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Radio Frequency Analysis at Church Teams’ Fingertips

Imagine having the power of RF analysis right at your fingertips. Atlanta-based Kaltman Creations reports that church technical teams can master their wireless with a new generation of handheld touch tablet RF Analyzers from the company.

The RF-Vue is offered in several versions, but the flagship model is the RF-Vue T10. This handheld unit is integrated into a 10-inch touch tablet with the full Windows 8 operating system. The RF-Vue T10 covers the standard wireless microphone and IEM frequency range of 470MHz to 700MHz. Additional models are available that offer greater frequency ranges, plus there are standalone RF electronics/software modules for use with user-supplied computers or tablets.

The analyzer has full finger navigation functions so the user can pinch, expand-zoom, and slide through the RF spectrum with ease. As a true handheld RF spectrum analyzer, the user can enter any frequency sweep range (within the range of the analyzer), and view the RF spectrum looking for open RF space for channel selections, interference avoidance or interference troubleshooting, in real-time.

The unit features current, average, and peak spectral traces, Touch-to-Listen (listen- in to all RF space); an RF Congestion Scale to gauge the severity of local RF, customizable screen markers and insta-save custom profiles. As an added option, the recently released Invisible Waves RF-intermodPRO also integrates right into the RF-Vue for simultaneous intermodulation calculations based off the real-time spectral display.

"The RF-Vue represents a monumental leap in ease of use, portability and affordability, and is the world's first touch tablet RF spectrum analyzer designed specifically for pro-audio wireless," says Mark Kaltman, president of Kaltman Creations. "RF-Vue is akin to having a scaled down version of our very popular Invisible Waves RF Command Center, yet it is fully portable and very affordable which makes it perfect for interference elimination, site and field analysis, frequency coordination, touring professionals, small venue RF management and AV system integrators."

The analyzers are sold in several different affordable packages. The RF-Vue T10 is integrated into a 10-inch Touch Tablet with Windows 8, and has an MSRP of $1,750.

The RF-Vue T10X is an extended frequency version that covers 40MHz up to 2.5GHz and therefore covers all VHF and UHF microphones, IEMs, assisted listening and remote control equipment, including the 900MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.4GHz bands. The RF-Vue T10X has an MSRP of $1,995. Other versions include the RF-Vue NT, which is an electronics-/software-only version for USB connection to the user's own tablet or laptop computer. Prices for this model start at $1,095. And last, the company offers the RF-Vue NTX, which covers 40MHz to 2.5GHz covering VHF, UHF, cellular, Wi-Fi, etc., with a MSRP of $1,350.

Available accessories include a carrying case, microphone stand mount, foldable desk stand, and the Invisible Waves RF-intermodPRO software as a plug-in.


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