IFBlue, a new value-priced brand of products now being distributed worldwide by Lectrosonics, has introduced of a low-cost IFB (Interruptible Foldback) receiver pack and associated dock charging system.
The IFBR1C receivers are fully compatible with Lectrosonics IFBT4 transmitters or any Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless transmitters operating in IFB compatibility mode. They are said to be easy to set up and use, offering 10 presets, and easily programmable from the backlit LCD front panel.
Five tuning ranges are available: the VHF version covers 174-216MHz, the A1 (470-537MHz), B1 (537-614MHz) and C1 (614-692MHz) versions cover the UHF TV frequencies for most countries, and the 941MHz band version covers the North American licence-only 941-960MHz range. Future firmware updates can be installed in the IFBlue receivers in the field via the USB jack located behind the battery door.
The unit can use either disposable AA or rechargeable NiMh AA batteries, with 10 hours for AA alkalines, 12+ hours for NiMh rechargeables and 20+ hours for lithium disposables.
The IFBlue companion dock charging system, the CHSIFBR1C, is capable of charging up to four receivers when using NiMh rechargeable batteries. The charging dock units can be mechanically linked for easy organisation on the mounting surface.
“Our customers have long asked for a value-priced IFB receiver, which extend to a new range of users and we’ve sought out a partner that could make a high-performance product at a competitive price,” explains Karl Winkler, VP of sales and marketing at Lectrosonics. “The new IFBlue receivers and companion charging docks meet and exceed these requirements, while remaining compatible with our existing line of IFB products.”