San Diego, CA (April 14, 2005)–Following major renovations to the San Diego SeaWorld’s Sea Lion and Otter Stadium, a new program, Clyde and Seamore in Deep, Deep Trouble, opened in mid-March. A key part of the show, which is performed two to eight times a day, is something that the crowds never see: a wireless four-channel Lectrosonics Venue Receiver System, including 16 MM400B miniature belt-pack transmitters, which was installed specially for the show.
Key to SeaWorld’s decision to purchase the Lectrosonics system was the introduction of the latest version of the company’s waterproof miniature belt-pack transmitter, the MM400B. Previous versions of the MM400 did not feature a power switch and could only be turned off by removing the battery. The new MM400B features a waterproof power switch and allows that switch to be programmed as an audio mute.
This new feature of the Digital Hybrid Wireless transmitter combines 24-bit digital audio with an analog FM radio link to provide audio quality and an extended operating, allowing the participating trainers and human performers to interject dialogue, comments and announcements instantly, without waiting through a power-up cycle. The 16 MM400B transmitters, four on each of their Venue system’s available frequency blocks, are used with Countryman headset microphones. The Venue receivers are fed with Lectrosonics ALP700A LPDA weatherproof antennas.
Since this first system was installed in the San Diego SeaWorld Park, the other four SeaWorld locations have placed their orders for similar systems including the MM400B transmitters and Venue receivers.