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What do you get when you cross DTV, 700MHz, Wireless Mics and your church?

Technology - by - July 14, 2009 - 00:23 Etc/GMT+5 - Be first to Comment!

Why does the US Digital Television transition affect church wireless microphone (&IEM) usage? This is the crux of the abounding questions I get, punctuated by “The systems work just fine.” The simple answer is, If you have wireless systems that operate in the 700MHz range (698-806MHz) they need to be replaced.

The FCC auctioned off a huge segment of electromagnetic frequency space. New owners have paid top dollar for a specific frequency, and as they start to use the radio waves they purchased they will want the illegal devices out of their air space. In addition, interference will occur as traffic increases.

To make it less of a financial burden for churches and other wireless users to replace their wireless microphone system, several of the manufacturers have “trade-in” or rebate offers towards the purchase of new systems. The details of these programs vary with each manufacturer: some are fixed percentages, some are per unit, some even allow “trade-ups” from competitors equipment and vary from $25 to $1000 per system. These manufacturers include Audio-Technical, EV/Telex, Sennheiser, Shure and Sony, but the deals are for a limited time and end as early as September 2009.

Start the process today by contacting us and we can help you plan and replace your 700MHz wireless systems with the equipment and deals that will best serve your ministry. From single units to complete integrated design and systems, Essentric Audio and Stark Raving Solutions can partner with your church and assist you with your technology needs.

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