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Nova New Zaxcom Nova delivers complete sound recording solution ZMT3-X Zaxcom’s new ZMT3-X transmitter boosts battery life and durability URX100 Zaxcom launches its next-generation URX100 receiver Fader Motion Capture Fader Motion Capture Fader Motion Capture FMC Zaxcom launches Fader Motion Capture, further linking production and post sound NAB 2019 NAB 2019 ZMT3-Flex Zaxcom unveils the ZMT3-Flex wireless transmitter for professional sports SVG SUMMIT SVG SUMMIT Atlanta Atlanta AES 2018 AES 2018 Nomad 12 Zaxcom adds Audition and Re-record to Nomad Deva 24 w/ ZaxNet Zaxcom adds internal ZaxNet transmitter to Deva 24 IBC 2018 IBC 2018 ZMT3-Phantom2 Zaxcom introduces the ZMT3-Phantom 2 wireless transmitter, adding lavalier microphone support NAB 2018 Zaxcom to showcase latest technology at NAB Show 2018 Deva 24 & Mix-16 Zaxcom starts shipping next evolution Deva 24 and Mix-16 audio system for sound professionals NAB 2018 NAB 2018 sportsmenslodge_hp3 Breakfast with Zaxcom TRXCL3_Front_Angled Zaxcom adds wide-band TRXCL3 camera link transmitter AES NY Zaxcom to attend AES 2017 in New York AES 2017 AES NY 2017 Open House Open House Zaxcom unveils first-of-its-kind handheld microphone The 600 MHz Incentive Auction Explained Zaxcom technology revitalizes shrinking wireless spectrum IBC IBC 2017 Atlanta Atlanta Seminar ZMT3-Phantom Zaxcom redefines wireless booming with the ZMT3-Phantom ZMT3-HM Zaxcom introduces the new ZMT3-HM plug-on transmitter RX-12R Zaxcom adds to its receiver line with new rack mountable RX-12R ZFR400_1 Zaxcom unveils the ZFR400 miniature recorder, it’s smallest one yet ZMT3_wQuarter_4 Zaxcom Announces New ZMT3 Miniature Transmitter Jimmy Hamilton & Zaxcom In The Wild With ‘Boy to Man’ NAB 2017 NAB 2017 Zaxcom honored by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ZMT3_wQuarter-sm Zaxcom Transmitter Modulation Overview Zaxcom receives Engineering Emmy Award FP8_FaderPanel_1 FP8 Modification for ZaxHub Compatibility Frequency Spectrum Display of ZHD Modulation All about ZHD Modulation TRXLA3 Zaxcom Announces New High Density Wireless NAB 2016 NAB 2016 ERX2TCD ERX Software v2.0 The Zax NAB 2015 NAB 2015 The Hobbit: A Production Sound Perspective The Hobbit: A Production Sound Perspective Kelsey Wood on the set of Captain Fantastic Kelsey Wood on Set Challenges and ZaxNet Using ZaxNet on Nomad Zaxcom Wireless 2.0 Overview [background image] NAB 2014 All of Zaxcom’s wireless microphone system uses only 100% digital modulation, this results in audio quality superior to any analog or digital hybrid FM wireless system. Zaxcom transmits its audio as 1s and 0s in a 100% digital form so no companding is needed to alter the audio content; this results in a much higher quality reproduction of the original audio under all circumstances. Conventional FM wireless systems, including standard companded FM and digital hybrid wireless, use analog FM modulation and contain no digital content. Noise reduction systems, pilot tone squelch, FM distortion and RF interference all contribute to system performance that cannot begin to match that of a pure 100% digital system like Zaxcom’s digital wireless. The range of Zaxcom’s new digital wireless 2.0 is now equivalent to, or better than, that of any FM radio system.       Digital wireless overview Zaxcom TRX transmitters and ZFR miniature recorders have the ability to transmit its own audio via its built-in ZaxNet 2.4GHz transmitter. That audio can be monitored by an ERX receiver tuned to the same ZaxNet frequency of the transmitter. The purpose of this is for confidence monitoring. So you can now mic up talent and listen to how the mic sounds without having to return to your cart. The range of the ZaxNet confidence monitoring will not be as far as a normal ZaxNet signal – you can expect a range of about 10 feet. In the TRX and ERX menu you can set the ZaxNet audio out of the recorder so that there is an audible record beep sent to just the ZaxNet feed, so when start recording and you are monitoring the ZaxNet monitor feed, this allows the user to insure the TRX/ZFR is in record mode while monitoring the audio on an ERX receiver. ZaxNet confidence monitoring An Auto-Mixer is a gated mixer that when enabled, and a speaker starts to talk, will automatically open that microphone and add it to the mix. Then when a speaker stops talking that microphone will be attenuated “closed” and essentially be removed from the mix. Removing unused microphones will result in a lower noise floor giving you a cleaner, better sounding mix without having to manually ride the faders. Manually riding faders in unscripted dialog often results in missing the start of when a person begins to speak. The Zaxcom Auto-Mixer has no limit on the number of microphones that can be active at one time. The Zaxcom Auto-Mixer also has a last microphone on feature; this means that even if no one is speaking there will always be one microphone included in the mix, which will be the last active microphone. The last mic on feature allows the mix to never go to absolute silence Auto-Mixer Intermodulation occurs when the RF from multiple transmitters, in close proximity to each other, mix together in the transmitters amplifier, and combine their outputs. Intermodulation can occur even if you are running just two transmitters on set, or in a sound bag. Intermodulation is undesirable because it creates spurious emission which can greatly interfere with reception and degrade audio reception. Zaxcom’s fully digital wireless is immune to most intermodulation. This will give you the confidence that you will be getting the cleanest RF signal possible with no need to worry about special channel spacing. And without the typical channel spacing limitations, that are necessary in other wireless systems, the number of useable channels that can safely fit into a frequency block is greatly increased.     Intermodulation All of Zaxcom wireless has a unique feature that is not available in any other wireless systems. Each of Zaxcom’s TRX belt pack, plug-on and, camera link transmitter features a built-in two track timecode recorder.  This feature allows the inputted audio to be recorded directly to a removable micro SD card. You can use the transmitter as a standalone recorder. So if you need to record talent for long periods of time or, if they are going to wander off on their own out of reception range, just wire them up and you can cleanly capture hours of high quality timecoded audio. In that situation you can also optionally shut of the RF transmitter portion and use the TRX in record only mode to extend the battery life. The recorder can also give you the confidence that you can cleanly capture high quality, drop out free audio regardless of how harsh of an RF environment you are in. You can set up the recorder to be in constant record mode where it is recording all the time, or you can set it up to go into record when the scene begins. This system is like having an infinite virtual multi-track where you have no track or range limits. The recorder is capable of recording 96 hours of full bandwidth 24 bit timecoded audio on a single card. The recorder utilizes Zaxcom’s Mobile Audio Recording Format or MARF. MARF is an ultra stable, loss-less fault tolerant recording system that will give you confidence that in the event of power loss, due to dead batteries, all audio up to the exact point that the TRX lost power will be preserved. The files are recorded as a .zax file extension and can be quickly and easily be converted to both industry standard BWF and MP3 file, while maintaining its timecode and metadata. All that is needed is ZaxConvert, a free utility that can be downloading from the Zaxcom web site. Zaxcom Digital Recording Wireless Transmitters are protected under patent #’s: 7,711,443 & 7,929,902 Internal Recording Wireless Timecode is a sequence of numeric codes generated at regular intervals and is used for synchronization, logging and identifying record material in film, video and audio production. All Zaxcom mixer/recorders recorders, TRX recording transmitters, ZFR miniature recorders, ERX receivers and, QRX receivers with QIFB option feature fully functional timecode readers and generators. The timecode reader in each of these units will allow it receive external timecode that the unit will lock to. Zaxcom mixers/recorders and QRX receivers also allow you to enter in your own timecode manually. After inputting, or locking to, an external timecode signal the timecode generator will now take over and generate it own frame accurate timecode. The timecode generator in all of Zaxcom products, with the exception of the ERX, are very stable and use TCXO temperature compensated crystal oscillators that give a clock accuracy of 1.54 PPM which equates to 1 frame out in 6 hours. In the case of the ERX an TCXO chip is not necessary since it is constantly updating its timecode from the source  All products can read and generate all standard SMPTE timecode frame-rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97NDF, 29.97DF, 30NDF, 30DF. Timecode Traditional FM wireless audio can be hacked into and listened to by any commercially available scanner.  In some situations this isn’t an issue, but there are times where privacy is necessary. For example paparazzi with an inexpensive device can listen in on your set. Or in the case of some corporate settings where there may be sensitive or legal matters discussed and you want to ensure that you have maximum privacy. Zaxcom wireless systems, both the UHF transmission as well as audio sent via ZaxNet, features full digital audio encryption. Digital encryption is the only way to keep all audio transmission private. The way it works is if you set an encryption code the transmitter, the audio will be encrypted and can only be listened to if the receiver has the matching encryption code entered. If you are trying to receive an audio signal and the codes do not match, all that will be heard is white-noise or silence. Zaxcom’s encryption system features two sets of three numbers that form a single six-digit encryption code; this provides a total of 16,777,216 possible code combinations. So when using Zaxcom digital encryption you can ensure that your audio will only be heard by those who you want to hear it. Digital Encryption Mobile Audio Recording Format or MARF is Zaxcom’s lossless fault tolerant recording system. MARF is a very robust recording system where the recorded digital files don’t need to be closed or finalized. So if power is lost during recording, all audio right up to the point where power is lost, will be preserved. MARF’s robustness lends itself often be immune from viruses and corruption that can affect standard recording formats. All Zaxcom MARF files can be quickly and easily converted to both industry standard BWF and MP3 file by using the ZaxConvert utility. All timecode information and Meta Data is preserved and carried over when using ZaxConvert. ZaxConvert is available for free and can be downloaded from the Zaxcom website. MARF Explained Prerecord allows you to hold incoming audio in an internal buffer. You can choose to buffer up to 10 seconds of audio in Deva, Fusion and Nomad and 5 seconds of audio Maxx (some time limitations may exist for higher sample rates – see the products specific manuals for addition details). From the point the recorder is powered up, any sound coming in from any input is always being processed whether you are recording or not. So when pre-record is enabled, that processed signal can be held in a buffer that is constantly being refreshed. When you press the RECORD key, all audio stored in the buffer will be included the current take with the corrected time code. Since the recorder is always processing the incoming audio no additional battery power is use when prerecord is engaged. The pre-record buffer is dumped after any of the following settings are changed: Sample-rate, Time code, User-bits, Frame- Rate, Track count Prerecord When designing the IFB200 we wanted to pack as many useful features as we could into as small of a unit as possible. After lots of tinkering we came out with something that we are very proud of. As far as the physical unit we made it lightweight, small and we paid special attention to the layout of the 200. The result is something that works well on a sound cart, in a bag, but also mounted on a camera. Like its predecessor the IFB200 has all the standard ZaxNet transmitter functions plus a whole lot more. We also added the ability for the IFB200 to act as a ZaxNet receiver. First and foremost you can control any Zaxcom TRX wireless remotely, so there is no need to approach talent and fumble with the transmitter anymore. If you notice that your selected frequency is now getting hits, just scan the spectrum with the QRX to find a clean one – then with the IFB200 remotely change the frequency. Talent starts yelling mid take? No problem – just remotely lower the gain. The IFB200 also give you the ability to start and stop the TRX’s internal recorder. So when a scene starts you can put the TRX into record mode, when the scene ends you can stop it, and if you like you can put the TRX into playback, so you can listen to the TRX’s recorded audio all while the talent is on set wearing the transmitter. The 200 also enables PowerRoll. PowerRoll allows a TRX transmitter to stay in the lower transmit power setting of 25mW to conserve battery power – then when you begin to record the transmitter will increase its output power automatically. We also added the ability for the IFB200 to act as a ZaxNet receiver. So now if you put the IFB200 into receive mode it can receive confidence audio from a QRX235 that is mounted on a camera, or you can listen to confidence audio from any TRX transmitter or ZFR miniature recorder. The 200 can now also receive and lock its internal timecode generator from any other ZaxNet transmitter. The IFB200 will also broadcast audio and timecode over the same ZaxNet 2.4GHz frequency, which allows you to send timecode and audio throughout your set. The IFB200 can take in two channels of either analog or AES audio and send that audio out to the ERXs – you can chose to send either channel or a mix of both to anyone on set with ERX receiver.The same signal also has timecode embed in it, so the IFB200 can  also transmit frame accurate timecode, at any selected frame rate, to a camera, timecode slate, or any other device that has a ERX attached to it. The design of the 200 allows it to be easily mounted on a camera. So now the camera can be a master timecode generator – distributing wireless timecode throughout the set via the IFB200. The camera’s audio out can also be sent to anyone wearing an ERX receiver. But wait there is more. We added a micro SD card slot on the IFB200 – the card slot serves two purposes. First it lets you update the software at home on the unit in just a few seconds with no additional hardware necessary. And secondly it is a high quality two track audio recorded with timecode. Now you will always have an extra recorder with you. 96 hours of two tracks of analog or AES audio can record on a single micro SD card. The tracks are recorded as a .zax file which utilizes our ultra stable robust MARF recording system. The .zax files can then easily and quickly be converted to either a BWF or MP3 file using the free ZaxConvert utility. Please contact your dealer for any additional information.   The many uses of an IFB200 Zaxcom recorders provide powerful software based effects on every channel. Equalization All of Zaxcom recorders have high pass and two notch filters per channel which are an excellent tool to remove noises such as 60/120Hz hum, lighting ballast noise, motors, wind noise and more. Deva and Fusion add 3-band shelving equalization. The EQ is phase accurate channel-to-channel and totally adjustable. Compressor A full-featured soft-knee compressor is optional on each input channel, record track and output bus. Ratio, threshold, attack, release and makeup gain are all controllable. Expander The Expander is a great new tool that expands the dynamic range of audio. This function can be used to lower the noise floor of a noisy microphone or recording environment.     Effects Time Code Master Burrr! It’s cold outside, Maxx! Transmitter Backup Props from Joel Jameson [background image] NeverClip Explained What is NeverClip? TRX742 A Look at the Zaxcom TRX742 Plug-On Transmitter Jan hard at work Nurse Jackie’s Jan Mclaughlin Camera Link Zaxcom Introduces TRX900CL Screenshot from 2014-01-23 19:52:55 NAB 2013 Interview from Sound and Picture What is Zaxnet? Get to know the tech that drives the sound industry's best gear. Billy on location ZaxNet and Me How location sound tech Billy Sarokin uses Zaxnet in the field. Joe with his Nomad Joe Pfeil User Story Joe Pfiel's experience with Nomad Los Angeles CA – September 13, 2013 – In February 2012, the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) began looking for new location sound recording equipment to train the next generation of USC media makers – especially graduate level students working on their documentary thesis films. In order to get a look at the latest and greatest location recording gear, USC Chief Audio Engineer Buddy Halligan and Richard Hyland, USC Sound Department Manager, invited Glen Trew, president of Trew Audio (www.trewaudio.com), and Glenn Sanders, president of Zaxcom (www.zaxcom.com), to visit the campus and demonstrate the newly released Nomad audio recorder from Zaxcom. The demo was well received and the Nomad was placed at the top of the list for inclusion in the School of Cinematic Arts’ Sound Department’s vast equipment center. At that point, the SCA team wanted to know how Zaxcom would fit in with their current gear and systems, so Trew Audio’s senior product specialist, Ryan Coomer, came to the campus to help set up some real-world hands-on workflow testing. Coomer elaborates, “We fed the Nomad with one wired boom and two wireless lavalieres and used Zaxnet to distribute scratch audio and time code to two different cameras. We then took the files to an editing bay to check sync and audio quality. Buddy, along with the School of Cinematic Sound Department were impressed with the system and particularly liked the ability of each ERX to set a unique time code offset and audio delay to compensate for differences in camera processing. We put together several system configurations for them, and adjusted them to suit both their budget and capability requirements. And they were really impressed with the system. Unfortunately, the budget wasn’t there, so the decision was tabled.” By the spring of 2013 the budget situation had changed. Coomer had a conference call with Hyland and Halligan. The need for portable systems for documentary use had become a top priority. The department had a June deadline for the close of the fiscal year, and wanted to make sure the proposed systems were still state-of-the-art. Says Coomer  “More than a year had elapsed since our initial demonstration project, so, naturally, we wanted to confirm that our recommendations were still the best fit for the graduate doc students.” Halligan, Hyland and Coomer reviewed the Zaxcom-based system, as well as other solutions that had been released in the previous year. Coomer helped them weigh the differences in the systems, such as capability, size and ease of use. Ultimately, the power and flexibility of the Zaxcom-based system made it the obvious choice. Indeed, the Zaxcom Nomad is both compact and powerful. It features up to 14 combined analog and AES digital inputs, 6 output busses, and up to 12 recorded tracks. The Nomad also features built-in Zaxnet, a technology formerly available only with an external control box. Using the 2.4 GHz frequency band, Zaxnet wirelessly distributes IFB audio, time code, and remote control commands to TRX series digital transmitters and ERX series digital IFB receivers. Trew Audio delivered four full sound bags, built around the Nomad 10 and ERX2TCD in June 2013. Over the summer, anticipating the roll-out of the systems for the fall semester, Coomer offered support in person and over the phone, working with the staff on advanced configurations and operations, so the department would be ready to support their students. Trew Audio is a new vendor to USC, and Halligan was impressed with the company’s service. “Ryan Coomer has been great, and an integral part to getting these systems right. He was a big help with the bag configuration and all the little questions that come up. Plus, Trew Audio came through with really high quality custom cables. And the Remote Audio Power Distribution system really makes it sweet.” Trew Audio’s commitment to the needs of real world location sound mixers stems from Glen Trew, the company’s founder and president. With more than 30 years experience as an audio professional, Trew started his career as sound mixer for the iconic TV show, “Hee-Haw.” He recently served as sound recorder for the baseball scenes in the film “42” and currently works on the hit TV series “Nashville.” Says Trew, “We were thrilled to supply USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, the top rated film school in the country, with innovative products from Zaxcom. It’s a great match for their needs, and it allows us to demonstrate our commitment to the art of location sound recording, by providing hands-on service before, during and after the sale.” The bags went out and are in the field for the graduate level documentary production class this fall semester. But Halligan is already sure the time spent developing and testing the systems was well spent. “These bags and custom cases that we designed are really a godsend – they’re much lighter, portable and powerful – which is just what we want.” Trew Audio And Zaxcom Team Up With USC Film School Nomad feeding the Camera Link Jeff Edrich’s Story Maxx RF spray modification – issued 12/17/2013 It’s been reported that in some rare instances Maxx’s are radiating RF energy and interfering with wireless microphone receivers in a sound bag.  If this is effecting your Maxx the following modification will eliminate the issue. This mod is only necessary if you’re experiencing interference. Step 1: Disassemble the Maxx.  Please be sure to keep track of screw size and location. Step 2: Remove the electroplating underneath where the screw heads make contact on the “U” shaped cover of Maxx.  This is best done with an 82 degree countersink tool and a drill press. Be sure to gently remove the plating and not any of the case metal. Step 3: Reassemble the Maxx being sure the screws are tight and in their proper location. If the above steps don’t resolve the issue fully, the BNC connector will have to be replaced with BNC Part # WM5511-ND, it’s available from Digi-Key Electronics.  To do this will require a complete removal of the main DSP board as the connector is soldered to the board so we recommend this is done by a dealer or the factory. Maxx RF spray modification Issued 12/17/2013 Pompton Plains, N.J. — June 23, 2013 — Zaxcom today announced NeverClip™ added to certain models in their line of Digital Recording Wireless and ZFR Recorder line. NeverClip™ is a patent pending feature that utilizes two analog to digital converters per transmitter or recorder to generate 123dB of dynamic range.  This new feature is standard on their ZFR200 & ZFR300 miniature audio recorders and is available as an option on their TRX900LT and TRX900LA digital recording wireless transmitters. “NeverClip™ is a feature we’re very proud of because it allows our customers to have an extra 20dB of dynamic range over what they’re used to,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom president. “This means whether the talent is whispering or screaming there won’t be any clipping or distortion, so the mixer won’t have to scramble to adjust levels during a scene.” NeverClip™ can now be found on many of Zaxcom’s products including the Nomad and Maxx mixer / recorders and the TRX742 transmitter for boom. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. has been designing and manufacturing innovative audio gear for the television and film industries since 1986. A pioneer in audio technologies for sound-mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom invented the Deva multi-track audio recorder and the Digital Recording Wireless™ transmitters.  The company holds a U.S. patent for its wireless recording technology.  They are proud to have been honored with two Emmy awards, a Scientific Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and three CAS Technical Achievement Awards.  For more information about Zaxcom, Inc., visit www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Introduces Bodypack Style Transmitters and Miniature Recorders with NeverClip™ Pompton Plains, N.J. — April 4, 2013 — Zaxcom today announced a new addition to its line of Digital Recording Wireless, the world’s first dedicated stereo Camera Link, TRX900CL. The new TRX900CL is a dedicated stereo camera link transmitter for sending two channels of audio and timecode from sound bag to camera.  Like all wireless in the Zaxcom TRX series the Camera Link has built-in backup recording with timecode and the ability to send and receive timecode, IFB audio and remote control commands via ZaxNet or a dedicated Zaxcom IFB transmitter. Like all technologies in Zaxcom’s popular TRX product line, the Camera Link features 100-percent digital transmission for audio quality that rivals a hard-wired system. All audio transmissions from the Camera Link are compander free and are fully encrypted to eliminate the possibility of production audio interception and theft.  With an internal timecode-referenced audio recorder that backs up all wireless transmissions on a removable microSD card, the Camera Link eliminates the possibility of audio loss due to interference or signal dropout. The Camera Link is powered externally and consumes an ultra low 2.16 watts. “What makes this transmitter special is the added detail paid to RF interference in the sound bag.  We added screws to every inch of the case to eliminate spurious radiation that can affect other receivers in an audio bag.  There are also two switched band pass filters for an extra wide frequency range of 40 MHz,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom president. “The Camera Link will be one of the highlights of our booth at the 2013 NAB Show, and we’re anticipating a lot of interest among audio mixers worldwide.” The Camera Link is compatible with all Zaxcom wireless receivers, IFB receivers and IFB / ZaxNet transmitters.  A full range of professional audio technologies from Zaxcom, including the Camera Link, will be on display at the 2013 NAB Show, Booth C2549. More information about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems is available at www.zaxcom.com.   # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. has been designing and manufacturing innovative audio gear for the television and film industries since 1986. A pioneer in audio technologies for sound-mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom invented the Deva multi-track audio recorder and the Digital Recording Wireless™ transmitters.  The company holds a U.S. patent for its wireless recording technology.  They are proud to have been honored with two Emmy awards, a Scientific Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and three CAS Technical Achievement Awards.  For more information about Zaxcom, Inc., visit www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Introduces New Dedicated Stereo Camera Link Digital Recording Wireless Transmitter zaxom at the great wall Zaxcom in China Pompton Plains, N.J. — April 12, 2012 —Zaxcom today announced a new addition to its line of Digital Recording Wireless, the plug-on style TRX742. The new TRX742 is the first plug-on style transmitter supporting all professional varieties of microphones: analog mono, analog stereo and AES42.  It features Zaxcom’s patented internal backup recording, ZaxNet remote control, and NeverClip (patent pending).  NeverClip is a dual A-D preamp system providing an extended dynamic range of 127 dB. Like all technologies in Zaxcom’s popular TRX product line, the TRX742 features 100-percent digital transmission for audio quality that rivals a hard-wired system. All audio transmissions from the TRX742 are compander free and are fully encrypted to eliminate the possibility of production audio interception and theft.  With a patented internal timecode-referenced audio recorder that backs up all wireless transmissions on a removable microSD card, the TRX742 eliminates the possibility of audio loss due to interference or signal dropout. The TRX742 is powered by three AA lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries and has a variable RF power output of 25, 50 or 125 mW. With ZaxNet, Zaxcom’s 2.4 GHz RF network that enables distribution of remote control signals, timecode and metadata, TRX742 users will be able to control gain and audio replays remotely via a timecode reference so that multiple Zaxcom wireless systems can replay audio in sync. The ZaxNet integration also will allow production sound mixers to remix audio from multiple transmitters, creating a virtual multi-track playback and re-record system. “With the versatility of supporting both mono and stereo transmission, the TRX742 will provide wireless operation for professional microphones that to this point have only been available for wired operation,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom president.  “The TRX742 will be the highlight of our booth at the 2012 NAB Show, and we’re anticipating a lot of interest among audio mixers worldwide.” The TRX742 is compatible with all Zaxcom wireless receivers and IFB / ZaxNet transmitters.  The TRX742 with integrated recording will be available summer 2012 for a list price of $1,995 USD. A full range of professional audio technologies from Zaxcom, including the TRX742, will be on display at the 2012 NAB Show, Booth C2936. More information about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems is available at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional  audio equipment for the television and film industries. A pioneer in audio technologies for sound-mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording, IFB receivers, and  timecode transmission. The company holds a U.S. patent for its wireless recording technology. Zaxcom Introduces New Plug-on Digital Recording Wireless Transmitter Featuring NeverClip Pompton Plains, N.J. — April 12, 2012 — Zaxcom today announced a new addition to their mini-recorder family, the ZFR300.  With a longer run-time than the ZFR200, it was designed to act as an ultra-compact and lightweight replacement for wireless microphones.  The ZFR300 records on microSD™ cards and features an integrated SMPTE timecode reader/generator. With a high-strength nylon polymer casing that provides water and corrosion resistance, the ZFR300 weighs 3.0 ounces. The unit can receive remote control and timecode signals via Zaxcom’s IFB100, the ZaxNet 2.4-GHz wireless network, or a manual timecode jam.  A timecode jam enables audio professionals to use any quantity of ZFR units in sync all day, with the integrated timecode generator ensuring one-frame accuracy over a six-hour period. The ZFR300 can output audio as either 24-bit/48-KHz timecode-stamped broadcast wave (.wav) files or timecode-stamped MP3 files. Each unit is powered with two AA battery with up to 12 hours of run time. “Our new ZFR300 is an excellent tool for reality television, extreme sports and similar productions where the production team is faced with interference issues, poor RF range, or no available wireless frequencies, and the need for a good battery run time” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s president. “By recording directly to microSD cards on the bodypack, the ZFR300 is an excellent low-cost, light-weight replacement for wireless mics.” The ZFR300 is available now for a list price of $995. More information about Zaxcom’s full line of audio gear is available at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries. A pioneer in audio technologies for sound-mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording, IFB receivers, and timecode transmission. The company holds a U.S. patent for its wireless recording technology. Zaxcom Introduces New Lightweight, Mini Timecode-Referenced Audio Recorder Pompton Plains, N.J. — August 30, 2011 — Zaxcom today introduced the new mono TRX900LA (LA) and stereo TRX900LAS (LAS) digital recording wireless transmitters with 125mW power output. These new transmitters open new possibilities to the sound mixer by running for nine hours at 125 mW output power.  These new transmitters take full advantage of all the unique features Zaxcom Digital Wireless offers: internal backup recording, ZaxNet remote control, encrypted transmission, and the new patent pending feature PowerRoll. “Our new LA and LAS recording wireless transmitters offer a unique combination of extended operating time and high power output, ensuring the most reliable audio transmission,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s president.  ”Running all day on a single set of batteries combined with ZaxNet remote control eliminates the need to interact with talent as well.” Zaxcom’s new patent pending feature PowerRoll extends the battery life for an additional two hours by adjusting the transmitters power level to output 125mW only when the audio received from them is being recorded by a ZaxNet compatible recorder.  When the transmitter audio isn’t being recorded the power is automatically reduced to 50mW. LA and LAS run cool and have rounded edges for talent comfort.  Like all Zaxcom Digital Wireless these two new transmitters include patented internal timecode stamped backup recording directly within the body pack to eliminate the risk of audio loss due to interference or signal drop out. With 100-percent digital audio wireless transmission and no intermodulation, the LA and LAS provides superior audio quality that rivals that of a hardwired connection. Each unit also features an internal SMPTE timecode reader/generator. The mono LA is available for purchase at a list price of $1,695. The LAS which is appropriate where a stereo image, with its clear right/left perception of audio, will enhance the sound track, is available for a purchase price of $2,050. More about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems is available at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries. A pioneer in audio technologies for sound-mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording, IFB receivers, and timecode transmission. The company holds a U.S. patent for its wireless recording technology. For more information about Zaxcom, Inc., visit www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Launches Two New 125mw Transmitters with PowerRoll POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —Sept. 9, 2010 —Zaxcom today introduced the TRX900LTS (LTS), a new recording wireless transmitter that supports two microphone inputs and independent transmission of two isolated audio channels, all on a single RF carrier signal. This revolutionary new product will allow for the first time ever audio professionals in the television broadcasting, live event, sporting, and theater markets to transmit a stereo image wirelessly from talent via a single body pack. Available in October 2010, the LTS’ unique dual-microphone input greatly enhances the production of 5.1 surround sound. “Our new LTS two-channel recording wireless transmitter is ideal for any type of wireless audio production where a stereo image, with its clear right/left perception of audio, will enhance the sound track,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s president. “As a lightweight bodypack with no heat generation and a six-hour run time on just one AA lithium battery, the LTS is likely to be very popular with both production staff and talent alike. Users even have the option of switching the LTS to single-channel transmission, ensuring flexible production options no matter what audio needs our customers face.” Incorporating the key functionality of Zaxcom’s patented wireless-recording technologies, the LTS records timecode-stamped, two-channel, back-up audio directly within the body pack to eliminate the risk of audio loss due to interference or signal drop out. With 100-percent digital audio wireless transmission and no intermodulation, the LTS provides superior audio quality that rivals that of a hardwired connection. Each unit also features an internal SMPTE timecode reader/generator. The LTS provides up to 96 hours of recording time, and is supported by the ZaxNet remote control network for easy adjustments on-the-fly. The LTS is available for purchase at a list price of $1,995. More about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems is available at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries. A pioneer in audio technologies for sound-mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording, IFB receivers, and timecode transmission. More information about Zaxcom, Inc., can be found at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Launches Industry’s First Two-Channel Recording Wireless Transmitter POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —September 2, 2010 —Zaxcom today announced that its QRX100 broadcast ENG receiver is now shipping to customers worldwide. The QRX100 can receive up to four channels of 100 percent digital audio from up to two Zaxcom stereo transmitters, enabling television production professionals to take full advantage of the four discrete audio channels available in today’s latest generation of video cameras. “Our QRX100 offers a feature-packed and versatile solution for professional audio production on the go,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s president. “A single QRX100 mounted to the side of a camera provides complete audio transmission to and from the camera, remote control of our Zaxcom TRX series of transmitters, and timecode synchronization. Replicating the capabilities of just one QRX100 would otherwise require four receivers, a time code generator, and an IFB transmitter. The unit significantly reduces size, weight, and power consumption requirements, all to the benefit of the camera operator.” The QRX100 receives four channels of 100 percent digital audio from up to two transmitters and outputs in both analog and AES digital formats. The lightweight, industry-standard packaging of the QRX100 attaches quickly to any broadcast camera. All transmissions from the QRX100 are digitally modulated, keeping signals free from the interference and noise that would normally cause distortion in an analog wireless system. Because all transmissions are free from intermodulation, the QRX100 allows more channels to be used together — up to 140 audio channels in a 35-MHz frequency block — than any other system available on the market. “The QRX100 offers the performance and features of one- and two-channel slot-in-style receivers, without the limitations of such systems. While slot-in receivers are available only for a limited number of camera models and do not have sufficient intermodulation or interference rejection to make them suitable for use in difficult RF environments, the QRX100 resolves these issues with 500-KHz minimum spacing, total immunity to RF overload, and digital dropout protection. It’s an ideal choice for professional audio production in virtually any setting,” added Sanders. To learn more about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems, visit www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries. A pioneer in audio technologies for sound-mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording, IFB receivers, and timecode transmission. More information about Zaxcom, Inc., can be found at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom’s New QRX100 Now Shipping POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —June 30, 2010 —Zaxcom today announced the ZFR200 audio recorder, designed to act as an ultra-compact and lightweight replacement for wireless microphones. The ZFR200 records on microSD™ cards and features an integrated SMPTE timecode reader/generator. With a high-strength nylon polymer casing that provides water and corrosion resistance, the ZFR200 weighs just 3.5 ounces. The unit can receive remote control and timecode signals via Zaxcom’s IFB100, the new ZaxNet 2.4-GHz wireless network, or a manual timecode jam. A timecode jam enables audio professionals to use any quantity of ZFR200 units in sync all day, with the integrated timecode generator ensuring one-frame accuracy over a six-hour period. The ZFR200 can output audio as either 24-bit/48-KHz timecode-stamped broadcast wave (.wav) files or timecode-stamped MP3 files. Each unit is powered with a single AA battery with up to 14 hours of run time. “Our new ZFR200 is an excellent tool for reality television and similar productions where the production team is faced with interference issues, poor RF range, or no available wireless frequencies,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s president. “By recording directly to microSD cards on the bodypack, the ZFR200 is an excellent low-cost, low-weight replacement for wireless mics.” The ZFR200 is available now with a list price of $899. More information about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems is available at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries. A pioneer in audio technologies for sound-mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording, IFB receivers, and timecode transmission. More information about Zaxcom, Inc., can be found at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Introduces New Lightweight, Mini Timecode-Referenced Audio Recorder POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —June 15, 2010 —Zaxcom today announced that it has received a U.S. patent for the company’s virtual wireless multitrack recording systems. Awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Number 7,711,443 covers the entire Zaxcom TRX family of digital wireless systems with built-in backup recording. “Our TRX family of digital recording wireless systems provides television and film production teams with the unique ability to automatically and simultaneously record multiple tracks of digital audio while wirelessly transmitting the signals. The ability to perform all these functions in a single, compact, reliable system lessens equipment weight and cost while also safeguarding against the risk of lost audio,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s president. “We’re excited that this system has been recognized by the U.S. Patent Office as a significant and unique technology.” All technologies in Zaxcom’s popular TRX product line feature 100 percent digital transmission for audio quality that rivals a hard-wired system, and are superior to all analog and hybrid wireless units. With the optional patented internal timecode-referenced audio recorder, each TRX system backs up all wireless transmissions on a removable microSD card to eliminate the possibility of audio loss due to interference or signal dropout. A wide feature set is available, including support for reception of IFB audio, timecode, and remote control signals. To learn more about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems, visit www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries. A pioneer in audio technologies for sound-mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording, IFB receivers, and timecode transmission. More information about Zaxcom, Inc., can be found at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom’s Receives U.S. Patent for Wireless Recording Technology POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —May 25, 2010 —Zaxcom’s new TRX900LT digital wireless transmitter, first announced at the 2010 NAB Show, features the ability to fully encrypt audio signals for secure audio transmission in corporate and legal settings where sensitive material may need to be protected from signal interception or theft. The TRX900LT bodypack unit combines wireless transmission, recording, and remote control receiving functions into a single low-cost wireless transmitter. To activate the encryption, a TRX900LT user simply enters an encryption code into the transmitting and receiving units. With over 16 million key code combinations, it’s impossible to decode the audio signals without the key. Once the code is entered, the system will encrypt all signals automatically. “There are many situations in corporate offices, religious facilities, and legal settings in which sensitive material may need to be protected during transmission and recording. As with all of our digital wireless technologies, our new TRX900LT addresses this need with complete digital audio encryption. In addition, the TRX900LT packages a powerful feature set into our lightest, lowest-cost unit that fits well with virtually any setting and budget,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s president. Like all technologies in Zaxcom’s popular TRX product line, the TRX900LT bodypack unit features 100 percent digital transmission for audio quality that rivals a hard-wired system, and it is superior to all analog and hybrid wireless units. Designed to be extremely lightweight and durable, the TRX900LT is housed in a high-strength, impact-resistant nylon polymer casing that provides protection from both corrosion and water damage. With a patented internal timecode-referenced audio recorder that backs up all wireless transmissions on a removable microSD card, the TRX900LT eliminates the possibility of audio loss due to interference or signal dropout. By integrating a group of TRX900LT units, users in board meetings or other company events are able to establish a multi-track recording session directly from the bodypack units. Each TRX900LT unit will operate for up to five hours on a single AA lithium battery and is compatible with all Zaxcom wireless receivers and IFB transmitters. Also included in the TRX900LT transmitter is reception of remote controls via ZaxNet. ZaxNet is Zaxcom’s new 2.4-GHz RF network that enables distribution of remote control signals, timecode, and metadata. With ZaxNet, TRX900LT users will be able to control gain and audio replays remotely via a timecode reference so that multiple Zaxcom wireless systems can replay audio in sync. The TRX900LT-ZaxNet integration also will allow users to remix audio from multiple transmitters, creating a virtual multi-track playback and re-record system. The TRX900LT with integrated recording will be available in late June 2010 for a list price of $1,495 USD. Microphones are sold separately by Zaxcom authorized distributors. The TRX900LT will be on display at InfoComm 2010 in booth C6483. More information about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems is available at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries. A pioneer in audio technologies for sound-mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording, IFB receivers, and timecode transmission. More information about Zaxcom, Inc., can be found at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom’s New TRX900LT Provides Encryption for Secure Audio Transmission POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —April 12, 2010 —Zaxcom today announced a new addition to its line of wireless digital audio transceivers, the TRX900LT. The new TRX900LT combines wireless transmission, recording, and remote control receiving functions into a single lower-cost system for the production of episodic television, motion pictures, and live broadcast events. Designed to be extremely lightweight and durable, the TRX900LT is housed in a high-strength, impact-resistant nylon polymer casing that provides protection from both corrosion and water damage. Like all technologies in Zaxcom’s popular TRX product line, the TRX900LT features 100-percent digital transmission for audio quality that rivals a hard-wired system, and it is superior to all analog and hybrid wireless units. All audio transmissions from the TRX900LT are fully encrypted to eliminate the possibility of production audio interception and theft. With a patented internal timecode-referenced audio recorder that backs up all wireless transmissions on a removable microSD card, the TRX900LT eliminates the possibility of audio loss due to interference or signal dropout. Each TRX900LT unit will operate for up to five hours on a single AA lithium battery and is compatible with all Zaxcom wireless receivers and IFB transmitters. Also included in the TRX900LT system is ZaxNet, Zaxcom’s new 2.4-GHz RF network that enables distribution of remote control signals, timecode, IFB audio, and metadata. With ZaxNet, TRX900LT users will be able to control gain and audio replays remotely via a timecode reference so that multiple Zaxcom wireless systems can replay audio in sync. The TRX900LT-ZaxNet integration also will allow production sound mixers to remix audio from multiple transmitters, creating a virtual multi-track playback and re-record system. “With the new nylon polymer housing, the TRX900LT packs a serious punch for its size, weight, and cost. It provides the rich feature set that audio professionals in television and motion picture production need, with the high quality level and innovation for which Zaxcom is known,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom president. “The TRX900LT will be the star of our booth at the 2010 NAB Show, and we’re anticipating a lot of interest among audio mixers worldwide.” The TRX900LT with integrated recording will be available early summer 2010 for a list price of $1495 USD.  Microphones are sold separately by Zaxcom authorized distributors. A full range of professional audio technologies from Zaxcom, including the TRX900LT, will be on display at the 2010 NAB Show, Booth C154. More information about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems is available at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries. A pioneer in audio technologies for sound-mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording, IFB receivers, and timecode transmission. More information about Zaxcom, Inc., can be found at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom’s TRX900LT Lowers Cost, Weight for Wireless Digital Audio Production POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  — March 16, 2010 —Zaxcom today announced a new line of encrypted bodypack receivers for interruptible feedback (IFB), now shipping to customers worldwide. Slated for display at the 2010 NAB Show, Zaxcom’s new ERX1 and ERX1TCD bodypacks receive high-quality digital audio, timecode, and metadata from any IFB transmitter in the Zaxcom TRX product series, providing a secure platform for television and film production crews to manage the full range of IFB signals required for their productions. Both the ERX1 and EXR1TCD feature an LCD display for showing timecode and current scene-and-take metadata in real time, and offer a hold button that enables script supervisors to record timecode-based events. The ERX1TCD model builds on this feature set by including an integrated timecode reader/generator and an output to continuously jam digital slates. This feature prevents timecode drift between Zaxcom’s Deva or Fusion audio recorders/mixers and the slate, ensuring that the timecode stays accurate even in the case of an extended RF dropout. The ERX1TCD additionally has the capability to delay received audio signals by up to 300 milliseconds or 10 video frames, allowing producers to precisely match viewing of the scene on different monitors to the audio, and compensate for varying video delays introduced by each monitor’s video signal processing. “Our new ERX1 and ERX1TCD offer television and film production crews the richest feature set available today for managing and receiving IFB transmissions,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s president. “Whether production teams select the ERX1 or the ERX1TCD, they’ll receive a cost-effective, powerful, and accurate solution for synchronizing audio and video or film on set. We are looking forward to demonstrating the systems’ advanced functionality at the 2010 NAB Show.” For a demonstration of the ERX1 and ERX1TCD, visit Zaxcom at the 2010 NAB Show, booth C154. To learn more about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems, visit www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries. A pioneer in audio technologies for sound-mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording, IFB receivers, and timecode transmission. More information about Zaxcom, Inc., can be found at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Ships New ERX1 and ERX1TCD Encrypted Bodypack Audio and Timecode Receivers for IFB POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  — Sept. 1, 2009 — At the IBC2009 show in Amsterdam, Zaxcom will launch ZaxNet, a 2.4-GHz RF network for the distribution of remote control signals, time code, IFB audio, and metadata for production sound. Zax-Net wirelessly links Zaxcom’s Deva/Fusion digital recording wireless encrypted IFB receivers, and compatible digital slates into a single system for audio recording and metadata distribution. The ZaxNet signal is generated by Zaxcom’s Deva or Fusion audio recorders/mixers and broadcast via a Zaxcom IFB100 wireless transmitter on a 2.4-GHz signal. IFB audio, time code, metadata, and wireless remote control commands are then received by Zaxcom’s ERX series IFB receivers and TRX series digital wireless transceivers. The network can wirelessly distribute scene and take metadata for automatic display on any compatible digital slate connected to an ERX2 receiver. When the clapper is activated, the slate will automatically display the correct timecode and metadata as entered through a Deva or Fusion unit and distributed via the ZaxNet networking working automatically in the background. Another ZaxNet feature is its unique, patent-pending ability to synchronize any number of Zaxcom wireless transmitters for timecode-referenced playback, enabling a take to be rerecorded by a Deva or Fusion unit. This will give the production sound mixer the ability to remix a take in the event that the original recording needs to be changed for any reason. As a bonus, RF interference can be eliminated in the retransmission and remix of the audio tracks. “ZaxNet now gives audio engineers greater control and flexibility than they’ve ever had before in managing IFB audio, timecode, metadata, and remote control signals,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s president. “To give television and film productions the broadest wireless capabilities available for transmitting and receiving production audio, we designed this network to be truly interoperable among our entire suite of sound recorders, transmitters, and receivers.” ZaxNet will be available for all current Zaxcom hardware via a free software update. For a demonstration of ZaxNet, visit Zaxcom at IBC2009, stand 8.D79. To learn more about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems, visit www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom’s ZaxNet Wireless Audio Network Now Available for Free Download Zaxcom’s 2010 NAB Preview POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  — Sept. 1, 2009 —A custom audio transmitter solution developed by Zaxcom and Bexel brings sports fans even closer to the action by enabling broadcasters to transmit coaches’ live comments during televised games. The system is based on Zaxcom’s TRX900 digital wireless transmitter. Zaxcom and Bexel designed the audio solution to be seamless and comfortable for coaches to wear, while offering the option of muting the microphone with an easy-to-use on-off toggle for more “discreet conversations.” The transmitter also provides digital encryption to ensure that private discussions cannot be “hacked” by unauthorized listeners. The solution includes a Sennheiser lavaliere mic and a Zaxcom TRX900 transmitter equipped with a quarter-inch toggle switch for the mute capability. “The Zaxcom TRX900 offered the perfect solution because of its extremely small, lightweight profile and its ability to be digitally encrypted,” said Lee Estroff, director of technical sales, Bexel. “We were working on a very tight timeline to deliver a system, and Zaxcom offered the flexibility and agility we needed to develop the custom features. I can think of no other product on the market that could have met all of our client’s criteria.” “Every year, sports broadcasters look for new features to add that will provide a richer TV viewing experience for their fans. With our audio transmission solution, viewers can now get great insight into game strategy and better appreciate how coaches and players react in certain situations. At the same time, Bexel has made it really easy for the coaches to block anything they don’t want heard on national television,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s president. To learn more about the TRX900 and other Zaxcom products, visit www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Bexel Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers — including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit www.bexel.com. About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries. A pioneer in audio technologies for sound-mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording, IFB receivers, and time code transmission. For more information about Zaxcom, Inc., visit www.zaxcom.com. Custom Audio Solution From Zaxcom and Bexel Brings Sports Fans Closer to Action by Sharing Coaches’ Live Comments POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  — Sept. 1, 2009 — At the IBC2009 show in Amsterdam, Zaxcom will launch ZaxNet, a 2.4-GHz RF network for the distribution of remote control signals, time code, IFB audio, and metadata for production sound. Zax-Net wirelessly links Zaxcom’s Deva/Fusion digital recording wireless encrypted IFB receivers, and compatible digital slates into a single system for audio recording and metadata distribution. The ZaxNet signal is generated by Zaxcom’s Deva or Fusion audio recorders/mixers and broadcast via a Zaxcom IFB100 wireless transmitter on a 2.4-GHz signal. IFB audio, time code, metadata, and wireless remote control commands are then received by Zaxcom’s ERX series IFB receivers and TRX series digital wireless transceivers. The network can wirelessly distribute scene and take metadata for automatic display on any compatible digital slate connected to an ERX2 receiver. When the clapper is activated, the slate will automatically display the correct timecode and metadata as entered through a Deva or Fusion unit and distributed via the ZaxNet networking working automatically in the background. Another ZaxNet feature is its unique, patent-pending ability to synchronize any number of Zaxcom wireless transmitters for timecode-referenced playback, enabling a take to be rerecorded by a Deva or Fusion unit. This will give the production sound mixer the ability to remix a take in the event that the original recording needs to be changed for any reason. As a bonus, RF interference can be eliminated in the retransmission and remix of the audio tracks. “ZaxNet now gives audio engineers greater control and flexibility than they’ve ever had before in managing IFB audio, timecode, metadata, and remote control signals,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s president. “To give television and film productions the broadest wireless capabilities available for transmitting and receiving production audio, we designed this network to be truly interoperable among our entire suite of sound recorders, transmitters, and receivers.” ZaxNet will be available for all current Zaxcom hardware via a free software update. For a demonstration of ZaxNet, visit Zaxcom at IBC2009, stand 8.D79. To learn more about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems, visit www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom’s Announces ZaxNet RF Network for Wireless Distribution of Production Audio Remote Control and Metadata POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  April 8, 2009  —  Zaxcom today introduced a new concept in professional audio technology with the QRX100 four-channel RF audio receiver.  The QRX100 will receive four channels of audio from up to two Zaxcom stereo or mono digital transmitters, allowing ENG audio professionals to leverage the full capabilities of today’s four-channel cameras.  By bundling an optional timecode receiver and IFB transmitter in a single, lightweight package, the QRX100 will offer the added benefit of reducing broadcasters’ equipment costs, RF bandwidth requirements and power demands. “We’re excited to introduce our QRX100 concept and expect it to be very popular among ENG professionals for the superior functionality, quality and flexibility it will provide,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s President.  “Replicating the capabilities of the QRX100 would require mounting up to four receivers, a sync generator and an IFB transmitter to the camera, all of which increase the cost and physical weight of supporting four audio channels.  Our QRX100 system will make it easy for broadcasters to take advantage of all four channels on-the-go, without prohibitive power requirements.” With an industry-standard mounting kit, the QRX100 will integrate quickly and easily with any broadcast camera.  The QRX100 will receive two separate transmitter signals on two separate frequencies simultaneously — providing unprecedented flexibility and ease-of-use in a broadcast ENG receiver.  The unit will receive one to four channels of 100 percent digital audio and will output the channels in both analog and AES digital formats, ensuring audio quality that can only be matched with a hard-wired system.  Digital modulation of the audio signals will remove concerns of the interference that would typically add distortion to an analog-based ENG system. “The QRX100 will offer vastly elevated performance compared to slot-in receivers, which offer only single audio-channel operation in most cases,” added Sanders.  “By replacing this type of receiver, the QRX100 will remove the typical slot-in concerns of limited power supplies, degraded interference rejection, high operating temperatures and limited compatibility with cameras.” The QRX100 will operate in frequency blocks between 512 and 860 MHz with a digital sampling rate of 32 to 196 kHz.  Weighing just six ounces, the QRX100 will feature a compact profile of 3.230” x 1.25” x 5.0”.  The system will require a voltage range of 6 to 18 VDC and a power consumption of 200 mA at 12V.  Multi-camera serial remote control will be supported with RS422 and RS485 ports. With the addition of the QTX50 2.4-GB IFB return option, the QRX100 will be equipped to send a mono return channel to Zaxcom’s TRX900, TRX900AA and TRX992 wireless microphone systems.  The QTX50 option will additionally allow each receiver to control RF frequency and audio level.  Adding the QSYNC50 option to the QRX100 will ensure subframe locking of multiple video cameras with an integrated video- and timecode-referenced sync generator.  The QSYNC50 will even control the record/stop function of each camera remotely. For a demonstration of the QRX100, visit Zaxcom at the 2009 NAB Show, booth N3114, or learn more about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom’s New QRX100 Receiver to Provide Four-Channel Audio Support in a Single, Lightweight Package POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  March 31, 2009  —  Zaxcom, a pioneering provider of professional audio equipment, today announced a display screen upgrade for the company’s popular Deva and Fusion audio recording systems.  Three times as bright as existing Deva displays, the new screen allows for easier control in any environment.  The additional luminance allows audio professionals to view and adjust all of Deva settings — such as scene, take, note, and roll number metadata — quickly and easily, even in direct bright sunlight. “Our audio recorders are used in a full range of applications, from feature film productions to on-the-go reality TV programming, and are almost always required to perform under extreme time pressure.  We understand how crucial it is that our Deva and Fusion systems are as intuitive and user-friendly as possible, regardless of the environment,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s President.  “The new super-luminance display screen will help our customers respond more quickly to demands and changing conditions on the set.  All new Deva and Fusion systems will now ship with this brighter display screen, and the upgrade is available to existing users as well.” Zaxcom’s Deva family provides multi-disk, multi-track, multi-format recording on location, with automatic backup to DVD-RAM or CompactFlash®.  With the ability to background-record multiple disks throughout a day, Deva users are able to save time in feature film and television productions by recording disk copies required for Post Production while the original recordings are being created.  Production staff can reference previous recordings immediately on-set, thereby reducing potential conflicts with Post, while also safeguarding against lost, damaged or stolen material with automatically generated backup copies. The Fusion audio recorder and mixer combines the strengths of the Deva’s feature set with low weight and superior power efficiency by eliminating the use of a hard drive, which additionally removes concerns of hard drive damage from extreme temperature or motion.  The system records to two CompactFlash® cards simultaneously, ensuring 100 percent solid-state recording for purposes of redundancy and flexibility. Learn more about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Announces Deva and Fusion Display Screen Upgrade POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  March 17, 2009  —  Zaxcom today introduced a new addition to its professional audio equipment family, the STA150 stereo adaptor.  Now shipping, the STA150 allows ENG audio professionals to transform an existing single-channel Zaxcom TRX900 or TRX900AA wireless transmitter into a two-channel transmitter for an instant sound bag-to-camera link.  With all connections mounted on the side of the unit, the STA150 is designed specifically for use in sound bags to provide instant, on-the-go ease of use. The STA150 stereo adaptor provides a balanced stereo audio input that eliminates ground loop problems.  With a dedicated timecode input, the new adaptor enables an exact match of audio recorded on the TRX and audio/video recorded on-camera by synchronizing the timecode generator inside the TRX unit and supporting automated loading of audio onto the TRX’s CompactFlash® memory card.  The new STA150 interface also features an output that can be used either as an audio monitor for playback from the memory card or as a timecode output to jam other devices.  The STA150 includes an external power input for connection to a 12-volt external power source. “The STA150 builds on the success of our existing STA100 stereo adaptor, with side-mounted connections that are specifically designed to ensure an even greater ease of use in sound bags,” said Glenn Sanders, President of Zaxcom.  “With the STA150, our customers have the flexibility to transform their existing single-channel system into a reliable two-channel device that eliminates the ground loop problems typically experienced when wireless transmitters are used in sound bags.” The company’s wireless systems — including the TRX900 and TRX900AA wireless microphone transceivers — are engineered for use in professional television broadcast, film, theater, concert and presentation applications where peak reliability and mobility are required.  Learn more about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Debuts STA150 Stereo Adaptor for Instant Two-Channel, Camera-to-Sound Bag Link POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  March 3, 2009  —  Zaxcom today extended its congratulations to Resul Pookutty, Richard Pryke and Ian Tapp, who received the 2009 Academy Award® for Sound Mixing for their work on the hit movie “Slumdog Millionaire.”  The trio, who relied on the Zaxcom Deva to complete sound mixing for the film, was recognized for their achievement in sound mixing on Feb. 22 during the 81st Academy Awards Ceremony held in Los Angeles. “We’d like to offer our sincere congratulations to Resul, Richard and Ian for their exceptional work in bringing the sounds of India to life in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and for the recognition they have received from the Academy,” said Glenn Sanders, President of Zaxcom.  “Zaxcom is truly honored to know that the Deva is selected as the tool-of-choice for cream-of-the-crop audio professionals worldwide.” The Zaxcom Deva provides 24-bit multidisk, multiformat location recording with backup to DVD-RAM or CompactFlash™.  The ability to background-record multiple disks throughout the day saves precious time in feature-film and episodic-television production by allowing users to record all disk copies required by post at the same time as the original recordings.  Production staff can immediately reference previous recordings on set, reducing potential disputes with Post and providing extra copies of recorded audio in the case of lost, damaged or stolen material.  The Deva 5.8 features eight integrated hardware faders, an internal DVD-RAM drive and a Flash™ media slot, making it the only professional audio recording system to provide complete recording, mixing and effects capabilities within one lightweight package.  The Deva 16 provides the same trademark Zaxcom feature set with support for recording up to 16 audio tracks. Zaxcom also manufacturers the Deva Mix-12, a control surface for all Devas that features 16 inputs and 18 outputs.  The Mix-12 integrates with the Deva to perform all location mix and record functions, eliminating the need for expensive external mixing consoles. To learn more about Zaxcom’s complete line of professional audio products, please visit www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Deva Used on Academy Award®-Winning ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  Feb. 17, 2009  —  Zaxcom, a pioneering provider of professional audio equipment, today enhanced its wireless microphone product line with the introduction of the environmentally friendly TRX992, a boom pole unit that performs the functions of an audio transmitter, monitor return receiver, backup recorder and phantom power supply — all within one compact wireless system.  The TRX992 is a 100 percent digital transmission system optimized for boom mic operators working on motion picture and television productions. Zaxcom’s TRX992 features patent-pending internal recording that backs up transmissions to guard against lost audio files.  Users can record up to 24 hours of audio to a removable mini or micro SD card using the TRX992.  The system features a user-selectable power output ranging from 10 mW to 100 mW.  The audio dynamic range is 106 dB, making the TRX992 sound like a hard-wired microphone without any of the typical FM audio distortion problems. The TRX992 can be used for critical monitoring applications, with a 2.4-GHz digital monitor return receiver that relays return audio, timecode reference and RF remote control commands.  Alternatively, TRX992 users can elect to transmit high-resolution IFB audio instead of timecode and remote control signals.  As a true-diversity receiver, the TRX992 eliminates concerns over audio drop-outs, which are common to non-diversity monitor receiver systems.  The system’s internal monitor mixer allows users to mix transmitted audio and a monitor return together, controlled by a pan pot on top of the unit.  The TRX992 also features mic/line level input and a balanced XLR input with 48-V phantom power. “The new TRX992 system offers a number of enhancements over its predecessor, the TRX990, and provides a replacement for the Batman-style utility belt currently used in almost every television and film production worldwide,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s President. “The digital wireless audio technology featured in all of our systems, including the TRX992, offers users audio quality that rivals a hard-wired system and is vastly superior to any analog or digital hybrid wireless solution.  In addition, the TRX992 is a very rugged unit, designed from a single block of aluminum, making it suitable for use in a wide range of environments.” Operating from a single low-cost, widely available rechargeable battery system, the TRX992 provides an eco-friendly audio solution.  The VPX rechargeable battery system is a breakthrough in power technology, holding roughly twice the energy of today’s lithium packs and supporting more than 500 recharges.  Because this single rechargeable battery replaces the costly disposable batteries used in today’s wireless transmitters, phantom power supplies and monitor receivers, the TRX992 can pay for itself over the course of a year simply through savings in battery usage. The TRX992 system is shipping to customers in February 2009.  Learn more about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Introduces New Wireless Recording Transceiver POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  December 17, 2008  —  Zaxcom today announced that Sanken, manufacturer of the industrywide standard in ultra-miniature lavalier microphones, has introduced the new COS-11D microphone, optimized for use with Zaxcom’s wireless digital recording transmitters.  The new product, which is the latest version of Sanken’s popular COS-11 lavalier series, incorporates exclusive design advances that deal with digital and digital/analog hybrid wireless transmission. Zaxcom President Glenn Sanders remarked, “Zaxcom is excited to recommend the Sanken COS-11D for use with our TRX series of wireless digital recording transmitters.  The COS-11D, with its immunity to RF interference, provides the audio quality that sound mixers have come to expect, while Zaxcom’s digital wireless technology ensures transmission quality that is equivalent to that of a hard-wired connection.  Together these products will provide an integrated system that blends reliability with superior performance and quality.” In today’s wireless transmission systems, the microphone must remain unaffected by the new forms of transmitter signals.  While the benefits of these new systems are obvious, they present new challenges in the area of emission protection.  Sanken Microphones has designed the COS-11D specifically to reduce the instances in which interference is an issue. Jim Pace, president of Sanken distributor plus24, added, “Sanken Microphones is excited to announce this breakthrough product.  Working with the latest in wireless technologies, Sanken and Zaxcom have partnered to provide another unique solution for our users.” The new COS-11D version will be introduced in December 2008 in limited quantities.  The unit will be available in the PT (pig tail) version with standard sensitivity and the Red Mark model with reduced sensitivity.  To create the COS-11D, Sanken has combined extensive R&D with the world’s most advanced precision craftsmanship for the ultimate in sensitivity and natural sound. For information about Sanken, visit distributor plus24 at www.plus24.net or phone 1-323-845-1171. To learn more about Zaxcom and its innovative range of wireless audio transmission systems, visit www.zaxcom.com or call 1-973-835-5000. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Sanken Partners With Zaxcom for New COS-11D Lavalier Microphone Designed for Digital and Analog/Digital Transmitters POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  October 1, 2008  —  Zaxcom, a pioneering provider of professional audio equipment, today announced that the Deva Mix-8, eight-fader mixing control panel, will begin shipping to customers worldwide in October 2008.  The Deva Mix-8 integrates directly with the company’s Emmy® Award-winning Deva and high-resolution Fusion audio recording systems to provide a more compact, mobile and precise control panel for audio mixing.  The product will be on display for its European debut at IBC2008, stand 8.D81, Sept. 12 through 16. “Our Deva Mix-8 is an exciting new concept in location mixing, allowing users to directly leverage the strengths of our popular Deva and Fusion systems without the bulk and expense associated with traditional mixing consoles,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom President.  “Harnessing the embedded mixer of its host Deva or Fusion system, the Deva Mix-8 offers full control of mixing tasks that are performed in the digital domain via a floating DSP, ensuring that we’re delivering both the highest possible quality and premium flexibility to our customers.” The Deva Mix-8 incorporates the comfort and familiarity of fader-based mixing controls into a control panel that’s compact enough for over-the-shoulder use.  As a fully digital mixing control panel, it integrates seamlessly with the digital foundation established by the host Deva or Fusion system, in which only the microphone pre-amps, analog-to-digital converters, and digital-to-analog converters connect to analog inputs.  These microphone pre-amps offer studio-quality sound, ensuring that audio is not affected by transformers or other analog circuitry.  All mixing functions and powering of the unit are supported through just a single cable connecting the Deva Mix-8 to its host Deva or Fusion system. More information about the Deva Mix-8 and Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems is available at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom’s Deva Mix-8 Now Shipping POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  July 31, 2008  —  Zaxcom, a pioneering provider of professional audio equipment, today announced that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will present Zaxcom President Glenn Sanders and Chief Engineer Howard Stark with a 2008 Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award at the Engineering Awards ceremony on Aug. 23 at the Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles.  The award recognizes Zaxcom’s accomplishments in designing the Deva on-location audio recorder/mixer. “It is an absolute honor to receive an Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,” said Sanders.  “The Academy’s recognition further highlights Zaxcom’s engineering strengths, as well as our commitment to developing premium-quality recording and mixing systems that anticipate — and exceed — the real world needs of television audio professionals.” According to the Academy for Television Arts and Sciences, the Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards recognize developments in engineering that are either so extensive an improvement on existing methods or so innovative in nature that they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television. Since its introduction in 1996, Zaxcom’s Deva hard-disk recorder/mixer has revolutionized the entire process of location sound recording for television, and has set the standard for how audio is recorded in the nonlinear age.  The workflows that Zaxcom established have been adopted worldwide, with the Deva being the centerpiece on virtually all high-end television productions.  Zaxcom’s development and refinement of the Deva included many “industry firsts” in location recording, including the “one-file-per-take” recording system, use of the Broadcast Wave Format, incorporation of metadata, the invention of the now-industry-wide concept of pre-record, and the establishment of DVD-RAM as the standard delivery media for television sound. The Deva product family enables multidisk, multitrack, multiformat recording of up to 16 tracks on location, with automatic backup to DVD-RAM or CompactFlash®.  Each Deva system provides a complete, one-package solution for audio recording, mixing and effects — including EQ, notch, filter, compressor and delay functions on each channel.  As a hard drive-based system, the Deva provides fault-tolerant recording.  The ability to background-record multiple disks throughout the day allows Deva users to save time in feature film and television productions by recording disk copies required for Post Production at the same time as the original recordings are created.  Production staff can reference recordings immediately while still on set, reducing potential conflicts with Post while also safeguarding against lost, damaged or stolen material with automatically generated backup copies. Learn more about the Deva and Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom to Receive Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  April 29, 2008  —  Zaxcom, a pioneering provider of professional audio equipment, today announced that its TRX900 wireless microphone systems are being used for the first time on Broadway in the musical “Sunday in the Park With George,” showing at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Studio 54 in New York.  On stage now through June 15, this is the American premiere of the new, five-time Olivier Award-winning production of the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical. New Jersey-based Masque Sound — a company first started in 1936 by three Broadway stagehands — is handling the audio production for the musical.  Masque Sound is sub-hiring the Zaxcom systems from U.K.-based Orbital Sound, which selected and successfully used the TRX900 systems during the London debut of the same musical at a West End theater in 2007.  Working closely together, Masque Sound and Orbital Sound have deployed the Zaxcom units to support 16 audio tracks — two from the lead character playing “George,” and 14 among other cast members. “I was blown away by the quality of these systems when we first used them on ‘Sunday in the Park With George’ in West End.  I’ve used them for several shows since then,” said Sebastian Frost, creative director and sound designer for Orbital Sound.  “They are very stable systems and provide an open, natural sound.  One of the bigger challenges in working at Studio 54 has been creating a robust yet intimate sound, particularly with a small orchestra that is set off to the side instead of in a pit.  The Zaxcom systems have performed beautifully, providing us with a high level of control and the ability to create this feeling of intimacy throughout the entire auditorium.” Zaxcom’s TRX family of wireless microphone systems is particularly well suited for theater settings where mobility, premium sound quality and superior performance are of equal concern.  A wide feature set is available, including support for transmission of IFB audio and remote control signals. “For Masque Sound, digital wireless microphones are clearly the final frontier in the digital audio revolution,” said Scott Kalata, Director of Sales Services for Masque Sound.  “They are proving to be reliable and easy to work with and — most importantly — the people who use them every night are very comfortable with the technology.” Learn more about this product and Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Masque Sound Masque Sound is the leading provider of sound equipment for Broadway shows and adopts leading-edge technologies that advance live sound reinforcement.  Masque Sound also provides complete sound reinforcement solutions for television productions, sporting event shows, corporate events, special events, live concerts, and conventions.  In 2002, Masque Sound acquired Professional Wireless Systems to offer direct, secure solutions for performance and technical RF communications.  Today, Masque Sound is guided by the leadership of Geoff and Jim Shearing, grandsons of one of the original founders.  The Shearing family is dedicated to continuing the tradition of excellence and innovation that began nearly 70 years ago.  Learn more at www.masquesound.com. About Orbital Sound Orbital Sound is a leading supplier of sound systems and design solutions for theater, live events, conferences, exhibitions, visitor attractions, film and television.  Based in the U.K., Orbital supplies professional audio solutions for sale or rental to clients in any part of the globe.  The company couples this technology with outstanding levels of support — all aided by overseas business partners.  Learn more at www.orbitalsound.co.uk. About Roundabout Theatre Company Roundabout Theatre Company is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit theatres.  The company contributes invaluably to New York’s cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new plays by established writers.  Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today’s audiences. Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at three permanent theatres, each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout’s mission:  The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre’s Laura Pels Theatre, the American Airlines Theatre, and Studio 54. Roundabout productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.  American Express is the 2006-2007 season sponsor of the Roundabout Theatre Company.  American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company.  Learn more at www.roundabouttheatre.org. About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Debuts on Broadway in “Sunday in the Park With George” POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  April 14, 2008  —  Zaxcom, a pioneering provider of professional audio equipment for film and television, today debuted two new features for its TRX family of wireless microphone transceivers.  The company’s TRX systems are now available with a wireless dynamic range expander and an adjustable RF output power feature, both of which increase the operational flexibility of the unit. Zaxcom’s new adjustable downward expander algorithm will attenuate low-level noise, making it particularly well-suited for use in applications that mix multiple microphones together.  The algorithm pushes the noise floor to 12 dB, effectively extending the dynamic range of the TRX wireless system to 118 dB.  As a software update, this feature is available free of charge to all current and new TRX users. All Zaxcom wireless transmitters will now begin shipping with adjustable output power settings of 10 mW, 25 mW and 50 mW.  This new feature allows customers to fine tune the TRX system to meet varying distance, battery consumption and RF power output needs. “The new adjustable downward expander for our TRX systems continues our emphasis on evolving products to provide greater flexibility and control, and it helps make our systems easier to use in a wider range of applications by automatically keeping the noise floor as low as possible,” said Glenn Sanders, President of Zaxcom.  “Our adjustable power feature also provides new levels of control and is especially important in ensuring that users have the flexibility to meet the power output regulations that can vary from country to country.” Zaxcom’s complete line of TRX wireless systems includes the popular TRX900, TRX990 and TRX900AA digital wireless microphone transceivers, the TRX700 plug-on and the TRX800 handheld wireless recording transmitters.  These systems are optimized for use in ENG and other broadcast applications; reality television productions; concert, presentation and theater settings; and in any other audio production that requires mobility, premium sound quality and superior performance.  With the optional internal recording feature, these wireless audio microphone systems can also ensure redundancy in case of audio drop-outs.  A wide feature set is available, including support for transmission of IFB audio, timecode and remote control signals. The TRX family is on display now at the 2008 NAB Show, April 14–17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  To learn more about Zaxcom’s full line of audio products, visit the company’s NAB booth (N4533) or visit www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Expands Feature Set of TRX Wireless Microphone Transceivers POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  April 8, 2008  —  Zaxcom, a pioneering provider of professional audio equipment for the television and film industries, today introduced the Fusion high-resolution audio mixer and recorder.  Optimized for reality television, surround recording and ENG applications, Fusion is both lightweight and power efficient.  With no moving parts, Zaxcom’s Fusion provides a truly rugged, solid-state solution for audio professionals who require an all-in-one system for mixing and recording. “Fusion reduces weight and complexity by providing a direct replacement for the multiple mixers and portable recorders typically used to mix audio for recording to cameras via RF link or hardwire,” said Glenn Sanders, President of Zaxcom.  “With its multitrack capabilities and eight output busses, our new system is also an ideal fit for supporting the new HD cameras that feature more than two tracks of audio.  Fusion is an exciting development for us, and we’re thrilled to begin shipping it to the professional audio industry.” Fusion accomplishes its low weight and superior power efficiency by eliminating the use of a hard drive.  This has the added benefit of removing concerns of hard drive damage from extreme temperatures or motion.  The system instead records to two CompactFlash cards simultaneously, ensuring 100% solid state recording that provides both redundancy and flexibility.  For fault-tolerant recording, the Fusion records to one card in the mobile audio recording format (MARF), which allows audio to be recovered even if power is lost during recording.  Simultaneously, Fusion records a redundant copy of the audio files in the FAT32 format to the second CompactFlash card, creating an easy way for the Post Production team to have immediate, portable access to the files. Designed to bring high performance to the field, Zaxcom’s Fusion provides DSP-based audio tools that are currently available only in studio equipment.  Fusion includes an integrated, lockable touch screen interface that provides fast, powerful access to all of the system’s mixing and recording functions.  Fusion users can adjust over 300 mixer cross points and 200 controllable parameters.  Four balanced AES inputs with sample-rate conversion allow eight channels of audio to come from four different devices with varying sample-rates or unlocked sample-rate clocks.  Fusion can mix together 16 inputs to eight output busses for recording up to eight tracks.  The system additionally works as a FireWire® bus master to control and supply power to external hard drives or DVD-RAM drives. Fusion also offers an optional effects package that is unrivaled in portable audio systems.  Each channel can feature a soft knee compressor, high-pass filter, delay and 3-band EQ with peak or shelving filters.  The system includes six filters per channel, with frequency-selectable high pass filters included and optional EQ and notch filters. To learn more about Fusion and Zaxcom’s full line of audio products, please visit www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom’s Debuts New High-Resolution Audio Mixer, Recorder POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  Mar. 4, 2008  —  Zaxcom, a pioneering provider of professional audio equipment, today announced that it is now shipping the Deva 16, a new 16-track hard disk audio recorder designed for use in film and television production.  With eight hardware faders plus an integrated hard drive, DVD-RAM and CompactFlash® memory card slot, the Deva 16 is a complete, one-package solution for audio recording, mixing, and effects. The Deva 16 provides fault-tolerant, multi-disk recording with automatic file recovery to safeguard audio even in the event of an unexpected power failure.  The system provides eight analog mic/line inputs with 48-V phantom power, four additional analog line inputs, eight analog inputs and eight digital direct outputs.  A 16-channel, 24-bus digital mixer is built into the unit, providing EQ, notch filter, compressor and delay functions on each channel. The Deva 16 records to three internal recording mediums or directly to an external FireWire drive without the use of additional computers.  This feature ensures that there is always a copy of the audio on set for instant reference as well as additional copies for Post Production.  The Deva 16 also offers direct Avid™ and ProTools™ compatibility for significant time savings during audio loading for Post Production.  Because metadata can be entered into the Deva directly through the unit’s intuitive color touch screen display, information on scenes, takes and other notes are imported automatically into the Post Production system along with the audio files.  Post-production staff also can refer to the Deva Sound Report, a new feature that generates an Excel® file of all metadata that was entered during production. “We’re excited to introduce the Deva 16 to the professional audio market worldwide.  It’s a very flexible product that can be applied to a wide variety of production settings,” said Glenn Sanders, President of Zaxcom.  “With its controls and hardware faders mounted directly on the top, the Deva 16 is well suited for over-the-shoulder use in addition to cart-based applications.  It’s also a great tool for recording high-quality audio in the field.  Because the Deva 16 incorporates phase-coherent digital mixing and a fader master, a surround sound microphone is all that’s needed to capture the audio world in 3D.” Learn more about this product and Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com.   Zaxcom’s New Deva 16 Now Shipping POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  Feb. 29, 2008  —  Zaxcom, a pioneering provider of professional audio equipment for the television and film industries, today announced that its Deva 5.8 hard-disk audio recorder was chosen as the winner in the Production category of the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Fourth Annual Awards for Technical Achievement.  The awards were announced in a sealed-envelope ceremony at the 44th Annual CAS Awards, held Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. “It’s truly an honor to have our Deva 5.8 selected by the CAS as a top-in-class system for audio production,” said Glenn Sanders, President of Zaxcom.  “Because nominations for these awards originate from the members of the Cinema Audio Society, we see this win as a testament to how much audio professionals have come to value our system in real-world applications day in and day out.  We extend our sincere thanks for their recognition.” The Deva 5.8 is the only professional audio recording system to provide complete recording, mixing and effects capabilities within one lightweight package.  It features eight integrated hardware faders, an internal DVD-RAM drive and a flash media slot for a completely solid-state multitrack recording solution. The Zaxcom Deva 5.8 records ten tracks of audio directly to a hard drive with simultaneous mirroring to either the internal DVD-RAM drive or a CompactFlash® memory card.  Users can access both the DVD drive and memory card directly through the control panel for quick and easy transfer of material from the production site to Post Production staff.  With its unique touch screen user interface, the Deva 5.8 provides operators with complete control over a range of functions, including channel routing and the ability to enter metadata without the use of external hardware. More information about the Deva 5.8, as well as the company’s brand-new Deva 16 professional audio system, is available at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Wins Cinema Audio Society Technical Acheivement Award POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  Jan. 31, 2008  —  Zaxcom today announced that, for the third year in a row, its popular Deva hard disk recorder was used on three out of the five films nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievement in sound mixing.  Under consideration for the 80th Annual Academy Awards are Jim Stuebe for “3:10 to Yuma,” Peter Kurland for “No Country for Old Men,” and Peter J. Devlin for “Transformers” — all of whom relied on the Deva to complete sound mixing for the films. “Zaxcom would like to extend its congratulations to all of this year’s nominees for achievement in sound mixing, and to recognize Jim Stuebe’s, Peter Kurland’s and Peter Devlin’s exceptional work with the Deva.  It is truly an honor for us to see that, time and time again, the Deva is the tool of choice for the majority of films that have been recognized by the Academy for excellence in sound mixing,” said Glenn Sanders, President of Zaxcom. The Zaxcom Deva, available as the Deva 5.8 and Deva 16, provides 24-bit multidisk, multiformat location recording with backup to DVD-RAM or Compact Flash.  The ability to background-record multiple disks throughout the day saves precious time in feature film and episodic television production by allowing users to record all disk copies required by Post at the same time as the original recordings.  Production staff can immediately reference previous recordings on set, reducing potential disputes with Post and providing extra copies of recorded audio in the case of lost, damaged or stolen material.  The Deva 5.8 features eight integrated hardware faders, an internal DVD-RAM drive, and a CompactFlash®; media slot, making it the only professional audio recording system to provide complete recording, mixing and effects capabilities within one lightweight package.  The Deva 16 provides the same trademark Zaxcom feature set with support for recording up to 16 audio tracks. Zaxcom also manufactures the Deva Mix-12, a control surface for all Devas that features 16 inputs and 18 outputs.  The Mix-12 integrates with the Deva to perform all location mix and record functions, eliminating the need for expensive external mixing consoles. Winners of the 80th Annual Academy Awards will be announced Feb. 24 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. To learn more about the Deva please visit www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Deva Used on Majority of Films Nominated for 2008 Sound-Mixing Oscar POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  Dec. 19, 2007  —  Zaxcom, a pioneering provider of professional audio equipment for the television and film industries, today announced that it has released an upgrade of the software package that supports the company’s popular Deva family of multitrack recorders.  The latest software version is designed for use with the company’s Deva IV, Deva V and Deva 5.8 systems.Deva Software 4.0 includes the capability for simultaneous multi-disk recording and background disk copying.  This new background copy feature — unique to Zaxcom — allows sound professionals to copy audio files to a common delivery media such as DVD-RAM while a live recording is in progress.The new software also includes a full effects package, including three-band EQ, two notch filters per channel, and a soft knee compressor and delay.  No PCs or external equipment are required to control the Deva or its functions.  All features of Deva Software 4.0 are accessible directly through the Deva’s color touch screen display. “Version 4.0 of our Deva Software will help our customers to be more responsive and productive than ever before.  Our background copy feature in particular will help to bridge production workflows and ease the transition between recording and Post-processing.  Now, production staff can burn yesterday’s audio files to DVD for Post even while live recording continues,” said Glenn Sanders, President of Zaxcom. The latest in Zaxcom’s Deva family, Deva 5.8, is now shipping with AES sample-rate converting inputs.  With this feature, any sample-rate from 32 KHz to 192 KHz can connect to the Deva without need for synchronization to the internal clock.  This new feature removes the need to reference external devices and eliminates timecode drift. Deva 5.8 is the most flexible and cost-effective multitrack recorder on the market, and is frequently used to record high-end motion picture and television programming.  With ten-track recording, eight mic/line inputs with 48-V phantom power, an eight-channel AES input with sample-rate conversion and ten channel meters, Deva 5.8 provides a robust feature set.  The Deva microphone preamps offer the lowest noise and distortion of any multitrack hard disk recorder.  The Deva operates with a proprietary internal operating system that provides significant benefits over other hard-disk recorders that are based on “off the shelf” operating systems.  This includes the ability to recover audio files recorded to the hard disk, even if power is lost during recording. All Deva systems are now shipping with the new software, and upgrades are available to those customers who are already using Deva IV, V or 5.8 systems.  To download the software, visit www.zaxcom.com/software_updates.htm.  Learn more about this product and Zaxcom’s full line of wireless audio systems at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Introduces Deva Software Version 4.0 for Greater Functionality and Ease of Use
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