Alteros Expands GTX Series L.A.W.N. Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System with New Handheld Transmitters

Alteros has introduced two new handheld transmitters: the GTX24-HHP (performer handheld) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast handheld), along with a remote and network control platform for its GTX Series L.A.W.N. (Local Area Wireless mic Network) Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System.

The GTX Series L.A.W.N. UWB system is a broadcast/live performance solution that they claim offers immunity to radio frequency spectrum regulatory changes, bandwidth loss and channel crowding. The GTX L.A.W.N. UWB system is a digital 6.5 GHz solution that sets up without the need for frequency coordination, database registration, licenses or complicated support equipment.

The latest additions joining the GTX3224 control unit, GTX24 body-pack transmitter and GTX32 transceiver include the GTX24-HHP (performer handheld) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast handheld) microphone transmitters. The GTX24-HHP “performer”” version wireless handheld mic is intended for live performance applications and features a lightweight design which accepts popular thread-on microphone capsules using a 1.25″/28 thread pitch, allowing the performer to select the preferred microphone sound and performance from a wide range of manufacturers, including the new selection of Audio-Technica capsules. The GTX24-HHB “broadcaster” version wireless handheld mic includes additional features such as a dedicated “flag mount” section and incorporated “talkback button.” The GTX24-HHB also incorporates interchangeable microphone capsule mounts, allowing for maximum flexibility in sound and performance. Available this summer, the GTX24-HHP (performer) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast) handhelds will round out the Alteros GTX L.A.W.N system, making this wireless microphone system the ultimate in performance and flexibility.

The GTX Series system is currently available with three key components: the GTX3224 control unit, GTX24 body-pack transmitter and GTX32 transceiver. The GTX24-HHP (performer handheld) and GTX24-HHB (broadcast handheld) transmitters will be available in Q3 of 2018. No additional filters, combiners or distribution amplifiers are required.

The GTX3224 simultaneously supports up to 24 channels, an additional 24 channels of talkback audio and eight group assignment channels in just 3U of rack space. The unit features MADI, Dante and AES67 digital outputs that are all available simultaneously and allow for seamless integration with IP-based infrastructures. Fiber outputs support long-distance runs. The 7-inch front-panel touchscreen provides access to system settings, monitoring tools, performance reports and other controls.

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Up to 32 GTX32 transceivers may be deployed, connecting to the GTX3224 over standard shielded Cat 5 cable, which is operational to 1,000 feet. The GTX Series system’s powerful management software maximizes operational efficiency, enabling users to set up and confirm operation of 32 transceivers and 24 transmitters in only a few hours.

The GTX24 body-pack transmitter is terminated with a standard LEMO connector, and may be operated with the user’s preference of several popular high-quality microphone brands or one of two Alteros Subminiature Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphones, the GTX899 or the GTX899SW, latter equipped with an in-line talkback switch. The GTX24’s talkback function allows talent to easily speak to production staff, eliminating the need for a separate wired talkback box, or may be used as a momentary “cough switch.”

Broadcast-friendly features of the GTX3224 control unit include two separate and fully redundant AC power supplies and the ability to synchronize directly to the house clock, with failover to an accurate internal clock. The front-panel GUI offers a real-time battery gauge that displays the remaining operational time for each transmitter and additionally allows users to set custom battery level alerts. The unit may be remotely monitored and controlled from a PC or computer network and offers a timestamped event logger tool that can track and record the performance of every GTX32 and GTX24 for up to one month.

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Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..