Lectrosonics is pleased to announce that their venerable Wireless Designer frequency coordination and RF system management software for Mac or PC is now updated for use with the DCR822 dual channel portable digital receiver. This will allow DCR822 users to monitor all channels in operation, change settings, initiate infrared data transfers, manage frequency groups, scan the local RF spectrum, and calculate system operating frequencies using the Frequency Coordination Engine. Wireless Designer Versions 2.0.30 for macOS and 2.0.34 for Windows are now available with these features for the 822.
The next-generation DCR822 receiver provides the highest level of RF and audio performance available with a versatile feature set in a compact, dual-channel design for field and location production. This receiver is compatible with Lectrosonics mono and stereo digital transmitters and is backward compatible with Digital Hybrid Wireless® transmitters. The unit tunes across six standard Lectrosonics blocks and offers over 6000 frequency choices. SmartTune and 2-way IR sync makes quick work of choosing clean channels and setting up transmitters. A new RF front end design provides low noise amplification, excellent sensitivity and extremely low intermod susceptibility with an IP3 (3rd-order Intercept Point). Vector Diversity smoothly combines RF signals from two receiver front ends per channel and combines them in phase to obtain maximum signal integrity. In addition, the DCR822 can record receiver audio directly onto a microSD card in the industry standard .wav (BWF) file format at 24 bits/48 kHz. A USB jack allows connection to Wireless Designer software.
Wireless Designer is the software package developed to enhance setup and operation of Lectrosonics wireless microphone receiver and transmitter systems. The software provides an overall view of the connected systems with a summary of each channel displayed in real time. With multiple units, the main display window can be scaled and zoomed for the desired viewing, and several color themes are provided. Wireless Designer software includes a spectrum scanner and coordination package for ultra-fast and confident setup. The data from the scan along with any custom frequency data including imported lists can then be incorporated into the frequency calculations for an accurate, real-world channel coordination. The powerful spectrum scanning and walk test recorder features make site surveys easy.
Wireless Designer is available for download at no charge at www.lectrosonics.com/wireless-designer.html.
To use the DCR822 with Wireless Designer, the receiver must be updated to at least v1.30 (Microprocessor) and v1.30 (FPGA). These firmware files are available for download at www.lectrosonics.com/firmware/category/156-dcr822-firmware.html. Users should follow the firmware update instructions on p.23 of the DCR822 manual, available at lectrosonics.com/dcr822-compact-dual-channel-receiver.html#manual
Well respected within the film, broadcast, and theatre 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 received an Academy Scientific and Technical Award for its Digital Hybrid Wireless® technology and is a US manufacturer based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Visit the company online at www.lectrosonics.com.
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