Wireless audio manufacturer RF Venue, Inc. has released the second generation of
its popular OPTIX™ system, an affordable RF over fibre platform that allows the
remote placement of wireless audio antennas using single-mode fibre optic cable.

OPTIX consists of two modules: a transmitter placed at the remote antenna site,
and a receiver at the rack or FOH location. Both modules have been redesigned with
new components, connectors, and enclosures for improved performance and ease of

“OPTIX has been very well received by audio professionals who want to eliminate
lossy, expensive coaxial cable from their wireless systems,’ said RF Venue CEO
Chris Regan. “The second generation maintains the superb dynamic range and
quality of the RF signal, while adding industry standard connectors requested by
many users; All at the same affordable price — far below custom fibre

The revised OPTIX offers female BNC connectors for all RF/antenna connections,
and ST/UPC optical connectors for fibre-optic cable connections. Additional signal
and power indicator lights have also been added.

“The new connector types allow you to plug coaxial cable from remote antennas
directly into the transmitter module without adapters,’ says Regan. “And ST
terminated fibre ensures compatibility with the majority of fibre inventory already
in place at AVL companies.’

Both second-generation OPTIX modules include DC power supplies, and are mounted
in enclosures of identical proportions for additional flexibility in rack deployments. A
package is available that includes two of each module for the distribution of
diversity antenna systems. OPTX1 (single channel) is priced at $799 MAP, and
OPTX2 (dual/diversity channel) at $1,599 MAP. For ordering information or to join
the fast growing community of RF Venue authorized dealers, go to