Anyone using any form of wireless or RF technology for today’s productions understands that critical wireless communication has become an increasingly difficult subject, regardless of where you work or the nature of the production. The constantly increasing demands from productions for more RF devices in less available RF space means that the task of getting wireless devices all running and working together can be a big headache. This is true for fixed installations and can be even more challenging for a temporary event needing wireless for just a few hours or a few days.
Production intercom often requires multiple audio paths for Party Lines (PL) or point-to-point conferences. Multiple audio paths allow different groups to be able to talk amongst themselves, to other groups, or to individuals. Accomplishing these multiple audio paths requires audio routing flexibility for all wireless users. Often, because wireless intercom systems have limited audio routing capability, wireless intercom is thought of as an accessory to a wired system. The more advanced wireless intercom systems now available have significant audio routing systems built in, which allow for production-level routing for many conferences and many users without adding external matrix or PL systems, which can easily double the price of the wireless system.
It’s not uncommon to use many wireless microphones (RF mics), wireless in-ear monitoring (IEM), wireless lighting control systems, wireless musical instrument connectivity, wireless talent cueing (IFB), wireless video cameras, and wireless intercom on a single production. Just a few years ago, back when the world of RF was simply analog, there were basic rules that everyone followed, and all was good. It was a complex but achievable task to get devices working together. Generally, one person received all the requests for the devices to be used, coordinated the devices and their respective frequencies, and put out the list of who was authorized to use what devices on what frequencies.
All Pliant professional wireless intercom systems are available in both 900MHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands. Our systems do not require an RF engineer or even anyone that has RF knowledge. The systems are simple to set-up and are ready to go. They all operate in license-free frequency bands and work well in almost any RF environment.
Pliant systems are engineered to overcome signal and interference obstacles. Interference can come from many sources, both other RF transmission sources and the environment in which they are used. We use several proven engineering techniques to avoid these issues. Pliant intercoms are all-digital, frequency hopping devices that play well with other devices. The CrewCom system features a unique radio scheme that virtually eliminates multi-path signals caused by structures. We also back up our 900MHz systems with a 30-day money-back guarantee. We understand that wireless intercom can be a considerable investment and we want our customers to have confidence and peace of mind with their Pliant professional wireless intercom purchase. All Pliant intercom systems are designed to grow as the needs of the facility evolve. Adding additional users on all systems and adding additional range on a CrewCom system is a simple task.
Pliant’s two product lines offer different levels of features depending on the application. For the large and medium broadcast/production facility, the feature rich CrewCom line offers many users and broad coverage. Pliant’s CrewCom CB2, a medium-range option, is a 2-channel affordable wireless intercom system that provides ease-of-use and unparalleled performance without the cost and complexity of many high-end intercom systems. For the smaller production requirements or for the modest budget, the MicroCom line provides excellent full-duplex intercom and great audio quality in an affordable, portable system.
MicroCom M and MicroCom XR offer great value and are very popular in many applications. MicroCom M is a multi-user, single-channel, full-duplex professional wireless intercom solution. MicroCom XR is a 2-channel wireless intercom that allows up to 10 full-duplex users and unlimited listen-only users as well as a shared mode.
With unmatched performance, outstanding simplicity, and value, Pliant Technologies’ MicroCom XR digital wireless intercom provides full-duplex, multi-user communication for applications where high-quality audio, extended range, ease of use, and affordability are essential. As the first wireless intercom solution of this feature set to be available at this price point, MicroCom XR offers exceptional sound quality and range, providing more features and performance to users with modest budgets.
CrewCom, is a fully scalable, networked wireless intercom that can start with only a few users and can expand to hundreds of users, as needed. CrewCom features seamless roaming, allowing personnel to go where they want when they want and maintain full communication. CrewCom also offers the only system that has both 2-volume and 4-volume radio packs.
CrewCom also features the most comprehensive internal routing conference system of any wireless intercom. There is no need to add a matrix when you have many users and need intercom signal routing on a larger system.In addition, the software-selectable High Density greatly increases user densities. High Density mode supports up to 32 Radio Packs (RPs) on a single Radio Transceiver (RT) while dynamically allowing any four of the RPs to communicate in full-duplex across four available talk paths.
CrewCom CB2, is an ideal solution for small to mid-level applications requiring a reliable, great sounding wireless intercom with excellent RF coverage and range. Available in both 900MHz and 2.4GHz frequency options as well as 900MHz Oceania and 2.4GHz CE compliant models, the system includes the CrewCom CB2 basestation and up to six normal mode or 16 High Density mode CRP-12 radio packs to create a powerful but economical wireless intercom system. Pliant’s CB2 provides customers with two intercom channels as well as interconnectivity to all industry standard two- and four-wire intercom systems. The system also eatures include 2-wire and 4-wire interfaces as well as a stage announce and Aux I/O functions.
Users of both systems will have the flexibility to simultaneously deploy “Normal” mode-enabled RPs and RTs (synced BaseStations for CB2) along with High Density mode-enabled hardware, providing adaptability for application-specific setups. The CrewCom product line offers the traditional 2-wire and 4-wire interfaces as well as Aux I/O standard.
Pliant also features a full line of high-quality headsets that fit almost any application including the “SmartBoom” line of headsets with built in muting when you rotate the mic boom.