– FreeSpeak II is phase one of comprehensive comms upgrade –
ALAMEDA, USA – Sep 23, 2021 – The world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is updating its home venue of St. Luke’s with wireless intercom systems from Clear-Com® to help the historic venue’s technical crews work more efficiently, save time and reduce production costs.
Like much of the live event industry, the LSO and St. Luke’s are adapting their production capabilities to accommodate a hybrid mix of in-person, venue-based events and remote livestreams. The comms upgrade at St. Luke’s is based on Clear-Com’s award-winning FreeSpeak II® Digital Wireless Intercom System.
“The system provides a full feature set and is easy to expand. Future plans include integration with Clear-Com’s HelixNet® and LQ® Series of IP Interfaces, with the potential addition of the Agent-IC® Mobile App for remote production. These additions will fulfill their existing comms requirements and future-proof the venue,” said Ben Tredwell, Project Development Manager, Solotech in the UK. Tredwell has a long-standing relationship with Clear-Com and has integrated a wide range of Clear-Com products in many venues.
According to systems integrator, Solotech—who has worked extensively with both the LSO and Clear-Com in the past – the modular FreeSpeak II system is an ideal match for the venue, offering the most flexibility for cost-effective expansion and allowing them to configure a system by installing only the components their technical team needs most immediately, with plans of futher expansion to follow.
The symphony had recently been doing more web-streamed events and as these grew in scale and complexity, it became evident that an upgrade to a more fully featured communications system was needed to facilitate higher quality performances, ease of use and scalability to accommodate future growth.
“The flexibility and modularity of the Clear-Com technologies are allowing LSO and St. Luke’s to manage their installation budget by phasing in the new system at their own pace, while continuing to work seamlessly with their FreeSpeak II system,” concludes Tredwell.
The Solotech installation team worked alongside the LSO to ensure a smooth transition to the new system and will continue doing so in the next phases of the comms system upgrade process.
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a trusted global provider of professional real-time communications solutions and services since 1968. We innovate market proven technologies that link people together through wired and wireless systems.
Clear-Com was first to market portable wired intercom systems for live performances. Since then, our history of technological advancements and innovations has delivered significant improvements to the way people collaborate in professional settings where real-time communication matters. For the markets we serve — broadcast, live performance, live events, sports, military, aerospace and government– our communication products have consistently met the demands for high quality audio, reliability, scalability and low latency, while addressing communication requirements of varying size and complexity. Our reputation in the industry is not only based on our product achievements, but also on our consistent level of customer engagement and dedication to delivering the right solutions for specialized applications, with the expertise to make it work. Around the globe and across markets, Clear-Com’s innovations and solutions have received numerous awards and recognitions for ingenuity and impact to customers.
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