GovComm13, the annual DC-based conference full of “politically-correct” AV technology, is just days away. In addition to hundreds of booths, this year’s GovComm attendees will be treated with key-note addresses from Jill Singer and Peter Kiefer, as well as the complimentary Tech Talks: sessions where they can discover new products and learn installation tips from industry leaders.
So where does Revolabs fit in? Well for years, many audiovisual integrators would usually avoid wireless microphones in government rooms because of two concerns:
That the audio being transmitted wirelessly could somehow be intercepted by “the bad guys”, or even just people who simply had no business hearing it
That the wireless microphones would inevitably fail because they were battery powered; and someone would forget to charge or replace them.
These “rules of thumb” have essentially been broken because of recent advances in technology and product development. There will always be certain war rooms and military applications that need to be completely wired (i.e. nuclear submarine), but for every one of these “no RF” projects, there are dozens of other government applications that will allow wireless microphones, just as long as they are encrypted.
While the Revolabs HD Executive systems provide 128 bit encryption (ample security to keep normal conversations private) our Executive HD™ MaxSecure is the perfect solution for government applications requiring the highest security encryption of the audio signal. The MaxSecure wireless microphone system and compatible microphones support the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256) as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This encryption standard is designed for compliance with the security encryption standards AES FIPS 197 and AES FIPS 140-2, established by the United States government and approved by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for applications requiring advanced privacy protection. The Executive HD MaxSecure features auto-rekeying every 60 seconds, so you never need to manually rekey.
Fully charged, the wireless microphones and transmitter batteries will last approximately 8 hours depending on actual usage. Although 8 hours is long enough for most municipal meetings, it does not completely eliminate the “human factor” which may cause the batteries to completely deplete overnight if they are not returned to the charger base. Humans are naturally forgetful, and there is nothing we can do to change human nature.
What we DO offer is a hybrid solution that provides constant power to all Revolabs HD Executive and MaxSecure microphones and XLR adapters. By combining secure wireless audio with wired power connections, you can provide reliable, low-profile microphones without the hassle of pulling microphone wires to podiums, etc.
As a GSA listed manufacturer, the Revolabs Executive HD™ 4 and 8 Channel wireless microphone system is the perfect solution for executive boardrooms and large conference rooms. If you would like to read more about our GSA listing, you should check out this Revoblog post by Tim Root. For further reading, here is a recent article about a government multimedia meeting room that previously used wired microphones, but recently upgraded to Revolabs wireless microphones.
Will you be attending this year’s GovComm13 on December 4 & 5 2013? If you are planning to attend and would like to learn more about Revolabs, you should contact me at: