RØDE Microphones Start Shipping the RØDELink Digital Wireless “Filmmaker Kit”

May 1 2015, 04:00
Australian audio company RØDE Microphones announced the first product in its “RØDELink” digital wireless product range – The Filmmaker Kit – has commenced shipping worldwide. Originally announced in January 2015 as part of the extended RØDELink Digital Wireless System, with this first product, RØDE consolidates its position in the video and field recording markets. 

RØDELink Digital Wireless is a fully-digital wireless audio system using a next-generation 2.4 GHz, 128-bit encrypted digital transmission sent on two channels simultaneously, providing a high-resolution 24-bit/44.1 k digital audio signal at a range of up to 100 meters (more than 100 yards). As with the recently launched Sennheiser D1, which also operates in 2.4 GHz, the RØDELink system uses an implementation of CSR’s aptX Live low latency multichannel audio codec.

The RØDELink system includes a number of receiver and transmitter options, and will be progressively available in kits for specific audio solutions across film, news gathering, presentation and stage use. The first of these to be released – The Filmmaker Kit consists of a beltpack transmitter, on-camera or beltpack receiver, and RØDE’s broadcast quality Lavalier microphone.

Like Peter Freedman, RØDE’s Founder and President, said at the launching event in San Diego (prior to the 2015 NAMM Show),  the RØDELink Digital Wireless “will be one of the most affordable wireless solutions on the market,” which the company believes “will become the category leader in a very short space of time.”

“Today marks a very special occasion for us at RØDE. Wireless has been a dream of mine for the last 15 or so years, so to finally be shipping a product today that is not only a leader in technology and design, but affordability and user experience is a dream realized,” added Peter Freedman. “I can’t wait to see RØDELink systems being used all over the world, helping independent filmmakers reach a level of audio production quality that was previously out of reach.”
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