Recent Posts tagged with wireless

Tech Focus: Intercoms, Part 1 — Wireless, IP Are the Next Evolution

The audio industry’s transition to digital from analog took a decade spanning the 1980s and ’90s; the broadcast business spread it out over a shorter but still lengthy period in the aughts. The next great migration is from conventional wired signal transport to both wireless and AV over IP, and it’s compressing the tectonic shift […]  More

Live From PyeongChang: Riedel’s Marc Schneider on Wireless Communications at the Games

If there is one country on the planet that is all-in on wireless technologies, it’s South Korea. Wi-Fi, and 4G wireless services are everywhere, and next-generation 5G cellular services are also top of mind. So, when the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday night kicks off 18 days of competition here, wireless technologies will clearly play […]  More

Super Bowl LI: Shure Gear Delivers On-Field Wireless Audio

On-field audio for Super Bowl LI was provided by ATK Audiotek again this year, with a strong assist from the RF experts at Professional Wireless Systems (PWS). They were responsible for the referee’s microphone system and for all wireless used during the pregame and halftime festivities. Working with NFL Game Day Coordinator Karl Voss, PWS […]  More

Tech Focus: Intercoms, Part 1 — At the Crossroads

Communications via intercom for small armies of production-crew members on sports broadcasts systems is a hugely complex undertaking, and new tech platforms coming to market are designed to make it efficient. The business side of intercom isn’t simple, either. The past year has seen a number of significant M&A moves, including Clear-Com’s purchase of Trilogy […]  More

IBC 2016: Clear-Com’s Boster sees wireless and networks in the future of broadcast audio

Clear-Com has a clear view of the future, and it’s going to involve wireless and networks. Those are observations of Clear-Com President Bob Boster, who says the company’s recent released FreeSpeak II wireless comms product reflects that. He also sees the Audinate Dante proprietary networking format and the AES67 interoperability standard as pairing to create […]  More

NAB 2016: Shure Features Wireless Management, Spectrum Alternative, and Mic Integration With iOS App

Flexibility is key at Shure’s booth (C2635). The audio-equipment manufacturer is previewing the latest version of its Wireless Workbench system-control software; version 6.12 offers new features intended to help users better manage and monitor wireless-system performance over the network, from preshow planning through post-performance analysis. In addition, two Shure digital wireless systems — ULX-D and […]  More

Broadcast Sports, Inc. Re-Ups with SVG

The Sports Video Group is pleased to announce that Broadcast Sports Incorporated (BSI) has renewed its corporate sponsorship. BSI, an L3 Communications company, provides wireless technology and communications systems for television broadcasting. A Baltimore-area company, BSI provides HD on-board cameras and wireless audio for a wide range of entertainment events around the world including the Olympics, […]  More

Intercom Trends: Spectrum Consolidation Moves Solutions Into WiFi Range

The White Spaces issue consuming much of the wireless world’s attention for the past two years is ostensibly about allocating more spectrum to consumer wireless devices. But the collateral effects for sports broadcasting have been significant. With less overall spectrum available for use, the critical intercom sector is affected: the communications channels that are used […]  More

NBC’s The Sing-Off Finale Goes with All-Shure Wireless

One of the breakout ratings hits of the fall TV season, NBC’s The Sing-Off is an elimination competition among a cappella singing groups, hosted by Nick Lachey. For the two-hour live finale broadcast, the program specified a full stage of Shure UHF-R wireless systems, including 28 handheld transmitters with KSM9 mic capsules and another 14 channels […]  More

Wireless Demand on the Rise in College, Professional Stadiums

By some estimates, approximately 25% of the attendees at last January’s Super Bowl game were using iPhone or Droid devices. “Just think about what those people were doing with those phones and the capacity requirements on that network,” says John Spindler, VP of product management for ADC Network Solutions Business Unit. “This is a phenomenon […]  More

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