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  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    PSW Staff 10/29/14 02:36 PM,
    Sennheiser, which continues to file comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in light of the pending spectrum auction now scheduled to take place in early 2016, recently filed a Petition For Reconsideration with the FCC on its Incentive Auction Ruling. The company encourages microphone owners and customers to write to the FCC in support of the Petition for Reconsideration before the initial reply deadline of November 12, 2014, and is offering to assist with any filing or procedural requirements.… View this story
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  • Monday, August 11, 2014
    wireless systems
    Mark Brunner 08/11/14 12:57 PM,
    As the world around us increasingly embraces the benefits of wireless technology across multiple industries, demand for radio frequency (RF) spectrum has never been greater, and it continues to grow. In the U.S., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is charged with making it all work. In 2012, Congress passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, part of which authorized the FCC to conduct a voluntary ”Incentive Auction” among over-the air television broadcast licensees, intended to release spectrum… View this story
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  • Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Shure wireless
    PSW Staff 06/04/14 07:22 AM,
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently completed a multi-year exploration of the role of wireless microphones in modern content production and the technical challenges that surround their use. The study included consultations with wireless microphone users across many different types of productions. Concluding that the use of wireless microphones is an integral part of major productions and events, and essential to maintaining high standards of production quality, the FCC has adopted new rules that expand wireless microphone license eligibility to… View this story
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  • Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    PSW Staff 04/09/14 07:35 AM,
    In a company news release, Sennheiser notes that it has launched a website to keep customers informed on recent developments concerning the future of wireless microphones and the UHF spectrum. The website——also contains a sample support letter that wireless microphone owners can download and use to express their own views to the FCC concerning equipment replacement costs they will incur as a result of spectrum reallocation. In the middle of 2015, the FCC plans to hold an “incentive auction” with… View this story
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  • Tuesday, March 04, 2014
    Karl Winkler 03/04/14 08:04 AM,
    In early February, a group of professional audio veterans traveled to Washington, D.C., for a series of meetings with the FCC to voice concerns about the current and future regulation and operation of wireless microphone systems. The group was led by Mark Brunner of Shure and Roger Charlesworth of the DTV Audio Group, and included Joe Ciaudelli of Sennheiser, Henry Cohen of CP Communications, Jackie Green of Audio-Technica, Louis Libin of Broad Comm, Kevin Parrish of NBC Network News, Brooks… View this story
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  • Tuesday, November 26, 2013
    wireless systems
    PSW Staff 11/26/13 01:55 PM,
    Sennheiser has announced that it has recently filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in light of the pending spectrum auction scheduled to take place in 2014. The government auction, which jeopardizes the future use of wireless microphones and monitors operating in the 600 MHz range, will force many U.S. based content creators — including live production, broadcast, and film professionals — to attempt to stage their shows using little more than half of the currently available UHF spectrum.… View this story
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  • Monday, April 25, 2011
    PSW Staff 04/25/11 12:20 PM, 1 Comment
    The Federal Communications Commission today has launched a complete overhaul of the agency’s web site - Now architected with a more intuitive user experience and the addition of Web 2.0 technologies, the new site improves and simplifies the experience for consumers, government, public safety agencies and the business community. This is the first major update to the site in ten years. The launch of the new site, available today at and linked off the existing home page,… View this story
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  • Monday, October 04, 2010
    PSW Staff 10/04/10 08:40 AM, 0 Comments
    Audio-Technica is proud to announce its support for the recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to protect wireless microphones from interference by TV Band Devices (TVBD). The FCC Memorandum Opinion and Order issued September 23 sets aside two TV channels in each market specifically for wireless microphones. This will allow wireless microphones to operate in those protected channels without interference from new “white space devices.” In addition, according to the FCC ruling, professional users of large arrays of wireless microphones,… View this story
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  • Thursday, September 30, 2010
    Mark Frink 09/30/10 09:28 AM, 3 Comments
    In late September, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that TV Band Devices (TVBDs) - unlicensed next-generation consumer products working on new types of “Super WiFi” - will be allowed to operate in the unused UHF core TV spectrum or “White Spaces.” At the same time, two 6 MHz TV channels are reserved for the use of unlicensed wireless microphone systems, and there’s a secondary haven for wireless mics in the low end of the UHF spectrum. Specifically, the… View this story
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  • Thursday, September 23, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/23/10 01:02 PM, 1 Comment
    A Memorandum Opinion and Order issued today by the FCC reserves two TV channels nationwide for wireless microphone use. The reserved channels are off-limits to UHF Band Devices that operate in the white spaces between assigned TV stations, thus preventing them from interfering with wireless microphone signals on those channels. Large-scale users would be able to achieve extended protection for specific events through the geo-location database prescribed by the FCC in 2008. Shure Incorporated and a number of Congressional legislators… View this story
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