2009 IBC Preview RTW Booth N3123 New Products Zax-Net Zax-Net is a 2.4 GHz RF network for the distribution of remote control signals, timecode, IFB audio, and metadata for production sound. It wirelessly links Zaxcom’s Deva/Fusion, digital recording wireless, encrypted IFB receivers, and compatible digital slates into a single system for audio recording and metadata […]
2009 IBC Preview
Zax-Net is a 2.4 GHz RF network for the distribution of remote control signals, timecode, IFB audio, and metadata for production sound. It wirelessly links Zaxcom’s Deva/Fusion, digital recording wireless, encrypted IFB receivers, and compatible digital slates into a single system for audio recording and metadata distribution. The Zax-Net signal is generated by Deva/Fusion and broadcast via an IFB100 on a 2.4 GHz signal. The IFB audio, timecode, metadata, and wireless remote control commands are then received by the ERX1, ERX2, and TRX series digital wireless units.
Zax-Net will be available for all current Zaxcom hardware via a free software update.
ERX Encrypted IFB Bodypack Receivers
The new ERX1 and ERX2 Encrypted IFB bodypacks receive high quality digital audio, timecode, and metadata from a Zaxcom IFB transmitter. They have an LCD display for showing timecode and current scene and take metadata in real time with a hold button for script supervisors.
The ERX2 has a built-in timecode reader/generator and output to continuously jam digital slates ensuring no timecode drift between Deva/Fusion and the slate. The timecode will stay accurate even in the case of an extended RF dropout. It will also communicate the scene and take metadata to Zax-Net compatible digital slates for display when the clapper is activated. The ERX1 and ERX2 contain a 1 kHz notch filter to eliminate the transmission of tone that is sometimes sent from the mixing console. The notch filter frequency is adjustable and using the notch filter won’t affect the quality of the IFB audio.
QRX100 Four-Channel Camera RF Audio System
First unveiled at the 2009 NAB Show, Zaxcom will demonstrate its QRX100 four-channel RF audio receiver. To take advantage of the capability of today’s cameras that record four or more discrete audio channels, the QRX100 will receive four channels of audio from up to two Zaxcom stereo or mono digital transmitters. The QRX100 will then output these received audio channels as both analog and AES digital formats with audio quality that can only be matched by a hard-wired system. This unique interface will allow broadcasters to record all channels from four-channel ENG cameras quickly and easily. The QRX100 will double as a timecode receiver, with an optional video sync/SMPTE timecode output and an optional integrated IFB transmitter.
TRX992 Wireless Recording System
Making its IBC debut is Zaxcom’s environmentally friendly TRX992, a professional wireless audio transceiver designed specifically for boom pole and sports applications. Within a single compact unit, the TRX992 performs the functions of an audio transmitter, monitor return receiver, backup recorder, and phantom power supply. The TRX992 is a 100 percent digital transmission system optimized for boom mic operators working on motion picture and television productions.
The transceiver features patent-pending internal recording, which backs up all transmissions to guard against lost audio files. Users can record up to 24 hours of audio to a removable mini or microSD card using the TRX992. The system features a user-selectable power output — ranging from 10 mW to 100 mW. Audio dynamic range is 106 dB, making it sound like a hard-wired microphone, without any of the typical FM audio distortion problems.
Mix-8 Mixing Control Panel
Zaxcom’s Deva Mix-8 eight-fader mixing control panel integrates directly with the company’s Emmy Award-winning Deva and high-resolution Fusion audio recording systems to provide a more compact, mobile, and precise control panel for audio mixing. The Deva Mix-8 incorporates the familiarity of fader-based mixing controls into a control panel that’s compact enough for over-the-shoulder use. All mixing functions and powering of the unit are supported through just a single cable connecting the Mix-8 to its host Deva or Fusion system.
- STA150 Stereo Adaptor
- New Sunlight-Readable Screen for Deva Hard-Disk and Fusion Audio Recorders
- Deva and Fusion Hard Disk Recorders
- TRX Family of Digital Wireless Recording Systems
- ZFR Audio Recorders
- Mix-12 Mixing Control Panel