Atlanta, GA (August 22, 2014)—AirNetix LLC. has announced the availability of its new AiRocks-Pro, a new “multi-hop” wireless audio system designed for the pro-audio mobile production market.
AiRocks is intended to provide an extremely large coverage area for powered speakers in large outdoor venues such as concerts, festivals, golf tournaments, parades, auto races and other events that require professional-quality audio to be distributed over a wide area.
Mike Hooper, President and CEO of AirNetix says “AiRocks is a completely new way of doing wireless audio. Each radio includes a digital ‘transceiver’ which acts as a relay point for the wireless signal. By using several AiRocks-Pro units, an audio signal can be “multi-hopped” over much longer distances than traditional wireless systems, since the FCC limits the amount of transmit power for each radio. AiRocks-Pro basically creates a cloud of high-quality audio that can completely blanket a venue. This give the audio engineer the choice of deploying more speakers at lower volumes, rather than one large mega-speaker with an ear-shattering volume to adequately cover a venue.”
AiRocks-Pro, which reportedly has undergone extensive field testing over the past year, includes many features recommended by beta testers, including an aluminum outdoor enclosure that can withstand heavy rain; XLR line-level audio input and output; and a Network Management System which gives the audio engineer a large toolbox of bi-directional monitor and control functions.
AiRocks-Pro operates in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz radio band which allows usage almost anywhere in the US and Canada without the need for licensing or frequency coordination issues.