The ClearCom FreeSpeak Edge Base Station is a standalone 1RU Intercom System Base Station that provides extensive connectivity to a wide range of Clear-Com endpoints along with third-party Dante devices. The FreeSpeak Edge ® Base Station brings IP connectivity to the FreeSpeak ™ family of products with support for both FreeSpeak II ® and FreeSpeak Edge systems, as well as interconnectivity with third-party Dante devices. The system provides support for the 5 GHz, 2.4 GHz, and 1.9 GHz bands to deliver a range of wireless connectivity.
Built primarily to deploy 5 GHz transceivers and beltpacks, the base station also provides support to FreeSpeak II splitters, 1.9 GHz E1 and IP transceivers/ beltpacks*, and 2.4 GHz E1 transceivers/beltpacks. The base supports up to 6 IPT or FreeSpeak Edge (FSE) transceivers, up to 10 E1 transceivers (1.9 or 2.4GHz), and up to 100 channels. The base station also provides multiple software-defined interoperable IP ports that support both Dante and third-party devices. This third-party connection capability gives the base station a wide powerful breadth of device coverage for professional intercom users. * Note: A 1.9 GHz beltpack cannot roam between an E1 1.9 GHz transceiver and an IP 1.9 GHz transceiver. However, beltpacks on each system can communicate through the base station.
The FreeSpeak Edge Base Station can be managed directly by using four rotary encoders which can be used to quickly scroll through menus and shift pages. Beltpacks can be registered by USB ports and transceivers can be added from the front panel. With two large high resolution TFT color touch screens, configuration is simple and straight forward. The front panel of the base station is fitted with a connection point for headset which allows the base to serve users as a desktop communication device.
The system is configured through Core Configuration Manager (CCM ™) software. The CCM for the base station is an integrated, browser-based software utility supported on the latest versions of all major web browsers for enabling rapid setup, configuration, and monitoring. The intuitive user interface has a consistent design for a quick and simple means of configuring the base station with role-based beltpacks, including save and restore, text messaging, individual beltpack and group call signal and remote mic kill.