Leading Australian distributor of sound, lighting and stage products, Jands has entered into a new distribution agreement with US company RF Venue, Inc. for all Australian territories.

RF Venue’s full line of unique RF products for wireless microphones, in-ear monitors, and production communications will now be available from Jands in Australia. Based in Boston, USA, RF Venue manufactures products that reduce RF interference and signal dropouts, and maximise scarce spectrum resources.

The RF Venue product line-up includes proprietary antenna designs, distribution equipment, RF to optical signal conversion systems, and spectrum analysis software and hardware for audio professionals, broadcasters, and system integrators.

Having organically built a loyal customer base in Australia over the past few years, RF Venue is excited about the value that Jands brings to local inventory, sales, system design, and support. According to RF Venue CEO Chris Regan, their team has been extremely impressed with the wireless expertise at Jands and looks forward to building more business in the region.

Unique products from RF Venue include the Diversity Fin antenna for wireless microphones, the portable CP Beam folding helical antenna for IEMs, and the RF Spotlight antenna for minimising interference in crowded RF environments.

Jands will also supply RF Venue’s portfolio of cost-effective distribution equipment including the Optix platform of RF to fibre-optic converters for distributing wireless audio signals over single-mode fibre cable. Additionally, RF Venue will offer spectrum analysis tools – notably Vantage, a Mac OS native software application for the RF Explorer series spectrum analysers, which exports CSV files compatible with Shure’s Wireless Workbench.

Welcoming the distribution partnership, Jeff MacKenzie, manager of the technical resource group at Jands comments that RF Venue offers a wide range of products, many of which are unique to the market and offer practical solutions to real world RF problems.

Noting that Jands has years of experience with professional grade, mission critical wireless audio systems manufactured by Shure, he said the addition of RF Venue will help them offer wireless solutions to an even larger variety of applications in conjunction with Shure systems, and deliver greater value to their customers.

Image: The portable CP Beam folding helical antenna