Panasonic System Solutions announced three new additions to its DECT Digital Wireless Microphone system. The three new products include a 4four-channel wireless receiver, an expansion receiver and a personal lavalier microphone.
Panasonic’s new WX-SR204 four-channel wireless microphone receiver efficiently connects four wireless microphones with the same footprint as the current WX-SR202 two-channel receiver. Both receivers feature independent channel outputs and a mix output (which can be used simultaneously for hybrid virtual applications) as well as an audio input from an external source such as an emergency broadcast alert.
The new WX-SE200 Expansion Receiver allows up to four additional Panasonic wireless microphones to a four-channel system by efficiently leveraging the antennas connected to the new WX-SR204. Additionally, the receivers can be mounted in an equipment rack outside of the room(s) and antennas placed in each room, allowing for centralized deployment of wireless microphones to several rooms situated within proximity to each other.
To accommodate education institutions that wish to distribute personal lavalier microphones to each instructor, Panasonic is also introducing the WX-SM410 cardioid condenser lavalier microphone as a separate item. This lavalier microphone also ships as a set with the wireless bodypack. All new products are available to authorized resellers today.
Panasonic’s Digital Wireless Microphone Systems are available in handheld (WX-ST200) and a wireless bodypack plus lavalier microphone set (WX-ST400) configurations. They transmit to the WX-SR202 two-channel receiver via an encrypted connection using the 1.9GHz DECT frequency spectrum, outside of the crowded 200-580 MHz range. Panasonic’s adjustable range antenna (WX-SA250) connects to Panasonic’s wireless microphone receivers via a Cat5, Cat5E or Cat6 cable and allows the commercial integrator to set the range to cover the desired area in order to minimize signal interference between systems installed in adjacent classrooms, training room, boardrooms, auditoriums and others. Up to eight antennas can be connected to one wireless mic receiver, allowing the system to scale to much larger installations if needed. Panasonic also has modules available for Crestron and Extron control of the system. Additional integration partners will be added in the future.