A screenshot from Professional Wireless Systems' IAS Intermodulation RF Analysis software. New York (July 18, 2007)--Lectrosonics will include a 15-day demo of Professional Wireless Systems’ IAS Intermodulation RF Analysis software program with all new products, beginning in August, 2007.
Introduced last year, the PWS IAS program is used by FOH touring professionals; since then, PWS RF expert / software developer Jason Eskew has designed a suite of new features to address issues raised by real-world experience.
“Conversations with RF pros using IAS on the road confirmed the need to simplify multi-city coordination for touring gear, and inspired our new Coordination Re-Calculation feature” Eskew says. “Revisiting the program with a fresh perspective inspired a number of other modifications, including support for international broadcast standards.”
Invited to Lectrosonics’ Rio Rancho, NM headquarters last fall for training on new wireless systems, PWS general manager Carl Cordes brought an IAS beta program to demo for company principal Karl Winkler, VP of sales Gordon More, and VP of Engineering Bob Cunnings. The demo prompted the Lectrosonics execs to suggest including IAS trial programs with their product shipments.
“Like many wireless system manufacturers, we had developed an RF intermod analysis program, but it was limited to frequency planning with our own products,” Winkler said. “IAS 4.6 is not only very fast, it is comprehensive and has virtually universal applications. We ship hundreds of new systems each month, and already include a software CD with them. This PWS program represents an extremely useful addition to that package. We are also making the trial version available to existing clients for download on our website.”
The IAS 4.6 update offers new features, which range from simplifying Excel applications to several versions of PAL, DVB-T, NTSC and ATSC (DTV) support for international broadcast standards. Other features include: automatically extending coordination range; updating algorithms for increased tolerance of hardware changes and OS re-installations; and generating selected model and preset frequency reports.
“The more systems we place in the field, the more reliable feedback we receive,” Cordes said. “We serve licensed users well by making upgrades available at no charge. New users benefit from the field-proven upgrades. New versions install over the original program without the need to re-activate the license or disturb existing data. We are extremely pleased to have Lectrosonics include this innovative software with their new product shipments,” he concludes.