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SUPPORTS FCC WHITE SPACE RULING ASSURING CONTINUED VIABILITY OF WIRELESS
OH, October 1, 2010 — Audio-Technica
supports the recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision
to protect wireless microphones from interference by TV Band Devices
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, such as theatrical performances and music concerts,
can apply for extended spectrum coverage via a geolocation database
that the FCC is building and that is currently up for bid for management.
long-awaited FCC ruling is the culmination of over two years of testing
and lobbying efforts among competing interests for the white spaces
spectra, and represents a clear path forward for professional users
of wireless microphones.
are pleased with the FCC decision, as it recognizes the important contributions
to art, entertainment, news and technology that wireless microphones
have made,” said Jackie Green, Audio-Technica Vice President of
R&D/Engineering. “Audio-Technica wireless systems are technically
well-positioned to operate in the environment defined September 23 by
the FCC’s Order. We have products that operate in the VHF range,
products that operate below Channel 21 where portable TVBD are prohibited,
products that operate in the two reserved band ranges, and we also have
wireless systems in use today that offer true digital ultra wideband
technology. Many of our wireless systems are designed to work well when
numerous simultaneous channels are needed or when used in channels adjacent
continued, “As a leading developer of wireless microphone technology,
Audio-Technica has always taken a deep interest and a proactive stance
in all situations that could affect the spectra that our customers use.
For instance, we vacated the 700-MHz band more than eight years ago,
and have developed products that work in lower bands. We have also developed
and pioneered the first commercially available ultra wideband audio
product, SpectraPulse® UWB Wireless Microphone System that operates
entirely outside the broadband and TV Band Devices (TVBD)-white spaces
area. Audio-Technica has always maintained a commitment to continuous
improvement and reliability of wireless microphones in the increasingly
crowded RF environment, and the FCC Order has opened the door to our
future investment in technical development by making it clear that wireless
microphones are here to stay.”
more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.
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