wireless clear com??

len

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A while back someone posted a link to a fairly inexpensive wireless clearcom product. I searched but couldn't find the thread or the link. Anyone have suggestions?
 

len

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thanks. That was the push I needed.
 

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Yes PI, production intercom, Great gear, Great Prices. They should start paying me a promotion fee. I love the stuff I got from them. < easy install too, very intuitive wiring setups.>
 

len

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How many pins does the wireless product use?

And their address is about an hour from me. I think I'll be calling them for a demo. And if it interfaces with Clear Com products I'll be picking up my own unit (I'm a bit of a germophobe) so I can keep others from using it.
 

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i would be currious to know what it does interface with correctly bc i want to get two things, a wireless one (no place i've worked has them) and a personal wired one (the kind that goes behind hte head and does kill all the ambient noise...it sucks trying to run a asound board with those on....
 

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len

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i would be currious to know what it does interface with correctly bc i want to get two things, a wireless one (no place i've worked has them) and a personal wired one (the kind that goes behind hte head and does kill all the ambient noise...it sucks trying to run a asound board with those on....
I'm no expert on intercoms, but I would think that having 2 headsets is a waste of money. The wireless part is just the beltpack IIRC, and the headset should work with either wired or wireless packs. So if I understand your plan you really only need 1 beltpak and 1 headset.
 

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after looking at theirs it seems the wireless is a completely different setup than i thought...

i was thinking the wireless would be a single reciever and thier interface, but it requires an additional radio with the interface. i am not that restricted that i need wireless it just would have been something nice to have for when you are on rail or focus days....
 

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I was thinking about that last night in bed (along with whether the schools would be closed today, whether I should cancel an appointment, if the video I was rendering would finish ...). Having one's own headset would be nice, especially for fit and sanitation reasons, but the belt pack should be part of the system.

For years none of the shows I did used an intercom. I guess people in my segment of the industry (mid-sized venue concert/dance party stuff) are realizing the benefit. That and maybe prices are coming down.
 

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I would not use a wireless clearcom because it may interfear with the sound system or the light board. I would use the wried clearcoms
Do a little research, and then think about your answer.
 

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:) Film and TV constantly use wireless coms (i have worked on a show that had 18 of them at any given time as well there were lots of wireless mics ) and it never once caused any problems other then the fact that wireless sucks. In theatre they are used commonly for those on flys or stage crew who need to walk around.

It will not hurt the sound system or lighting in a way. Otherwise they would not make them.

JH
 

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i never expected lighting interfeerence. but it definately makes sense for flys and certain parts of crew..
 

koncept

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with the advent of wireless dmx....lets not go there now...

did you happen to see the article about a frequency the military wants to use jamming garage doors?
 

SHARYNF

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You do need to be careful re blanket statements regarding wireless intercom. IF you go with complete wireless setup including their transmitters and receivers, you can be sure that there has been a lot of testing re interference, but these systems in the us require you to be licensed by the FCC because these work in special frequencies.

ON the other hand if for instance you use the adaptor system to add a walkie talkie or some other radio
http://www.beltpack.com/simplex.htm
you need to be more careful since the radio part of the system is completely at the users option and could cause problems, more likely on the audio wireless mic side of things.

I would say that the likely hood of causing a problem on the lighting side is reduced but if for instance you put the radio transmitter right next to the lighting desk, depending on how well it was made it could possibly cause interference to the cpu or logic system in the desk. If you were using it for wireless com to the fly then placing the transmitter well away from the desk would certainly minimize/ eliminate this risk. Problem is people tend to just pile all this stuff up all around the desk for quick portable setup.

The integrated and fully tested and licensed systems work well, are expensive and fully tested, once you move over to the interface to provide your own transmitter, then you are somewhat on your own.

Sharyn