NAB 2017: Zaxcom Adds Rack-Mountable RX-12R to Its Receiver Line
Zaxcom (Booth C2330) is showcasing its new RX-12R to its Digital Recording Wireless line of receivers. It is designed to handle the increased sound challenges in studio and network applications by introducing new levels of technology in an affordable package.
A sibling to the very successful RX-12, the RX-12R has been completely reimagined. Rack-mountable, its ergonomic design takes up only 1.5 rack spaces in height. The wideband receiver offers a full tuning range 512-698 MHz and features a 35-MHz tracking frontend filter to eliminate interference from unwanted radio frequency (RF).
The multifaceted design of the RX-12R provides RF amplification and both antenna and power distribution for up to six Zaxcom QRX212 modules that fit precisely inside the RX-12R. For more-critical applications, in single-channel mode, the QRX212 module will deliver six channels of true diversity audio; when demand is less critical, dual-channel mode allows up to 12 channels of audio. All QRX212 modules are hot-swappable and can be added or removed at any time, suiting the RX-12R for rental companies, whose receiver requirements can change on a daily basis.
“We are very excited about the RX-12R,” says Zaxcom President Glenn Sanders. “The combination of the rack-mount, wideband tuning, tracking filter, and true diversity reception really helps fill the demand for many high-end workflows.”
The RX-12R receives a 100% digital signal that is fully encrypted, resulting in audio quality far superior to any analog system. Additionally, it’s compatible with all Zaxcom modulations and transmitters.
A full-color LCD lets users easily navigate the menu. The built-in frequency scanner and Auto-Pick software eliminate the guesswork and can coordinate and choose the best frequencies at a push of a button. Six XLR analog outputs and two DB25 connectors configure 12 analog or 12 digital signals. An antenna in and RF loop-through provide support to daisy-chain up to three RX-12R receivers to one set of antennas.
If paired with a Zaxcom Deva 24 or Nomad, the RX-12R can re-frequency the transmitters to match the RX-12R at a touch of a button via ZaxNet.
A new feature on the RX-12R is an internal audio-monitoring system to plug in headphones. It also touts auto-switching 12-V redundant DC inputs.