The What: Clear-Com has released the new Station-IC Virtual Desktop Client, a Mac- and Windows-based software application that connects to Clear-Com's Eclipse Digital intercom matrix, and coming soon, the LQ Series of IP interface devices.
The What Else: Station-IC users connect natively to a central intercom system that hosts essential services such as audio and control systems, as well as panels, beltpacks, and even two-way radios or endpoints from other intercom manufacturers.
The application features an adaptable UI that can be dynamically adjusted to meet the user's desktop needs, effectively consolidating the user's workstation. Normal and full-screen mode provides the user access to large buttons, suitable for either mouse or touchscreen operation, and a compact mode floats non-intrusively over other active applications, providing direct access to favorite and reply keys without interrupting normal workflows.
Clear-Com offers Station-IC as both Event and Subscription licenses to better meet the needs of a broad range of applications. For production companies that need to ramp up intercom instances for a one-off event or other users who need intercom capabilities for a shorter amount of time, the Event license is a flexible solution available in one-week or one-month increments. For broadcast studios, theaters and other users that will be using Station-IC as part of an everyday workflow, the annual Subscription license offers a lower cost per day and the ability to be transferred between computers as needed.
The Bottom Line: Bringing Agent-IC's UI to the desktop with the added benefit of more licensing options and a flexible application window, both local and remote users can benefit from high-quality audio with very low latency. Designed to be quick to deploy with a straightforward configuration process and minimal network configuration, users can be communicating in a matter of minutes.
Station-IC is available to download and try in demo mode from the Clear-Com website.