COMMUNICATIONS

22 May 2024

GREENGO MAKES STRIDES

Visitors to this year’s Prolight+Sound exhibition in Frankfurt were among the first to see a major innovation from comms system manufacturer, Green-GO. Receiving its worldwide launch at the show in March was the Stride Antenna – the first product to be announced in the award-winning company’s brand-new Stride wireless series.

As its name suggests, Stride is a big step forward for the comms market, bringing seamless roaming, greater DECT spectrum efficiency and increased user mobility, without affecting the range or the audio quality of devices on the network. Compatible with existing Green-GO WBPX wireless beltpacks, Stride enables higher DECT device density, allowing more WBPX beltpacks to be used simultaneously within the same area.

“True seamless roaming has been a goal for Green-GO’s customers since the very beginning,” says Silvio Cibien, CEO of Anima Network, the company responsible for Green- GO’s export and marketing, explaining the importance of this innovation. “Now, with Stride, we can finally deliver it. Achieving this function is a huge success for us, requiring a significant investment for the licence to enable us to develop our own control of the DECT protocol.”

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Green-GO’s Stride Antennas synchronise automatically. DECT time slots are synchronised across multiple Stride Antennas via PTPv2 (Precision Time Protocol version 2) technology, without additional action required from the user. This effectively enhances the consistency of coverage within a given area, providing seamless roaming. Before the arrival of Stride, unavoidable ‘handover gaps’ between the areas covered by unsynchronised antennas were a fact of life with such systems. Now, with Stride Antennas, a Green-GO system can make full use of the available DECT spectrum, allowing a greater device density than was possible before.

The use of Stride Antennas will not compromise the range of a single antenna or cell on the network. This true seamless roaming between all antennas enables increased mobility, as each user can move around more freely within the coverage area, as well as into wider areas with the range extended by the addition of more antennas.

Green-GO has also made a significant investment in developing new tools to give intercom technicians the insights they will need in the utilisation of the DECT spectrum and RF coverage, enabling them to diagnose and understand possible issues early.

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Device pools can include up to 250 Stride Antennas and 100 wireless beltpacks, while each Stride Antenna can accommodate up to five simultaneous WBPX connections. A user interface on the antenna displays configuration information and an RGB LED indicator shows device status, while extended RF monitoring information is available on both the wireless beltpack and via Green-GO’s Control software. A DECT antenna analyser mode allows users to keep track of DECT spectrum utilisation.

Furthermore, the Stride Antenna has an IP53- rated housing for outdoor use, and includes various mounting options (3/8”, M10, and VESA).

Green-GO will reveal new products and functionality for the Stride series in the near future.


Key features

  • Compatible with WBPX wireless beltpacks
  • True seamless roaming, all beltpacks in a pool can freely move between all antennas
  • Up to 5 simultaneous WBPX connections to one antenna
  • Pools with up to 100 wireless beltpacks
  • Pools with up to 250 Stride Antennas
  • User interface with e-ink display for information and configuration
  • RGB LED for device status
  • Outdoor rated housing, IP53
  • Various mounting options, 3/8″, M10 and VESA
  • DECT antenna analyser mode to see and analyse the DECT spectrum utilisation
  • Power: USB-C (5VDC) or PoE (802af) Consumption: 10W
  • Size: 140×140 x53 mm
  • Weight: 360g

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