Waves WRC-1 V2 Wi-Fi Stage Router

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Waves WRC-1 V2 Wi-Fi Stage Router
Key Features
  • Rackmountable in 1 RU of Rack Space
  • Rugged Metal Chassis
  • Simultaneous 2.4 and 5 GHz Operation
  • Quiet, Fanless Design
With its simultaneous dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz operation, True Diversity technology for stable wireless performance, and rack-friendly design, the Waves WRC-1 V2 Wi-Fi stage router provides engineers and AV technicians with dependability and versatile audio routing for a variety of professional live sound applications. It also perfectly partners with the Waves MyMon app for personal monitor mixing via mobile devices.
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Waves WRC1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Rugged 19" Rackmount Metal Chassis
  • 3Detachable Front-Panel Antennas
  • 4Pro-Grade Lockable RJ45 Ports
  • 5Integrated USB Hub
  • 6Internal Universal Power Supply
  • 7DNLA Player with XLR Outputs
  • 8Wireless Access Point Functionality
  • 9Simultaneous Dual-Band Operation
  • 10Advanced MIMO Technology
  • 11Browser-Based Configuration

With its simultaneous dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz operation, True Diversity technology for stable wireless performance, and rack-friendly design, the Waves WRC-1 V2 Wi-Fi stage router provides engineers and AV technicians with dependability and versatile audio routing for a variety of professional live sound applications. It also perfectly partners with the Waves MyMon app for personal monitor mixing via mobile devices.

Housed in a rugged metal chassis that occupies just 1 RU of rack space, the WRC-1 V2 features a 5-port USB 3.0 hub with USB fast charging, one WAN and three LAN GbE ports, and an onboard DNLA player with balanced analog XLR outputs. It comes with router management software for access to commonly used functions and offers downloadable advanced firmware to enable customization of other options such as guest Wi-Fi, firewall settings, and more.

Rugged 19" Rackmount Metal Chassis

WRC-1 is designed specifically to mount in audio equipment racks. Many other routers require the user to design and build a custom tray or enclosure in order to have a "portable" unit that withstands the demands of a pro audio / live sound environment. Plus, it utilizes a fanless design to ensure quiet operation.

Detachable Front-Panel Antennas

Four high-performance antennas are supplied with the WRC-1, allowing True Diversity transmission with two antennas for each band. SMA connectors allow the user to remove and store the antennas when the rack door is closed.

Pro-Grade Lockable RJ45 Ports

WRC-1 WAN port and one LAN port use professional RJ45 sockets with Neutrik latch-lock connectors to keep critical LAN cables secure during an event.

Integrated USB Hub

The 5-port USB hub provides convenient and practical capabilities. The USB ports can be used to charge external devices such as mobile phones and tablet PCs. If you install the advanced firmware, the ports can be used to connect USB-enabled mass storage devices to make music tracks or images available on the network.

Internal Universal Power Supply

WRC-1 is built for use in an audio rack or road case, and includes an internal universal power supply with a standard IEC power cable, unlike traditional wireless LAN routers that use a "wall wart" external power supply that is not intended for portable racks.

DNLA Player with XLR Outputs

The integrated DLNA player functionality allows wireless playback of audio from mobile devices to dedicated balanced analog output ports on the WRC-1's back panel. For example, when connected to a mixer, the DLNA player provides a simple and efficient way for a band member to easily stream a music file from their mobile phone directly to the mixing console (which could in turn route to the monitor mixes or PA).

Wireless Access Point Functionality

WRC-1 can be deployed as the central wireless access point for the live sound Wi-Fi network, providing robust connectivity between the digital mixer and related apps on mobile devices. Bidirectional data includes the ability to transfer data from the wireless mobile apps to the wired mixer as well as functional status and indicators from the digital mixer to the mobile app.

Simultaneous Dual-Band Operation

The 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi networks on the WRC-1 operate independently and do not interfere with data processing for each network. Unique network names and passwords can be set individually for each network to further restrict Wi-Fi device access.

Advanced MIMO Technology

WRC-1 network architecture uses advanced multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) technology to deliver higher data throughput and a greater range concurrently. WRC-1 also supports the DHCP and Static IP protocols for broadband operation. The advanced firmware also supports the PPPoE protocol.

Browser-Based Configuration

WRC-1 is configured via an easy-to-use, web-based HTML Administrator Tool. The configuration tool can be accessed using a standard browser on a computer or laptop connected directly to a network port on the WRC-1.

Waves WRC1 Specs

Wireless Frequency Band2.4 and 5 GHz
Outputs2 x XLR 3-Pin Male Balanced Line Outputs
Ethernet Ports1 x Neutrik etherCON GbE WAN
1 x Neutrik etherCON GbE LAN
2 x RJ45 Female GbE LAN
USB Hub1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-B
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
Antennas2 x 2.4 GHz Front-Panel SMA Antennas (Detachable)
2 x 5 GHz Front-Panel SMA Antennas (Detachable)
Streaming ProtocolDNLA
Power Requirement100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Chassis MaterialMetal
Rack Size1 RU
DimensionsNot Specified by Manufacturer
WeightNot Specified by Manufacturer
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