RIO RANCHO, NM--Lectrosonics announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued the company a patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,225,135) for its Digital Hybrid Wireless technology. Digital Hybrid Wireless, an integral part of the Lectrosonics Venue, UCR401, UCR411A, and R400A receivers as well as transmitters from the SM, UM, MM, UH, and UT product groups, enables the company's wireless systems to deliver performance for countless major motion picture and TV projects, as well as being found on stage with leading performers such as the Dixie Chicks and Santana. Additionally, the technology provides backward compatibility with earlier wireless systems from Lectrosonics' as well as those from other manufacturers.
Lectrosonics' Digital Hybrid Wireless technology uses a proprietary algorithm to encode 24-bit digital audio information with no compression and low distortion into an analog format that can be transmitted in a robust manner over an analog FM wireless link. The result is much higher dynamic range-free from sonic artifacts- than wireless systems using a compandor are able to offer. Digital Hybrid Wireless technology delivers long operating range, graceful signal decay, and a small spectral footprint, facilitating more channels to be operated simultaneously.
A particularly noteworthy characteristic of Lectrosonics' Digital Hybrid Wireless technology lies in its ability to provide backward compatibility with earlier generation Lectrosonics wireless products when used in compatibility mode.