Photos by Steve Parkins.
Pliant Technologies, a leader in professional wireless intercom systems, recently released its newest innovation called MicroCom XR.
MicroCom XR gives production companies, theatres and events businesses a flexible and affordable entry into high quality intercom with minimal configuration and operational headaches.
Steve Parkins, WA Integrated Systems Manager at NAS, couldn’t wait to get his hands on MicroCom XR when the product arrived in Australia.
“Pliant MicroCom was a new solution for production companies and I put my hand up immediately to get demo units because I could see the potential in it.”
Perth-based production and AV hire business Mega Vision Sound & lighting was on the hunt for a reliable comms system to keep the crew connected during events. Steve wasted no time introducing Mega Vision’s Managing Director Jeff Geourgiou to Pliant Technologies’ MicroCom XR system.
“I had been looking at wireless talkback systems for a long time,” says Jeff. “When the Pliant MicroCom XR came along it ticked all the boxes — small, light, effective, easy to use, it gave us the range and coverage we wanted, and the units are packaged well in a road case.”
The system was impressive enough that Jeff purchased it on the spot, turning Mega Vision into Australia’s first MicroCom XR user.
“We got probably 250m of crystal clear audio,” says Steve, describing a MicroCom XR demo he ran with Mega Vision. “There’s no base station – it’s just beltpack to beltpack. It’s really easy to use, and it just works straight away.”
Mega Vision has put the MicroCom XR system through its paces at a couple of corporate events and outdoor gigs, with the result being seamless communication between the ops and stage teams.
“There’s a big talk button on the face of the unit, so you don’t have to look down to make sure you’re pressing the right button when you need to talk,” explains Jeff. “And the two-channel duplexing allows us to put audio and lighting on separate channels if we need to. All in all, it works really well.”
About Pliant Technologies MicroCom XR
A simpler option to CrewCom, MicroCom XR system offers professional wireless intercom without stretching the budget. A MicroCom XR beltpack contains a 12-hour field-replaceable battery and replaceable antenna. The two-channel full-duplex system boasts an impressive range and is available in 2.4GHz or 900MHz. A MicroCom XR beltpack contains a 12-hour field-replaceable battery and replaceable antenna. Pliant Technologies’ SmartBoom headset microphones with clever flip-up mic mute are fully compatible with MicroCom XR.