Wisycom has announced the release of its MRK980 Ultra-Wideband True Diversity Receiver for the music, install and broadcast industries. The two-channel receiver features a remarkable 1090MHz of switching bandwidth covering VHF, UHF and 900MHz bands in one rack mount receiver. This opens up many additional RF possibilities for touring companies, broadcast studios and performance venues that are challenged by the shrinking RF spectrum.
Working in conjunction with Wisycom LINEAR transmit technology, the system provides as many as 30 channels in one 6MHz TV channel. With the Wisycom MRK980, no calculations are required. In addition, users will not experience intermodulation distortion from external signal processing equipment, which is typical of conventional systems.
The receiver’s DSP-FM technology also provides very narrowband channel filters that yield 50 percent more band efficiency and 200- to 250-KHz channel spacing. This gives an additional 3dB of sensitivity and noise immunity, which is equivalent to doubling power and greatly increasing range. The MRK980 also includes Dante compatibility, analogue and digital outputs and Wisycom’s optional push-to-talk (PTT) function for off-line communication to monitor engineers, performers, presenters and others on the network.
“This is the next generation of wireless for the broadcast and live performance industries,” said Massimo Polo, sales & marketing director, Wisycom. “With so many available channels, Dante compatibility and an ultrafast spectrum scan, the MRK980 allows for a quick and simple setup. It is the perfect solution for live applications that utilize a large number of channels in a densely populated frequency spectrum. This might include arena concert tours, TV awards shows or streamed industry conferences.”
The Wisycom MRK980 is designed with a high-contrast OLED display and can be remotely controlled through an IP Network using Wisycom Manager 2.0, a completely updated version of the company’s software interface.