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FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) Technology: The
SoundCast iCast System is an interference free, wireless 2.4 GHz system. The
SoundCast system uses frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) technology in
which the SoundCast iCast transmitter constantly and automatically searches for
open channels in the 2.4GHz band and jumps to them to avoid interference with
other products (such as cordless telephones, radio controlled toys, cell phones,
microwave ovens, remotes, and wireless routers), while telling the SoundCast
iCast receiver which frequency to use, and ultimately sending your music
wirelessly to your connected home stereo or powered speakers.
iCast Transmitter: The iCast Transmitter
integrated iPod dock and a 3.5mm jack, which can be used as either an auxiliary
input or headphone output. The iCast Transmitter allows you to wirelessly
transmit audio from your docked iPod or connected audio device to a SoundCast
iCast Receiver (sold separately).
Note: The iCast Transmitter is also compatible with the SoundCast
OutCast Junior, and
Wireless Range: The SoundCast iCast system has a wireless range of
150' from the iCast Transmitter to the iCast Receiver. Outdoors, the wireless
signal may carry up to 350' depending on conditions.
Note: The iCast system is not weather-resistant and not
designed to be placed outdoors.
iPod/iPhone Dock: The iCast Transmitter features a top-mounted
iPod/iPhone dock for wireless audio streaming to your iCast Receiver. The iCast
Transmitter will also charge your iPod or iPhone while docked. Once linked to
your iCast Receiver, the receiver will control basic controls of your
iPod/iPhone (it does not offer iPod/iPhone text display).
Note: Supported iPod models - iPod clickwheel (3rd gen), iPod photo (4th
gen), iPod video (5th gen), iPod mini (1st/2nd gen), iPod nano
(1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th gen), iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th
gen), and iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4/4S).
Auxiliary Input: There is a 3.5mm jack on the rear-panel of the
transmitter which can be used as an auxiliary input for connecting your computer
other audio device.
Headphone Output: If you wish, you can connect the iCast Transmitter to a set of headphones
for private listening, using the 3.5mm jack on the rear-panel of the unit.
Note: The volume control on the iPod does not function while in
the dock, so you can only adjust the volume if the headphones speakers
Multi-Room Compatible: The
iCast Transmitter can operate up to two iCast receivers. This means you can
transmit audio to two different locations in your home (same source will be
heard in each room). It is also possible to operate three entirely different
iCast systems in the same
Note: You will need to
make sure the channel selector switch (1-3) on the back of the iCast Transmitter
and the iCast receiver are set to the same frequency within the same
RF Power Saving Mode: Soundcast's iCast Transmitter has a Power Saving Mode. The iCast transmitter
will enter into a state where the RF power used by the iCast transmitter will be
minimized whenever it does not detect an RF link with the iCast receiver. This
RF power saving mode will be engaged if a SoundCast receiver it not in range or
powered on within 30 seconds.
Power Supply: The iCast transmitter operate off of standard
household AC current using the supplied AC power adapter.
||Frequency Hopping; FSK digital radio
||Impervious to 802.11, microwave oven, both DSSS
and FHSS cordless phones, and Bluetooth devices. Up to 3 SoundCast
system can operate in 1 general area.
||0.07% @ 1kHz
||92.4 dB A-weighted (20-20 kHz)
||20-20 kHz (+/-1dB)
||150' indoors/350' outdoors
||19 dBm (FCC & ETSI compliant)