IFBlue, the value-priced brand of products by Lectrosonics, is pleased to announce that it’s of a low-cost IFB (Interruptible Foldback) receiver pack and associated dock charging system have been nominated for a 2023 Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the category of Wireless products. Vote for the IFBlue System in the TEC Awards here.
The announcement follows a four-month call for entries of standout technical products and projects that have made a significant impact on modern sound and music. A panel of respected industry voters from pro audio publications, as well as members of professional music, technical and creative organizations, along with select NAMM members, carefully evaluated each entry before selecting the IFBlue system as a finalist.
The cost-effective IFBlue receivers are designed to reach a broader range of customers in production, film, broadcast, videography, live event, and houses of worship. The units are fully compatible with Lectrosonics IFBT4 transmitters, or any Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless® transmitters operating in IFB compatibility mode, so that adding these receivers to existing IFB systems is quick and easy. The new IFBlue IFB receiver is easy to set up and use, offering 10 presets, easily programmable from the backlit LCD front panel.
Five tuning ranges are available for the IFBR1C receivers: the VHF version covers 174-216 MHz, the A1 (470-537 MHz), B1 (537-614 MHz) and C1 (614-692 MHz) versions cover the UHF TV frequencies for most countries, and the 941 MHz Band version covers the North American license-only 941-960 MHz range. Future firmware updates can be installed in the IFBlue receivers in the field via the USB jack located behind the battery door. The IFBlue receivers have an integrated, spring-loaded belt clip for light weight and easy, secure placement.
The unit can use either disposable AA or rechargeable NiMh AA batteries, with 10 hours for AA alkalines, 12+ hours for NiMh rechargeables, and 20+ hours for lithium disposables.
The IFBlue companion dock charging system, the CHSIFBR1C, is capable of charging up to four receivers when using NiMh rechargeable batteries. The charging dock units can be mechanically linked for easy organization on the mounting surface.
“Our customers have long asked for a value-priced IFB receiver, which extend to a new range of users. The IFBlue receivers and companion charging docks meet and exceed these requirements, while remaining compatible with our existing line of IFB products,” says Karl Winkler, VP of Sales and Marketing at Lectrosonics. “We are honored that the IFBlue IFB receiver and dock charging system have been nominated for a TEC Award.”
All finalists will be celebrated at The 2023 NAMM Show at the TEC Experience, a special, communal reception designed to gather the crossroads of the industry to applaud the achievements of the researchers and developers, product designers, marketers, and innovators behind the innovations. The event, which is open to all NAMM Show attendees and precedes the return of the TEC Awards in 2024, will be held on the campus of the Anaheim Convention Center on the evening of Thursday, April 13.
ABOUT THE TEC AWARDS
Presented annually by NAMM during The NAMM Show, The NAMM TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media in Technical and Creative Achievement Categories. The Les Paul Award is given at the event in tribute to musical artists and others whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology. Through its Hall of Fame, The TEC Awards also honors the pioneers of audio technology and the music industry’s most accomplished producers and audio technicians. The NAMM Foundation’s TECnology Hall of Fame celebrates innovations and groundbreaking technical achievements of the past. For more information, visit www.tecawards.org
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is a not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 15,000 member companies and professional members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation‘s efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music and advance active participation in music-making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
IFBlue is a new professional audio technology brand designed, distributed, supported, and warranted by Lectrosonics, Inc. and manufactured by a Korean firm in ISO9001 certified factories in South Korea and China to the highest standards. The IFBlue value-priced line of products are designed to reach an even broader range of customers in the production, film, broadcast, videography, live event, and house of worship applications. www.ifblue.com
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