Recent Posts tagged with FCC

Pro Wireless Users Look Askance at Proposed White-Space Rules

If the last two rounds of spectrum reallocation were the world wars of the RF landscape, the aftermath has been a series of localized skirmishes that illustrate the ongoing conflict between spectrum’s longtime professional-broadcast users and the tech giants that are furiously gobbling it up for consumer applications. Most recently, the FCC has proposed updates […]  More

Bexel Increases Audio Capabilities To Mirror New FCC Requirements

Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, continues to invest in new technology to better serve its clients by completing a major purchase of audio and RF intercom inventory to strengthen Bexel’s rental equipment offerings. The company plans to invest over $1.5M on new audio technology this year.  More

Sennheiser Announces Trade-In Program in U.S. Following FCC Decision

Audio specialist Sennheiser has announced a trade-in program in the U.S. region following the decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to phase out use of the 600 MHz band for wireless audio over the next few years. For Sennheiser customers and owners of equipment operating in this range, it is an ideal time to […]  More

FCC Clarifies RF Rules as the 600 MHz Transition Begins in Earnest

The FCC’s Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published on July 14 revises and clarifies technical and operational considerations for wireless microphones, responding to petitions from Audio-Technica, Sennheiser, Lectrosonics, and Shure. The revisions follow the FCC’s Incentive Auction, in which major wireless carriers — including T-Mobile, Dish, Comcast, and AT&T — obtained […]  More

Post-Auction, the Spectrum Landscape Remains Tumultuous

The aftermath of the FCC spectrum auction is turning out to be as complicated as the auction itself was. Professional users of wireless microphones have been receiving unwelcome surprises in the form of unexpected use of recently acquired UHF spectrum by mobile-network providers who bought it during the auction, which concluded in March. A dust-up […]  More

Sennheiser Supports New FCC Ruling

The U.S. FCC  ratified an Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the use of the frequency spectrum that will impact all wireless microphone users. The Order on Reconsideration ensures that wireless audio applications both now and in the future will continue to flourish. Having considered the input of Sennheiser and many […]  More

Early Ignition: New Spectrum Users Light Up 600-MHz, Take Wireless Mic Users by Surprise

A recent article in online publication TVNewsCheck raised an alarm about the actual amount of time that wireless microphone systems users will have to get out of the way of the recently concluded FCC spectrum reallocation. The article discussed how users of unprotected channels, regardless of their primary or secondary broadcast service status, may find […]  More

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