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RØDE Wireless Link

Product + Engineering + Production

 

As a modern Australian success story, RØDE Microphones demands excellence in all areas of audio product development. 

In our first collaboration with RØDE, D+I were tasked with the conceptual development and production-ready engineering of the RØDELink wireless audio platform, a fully digitised pair of transmitter and receiver devices that provide uncompromising audio recording quality for filmmakers.  

 
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Built to last

D+I worked hand-in-glove with multiple design and engineering teams at RØDE to develop a robust, easy-to-use system that would meet the demands of in-field use. The belt pack worn transmitter features a simple 3-stage gain adjustment and a mute lock function to prevent accidental muting. A locking 3.5 mm audio connector ensures body-worn microphones remain secure. 

The camera mount receiver features a removable shoe mount enabling it to be used on-camera or as a belt pack receiver. A high contrast OLED display provides a clear, crisp user interface while the AA batteries provide 10 hours usage (or continuous power can be sourced using the micro USB connection) and a wireless range in excess of 100 metres.

 
RODE Wireless Link OLED Display
RODE Wireless Link Belt Pack Receiver
 

Tight time frames

To meet the technical requirements of such a feature-rich system as RØDELink, D+I applied meticulous detail across a wide range of materials and high-volume manufacturing processes including thin wall injection molding, overmolding/insert molding, paint finishing and ultrasonic welding. 

Over a heavily compressed time frame of four months, D+I enabled RØDE to meet it's targeted product launch on time and on budget. Following the D+I design process of collaborative review, continuous prototyping and detailed liaison with developers and manufacturers, RØDELink is now meeting volume orders and has been met with wide acclaim from the market.

 
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