Pompton Plains, NJ (October 13, 2009)–Zaxcom launched a slew of new wireless audio products at the AES Convention in New York.
The new ERX1 and ERX2 encrypted IFB bodypacks receive digital audio, timecode and metadata from a Zaxcom IFB transmitter. They have an LCD display for showing timecode and current Scene and Take metadata in real time with a hold button for script supervisors. The ERX2 has a built-in timecode reader/generator and output to continuously jam digital slates to ensure no timecode drift between Deva/Fusion and the slate. The timecode will stay accurate even in the case of an extended RF dropout.
Zax-Net, which will be available for all current Zaxcom hardware via a free software update, is a 2.4 GHz RF network for the distribution of remote control signals, timecode, IFB audio and metadata for production sound. It wirelessly links Zaxcom’s Deva/Fusion, digital recording wireless, encrypted IFB receivers, and compatible digital slates into a single system for audio recording and metadata distribution. The Zax-Net signal is generated by Deva/Fusion and broadcast via an IFB100 on a 2.4-GHz signal.
Zaxcom also demonstrated its QRX100 four-channel RF audio receiver set to ship in Q1 2010. To take advantage of the capability of today’s cameras that record four or more discrete audio channels, the QRX100 will receive four channels of audio from up to two Zaxcom stereo or mono digital transmitters. The QRX100 will then output these received audio channels as both analog and AES digital formats, allowing broadcasters to record all channels from four-channel ENG cameras.
Also making its AES debut was Zaxcom’s TRX992 professional wireless audio transceiver and the Deva Mix-8 eight-fader mixing control panel.