Unity Intercom is a groundbreaking production intercom system that is currently in-use by broadcasters and production companies around the world. Unity Intercom has been used at the Super Bowl, the World Cup, both the Summer and Winter Olympics and many more. Unity is prized for it’s ease of use and flexible implementation abilities, as well as the fact that Unity is an inexpensive software solution that runs on the devices that you already own!
A Unity Intercom system is made up of two parts: the Unity Server installed on a Mac computer and various talk and listen Unity Clients. Using the Mac as a server and your mobile devices as comm stations and belt packs, a fully wireless system can be set up in minutes. Connect over WiFi or Cellular to talk and listen on independent PL (partyline) channels or have private conversations with individual users. Unity can also integrate with existing hard-wired intercom systems. This allows Unity to be a very inexpensive stand-alone intercom solution that can also be used to extend a comm system wireless to anywhere in the world.
Unity Server is a lightweight client that runs in the background on a Mac computer and handles the audio and user permissions for each of the connected Unity clients. The Server is lightweight enough that it can comfortably run in the background while your Mac is doing other things like running lighting software or presentation graphics. You use the Server to add and manage user accounts and to configure additional, add-on features like Unity Tally and Audio I/O.
Unity iOS Clients
We have Unity clients for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows. No matter which platform you're using, you can get in on the conversation with Unity. When a user logs into a Unity client they are presented with Listen or Talk selections for each of the intercom channels they have permission for. The large Talk button allows for easy access when you're busy paying attention to something else.
Unity Desktop Clients
Since you're already sitting front of a computer running lights or computer graphics for the video feed you may as well be on intercom as well. Unity Intercom desktop clients for Mac and Windows allow you to stay in touch with the rest of the team without having to have your phone out on the desk. Just plug your headset into the compatible headphone jack on your computer, fire up Unity Intercom, and carry on with your production. Unity Intercom can be set to "float" on top of other windows so that you can push it into the corner of your screen and with just a quick click, have access to all of the features of Unity. Even better, you can assign a Tally ID to your desktop client so that when the graphics from your CG workstation go live on Program, your Unity desktop client lights up red. Now you have Tally on your desktop!