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  • Press Release

    Pliant Technologies Hits A Home Run at MLB

    August 28, 2019, 9:53 am
    Systems’ Simple Interface and RF Range Prove to be Reliable for CP Communications

    CLEVELAND, AUGUST 28, 2019 — CP Communications, a leading provider of live event production solutions, recently turned to Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom wireless intercom system to provide proven wireless communication for the recent MLB All-Star Game and surrounding live events, including the Home Run Derby and pre/post-game ceremonies. Providing RF coverage throughout the stadium as well as additional on-site production locations, Pliant’s CrewCom provided a dependable intercom solution for the weekend-long event.

    It was of utmost importance for CP Communications to provide the MLB with an easy-to-use system that had virtually no end user learning curve. “Something that has always stood out to me about Pliant’s CrewCom system is that it doesn’t require much effort on the user end. You can pick it up and it just works,” says Michael Mason, president of CP Communications. “CrewCom is lightweight, ergonomic, feels comfortable, and the battery lasts as long as I need it to. I couldn’t ask for more when it comes to a coms system.” 

    The coverage area needed for the MLB All Star game was fairly large. With its Control Unit (CU) housed in the production truck located across the street, approximately 1000 feet from the house I/O, the system needed to span the distance to the stadium and then also cover several areas within the facility including in the bowl, in the hallways behind the dugouts, the production offices and the service hallway. CrewCom’s new Fiber Hub provided the perfect solution.

    Using multiple CrewCom four-volume Radio Packs and ten Radio Transceivers (RTs), the MLB commissioner’s office was able to be assigned to their own production intercom channels while also having a direct line for communications to the television trucks – ESPN for the Home Run Derby and FOX for the All-Star Game. This setup allowed the MLB to seamlessly communicate with directors and producers in the network trucks to ensure a smooth production. 

    In regards to the system set up, CP Communications depends on the ease of deployment with CrewCom. Additionally, Mason finds CrewCom to be a solid option in the 900MHz spectrum range – helping to avoid overcrowded frequencies. For a given event, CP Communications can use up to 36 Radio Packs with two Control Units. The system can easily be expanded for additional users. Since CrewCom was first released, CP Communications has relied on the wireless intercom system for dozens of live productions, including multiple WWE events including WrestleMania, and the past two seasons of college football with The Big Ten Network, as well as the MLB All-Star Game for the past two years. 

    “Having the ability to connect the remote antennas directly off of the Fiber Hub increases the usability of the system. You can walk into a facility that is wired with single mode fiber, grab strands and go – there is no need to run additional copper or fiber,” adds Mason. “At CP Communications, we understand how crucial it is to implement reliable communications solutions for live events. We look for the right tool to fit the needs of the client, and Pliant’s CrewCom solves those needs.”
    More information about Pliant Technologies is available at www.plianttechnologies.com.

    About CP Communications
    Founded in 1985, CP Communications is a solution-based company, providing a range of customized audio, video and communications equipment to the premium sports, entertainment, corporate, news, and other live events production markets. Its clients range from major broadcasters, sports leagues and teams, to event and production companies. 

    About Pliant Technologies 
    Pliant is a leading provider of professional wireless intercom solutions ranging from simple out-of-the-box configurations to large-scale designs for industries such as broadcast, live sound, theatre, and many more. As the professional division of CoachComm, Pliant is best known for the revolutionary Tempest® wireless intercom system, which is used daily in more than 40 countries. Pliant is part of an extensive company history of providing intercom solutions to sports and professional markets, and consists of a team of industry professionals dedicated to the company’s tradition of innovation and service. Developing communication technologies that are dependable, durable, and easy-to-use has made CoachComm the worldwide leader in critical communication solutions. 

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    www.twitter.com/4pliant
    www.vimeo.com/4pliant
    www.instagram.com/pliant technologies

    CLEVELAND, AUGUST
    28, 2019 CP Communications, a leading provider
    of live event production solutions, recently turned to Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom wireless intercom system to provide
    proven wireless communication for the recent MLB All-Star Game and
    surrounding live events, including the Home Run Derby and pre/post-game
    ceremonies. Providing RF coverage throughout the stadium as well as additional
    on-site production locations, Pliant’s CrewCom provided a dependable intercom
    solution for the weekend-long event.



     



    It was
    of utmost importance for CP Communications to provide the MLB with an
    easy-to-use system that had virtually no end user learning curve. “Something
    that has always stood out to me about Pliant’s CrewCom system is that it doesn’t
    require much effort on the user end. You can pick it up and it just works,” says
    Michael Mason, president of CP Communications. “CrewCom is lightweight,
    ergonomic, feels comfortable, and the battery lasts as long as I need it to. I
    couldn’t ask for more when it comes to a coms system.”



     



    The coverage area needed for the MLB All Star game was fairly
    large. With its Control Unit (CU) housed in the production truck located across
    the street, approximately 1000 feet from the house I/O, the system needed to
    span the distance to the stadium and then also cover several areas within the
    facility including in the bowl, in the hallways behind the dugouts, the
    production offices and the service hallway. CrewCom’s new Fiber Hub provided
    the perfect solution.



     



    Using
    multiple CrewCom four-volume Radio Packs and ten Radio Transceivers (RTs), the
    MLB commissioner’s office was able to be assigned to their own production intercom
    channels while also having a direct line for communications to the television
    trucks – ESPN for the Home Run Derby and FOX for the All-Star Game. This setup
    allowed the MLB to seamlessly communicate with directors and producers in the network
    trucks to ensure a smooth production.



     



    In
    regards to the system set up, CP Communications depends on the ease of
    deployment with CrewCom. Additionally, Mason finds CrewCom to be a solid option
    in the 900MHz spectrum range – helping to avoid overcrowded frequencies. For a
    given event, CP Communications can use up to 36 Radio
    Packs with two Control Units. The system can easily be expanded for additional
    users.
    Since CrewCom was first released, CP Communications has relied on
    the wireless intercom system for dozens of live productions, including multiple
    WWE events including WrestleMania, and the past two seasons of college football
    with The Big Ten Network, as well as the MLB All-Star Game for the past two
    years.



     



    “Having
    the ability to connect the remote antennas directly off of the Fiber Hub
    increases the usability of the system. You can walk into a facility that is wired
    with single mode fiber, grab strands and go – there is no need to run
    additional copper or fiber,” adds Mason. “At CP Communications, we understand
    how crucial it is to implement reliable communications solutions for live
    events. We look for the right tool to fit the needs of the client, and Pliant’s
    CrewCom solves those needs.”



    More
    information about Pliant Technologies is available at www.plianttechnologies.com.



     



    About CP Communications



    Founded in 1985, CP Communications is a
    solution-based company, providing a range of customized audio, video and
    communications equipment to the premium sports, entertainment, corporate, news,
    and other live events production markets. Its clients range from major
    broadcasters, sports leagues and teams, to event and production companies.



     



    About Pliant Technologies



    Pliant
    is a leading provider of professional wireless intercom solutions ranging from
    simple out-of-the-box configurations to large-scale designs for industries such
    as broadcast, live sound, theatre, and many more. As the professional
    division of CoachComm, Pliant is best known for the revolutionary Tempest®
    wireless intercom system, which is used daily in more than 40 countries. Pliant
    is part of an extensive company history of providing intercom solutions to
    sports and professional markets, and consists of a team of industry
    professionals dedicated to the company’s tradition of innovation and service. Developing
    communication technologies that are dependable, durable, and easy-to-use has
    made CoachComm the worldwide leader in critical communication solutions. 



     



    Join Us: 



    www.facebook.com/plianttechnologies



    www.twitter.com/4pliant



    www.vimeo.com/4pliant



    www.instagram.com/pliant technologies


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