Industry News: RØDE announces the next-generation Wireless GO II

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RØDE today announced the RØDE Wireless GO II system, the world’s smallest wireless microphone system.  The new system offers 2.4GHz digital transmission with 128-bit encryption which delivers up to 200m of extra range over the previous iteration. The Wireless GO II system also offers more than 24 hours of onboard recording in each transmitter. This can save you from dropouts and other audio recording failures.
The new Wireless GO II system retails for $299 USD and should begin shipping worldwide very soon.
KEY FEATURES OF THE WIRELESS GO II:

Dual-channel wireless microphone system – record two sound sources simultaneously or use as a single channel wireless microphone
All-new Series IV 2.4GHz digital transmission with 128-bit encryption – delivers an extended range of up to 200m (line of sight), optimised for extremely stable operation in dense RF environments
3.5mm analog TRS output, USB-C and iOS digital audio output – universal compatibility with cameras...

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jvillain

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Wow. That is a huge upgrade. Onboard record makes it worth picking up alone. It's better than the Tentacle in that you can monitor and have onboard record. Though I would still rather have 32 bit float than a minus 20db saftey track but this is a very compelling product.
 

peters

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Wow, looks realy tempting. I got the RODELink Filmmaker - so no real reason to upgrade for me :-D But it still looks tempting, given the tiny size o_O
 

RunAndGun

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For everyone in the US, I’d take the recording while transmitting with a grain of salt, since Zaxcom holds a patent on that. Everyone is trying to figure out and is speculating how or if they got around the patent(is there some loophole in their design like non-removable media or 2.4GHz transmission)that gets them around it or did they come to a licensing agreement with Zax?). Or since they are such a much larger company with deeper pockets, are they just going to fight it out in court?

Also, I do not believe they will ship with the ability to record and transmit simultaneously. That will come with a later firmware update. Which may also be what is allowing them to legally be sold right now in the US, if they haven’t already come to an agreement with Zaxcom or have some design loophole that gets around the patent or it provides them an easy way out if Zax does sue, then they can just never activate the feature on US models(*conspiracy theory* but nothing will stop anyone from downloading firmware for other (non-US)regions).
 

jvillain

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For everyone in the US, I’d take the recording while transmitting with a grain of salt, since Zaxcom holds a patent on that. Everyone is trying to figure out and is speculating how or if they got around the patent(is there some loophole in their design like non-removable media or 2.4GHz transmission)that gets them around it or did they come to a licensing agreement with Zax?). Or since they are such a much larger company with deeper pockets, are they just going to fight it out in court?

Also, I do not believe they will ship with the ability to record and transmit simultaneously. That will come with a later firmware update. Which may also be what is allowing them to legally be sold right now in the US, if they haven’t already come to an agreement with Zaxcom or have some design loophole that gets around the patent or it provides them an easy way out if Zax does sue, then they can just never activate the feature on US models(*conspiracy theory* but nothing will stop anyone from downloading firmware for other (non-US)regions).
There is no way in the world that Zax or any company holds a patent on record and transmit at the same time in 2021 even with the US patent system being as completely F'd as it is. There would be prior art going back decades. Now a specific implementation on a specific technology that is incorporated within the realm of record and transmit maybe. But it would be so specific as to not be an issue to get around. Zax may be a patent troll company suing every thing that moves hoping some thing sticks. I don't know I haven't dug into it. But I have a really tough time seeing them enforcing a patent on record and transit writ large

Is this supposedly a hardware paent or a software patent? If software then good. I like to see Americans getting bit in the ass by their own greedy money grubbing get rich quick schemes.