Bexel Acquires Telex’s ADAM Modular Matrix Intercom Systems

Bexel is packaging the system in custom rolling rack
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Bexel, a provider of broadcast solutions, has acquired ADAM modular matrix intercom systems from communication equipment manufacturer Telex.
The ADAM matrix supports 272 ports in a seven-rack unit (RU) frame, Bexel says. This system has the ability to expand a variety of ways, which include using MADI interface cards, RVON voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) cards and “trunking” multiple systems together, the company says. Using a time-division multiplexing (TDM) technique, ADAM grows linearly as users are added.
The system is provided with redesigned, redundant high-current power supplies and redundant controllers, with its MCII-e Ethernet master controllers allowing for automatic changeover in the event of failure, Bexel says. The MCII-E master controller enables Ethernet connectivity between the ADAM intercom and a personal computer running the AZedit programming software, the firm says. It can support 32 simultaneous AZedit sessions via Ethernet and three sessions via serial connection.
Bexel packages the system in a custom rolling rack with UPS power supply, custom breakout panels and key position (KP) panel for quality control.
“This purchase of Telex’s intercom equipment is part of Bexel’s continuing expansion of system solutions for major broadcast events,” says Tom Dickinson, Bexel’s chief technology officer. “This half-million-dollar purchase is essential to Bexel building a new line of flypacks,” he said adding the acquisition “will truly secure Bexel as the premier leader of intercom rental services.”
To support the ADAM systems, Bexel has also purchased more than 125 Telex KP-32 intercom panels. The KP-32 has 32 keys (30 of which are assignable), with one designated for call-waiting response and one for headset/microphone/program selection and volume setup, the company says. The KP-32 also has digital signal processing and binaural headset operation with left/right assignment of audio signals, in addition to fluorescent displays with adjustable brightness control, making it suitable for all types of ambient lighting, from direct sunlight to darkness, the firm says.


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