Rio Rancho, NM (December 4, 2015)—With the available UHF spectrum becoming increasingly crowded and the FCC’s impending auction of the 600 MHz band on the horizon, Lectrosonics has introduced its IFBT4-VHF frequency agile compact transmitter and IFBR1a-VHF receiver.
The Lectrosonics IFBT4-VHF frequency agile IFB transmitter, designed to operate in the less-trafficked VHF broadcast band, offering 239 frequencies between 174 to 216 MHz, is intended for use in broadcast, motion picture, theater, and stage applications. The transmitter can be used as a stand-alone device or patched directly into popular intercom systems. The all-metal IFBR1a-VHF receiver is designed for use for talent cueing and crew communications in broadcast and motion picture productions, as well as for use by directors and management to monitor audio during a production.
The IFBT4-VHF transmitter features 50 mW power output for long range use. A pilot tone signal controls the audio squelch on the receiver to eliminate noise when the IFBT4-VHF is turned off and prevents the receiver from locking onto false signals. The receiver default frequency is set by two rotary switches, and up to five additional frequencies can be programmed into the memory. The transmitter incorporates a multi-use XLR input jack and DIP switches with settings for dynamic mic, line level, Clear Com and RTS sources. In IFB mode, the system is optimized for vocal clarity. The IFBT4-VHF transmitter can also operate in Digital Hybrid Wireless mode for additional compatibility with future Lectrosonics products.