Clear Com Tempest 2400 CP-242 brochure

Tempest® Wireless Intercom
Raising Performance
Tempest® Wireless Intercom Systems
For Maximum Reliability,
Functionality, and Mobility
Tempest®2400 Wireless Intercom System offers the most
comprehensive set of features ever available in wireless intercom
systems to the global production community.
Tempest2400 Wireless Intercom System
is a revolutionary, all digital, 4-audio
channel, wireless intercom system
that operates with up to 5 wireless
Beltpacks per BaseStation in full duplex,
simultaneous operation.
With Tempest2400 Wireless production
teams can now have more UHF wireless
microphones, IFB and in-ear monitors
with less interference and no intercom
frequency coordination issues. A total
of 10 Tempest2400 BaseStations and
50 Tempest2400 full duplex wireless
Beltpacks can be operated in close
proximity, while maintaining excellent
system performance - more users than
conventional FM wireless systems
operating under similar conditions. The
2.4GHz band is approved for nonlicensed use in virtually every country.
All Tempest2400 Wireless Intercom
Systems feature license-free frequency
usage in most global locations, patented
2xTX digital frequency hopping
technology, compatibility with existing
installed intercom systems, remote
antenna options, on-line control of
BaseStation and Beltpack functions,
flexible power supply options and more.
BaseStation features include:
4 audio channels, up to 5 full duplex
Beltpacks, proprietary 2xTX voice data
redundancy transmission, Accu-Sync™
BaseStation coordination and remote
antenna capability.
Beltpack features include:
Backlit LCD display, local programmable
controls, unique GPO addressing,
discreet audio path for point-to-point
communication, plus the ability to select,
monitor, mix and talk simultaneously on
two of the four audio intercom channels
using the A/B and C/D channel selectors.
Tempest® Wireless Intercom Systems
The Tempest Wireless Intercom System is supplied with T-Desk, a PC-based desktop application for monitoring and managing the
equipment in a wireless network. Not only does T-Desk simplify the configuration and management process, it provides ultimate
flexibility by allowing these functions to be performed from a remote location via a LAN (Local Area Network) connection. Because
the software does not require installation, it can run from a portable flash drive as well as being resident on a computer. It provides
an intuitive, self-evident method of optimizing multiple Tempest BaseStations and their associated Beltpacks. T-Desk allows a user to
adjust critical BaseStation or Beltpack settings from the computer and only requires connection to your existing computer network.
Tempest Tech Menu
Tempest BaseStation Settings
Tempest Beltpack Settings
Tempest® Wireless Intercom Systems
Tempest Wireless System Advantages
Patented, all digital,
frequency hopping,
spread spectrum
Clear and secure communication with no licensing
costs and no frequency coordination needed.
By using Tempest2400 Wireless Intercom System, an unprecedented 10
BaseStations with 50 wireless Beltpacks can be in use at the same time - more
than the number of conventional FM wireless users operational under similar
Voice Data
Each packet of data is transmitted twice to insure
interference-free communication.
Every transmission cycle, redundant audio data packets are sent out on
alternating antennas. Each packet of data, representing a small slice of audio,
is sent twice, once from each antenna and each on different frequencies. The
Tempest Wireless system then discards any redundant data and plays the audio
at the appropriate location.
2.4Ghz band
No interference from production wireless
microphones and flexible configurations for
optimal performance using large multi-base
With Tempest2400 Wireless operating in the 2.4GHz band, production teams
can now have more talent wireless microphones, IFB and in-ear monitors with
less interference and no intercom frequency coordination issues.
No frequency
Changes in wireless microphones, IFB and regional
UHF users will not affect Tempest. No frequency
coordination required.
Patented, all digital, frequency hopping, spread spectrum technology.
You can use Tempest Wireless anywhere you go, worldwide.
No license fees required – virtually everywhere.
The 2.4GHz band is approved for non-licensed use in virtually every country.
available with up
to 50 full duplex
Supports high, user-count applications with
easy implementation, clarity and freedom from
Up to 10 Tempest2400 BaseStations and 50 Tempest2400 full duplex wireless
Beltpacks can be operated in close proximity while maintaining excellent system
Tempest2400 Wireless Intercom System with Clear-Com Switchboard Main Station
Tempest® Wireless Intercom Systems
BaseStation Unique Advantages
4 intercom channels
per BaseStation
Beltpack users can continually select between
4 intercom/program channels.
Up to 5 Beltpacks can access all 4 intercom channels and “Dual-Listen” to
2 of the 4 intercom channels on a single BaseStation.
5 full duplex
Beltpacks available
per a 1RU
Reduce operating costs and reduce rack space.
Up to 5 full duplex Wireless Beltpacks on a single BaseStation.
2-wire and 4-wire
intercom interface
available on each
Party-line and matrix intercoms can be interfaced
on different audio channels simultaneously on a
single BaseStation.
Compatible with Clear-Com, RTS, and Telex 2-wire and 4-wire intercom
systems. Tempest also allows two different 2-wire systems to be connected at
the same time.
Any Beltpack can be programmed to route their
headset microphone to a backstage public address
speaker and trigger the related contact closure.
Beltpacks can access the shared stage announce line-level output on the back of
the BaseStation.
Unique GPIO
Contact Closures
Five Beltpack users can each trigger a unique
external event or interface with external systems
that utilize GPO closures.
Each BaseStation offers 5 programmable Beltpack triggered contact closures,
one for each BaseStation.
Call Signals to and
from wired intercom
are supported
Remote users can send or receive a standard ‘Call’
alert to or from other users on the wireless or wired
Beltpacks can send and receive audio and call-level signals including “Remote
Talk Kill” from wired intercom systems.
Auxiliary Input
A local program or other source can be routed to
any or all wired intercom channels.
The Aux input allows an additional line-level audio input to be routed to one
or more of the intercom audio channels. The selected channel and its gain are
adjustable through the user interfaces.
Auxiliary Output
Any or all intercom channels can easily be routed
to an external output for monitoring, recording or
other application.
The Aux output provides a line-level audio output. This output is often used for
recording an intercom channel. The selected channel and its gain are adjustable
through the user interfaces.
Accu-Sync™ timing
system for optimum
performance when
using multiple
Multiple BaseStations can be located in close
proximity while minimizing interference.
Multiple BaseStations can be co-located with minimal system performance
degradation. A master sync signal provides timing for all BaseStations creating a
multi-unit synchronous transmission system.
Optional Remote
Transceiver allows
antennas to be
placed up to 1,500
ft. from BaseStation
BaseStations can be located in equipment rooms,
production trucks or other areas that are distant
from the production area.
An RJ-45 connector enables the remote transceiver to be located up to 1,500 ft
away from the BaseStation. The data, along with power and control information,
is transmitted over standard CAT5 cable form the BaseStation.
PC-based LAN
Thin-Client control
An operator can access and monitor status and
settings, and remotely adjust BaseStation and
Online system-wide configuration and monitoring from LAN interfaces.
Worldwide Power
Power Tempest Wireless System anywhere in the
world with virtually any power source available.
Tempest Wireless can accept AC or DC power sources, AC power: 90 – 250
VAC at 50 – 60 Hz, DC power: 11 – 32 VDC.
Tempest® Wireless Intercom Systems
Beltpack Unique Advantages
5 Beltpacks can
“Dual-Listen” to 2 of
4 intercom channels
Beltpack users can create individual, discreet
2-channel mixes using the A/B and C/D intercom
channel selectors.
Each wireless Beltpack can monitor and talk on two of the four intercom channels
at once. The level for the A/B and C/D intercom channel selectors are set via two
independent volume adjustment knobs creating a mix to suit each user.
Backlit LCD with
operational status
Users can quickly see all important status and
operational information .
Status and settings for Beltpacks are displayed locally on the LCD display to
allow the user to be completely informed as to the channel, talk condition,
battery level, RF signal strength and other features.
“Vibrate Call”
A user can have the headset off and still be alerted
to a call.
Any Beltpack can choose to enable “Vibrate Call” as in addition to standard call
alert light or tone.
capability via the
4-wire interface and
a matrix intercom
When using a 4-wire interface and a matrix
intercom router, a Beltpack user can have direct
contact with any other Beltpack or wired intercom
Beltpacks can be programmed to use any one of four intercom channels that can
be programmed to route back through the wired matrix to a single desk panel or
roaming with
Beltpack users can move between coverage areas
and select which BaseStation to which they want
to connect.
Using the intuitive LCD user interface on the Beltpack, a user can easily change
BaseStation affiliation in just a few seconds. Each wireless Beltpack remembers
the last 64 BaseStations with which it has been registered, so selectable roaming
throughout a large facility with several independent Tempest Wireless systems
can be accomplished easily.
Talk switch can be
remote delatched
from either the
BaseStation or the
hard-wire intercom
An open microphone can quickly be delatched or
killed directly from the wireless or wired intercom.
The BaseStation can interpret a Remote Mic Kill signal from the hardwired
intercom and transmit that signal to all of the wireless Beltpacks currently
monitoring that channel. In addition, individual talk buttons on each wireless
Beltpack can be deactivated from the BaseStation or PC interface.
Tempest® Wireless Intercom Systems
Beltpack Features & Benefits
Advanced internal
antenna design
No antenna replacement costs and no downtime
due to antenna breakage and repair.
Each Beltpack has an internal antenna that acts as both transmiter and receiver.
This is ideal for production environments where traditional external antennas
can be easily broken.
Engineered and
designed for
the production
Beltpacks are tough, light-weight and low-profile
with easy-to-use controls for durability in any
demanding production environment. The unique
design instills confidence that the Tempest2400
Wireless intercom system will provide years of
reliable service.
Tempest2400 Beltpacks are constructed of a strong, light-weight ABS copolymer blend with a high performance polyurethane over-mold. Purpose-built
for the sometimes harsh physical conditions in demanding “around the clock”
productions. Special mechanical and electrical design attention has been given
to weather-proofing Tempest Wireless Beltpacks.
Li-Polymer Battery
(supplied standard)
or AA Batteries
Beltpacks come standard with a Li-Polymer
rechargeable battery or can use (3)AA batteries
(no adaptor or sled needed) if a charged battery is
not available.
The Beltpack’s Li-Polymer batteries are charged with an AC rapid-charge power
adapter connected via a mini USB port on the side of the Beltpack. An optional
5-bay battery charger is available. The Beltpack also accepts AA batteries.
Battery Monitor
Users and system engineers can monitor Beltpack
battery status to prevent a Beltpack battery failure
during production.
Each Beltpack transmits Li-Polymer battery telemetry data to the BaseStation.
The Beltpack LCD display shows current battery level and approximate time left
to empty. A visual and audible alert can be set to activate in order to let users
know when battery levels are low.
Headset Auto
No headset compatibility ‘surprises’.
Headset connectors accept both dynamic and electret condenser microphones.
An auto-sense circuit automatically detects the type of microphone and sets gain
and bias voltage accordingly.
Program Port
Beltpack pairing and programming is easy
and fast.
Beltpacks must be paired to a BaseStation. Settings for the last 64 paired
BaseStations are saved. If a Beltpack has been pre-programmed to a specific
BaseStation, the individualized settings are applied. If the Beltpack is new to the
BaseStation, default settings will be applied. All settings can be modified via the
various user interfaces.
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Version: March 2009