Kaltman’s RF-Compass Antenna Tracker Announced
Automated antenna tracker for wireless mics and IEM equipment
January 27, 2017
SENECA, S.C.—Part of Kaltman Creations’ Invisible Waves product line, the company has introduced the new RF-Compass device. The RF-Compass works as an automated antenna tracker for wireless microphones and IEM equipment, designed for improving links between wireless transmitters and receivers.
The RF-Compass is made up of two parts, the RF-Compass servo-controlled automatic panning device and a 5.8 GHz multi-channel miniature transmitter called the RF-Beacon. With the user carrying the Beacon, the servo unit can bi-angulate the signal and locate the transmission source. A UHF antenna is mounted on top to also follow the movement of the user and its own wireless transmitter.
The servo unit mounts to a standard microphone stand and is compatible with any paddle or flat-pannel directional antenna. It can rotate 360-degrees and can located the RF-Beacon transmitter in an operating distance of more than 250 feet, per Kaltman. Up to 40 RF-Compass units may be used simultaneously and two servo units can share the same Beacon channel.
The RF-Compass could be used for major market sports stations that use multiple wireless mics during game coverage.
Kaltman will make the RF-Compass available for shipping as of February.