Rehearsal times are slashed by eliminating lengthy cue programming to follow the action
Immersive spatial audio localisation is precise and totally automatic so the sound engineer can concentrate on the mix
Dual-mode UWB RF tracking technology massively reduces errors caused by reflections, body blocking and scenery obstruction
Multiple sensor viewpoints add redundancy - only two Sensors need to see a Tag for precise and reliable 3D tracking to be achieved
Drives TiMax SoundHub, Soundscape, L-ISA, SpacemapGo, GrandMA, disguise, ETC Eos
UWB RF fast and precise stagetracking indoors and outdoors
Dual-mode Angle(AoA) and Time(TDoA) of Arrival analysis
Multi-Sensor redundancy to see round corners
Miniature performer tracking Tag worn almost anywhere
Long Tag battery life up to one year between changes
Rapid Sensor deployment with straightforward calibration
Backup and multi-scene Tag management
Interfaces to OSC, PosiStageNet, ArtNet(soon) and sACN(soon)
Enhanced ROI potential across audio, lighting and media control
Unparalleled affordability, entry-level and scaleability
Award-winning TiMax TrackerD4 makes light work of synchronising the movement of performers, scenography and even audience members to a show's supporting technical production elements. This significantly reduces cast and tech rehearsal times, adding a compelling budgetary ROI advantage to a production or venue alongside the huge creative freedom of live stagetracking.
TiMax Tracker stagetracking technologies have led the way in live audio spatialisation and media control for over a decade, alongside the unrivalled TiMax SoundHub spatial audio platform. The latest generation "D4" brings new levels of tracking precision, consistency, robustness and scaleability to shows, events and experiences. TiMax TrackerD4 also controls third party audio and media platforms such as Soundscape, L'ISA, SPAT, SpacemapGo, ETC Eos and disguise, as well as the inimitable TiMax SoundHub spatial audio processor.
The TiMax TrackerD4 ecosystem comprises TTd4 Sensor RF receivers distributed around a space, miniature transmitting TTd4 Tags worn by performers or other mobile subjects, a POE timing hub to power the Sensors and also sync and collect the tracking data, all managed by a portable or rackmount Location Engine Server which outputs OSC or PosiStageNet control data for live spatial audio, media and lighting control.
Coming soon is advanced lighting and media control support for TiMax TrackerD4 to expand on the existing 3D xyz OSC and PosiStageNet outputs, adding multi-universe networked ArtNet and sACN for live animation and intelligent control of moving-head lighting fixtures, in addition to camera and media control protocols. Watch this space...
Tracking analysis of the D4's dual-mode UWB signal is distributed between the Sensors and the Location Engine Server, with intelligent error correction and filtering taking place automatically. The Location Engine app quickly auto-calibrates the Sensors to map the space in 3D after entering a few simple xyz co-ordinates. Sophisticated built-in analysis tools allow logging and review of QoS to optimise performance, especially vital in increasingly crowded RF environments.
Location Engine live tracking data feeds into a Tracker Translate app which handles Tag management and OSC or PosiStageNet control distribution to one or more peripherals such as TiMax SoundHub, DS100, disguise etc. Tracker Translate includes Primary/Secondary/Tertiary Tag groups for backups or multiple act changeovers, with global or individual Smoothing and Capture tools to precisely optimise tracking stability.
Only two TTd4 Sensors need to see a TTd4 Tag for consistent stagetracking to occur to sub-10cm accuracy, so multiple Sensors, typically six or eight, are placed around the performance space to deliver robust redundancy. Tags and Sensors are all fully weatherproofed, in fact the occasional TTd4 Tag has gone through a complete costume wash and spin cycle and still come out working. Coupled with up to one year's Tag battery life and a clever magnetic on/off switch trick, TiMax TrackerD4 is elegantly simple to deploy and manage in both permanent and temporary installations.
TTd4 Sensor, 220 x 150 x 90mm (8.7” x 5.9” x 3.5”), 1.1Kg (38.8oz), IP69K, 15W MAX POE
TTd4 Tag, 54 x 40 x 14mm (2.1” x 1.6” x 0.55”), 35g (1.2oz), IP69K, LTC-7PN lithium cell
Tag Battery LTC-7PN lithium cell, non-rechargeable, up to one year's life (10Hz rate)
Tag refresh rate 10Hz (standard) to 20/30/50Hz (factory-set), up to 40 tags simultaneously
Sensor/Tag range up to 60m (260’), tracking accurate to 10cm (4”) in 3-dimensions
Sensor redundancy, minimum two Sensors need to see a Tag, typical system 6 or 8 Sensors
Sensor individual field of view 140H x 90V degrees
Temperature, Humidity: Sensors -40°C to +65°C (-40°F to +149°F), 0-95%
Temperature, Humidity: Tags -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F), 0-95%
Tags transmit UWB RF pulses over 6-8GHz range IEEE802.15.4f compatible
Certifications US: FCC Part15 ClassB; Canada: RSS-GEN, RSS-210, RSS-220; EU: CE; Japan; Russia
Connection Ethercon CAT5e UTP or higher, 80m max each Sensor to TTd4 POE Timing Hub
POE Timing Hub (2U 19” x D15cm) with Ethercons + 1U POE Switch 16 x RJ45 (supplied)
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