Clear-Com® Partner 86 INC, an Indonesia-based rental company specializing in communications equipment for broadcast, event productions and live shows, has decided to expand their inventory in response to growing demand. Company owner Edwino “Dino” Gonggalang has been using Clear-Com’s solutions since 2010 and has recently invested in the addition of HelixNet® digital network partyline and FreeSpeak II® digital wireless intercom systems to meet the growing complexities of communications networks in their customer base.
Dino established 86 INC in 2006 while pursuing his law degree at Atma Jaya Catholic University Jakarta, where he began his production work supporting various campus activities from seminars to sporting events and live music. From there Dino established his business 86 INC, and just a year into its tenure, the company was landing major projects such as the Indonesia National Christmas Celebration, Dreamfields Festival, the IMF-WB Annual Meeting, the ASEAN GAMES and artists like Metallica and BTS.
With increasingly sophisticated productions demanding more from intercom systems, 86 INC made the decision to expand their analog systems with the latest digital intercom solutions from Clear-Com. “Clear-Com offers a variety of flexible solutions for the communications needs of our clients that are only becoming more complex,” explains Dino. “The addition of HelixNet and FreeSpeak II empowers us to address any application with complete confidence in the result.”
HelixNet enhances familiar analog partyline system concepts with additional operational and infrastructural flexibility. “We decided to expand to HelixNet as the product offers great flexibility without being difficult to use or set up,” said Dino. “One of our favorite features is that HelixNet completely eliminates ground loop hum, which has been a longtime request of our customers.”
FreeSpeak II is a five-channel, full-duplex wireless intercom solution that is the obvious choice for large-scale, complex designs or specialized applications. 86 INC provides support for some of the most technologically demanding live events in Indonesia, thus requiring a robust intercom solution with the advanced capabilities of FreeSpeak II.
Both HelixNet and FreeSpeak II can also be easily integrated with existing products and are backward compatible with Clear-Com legacy products, which is a cost-effective advantage for customers.
“Due the current global situation, we haven’t been able to deploy our latest equipment, but we are sure they will be in high demand when live events are able to return,” concludes Dino.