Kaltman Creations (Atlanta) has introduced two new Invisible Waves products to aid in identifying wireless devices’ frequencies. The units, RF-id STATION and RF-id SOLO, key in on wireless transmissions as near-field frequency counters, the former in a self-contained case for multiple wireless devices and the latter as a handheld device.
The RF-id STATION is primarily for professional audio wireless users while the RF-id SOLO is aimed at RF/audio techs, production companies, rental houses, contractor/installers, frequency coordinators, and others who are involved pro-audio wireless related applications.
The RF-id STATION allows RF technicians to efficiently “stage” and manage their wireless microphones before and during a live event or performance and comprises a plastic carrying case with eight designated foam-formed slots for wireless microphones or wireless belt-pack transmitters. Each slot has a backlit, near-field frequency counter readout providing the exact frequency of the transmitter and a barograph signal level display. Up to eight transmitters can be staged at one time and swapped-out as needed. Just below the frequency counter display is a dry erase, write-on strip to help keep track of microphone/transmitter assignments.
Each of the eight slots is individually RF shielded to reduce the effects of close proximity intermodulation and to reduce stray transmissions out into the performance area. The station can also be used as a microphone and accessory carrying case with storage for up to 18 transmitters.
With an LCD readout, the RF-id SOLO user can simultaneously and confirm exact frequencies and transmission signal strength, avoiding the need to handle the transmitter (which often involves menu scrolling and converting group and channel readouts to frequency values). The device works with both digital and analog single carrier transmissions in the 50 MHz to 2.5 GHz range, and is not limited to just wireless microphones use. The SOLO can also be used with assisted listening devices, intercom, cell phones, 2-way radio and commercial RFID tags, provided that the transmissions are not a spread-spectrum or frequency hopping.
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