Baltimore, MD (February 5, 2008)–Lectrosonics has introduced the VRM WB Venue Wideband Receiver, which covers the entire UHF band and is compatible with the company’s existing hardware. According to the company, the unit also offers expanded functionality for touring sound, installations and A/V applications.
While Lectrosonics’ first-generation Venue Series receiver covers a 50 MHz bandwidth (or two of the company’s standard frequency blocks) and is available in eight different versions to cover the entire standard available UHF range of 230 MHz-from 537 to 768 MHz, and a second version covering 944 – 952 MHz-the new VRM WB Wideband Receiver covers the entire UHF band from 537 to 768 MHz in a single unit, and is compatible with any Lectrosonics VRS standard module or VRT tracking filtered module in the standard UHF range. The benefit to the end user is the ability to carry a smaller quantity of VRM units, along with a range of VRS or VRT modules to cover virtually any wireless situation.
The new VRM WB Wideband Receiver offers a 6-channel modular configuration that enables users to install any combination of the standard fixed bandwidth receiver modules for most situations, as well as VRT tracking filtered modules (for use in congested or other hostile RF environments) for a total of six channels. The new VRM WB Wideband Receiver supports three diversity modes: Phase switched, Ratio, and Frequency.
Additionally, the new VRM WB incorporates built-in zero-gain antenna amplifiers that facilitate RF signal “loop through” to additional Venue Receiver systems, DSP emulation modes for compatibility with analog wireless systems in addition to the Digital Hybrid mode, as well as USB and RS-232 computer interfaces and the company’s VRpanel software (part of LecNet2) for ease of programming.