Get to know Phase: 5 things to know about its radio communication

Before launching Phase, our technical team had already years of experience in both digital and physical products to satisfy the needs of the DJ community. This know-how made possible for the specialized engineering team of Phase to develop all the custom-made features of the product. Phase wireless system works thanks to a radio communication protocol, and today we will deliver to you five facts that you probably didn’t know about Phase radio communication.

1. No Bluetooth, nor Wi-Fi. A more efficient custom-made radio protocol specially designed for Phase.

Phase works with radio frequencies and with a custom-made communication protocol exclusively designed at MWM. The Phase Receiver and the Remotes must communicate constantly, for which a strong radio signal with a minimum of interference and latency is necessary. Having previous experience with protocols such as Bluetooth 4.0 (since Mixfader and Prolink work with it), engineers found it was not powerful and fast enough to send and receive the amount of data required for Phase to function correctly. With this new custom-made radio protocol, the latency for information transfer is six times shorter than with Bluetooth 4.0. 

2. The radio signal allows the Phase Receiver and the Remotes to communicate exclusively.

The radio communication protocol allows each of the Remotes to communicate exclusively with the Phase Receiver, a function that starts automatically once these are out of the Receiver (and properly linked and calibrated). When the Remotes are placed inside the Phase Receiver, both elements communicate through their gold metallic pins. Additionally, an easy way to confirm that the radio communication is working accurately is to check the LED animation corresponding to the pause mode feature. 

3. Phase automatically alternates between different radio channels, to always offer the best performance.

Phase works with a built-in system that is constantly monitoring the quality of the radio frequency. Part of this system are algorithms developed by our team, which can identify when the radio frequency in one channel is not strong or constant enough to maintain the quality of the sound (becoming noisy or saturated). When this occurs, the algorithms automatically detect the best next channel to switch to, which ensures great stability at all times while using Phase.

4. Phase’s intelligent radio algorithm automatically adapts to the environment to optimize battery consumption.

Since Remotes are constantly sending data and communicating with the Phase Receiver, this function represents a battery consumption of nearly 70% and explains why two Remotes’ batteries can discharge at different paces. 

The algorithms are continually monitoring very fast the quality of the radio channels, so the battery consumption is automatically set depending on the needs of radio power for a specific environment. For example, in a setting with low interference and noise, Phase does not need to work on the strongest radio signal setting, so less battery needs to be used. The radio communication protocol has been constantly upgraded to increase its adaptability to different environments. 

5. Two Phase units can’t interfere with each other: every Phase possesses his own radio signature.

Even if two Phase units are working with the same custom-made radio communication protocol, the moment a user links a Phase Receiver and a Remote, the process will establish that said Receiver only communicates with that particular Remote. This is possible due to particular pieces of information assigned to that single Phase unit, that will act as identifiers for both elements (Remotes and Receiver) to establish communication with each other exclusively. 

Phase exclusive communication protocol is constantly being improved by the engineering team responsible for product development. The fact that the radio communication system was created in-house is an advantage, since it provides the technical team all the freedom to research and work on numerous ways to make Phase more versatile and robust, enabling it to adjust to more environments. This autonomy and endless possibilities encourage our engineers to work with motivation in the multiple ways available to take Phase technology further.

If you have any questions concerning your Phase, please visit our website and support section, or directly contact our product specialists at support@mwm-store.com. Don’t hesitate to leave your thoughts and comments in the section below, we will be happy to talk to you directly there!

5 thoughts on “Get to know Phase: 5 things to know about its radio communication

  1. Richard Reply

    hello hope is all well I’m wondering would there be a new firmware up to date instead of firmware 4 calibration doesn’t work to well one be at 125 BPM the other be at 124 BPM I mean is there gonna be a fix to this were both are 125 BPM and also when you use it for a while like 1/2 hour one of them starts going to 127 128 BPM when its suppose tone 125BPM …. please help Phase is a great product but needs to be fixed please help any firmware coming out to fix this problem

    • Phase Team Reply

      Hey Richard – we are currently working on Firmware 5 and expect it to release it very soon. Your feedback is very valuable to us and we are working hard to correct these issues you mentioned. At any rate, if you are experiencing issues and have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at support@mwm-store.com – Our Product Specialists would be happy to help.

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