Wireless System from Alteros Chosen for NAB Show

by Victoria Wasylak • in
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• Created: April 6, 2018

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The GTX Series L.A.W.N. (6.5 GHz Ultra-Wideband (UWB) system from Alteros (booth C6012), an Audio-Technica company, has been chosen to be the wireless system employed at the upcoming 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

All the presenters will use the Alteros GTX24 beltpack with directional headworn microphones supplied by DPA. The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) and the International Association for Broadcast & Media Technology Suppliers (IABM) requested the GTX Series L.A.W.N. system specifically because it operates outside of the congested UHF spectrum, with no frequency coordination or frequency interference by the huge amount of RF that will be circulating in the hall during NAB. Additionally, the system was chosen because it is a fully digital system that connects seamlessly to the IP Showcase’s AES67 network. This year’s IP Showcase features over 60 manufacturers, and eight of the industry’s premier standards bodies and trade alliances have come together to demonstrate the benefits and practicality of moving to IP workflows, all leveraging the new SMPTE ST 2110 standard and AMWA NMOS specifications. 

The sound system for the theater will be an all-digital configuration in order to demonstrate a real-world practical setup of an entirely networked system. Everything between the mics and the PA amps is digital and running on an AES67 network, with the Alteros GTX L.A.W.N. as the master clock. To increase the benefits and educational value of the live showcase, AIMS/IABM is recording all the presentations. In support of this, in addition to the GTX L.A.W.N. system, Alteros is supplying two Audio-Technica System 10 PRO Rack-Mount Digital Wireless Systems with handheld microphones for audience questions, as well as an assortment of Audio-Technica hard-wired microphones that will be employed for ambient/audience recording. 

“We are extremely pleased to have Alteros chosen as the wireless microphone system of choice for this year’s IP Showcase and IP Showcase Theater,” stated Jackie Green, Alteros president and CTO. “The IP Showcase provides attendees with a real-world experience of the creative benefits of IP, and as part of that, they needed a plug-and-play system that could perform flawlessly in a crowded RF environment, and our GTX system fit the bill.” 

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