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Lectrosonics is introducing new firmware 4.0 for the IFBR1a Belt Pack Receiver that allows the receiver to be operated in two distinct user interface modes:
The new firmware also enhances the functionality of the IFB hardware and ease of setup for the user.
Users can identify the difference between a v4.0 IFBR1a in Scan Mode and a v2.4 IFBR1A by a burst of rapid LED blinks at power-on in the v4.0 version, to indicate that the unit has two modes available, and the first of those two modes is selected. Users with v4.0 firmware installed in their units can change modes with a simple, step-by-step procedure using the hex switches on the side of the receiver.
"The Lectrosonics IFB system has been a staple for broadcast and other applications for over two decades," states Karl Winkler, vice president of sales & service at Lectrosonics. "A number of our top users have suggested this feature and we're happy to add it via new firmware. This way, the functionality of the existing hardware is enhanced, especially for larger IFB systems with multiple frequencies. This should really speed up the setup time for users in those kinds of scenarios."
New IFBR1a receivers in the UHF blocks shipping from the factory already have this new firmware installed, but older units must be factory upgraded. If users with older units wish to have the new firmware installed , contact the Lectrosonics Parts & Repair department directly at [email protected] or 800-821-1121 or Gotham Sound at [email protected].
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