Alteros to Release GTX Series L.A.W.N. This Summer
Alteros, an Audio-Technica company, has introduced two new handheld transmitters: the GTX24-HHP (performer handheld) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast handheld), along with a remote and network control platform for its GTX Series L.A.W.N. (Local Area Wireless mic Network) Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System.
The GTX Series L.A.W.N. UWB system is an award-winning professional broadcast/live performance solution that offers immunity to radio frequency spectrum regulatory changes, bandwidth loss, and channel crowding. The GTX L.A.W.N. UWB system is a fully digital 6.5 GHz solution that has proven to provide superior-quality, interference-free performance in even the most demanding live broadcast settings. The L.A.W.N. sets up easily without the need for frequency coordination, database registration, licenses, or complicated support equipment. Fitting seamlessly into modern workflows, the L.A.W.N. system supports unlimited repeat deployment (studio-to-studio and location-to-location) of 24 simultaneous, high-quality, low-latency (< 3ms), uncompanded 48 kHz/24-bit audio channels in any indoor or outdoor broadcast or performance environment in a system that is easier to set up and operate than a computer WiFi network.
The latest additions joining the GTX3224 control unit, GTX24 body-pack transmitter, and GTX32 transceiver include the GTX24-HHP (performer handheld) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast handheld) microphone transmitters. The GTX24-HHP “performer” version wireless handheld mic is intended for live performance applications and features a lightweight, comfortable design, which accepts popular thread-on microphone capsules using a 1.25″/28 thread pitch, allowing the performer to select the preferred microphone sound and performance from a wide range of manufacturers, including the new selection of Audio-Technica capsules. The GTX24-HHB “broadcaster” version wireless handheld mic includes additional features such as a dedicated “flag mount” section and incorporated “talkback button.” The GTX24-HHB also incorporates interchangeable microphone capsule mounts, allowing for maximum flexibility in sound and performance. Available this summer, the GTX24-HHP (performer) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast) handhelds will round out the Alteros GTX L.A.W.N system, making this wireless microphone system the ultimate in performance and flexibility.
Also, Alteros is releasing a network and control platform that makes it simple to set up and operate this wireless system. “On the heels of a very exciting first year of business and product launch, Alteros is proud to announce the expansion of our highly flexible GTX Series L.A.W.N. system,” states Jackie Green, Alteros President and CTO. “Modern facilities and systems are taking advantage of IP-based networking technology to reduce operational costs, simplify workflows, ensure the ultimate in production quality, and even simplify equipment setup and operation. The GTX Series L.A.W.N. gives users the power, the performance, and the simplicity of modernized workflows in a complete, intuitive high-performance package, along with the added benefits of operation outside of the increasingly crowded UHF spectrum, free from data-base registration, licensing, and even RF coordination.”
To gain insight into the features and performance required for the quick and simple integration of the GTX Series L.A.W.N. into a facility or venue setup, the Alteros R&D team worked with key professionals in the live, touring and broadcast markets to identify their desired workflows, interfaces and functionality. The resulting ethernet-based system allows setup, control, monitoring, naming, network and clock management in a user interface that can be accessed directly or remotely on multiple device platforms. The GTX Series L.A.W.N. system allows 24 channels of wireless microphone operation to be deployed and operated with nearly “plug-and-play” ease. The Alteros GTX Series L.A.W.N. is currently available, with the GTX24-HHP (performer handheld) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast handheld) transmitters available this summer.