Rio Rancho, NM (March 10, 2010)--The Lectrosonics Octopack Portable Multicoupler for SR Series Receivers recently won a Cinema Audio Society award.
The Octopack's was presented with a Technical Award in the Production category at the 6th Annual CAS Technical Achievement Awards. Held on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, calendar year 2009 nominations were submitted by the membership of the CAS and a Blue Ribbon panel made the final determination.
Designed to address the increasing demand for more wireless channels in location production, the Octopack's modular configuration combines up to four SRa Series compact receivers into an assembly with a self-contained power supply and antenna signal distribution. This production tool provides up to eight audio channels in a compact form factor that is ready to work in applications from production cart to a portable mixing bag. Antenna distribution requires the use of quiet RF amps plus isolated and matched signal paths through the circuitry to ensure equal performance from all connected receivers. Further, the amplifiers used must be of the high overload type to avoid generating IM (intermodulation) within the multicoupler itself. Lectrosonics' Octopack meets these requirements for RF performance.
Gordon Moore, vice president of sales for Lectrosonics, reflected on the prestigious CAS Technical Achievement Award for the company's Octopack. "We are both honored and delighted to accept this award," Moore said. "Over the years, we have worked very closely with film sound mixers to develop and fine-tune the Octopack so that it includes all the features they require while remaining as compact and light-weight as possible. This award validates our efforts and, more significantly, provides the utmost level of credibility for our product in the highly specialized area of location sound production."