White Space Supporters Propose Solution for Wireless Mic
WASHINGTON D.C. – The Wireless
Innovation Alliance (WIA) announced its support for a
compromise proposed by the White Space Coalition to
ensure the protection of wireless microphones. The
compromise, outlined in a letter to the Federal
Communications Commission (Available
here), would employ
both protection beacons and the capability to sense and
avoid wireless microphones. The "belt-and-suspenders"
concept of a combined beacon/sensing protection for
wireless microphones had been previously proposed by Shure, the leading manufacturer of wireless microphones.
The Coalition’s letter specifically proposes a way for
the Commission to: (1) ensure extraordinary protection
for legal wireless microphones, (2) address the open
secret that most wireless microphone use in the TV bands
is illegal, and (3) recognize that the use of wireless
microphones by churches and other socially important
users should be legalized.
"White space supporters are aware and sympathetic of the
Commission's difficult task of balancing the benefits of
innovation with the legitimate concerns of incumbents,"
Ed Thomas, Senior Policy Advisor and spokesperson for
the Coalition said. "It has been our long held belief
that balance is in the best interest of everyone
involved and is simply a matter of adopting the right
technological solution. The compromise proposed by the
White Space Coalition is that solution."
our partners, and supporters of white space technology
in general have every interest in ensuring the continued
operations of legitimate wireless microphone users,"
Brian Peters, a spokesperson for the Wireless Innovation
Alliance said. "A beaconing design would alleviate any
concerns the Commission or the Microphone Industry
Coalition (MIC) would have regarding the continued
development of white space technology, and should be
embraced as soon as possible. WIA is committed to
working with any and all of the interested stakeholders
to find reasonable solutions that can move this
important process forward."
submission also proposed that the Commission include,
for the first time, most churches, Broadway theatres,
and other organizations for which the Commission
determines the use of wireless microphones is in the
public interest, in the Agency's list of permissible
license holders in the TV band. Today most wireless
microphones use in the TV band violates FCC rules.
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You hear them, and they stick
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The chosen finalist will take home 5,000 euros (approx.
$7,900), as well as an optional 30,000 ($43,000) euros
if Sennheiser acquires unlimited rights to use the
An entry is allowed to be up to eight seconds long. To
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