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Pete Erskine:
Version 3 has been released.  Main new features are:

1.  Maximum of 6 base stations networked
2.  Maximum of 12 or 24 (with separate purchase) comm channels available no mater how many bases you use.  Even with 1 base you can have 12 (or 24)
3.  Browser based online programming available for all features.  Setup can be saved for use on other systems.

I was able to preview the Beta.  Every feature can be remotely controlled from the Browser.  Computer is connected to the Ethernet module and by entering the IP of the station, access is available to edit the system.  Most of the key elements can be programmed for an entire 6 base system just connecting to 1 base.

Base names and all the settings
Roles
Party line names
Program names

Beltpacks can be programmed when they are attached to the base

As soon as the final version is released I'll post pictures of the programming screens.
     
See the press release attached

Mac Kerr:

--- Quote from: Pete Erskine on October 22, 2015, 01:11:02 am ---Version 3 has been released.  Main new features are:

1.  Maximum of 6 base stations networked
2.  Maximum of 12 or 24 (with separate purchase) comm channels available no mater how many bases you use.  Even with 1 base you can have 12 (or 24)
3.  Browser based online programming available for all features.  Setup can be saved for use on other systems.

--- End quote ---

This looks very cool. I wonder how they are addressing the need for power in remote locations, and the device limit (power) on a single master.

Mac

Pete Erskine:

--- Quote from: Mac Kerr on October 22, 2015, 10:08:11 am ---This looks very cool. I wonder how they are addressing the need for power in remote locations, and the device limit (power) on a single master.

Mac

--- End quote ---

Still limited to 20 beltpacks per master.

Mac Kerr:

--- Quote from: Pete Erskine on October 22, 2015, 10:42:13 am ---Still limited to 20 beltpacks per master.

--- End quote ---

Hopefully they will release a remote power supply that does not have the UI of the current master, at a lower price. Having a PS at FOH and also backstage (or anywhere) connected by the network would be useful.

Mac

brian maddox:
I was just talking with some guys at my last show about this update.  Pretty major upgrade to the Helix functionality.

The company i work with regularly uses the Eclipse Matrix system and leverages the IP capabilities of the IVC-32 card.  I noticed that the ClearCom press release says the Helix is using the 'I V Core' technology.  I'm assuming that this is the same underlying technology in the IVC-32 card.

It appears that the Helix system and the Eclipse system are converging in capabilities.  How do you see these two systems interacting in the future?  And is there a seamless way to connect these two systems together now via IP that you know of?  I'm encountering Helix and FreeSpeak more and more on job sites and the ability to easily tie in my IP panels and/or agentIC panels to the onsite Helix systems using some kind of IP solution would be great.  Currently i'm using analog 4-wire and/or 2-wire connections, which work, but it's not ideal.

Thanks.

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