CATS Ltd. brings Clear-Com’s DX210 system into the wild


ALAMEDA, California.—Clear-Com has announced that its DX210 Digital Wireless Intercom will be manufactured by Kenya-based CATS Ltd. was used to assist wildlife photographer Jeffrey Wu in producing a one-of-a-kind livestream production of The Great Migration in Africa.

Jeffrey Wu was commissioned by the video sharing platforms TikTok and Douyin to curate the content of the live stream so that a global community of viewers can watch the spectacular display of wildlife during the great migration, including millions of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and more migrate from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the more fertile grasslands of the Kenyan Masai Mara.

CATS, which acts as a distributor, integrator, technical support team and rental partner for local broadcast needs, decided that Clear-Com’s DX210 Digital Wireless Intercom was the perfect standalone solution.

The project required continuous communication between two tour vehicles, each equipped with three cameras, vision mix, audio mix and streaming equipment and fed by on-board inverters and solar generators during the many hours of operation in the field. The DX210 main station was in one vehicle with the antennas facing out of the vehicle and a BP210 2-channel 2.4 GHz wireless beltpack installed in the second vehicle. This configuration provided the channel to coordinate vehicle movements, technical troubleshooting and any other communication between vehicles.

In the open level, the production team could easily achieve 100-150 meters of wireless intercom range, which allowed the two presenters who narrated the content – one spoke Mandarin and the other English – enough space between the vehicles so as not to disturb each other, while Ayaz and Irfan can still communicate through communication.

TikTok and Douyin also partnered with the Kenya Tourism Board, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Conservation International, at this event to promote the importance of biodiversity and inspire wildlife conservation around the world.

“I am honored to be part of such a noble cause,” said Ayaz Rajput, founder of CATS. “It’s crazy to think that such a small team could use a single DX210 system to get this message across on a global platform. After nine years of service in the industry here in Nairobi, customers and employees have got used to our Clear-Com system, which stands for the high quality of service that CATS Limited is known for. ”

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