IFBlue, a new value-priced brand of products now being distributed worldwide by Lectrosonics, is announcing the introduction of a new IFB (Interruptible Foldback) receiver pack and associated dock charging system.
The IFBlue receivers are fully compatible with Lectrosonics IFBT4 transmitters or any Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless transmitters operating in IFB compatibility mode. They’re designed to be easy to set up, offer 10 presets, and are programmable from the backlit LCD front panel.
Five tuning ranges are available for the new receivers: the VHF version covers 174-216 MHz, the A1 (470-537 MHz), B1 (537-614 MHz) and C1 (614-692 MHz) versions cover the UHF TV frequencies for most countries, and the 941 MHz Band version covers the North American license-only 941-960 MHz range. Future firmware updates can be installed in the IFBlue receivers in the field via the USB jack located behind the battery door. They have an integrated, spring-loaded belt clip for light weight and secure placement.
The units can use either disposable AA or rechargeable NiMh AA batteries, with 10 hours specified for AA alkalines, 12-plus hours for NiMh rechargeables, and 20-plus hours for lithium disposables. The companion IFBlue dock charging system, the CHSIFBR1C, is capable of charging up to four receivers when using NiMh rechargeable batteries. The charging dock units can be mechanically linked for easier organization on the mounting surface.
“Our customers have long asked for a value-priced IFB receiver, which extend to a new range of users, and we’ve sought out a partner that could make a high-performance product at a competitive price,” explains Karl Winkler, VP of Sales and Marketing at Lectrosonics. “The new IFBlue receivers and companion charging docks meet and exceed these requirements, while remaining compatible with our existing line of IFB products.”
The IFBlue receiver packs and charging station will be available in Q3, 2021. MSRP for the IFBR1C receiver pack is $499, and the CHSIFBR1C charging dock is $299, including power supply and AC cord.