Introducing CommsLink

As part of the ArkLink Remote Production services, CommsLink enables unprecedented coverage and flexibility, allowing crew to listen and talk to anyone, anywhere in the world, via professional comms-packs, radios or even through personal devices such as phones, laptops or tablets. This, along with the rest of ArkLink’s suite of secure, cutting-edge technology and services, enables crews to continue filming whilst being in geographically separated locations.

Standard Setup on Film Sets

Crew can only communicate via radio when in range.

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CommsLink Solution

CommsLink provides seamless communication to and from set, to anywhere in the world.

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Key features

Direct integration with the production sound mixer

Enabling comms-packs to listen to live sound and playback, as well as integration with PA systems.

Inter-unit Linking

Enabling seamless communication between multiple units, anywhere in the world.

Fully Customisable Routing

All users can listen to multiple comms and radio channels simultaneously, through one single headset.

Revolutionary Virtual Connection

Anybody can be on comms over any internet or cellular connection.

Dial in Phone Number

Providing a standard conference dial in number allowing communication with any radio or comms channel.

“Talk on your normal Motorola radio in Rome…Someone in L.A replies”

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The Technology

CommsLink addresses the bespoke requirements of film production, offering a robust and scalable communication solution.

CommsLink combines the performance of Riedel’s Bolero belt-packs, an industry-standard in broadcast communications, with best in class network hardware and software to create a secure Remote Production environment, backed by CineArk’s ArkLink outstanding technology, support and infrastructure.

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How is this used on film sets?

There are many situations on-set where it would be valuable to be able to communicate to a specific department, but be able to listen to another channel simultaneously. For instance, you have to listen and talk to the camera department, but also need to listen to the AD channel all of the time: through CommsLink you can achieve this on a single headset. 

Another example, if you are running a remote production and your director is not in the same geographical location as the splinter unit(s). Through CommsLink these remote units can be on the same radio / comms channels as the main unit and the director can communicate with the splinter unit(s) seamlessly, whilst watching their remote uplink video!

Talk to anyone, anywhere on any device

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