The new Wireless In-Ear Monitor System (W.I.E.M.S.) from ProCo Sound will be making its NAMM debut at the RHC booth (11610). The system is designed to prove up to 30 meters of range (line of sight) between the transmitter and beltpack receiver.
It includes four user-selectable channels, affording the ability to deploy up to four systems simultaneously. A 3.5-mm headphone jack enables users to plug in their preferred earpieces. Both the receiver and transmitter are powered by a lithium-ion battery, which is rechargeable with the included micro-USB and AC/DC charging adaptor. A single charge is stated to supply six to eight hours of battery life.
The beltpack receiver automatically pairs to the transmitter, which uses the 5.8 GHz frequency band to eliminate potential interference or conflict from other WiFi traffic. The transmitter is compact, designed to fit into nearly any hand. It also has an XLR-Female on one end that’s designed to plug into any open line-level feed at the stage. On the opposite end of the transmitter, LED lights indicate the status of the system.
“The W.I.E.M.S. is perfect for anyone looking to eliminate the restrictions and challenges of a wired monitor system,” says Shawn Wells, AV marketing manager, ProCo Sound. “It gives users the flexibility to move throughout the stage or studio without the fear of tripping over an in-ear monitor wire. A great deal of time and energy went into designing this wireless system, which is smaller than anything else of its kind. It comes complete in a hard-shell case, small enough to throw in a gig bag or guitar case. With high-quality audio and a compact design, ProCo’s W.I.E.M.S. allows users to put their mix into their own hands.”
Additionally, with a XLR cable, the transmitter works through any Dante-enabled wall-plate or drop-snake, such as ProCo’s AoD solutions. Combined with the compact and lightweight (less than 3oz.) aluminum beltpack receiver, W.I.E.M.S. provides 24-bit/48 kHz digital transmission with a latency of less than 5.6 milliseconds.