Near-field counters ID wireless-device frequencies
Martin Rowe - July 13, 2012Kaltman Creations has added two products to the Invisible Waves series that aid in identifying wireless-device frequencies. Both the RF-id Solo and RF-id Station key in on wireless transmissions as near-field frequency counters, one as a handheld device and the other in a self-contained case for multiple wireless devices.
Aimed at audio wireless professionals, the RF-id Station lets users stage and manage their wireless microphones before and during a live event. A plastic carrying case provides eight designated foam-formed slots for wireless microphones or wireless belt-pack transmitters. Each RF-shielded slot has a backlit near-field frequency-counter readout, providing the exact frequency of the transmitter and a barograph signal-level display. Up to eight transmitters can be staged at one time and swapped-out as needed.
The handheld RF-id Solo simultaneously and instantly confirms the exact frequency and transmission-signal strength of a wireless device. It works with both digital and analog single-carrier transmissions in the 50-MHz to 2.5-GHz range. The RF-id Solo can be used with wireless microphones, assisted-listening devices, intercom, cell phones, two-way radio, and commercial RFID tags, provided that the transmissions are not spread spectrum or frequency hopping.
The RF-id Solo costs $225, while the RF-id Station sells for $899. Kaltman Creations