Handheld RF-Vue T10 Spectrum Analyzer Designed for Professional Wireless Audio

August 21 2014, 13:00
The RF-Vue T10 Spectrum Analyzer covers the standard wireless microphone and IEM (in-ear monitor) frequency range of 470 MHz to 700 MHz, while an extended-frequency version, the RF-Vue T10X has a frequency range of 40 MHz up to 2.5 GHz, covering all VHF and UHF microphones, IEMs, assisted-listening devices, and remote-control equipment.

This new solution from Kaltman Creations is now available from Saelig Company, from Rochester, New York. Saelig is a North American distributor with a growing reputation for finding and sourcing unique test and measurement and control products and components for use in a wide variety of industries. Saelig says the new RF-Vue is an ideal tool for wireless audio applications, including interference elimination, site and field analysis, frequency coordination, and AV system integration.

The RF-Vue T10 Spectrum Analyzer offers easy-to-use finger functions such as pinch, expand zoom, and slide for quickly navigating through the RF spectrum. Users can enter any frequency sweep within the analyzer’s range and view the RF spectrum to locate an open RF space for channel selections, interference avoidance, or interference troubleshooting in real time on-site. It offers 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 saved custom profiles. 

According to Saelig, the RF-Vue T10 Spectrum Analyzer is the world’s first touch-tablet RF spectrum analyzer designed specifically for professional wireless audio, although other applications can greatly benefit from this analyzer. The solution was designed by Kaltman as an upgrade to their RF interference solutions product line, Invisible Waves, adding a powerful Windows 8 tablet without increasing the price.

The original software has been used in many major tours and industrial productions, in houses of worship, and in the tool boxes of many AV integrators. These users have discovered that RF analysis around stage areas, analyzing breakout rooms, and RF management over large campuses all require being on foot, making the portability of the RF-Vue perfect. Compared to rack mount or bench top models, the ability to walk a venue or facility and track interference, locate RF dead spots and find best antenna positions, is a real advantage.

From its beginnings back in 2006, Kaltman Creations saw the necessity of wireless solutions for touring audio and AV installation, and set out to provide equipment that is effective while also being feature-rich and cost-efficient. The solution also features current, average, and peak spectral traces; Touch-to-Listen (the only analyzer to offer listen-in capability); RF Congestion Scale to gauge the severity of local RF; customizable screen markers; and insta-save custom profiles.

RF-Vue T10 Spectrum Analyzer Specifications:
    •    Resolution Bandwidth Selections: 15 steps from 2kHz to 3MHz
    •    Dynamic range: 0dBm to -130dB 
    •    Max input level: 0dBm / 1mW or better
    •    Min Detect signal (sensitivity): -100dbm (better than)
    •    Accuracy: +/- 2dB (Typical)
    •    Frequency stability: 0.5PPM
    •    RF input: 50ohm, SMA (F) connector
    •    9 inch rubber/swivel antenna - Omni directional (400MHz to 2.4GHz)
    •    Audio Demodulation: FMW audio output via a 1/8in mini audio jack (line level output)
    •    Power: Internal rechargeable LiPO battery or included universal 120/220 volt AC adapter/charger
    •    Battery life: Approximately 4 hours
    •    Touch-Tablet PC: dual-core Atom N570 10.1" touch LCD, webcam, speaker, WiFi, USB2.0 and VGA ports.

The RF-Vue T10 has an MSRP of $1750, while the RF-Vue T10X sells for $1995. Both are available now from Saelig Company.
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