Rio Rancho, NM (December 14, 2016)—Lectrosonics has introduced version 4.0 firmware for its IFBR1a belt-pack receiver, adding new functionality in which it may be operated in two distinct user interface modes: Scan Mode, exhibiting the original behavior of the IFBR1a receiver where users can locate and store up to five different IFB carrier frequencies by scanning for them; and Direct Entry Mode, which takes away the scan capability and replaces it with the ability to program channels into the memories directly via the pushbutton and hex switches. In Direct Entry Mode, five additional channel memories are available for a total of ten.
Users can identify the difference between a v4.0 IFBR1a in Scan Mode and a v2.4 IFBR1A by a burst of rapid LED blinks at power-on in the v4.0 version, indicating that the unit has two modes available; the first of those two modes is selected.
Users with v4.0 firmware installed in their units can change modes with a simple, step-by-step procedure using the hex switches on the side of the receiver.
New IFBR1a receivers in the UHF blocks shipping from the factory already have this new firmware installed. If users with older units wish to have the new firmware installed at the factory via the Parts & Repair department, the cost is $60 per unit to cover labor and handling.