 64 channels of low latency, high quality AoIP interconnection. It supports all standard sample frequencies for professional use, including a 96kHz/32-channel option.

Other features include channel quantity, health and sample rate indicators; primary and secondary RJ-45 or fiber connections; port label data exchange to intercom panel keys; and up to 64 ports per card with a maximum of seven cards per frame.

The E-Dante64-HX card provides dual LAN ports for glitch-free redundancy against network failure. In this way Eclipse-HX can retain critical communications without reconfiguring the IP cards in the event of a network outage.

The card delivers high audio quality interfacing for Eclipse-HX, and may be used to route IFB feeds to/from a mixing console to provide instruction to on-air talent. If necessary, the card can be readily used in the broadcast chain offering a high quality and low latency transport.

Because the Dante devices and the Eclipse HX system are effectively one resilient network, all operators on intercom panels—hardware-panels, software-panels, beltpacks or mobile apps—can be configured to hear audio from any Dante device.

The E-Dante64-HX Interface Card is now shipping.