Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
4/16/2009 12:33 PM
Rio Rancho, NM – April 2009… Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, will introduce the Octopack receiver dock and antenna coupling system at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas, NV on April 20th. Designed for use in applications such as film and television production, ENG (electronic news gathering), and documentaries, the new Octopack features slots for up to four Lectrosonics two-channel SRA or SRA5P Digital Hybrid Wireless® receivers—offering up to eight wireless audio channels in an extremely compact, portable configuration.
With its compact form factor, Lectrosonics’ new Octopack is an ideal choice for use in a production bag, on a cart, or in a vehicle—saving size and weight when compared to other receiver combinations. The front panel of the new Octopack accepts the SRA or SRA5P receivers and has BNC jacks for mounting whip antennas or coaxial cable for remote antennas. Eight individual RF cables with SMA connectors mate to the receivers, enabling diversity reception to be maintained for all four receivers. The master power switch and indicator lamp are also located on the front panel, along with a switch for antenna powering when using remote RF boosters. Eight balanced mini-XLR audio outputs reside on the left panel.
Lectrosonics’ new Octopack can be powered by external DC of 6-18V or by using two optional L-style rechargeable battery packs, which can attach and lock onto the rear of the unit.
Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics’ Director of Business Development, commented on the company’s new Octopack receiver dock and antenna coupling system, “The Octopack follows the tradition Lectrosonics has always had of offering convenient methods of mounting portable receivers. This gives users the greatest number of options for using our products, and provides a robust, compact, and powerful tool for demanding production environments.”
Pricing for the Lectrosonics Octopack receiver dock and antenna coupling system has not yet been determined. The Octopack is expected to be available in June of 2009.
Well respected within the film, broadcast, and theater technical communities since 1971, Lectrosonics wireless microphone systems and audio processing products are used daily in mission-critical applications by audio engineers familiar with the company's dedication to quality, customer service, and innovation. Lectrosonics is a US manufacturer based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.