Radio Active Designs Firmware Update Offers Unprecedented Audio Routing Capability

East Rutherford, New Jersey (November 2017) –  Radio Active Designs (RAD) has announced the availability of new firmware that provides unprecedented audio routing capability to UV-1G wireless intercom users. The announcement was made by James Stoffo, CTO for RAD. The firmware is available for download on the company website, and is free of charge.

“The new firmware includes a preset, or Scene Change function, that delivers audio routing options that exceed those of digital wireless intercom systems on the market,” explains Stoffo. “Now in addition to the analog reliability and frequency coordination abilities, we also provide Scene Change. Every belt pack can communicate with 20 channels of intercom along with the capability to preset up to 40 talk paths.”

Scene Change enables every belt pack to communicate with multiple departments during an event or may be used to create a mix of communications channels specific to the user’s needs. Stoffo adds, “The introduction of digital wireless intercoms has changed the expectation of the comm belt pack user. Fortunately, the UV-1G is a software defined radio which means we are able to evolve with the changing needs of the industry.”

The addition of Scene Change allows belt packs to seamlessly roam between studios, theaters and even buildings using multiple antenna zones to communicate with multiple base stations in multiple areas. All belt packs may switch to preset parameters based upon communication requirements with the push of a button. The specific parameters are numerous including transmitter and receiver frequencies, button audio routing assignments and wired communication channels.

The firmware update is compatible with all Windows, Apple and Linux-based Operating Systems, making system upgrades easier than ever. In addition, the software adds a side tone on all four channels, providing end users with unmatched flexibility in the industry.

“We believe that the Scene Change function makes the RAD system the most versatile and reliable wireless intercom system available on the market today,” Stoffo concludes. “Existing users can download the scene change firmware update and take advantage of the tremendous audio routing abilities now available in every single UV-1G belt pack. If you are not a user, this is another reason to give this wireless intercom system serious consideration. Trust me, this is not your father’s analog intercom.”


Photo Cutline: Radio Active Design’s new firmware update offers a “Scene Change” preset function that adds tremendous flexibility to the analog wireless intercom system.
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Radio Active Designs Announces Upgrades For UV-1G Wireless Intercom Systems

East Rutherford, NJ (May 2017) – James Stoffo, CTO of Radio Active Designs, has announced the availability of a firmware update for the UV-1G base station and the RAD body packs. The firmware updates, which are available on Radio Active Designs website, combine to provide users with superior audio quality.

“After the updates are complete, the system has more headroom and offers a level of audio quality not available with any wireless intercom on the market now,” explains Stoffo. “The headset output offers greater gain and more dynamic range than before. It is a considerable improvement.”

The company has also introduced a Version 2 of the RAD Pack that not only provides greater battery life and a reduction in overall temperature but also offers headset microphone bias voltage to support use of any headset. Stoffo notes, “When we started working on the firmware we decided to incorporate a few extras in the next bodypack version as well. The package is now complete – our customers are very happy.”

This announcement comes on the heels of the FCC’s rollout of TV Repack channels after the 600 MHz auction. Once implemented, which could be as soon as three months, there will be a severe reduction in the quantity of UHF channels available for wireless.

“We created the UV-1G a few years back when the FCC started talking about the auction,” adds Stoffo. “It was clear it would dramatically alter the landscape of RF for wireless – and it has. One of the reasons we decided to design an analog system that operates primarily in the VHF realm was to move out of a crowded spectrum into one with more elbow room to make life easier for RF coordinators everywhere. Reliability is key in communications. Considering the changes that are heading our way, the UV-1G wireless intercom is the most dependable system on the market.”


Photo Cutline: Radio Active Designs offers firmware updates for the UV-1G wireless intercom system that increase audio quality and headroom.

Radio Active Designs was formed by a group of top wireless audio specialists to design and manufacture spectrally efficient wireless audio products so that all live events, performing arts, and broadcast media may continue to flourish with minimal negative impact from consumer devices.

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