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USB wireless transmitter rolls for audio professionals

Posted: 16 Jan 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Airfonix has launched a USB wireless audio transmitter specifically designed for the quality demands of audio professionals.

The new AFX-19UB001 provides uncompressed, 16bit, pop-free wireless connectivity transmission from any USB-enabled audio source to any passive or active speaker equipped with an Airfonix wireless receiver. The AFX-19UB001 is designed for professional DJs and other musicians who use music performance software running on a Mac or PC, giving them the freedom to place their speakers anywhere without having to wire them to the audio source. This is especially beneficial at mobile events, where running speaker wire is usually difficult and time consuming.

The AFX-19UB001 is compliant with the USB 2.0 and the USB audio device class v1.0 specifications. The device is a user friendly, plug-and-play solution that requires no software drivers or extra set up.

The AFX-19UB001 is the latest addition to the Airfonix line of professional wireless audio products consisting of wireless transmitters and receivers, including the 50W RMS wireless receiver. Airfonix products save time and wiring, and ease system hook-up by eliminating the need for wires between the audio source and the speakers. All Airfonix products are designed to retrofit any active or passive speaker, thereby bringing the freedom of wireless capability to any wired audio system. Airfonix products feature a rugged weatherized industrial aluminum die-cast chassis and offer a 50m minimum transmission range, making them suitable for both indoor or outdoor audio setups.

"A key segment of the professional audio industry that can benefit the most from our new USB wireless audio transmitter are DJs that put on mobile events," said Tony Wu, general manager, Airfonix. "These professionals are constantly struggling with having to set up and tear down equipment and are often limited to where they can place their speakers and monitors because of the wiring involved. Our new USB wireless audio transmitter together with our professional wireless receivers gives DJs the freedom to place their speakers anywhere without the hassle of running wires, while still preserving the sound quality they demand."

Like all Airfonix wireless audio products, the new AFX-19UB001 boasts Smart Channel capability, a patent-pending technology developed by SST Communications that automatically searches for and selects an un-congested channel from the 2.4GHz and 4.9GHz to 5.8GHz ISM bands. With the Smart Channel capability and dual-band operation, Airfonix products are virtually impervious to interference from other co-located wireless equipment.

Airfonix products are built upon the MelodyWing SP wireless audio solution from SST Communications.

Leveraging MelodyWing's Smart Channel technology, Airfonix products have up to 12 non-interfering dedicated channels available to offer full-spectrum wireless digital audio transmission. This is a significant advantage over other alternative wireless audio products, which are often limited to the "crowded" 2.4GHz band only.

Samples of the AFX-19UB001 USB wireless audio transmitter will be available in April. Production quantities are scheduled for shipment in June.

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