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case study

Microphone Transmitter Silicone Skin

The Challenge

In the face of harsh weather conditions, The Weather Channel and news agencies are relied upon to provide up-to-the-minute storm coverage. Yet, the news is only as valuable as its ability to be heard; if a microphone shorts out due to moisture, the line of communication is broken. Looking for an alternative to plastic bags and duct tape — a clunky, less-than-effective solution — a wireless product manufacturer teamed up with Cases By Source.

The Response

With the goal of creating a custom watertight casing, the customer first came to Cases By Source with the idea for silicone skins. This concept evolved into a two-piece silicone skin, designed to create a watertight seal around the actual transmitter and the bottom of the microphone — as well as account for all the openings needed to comply with the microphone plug-ins and wires.

clear silicone skin for microphone base

“The news is only as valuable as its ability to be heard.”

The Solution

When Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas in 2019, The Weather Channel and news agencies braved the harsh conditions to deliver coverage of the powerful storm. With the use of the skin-on-skin solution, these organizations were successfully able to block out shortages and ensure every piece of equipment worked as it should. This same technology can prove to be useful amid other moisture-ridden environments, whether it’s during rainstorms or snowstorms.

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