Tobias von Allwörden, portfolio manager for professional wireless microphones: „In view of today’s densely populated frequency spectrum, the WSM software has become an indispensable tool for the audio engineer. The software caters to the needs of both professional and amateur users and helps with intermodulation calculation, frequency planning as well as system monitoring and control.“
The latest version of Sennheiser Wireless Systems Manager (WSM), version 4.0, is now available for Apple computers. In addition to WSM 4.0 for Apple, Sennheiser is also launching version 4.0.93 for PC users. The software allows sound engineers to conveniently set up, coordinate and monitor Sennheiser wireless microphone and monitoring systems, covering everything from the evolution wireless G3 series to the top-of-the-range Digital 9000
There are new features of the latest WSM versions.
- Users can import frequency scans and lists with their licensed frequencies, which the software will use for planning wireless set-up. The frequency plan can be exported and saved or e-mailed.
- In-ear monitoring systems and wireless microphones can be managed on the same screen, with Wireless Systems Manager displaying both the (zoomable) frequency scan and also the entire data and frequency ranges of all controlled devices. The user is able to set and name markers to indicate particular microphones and in-ears. As with former versiona, users can determine a spare group of alternative frequencies that can be used if a formerly unoccupied part of the spectrum suddenly turns out to be in use. The spectrum layout can be modified for every country in order to reflect the local LTE bands and occupied TV channels.
- Frequencies can be assigned manually or automatically. The automatic frequency management uses a new algorithm that also evaluates the reliability of unoccupied frequencies.
The Wireless Systems Manager 4.0 supports all Sennheiser wireless systems from evolution wireless 300 G3 or higher (evolution wireless G2 requires NET1) and can be downloaded free of charge at www.sennheiser.com/service-support/wsm. The system requirements for Apple computers are Mac OSX 10.6 or higher operating system, 2.4 GHz Core-i processor and 4 GB RAM. A screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels is recommended.