RF Engineer Ike Zimbel lends his RF expertise using the Invisible Waves RF Command Center (circled) during the current Shania Twain “Rock This Country Tour.” He was dealing with over 55 channels during the show. Ike also poses with Kaltman Creations President Mark Kaltman at the Atlanta stop on the concert tour.
The RF Command Center has been a really indispensable tool out here on the Shania Twain tour. My first task in every arena is to set up the RF Command Center and take a scan of the RF environment. The optional battery has been a real time saver as I don’t have to spend a half hour looking for a live AC outlet within range of the arena floor. The scans that I have been getting from it have been excellent, both in showing what DTV is penetrating the building, and in finding on-site carriers (usually the house BTR intercom). The other place this thing really shines in is the Master Status Display panel. This is the only monitoring set-up I’m currently using, and I’m doing so for a couple of reasons.
1) It’s not brand specific, so I can monitor anything I need to, right off air. This includes mics, backline, intercom and IEM’s.
2) While other monitoring systems show you what’s going into your IEM transmitters, level wise, IWx is the only system that I’ve found that allows me to monitor the IEM mixes OFF AIR. As the RF technician, I’m far more interested in how they are transmitting than what the mix level into the transmitter is.
So thanks again for developing this great system.