The What: Arcadia Central Station from Clear-Com is a scalable IP platform that integrates all wired and wireless partyline systems, including Clear-Com’s FreeSpeak family of digital wireless solutions and HelixNet Digital Partyline. The system can license up to 96 IP ports in a single RU device, with further licensing add-ons anticipated in the future, making Arcadia the intercom centerpiece for a vast range of applications best served by partyline workflows.
The What Else: Arcadia represents an evolution in partyline workflows for Clear-Com. The platform combines digital, analog and AoIP intercom technologies into a single integrated system.
Arcadia is ideally suited for a wide variety of applications—from the Broadway stage to a growing community congregation to the largest and most complex live events—in part due to its flexible licensing-based model that allows future expansion.
Arcadia provides general connectivity to a wide range of Clear-Com endpoints through a mixture of 2-wire and 4-wire audio ports, together with third-party Dante and AES67 AoIP devices. Additionally, it supports the full range of FreeSpeak digital wireless products, encompassing the 1.9 GHz, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, and will soon be integrated with HelixNet wired digital partyline systems.
Arcadia’s two large front-panel touchscreens with four rotary encoders allow quick system adjustments. The system is configured and monitored through a new version of Clear-Com’s browser-based CCM software, which features an intuitive interface that guides users through all steps of the process.
The Bottom Line: Arcadia Central Station integrates all of Clear-Com’s partyline systems together in a single, compact 1RU package. With the flexibility of a licensing-based model, functionality will increase over time. Arcadia Central Station is scheduled to ship this month.
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