Russia’s Mariinsky Theatre renews its wireless communications system with Clear-Com

Interior of the Russia's Mariisky Theatre

The Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, has completed a major installation of wireless communications solutions from Clear-Com®. The systems, which feature the FreeSpeak II® Digital Wireless System and the Agent-IC® mobile app, were supplied and installed by Clear-Com’s regional partner, Oltbert Business Development Ltd.

The main Mariinsky Theatre building has undergone many reconstructions over the years and now seats over 1,600 guests. A second theater building, the Mariinsky II, was built behind the original in 2013, with seven storeys above ground and three below, boasting an auditorium that can seat to 2,000 people.

The original theater’s new FreeSpeak II system has two E1 transceivers with eight beltpacks, and its existing Eclipse Matrix was upgraded to an Eclipse HX Digital Matrix System with the latest software that enables it to integrate with IP communications, digital wireless solutions and other devices. The FreeSpeak II system in the Mariinsky II features six FreeSpeak II IP-T transceivers over AES67 PoE connection with 16 beltpacks. The Clear-Com Agent-IC mobile app on iOS or Android devices is also available to extend the system if visiting productions require additional clients.

“Clear-Com offers us superior audio quality and incredible flexibility, with robust hardware that can withstand the rigors of busy theater life,” said Logvinov. “We also appreciate the local support we get from Clear-Com’s partner Oltbert, who are on hand in case we need assistance.”

Nicki Fisher, Sales Director, Europe, Clear-Com, said, “Theater systems are in Clear-Com’s blood, but installations like this at such a historic venue are very special indeed. We are honored that Clear-Com systems are helping to bring the next generation of legendary performances to life at the Mariinsky Theatre.”

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