Australian microphone maker RØDE has announced a new digital wireless system called RØDELink. It uses 2.4GHz transmission with 128-bit encryption while transmitting on two channels simultaneously. The system can monitor and change frequencies as needed to maintain the strongest signal, transmitting a 24-bit/44.1k signal up to 100 meters.

The first product to use the technology, the RØDELink Filmmaker Kit, provides everything needed for a basic filmmaking setup including a broadcast quality lavalier microphone, transmitter, and receiver that can be mounted on a standard camera shoe.

The Filmmaker kit provides a broadcast-quality omnidirectional lavalier mic, transmitter beltpack and camera-mounted receiver. 

Setup between devices is simple, using a one-touch sync option with automatic scanning. The RX-CAM receiver has an OLED monitor and provides battery and signal status. The kit is expected to ship in early February, priced at a competitive $400 for pre-order on B&H.

Rode has also introduced a pair of new shotgun microphones, the NTG4 and NTG4+. They provide upgraded condenser capsules for richer sound and digital switching to improve sound capture in different environments, such as a high frequency boost for use with wind shields. The NTG4+ offers a built-in rechargeable battery, and can be fully charged via USB in two hours. The NTG4 and NTG4+ are available for pre-order at B&H for $349.99 and $399.99 respectively.