Clear-Com Acquires IV-Core Communication Technology

ALAMEDA, CA--Clear-Com Communication Systems announced the acquisition of the IV-Core technology, which powers voice communication solutions for professional-grade live production communication over standard IP networks. With this acquisition, Clear-Com establishes Clear-Com Research, an R&D facility based in Montreal, Canada, and retains an exceptionally talented team of engineers and business development staff.

Developed by Talkdynamics Technologies Inc., an innovator of IP-based voice technologies, Clear-Com plans to embed IV-Core technologies (Instant Voice Network “IV-N” and Instant Voice Router “IV-Router”) into its traditional and next-generation intercom systems, delivering powerful capabilities such as intelligent signal routing, low-latency IP audio, presence awareness and other advanced features that will radically change the intercom experience in even the most demanding of production workflows.

“Clear-Com has long been a leader in providing mission-critical voice communication solutions for live production,” says Matt Danilowicz, managing director of Clear-Com. “The acquisition of this breakthrough technology and the extremely talented engineering and business development team that created it will establish a new standard for flexible, accessible and dynamic intercom communications.”

The product of a four-year research and development effort, the IV-Core suite of technologies is designed to deliver highly secure, low-latency distributed multi-conferencing and group communication capabilities. This unique development achieves ultra-wideband audio quality at low bandwidths. IV-Core also overcomes the performance variation of IP networks (including the Internet) via a bespoke packet-loss recovery algorithm combined with proprietary Instant Voice Routing algorithms. Furthermore, IV-Core technologies provide AES 128-bit encryption for protecting privacy of transmissions -- a security level on par with that of online banking transactions.