Lectrosonics DBSM/DBSMD Bodypack Transmitters Named NAMM TEC Award Finalists for Outstanding Technical Achievement
“The latest generation of DBSM/DBSMD brings body-worn transmitters into the digital age, with a host of important features.”
Rio Rancho, New Mexico (January 20, 2022) — Electrosonic is pleased to announce that the DBMS single battery/DBS® dual battery bodypack transmitters have been nominated as finalists for the 37and Annual NAMM Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Award for Technical Achievement in the Wireless Technology category. The NAMM TEC Awards recognize innovative product design and excellence in audio and sound production, with outstanding technical achievement comprising 21 categories that span the entire spectrum of professional audio products.
DBSM/DBSMD transmitters are fully compatible with Lectrosonics DSQD digital receiver, DCHR digital portable receiver, and DCR822 compact dual channel digital receiver and feature a tuning range covering both the A1 and B1 bands from 470 to 608 MHz (470 to 614 MHz for international E01 versions). Both include specially developed high-efficiency circuitry for extended run time on AA batteries and offer RF power selections at 10, 25, and 50 mW. Additionally, a new selectable High Density Transmission Mode (HDM) allows for much tighter channel spacing, producing more than double the operating frequencies per available spectrum. Firmware updates are now available for DSQD, DCHR and DCR822 receivers, and updates for Mac and PC versions of wireless designer software, to use this new high density mode.
With an audio frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz in standard transmit mode, 112dB dynamic range, and flat in-band phase response, the DBSM and DBSMD deliver studio-quality sound, with low noise, for the most demanding. productions.
The DBSM and DBSMD can be configured as transmitters or recorders, with files stored on a microSD memory card in the industry standard Broadcast Wave .wav (BWF) format at 24-bit, 48 kHz sample rate. The TA5M mic/line connector also acts as a timecode input for synchronizing jams with on-set master clocks, making aligning audio files quick and easy in post-production. Internal clock provides
The microSD memory card can also be used to update unit firmware in the field. The DBSM and DBSMD respond to “dweedle tone” remote commands, available through third-party apps such as LectroRM from New Endian and PDR remote, allowing users to change settings including frequency, audio level, lock/unlock and start or stop recording.
Durable machined aluminum housings are the same size and shape as previous generation SMWB and SMDWB units so standard accessories are compatible, including belt clips, battery eliminators and pouches. Input wiring is also the same as previous generation SM series transmitters, allowing the use of existing lavalier and headset microphones wired for servo-bias or “universal” inputs, as well as adapter cables for line inputs and dynamic mics. The bi-directional IR port provides quick setup and allows data sharing between units, including frequency tuning groups and encryption keys in shared key management mode.
DBSM and DBSMD support encryption in a 256-bit AES format, CTR mode for strong security, meeting FIPS 197 and 140-2 standards. Four different key management modes can be used, including Universal – where all units in the system share the same default key; Shared – where a unique key is created and can be shared between senders and between senders and receivers; Standard – where a unique key is created but cannot be shared between senders or from senders to receivers; and Volatile – where each session requires a new key.
“Lectrosonics is delighted that the TEC Awards have recognized the significant technical achievements of these new transmitters,” said Karl Winkler, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Lectrosonics, Inc. “The latest generation of DBSM/DBSMD brings portable transmitters into on the body in the digital age. , with a host of important features.
The announcement of the TEC Awards follows a call for entries for outstanding technical and creative products and projects that have had a significant impact on modern sound and music. A panel of respected industry voters from professional audio publications as well as members of professional music, technical and creative organizations, as well as selected members of NAMM carefully evaluated each application before selecting DBSM/DBSMD transmitters from Lectrosonics as finalists.
Online voting for the TEC Awards will begin on January 20and, coinciding with the opening of NAMM’s Virtual Believe in Music event. Vote for the DBSM/DBSMD for the TEC Awards 2022 here: https://www.tecawards.org/voting-info.
The NAMM TEC award winners will be announced on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Hilton in Anaheim, Calif., during the NAMM Show, the global gathering that brings together the musical instrument, professional audio and entertainment technology industry. .
Well respected within the film, broadcast and theater technical communities since 1971, Lectrosonics wireless microphone systems and audio processing products are used daily in critical applications by sound engineers familiar with the dedication of company to quality, customer service and innovation. Lectrosonics is an American manufacturer based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Visit the company online at www.lectrosonics.com.
About TEC Awards
Presented annually by NAMM at the NAMM Show, the NAMM TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and more. media in 28 technical and creative achievement categories. The Les Paul Award is presented at the event in honor of musical and other artists whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology. Through its Hall of Fame, the TEC Awards also honor pioneers in audio technology and the most accomplished audio producers and technicians in the music industry. The NAMM Foundation’s TECnology Hall of Fame celebrates breakthrough technical innovations and achievements of the past. For more information, visit www.tecawards.org
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the non-profit association whose mission is to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM has approximately 10,400 members in 104 countries and regions. NAMM Membership and Events Fund The NAMM Foundationto promote the pleasures and benefits of music and to advance active participation in musical creation throughout life. For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, instagram and Twitter.