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Zaxcom honored by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


Pompton Plains, NJ, February 2, 2017
— Zaxcom, known for creating innovative audio technology, today announced it has been honored by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with an Technical Achievement Award during the 89th Scientific and Technical Awards for its design and engineering of the Zaxcom Digital Recording Wireless Microphone System.

As part of the prestigious Academy Awards® season, the Sci-Tech Awards were first presented in 1931 to honor the men, women and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant and lasting ways in the motion picture industry. Technical Achievement Awards are given annually with this year’s ceremonies hosted by John Cho and Leslie Mann.

Zaxcom was recognized in advancing the state of wireless microphone technology by creating a fully digital modulation system with a rich feature set which includes local recording capability within the belt pack and a wireless control scheme providing real-time transmitter control and time-code distribution.

Glenn Sanders, President of Zaxcom, and Chief Engineer Howard Stark were both present to receive the acknowledgment.

“It’s truly an honor,” says Sanders. “The holy grail of wireless microphone technology is for the audio quality to be identical to that of a hardline system. We knew if we made incremental improvements to analog audio it would only be a band aid solution to wireless transmissions. With our Digital Recording Wireless, we are the first to achieve performance equivalent to a hardline system.”

Zaxcom’s Digital Recording Wireless includes a variety of wireless receivers and transmitters for today’s audio professional. Built from the ground, wireless transmitters including the ZMT3, TRX743 and TRXLA3, feature fully encrypted 100% digital modulation.

Additionally, a built-in recorder with timecode allows audio to be recorded directly to a removable microSD card as a backup or when radio frequency (RF) or distance issues emerge. All files are recorded using the lossless MARF format and features like NeverClip™ provide full-range microphone audio capture of 126 dB. Transmitters also come equipped with ZaxNet, a wireless remote control system allowing you to control pre-amp gain, transmitter output power and record/stop functions.

Zaxcom previously was honored with a Scientific and Engineering Award in 2002 for its concept, design and engineering of the portable Deva recorder/mixer. The innovative design employed advanced hard disk recording technology and digital audio techniques for use in both production and post-production recording applications.

About The Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 7,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

About Zaxcom, Inc.
Since 1986 Zaxcom, Inc. has been creating innovative audio technology for the feature film, television broadcast, live performance and post-production industries. With a focus on high quality audio products in multi-track recording, mixing and digital wireless, Zaxcom is proud to be honored with technical achievements from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Television Academy and Cinema Audio Society. Zaxcom operates its production facilities Pompton Plains, NJ and continues to set the standard for sound professionals worldwide. For more information, visit www.zaxcom.com.

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