What’s in the Future for Wireless Mic Users?

January 15, 2016 | Leave a comment

FCC reallocated the entire 698-806 MHz UHF frequency range for use by emergency responders and wireless devices such as smart phones and PDA’s.

Some wireless microphone systems, which had operated in this bandwidth in the so-called ‘white spaces’ – spaces in the UHF spectrum between broadcast TV channels  – were forced to vacate these frequencies to comply with the law.

Problem solved, right?

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Wireless Microphone Systems

January 15, 2016 | Leave a comment

As sound quality and reliability have increased and cost has decreased, wireless microphone systems have become very popular. They have thrived for one important reason: eliminating the microphone cable connection frees you to walk across the stage, among the audience, (and, sometimes, out the door). This gives the presenter greater mobility, flexibility, and — with the wireless, hands-free models — the ability to talk with your hands!

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FCC Bans Wireless Mic Use in the 700 mHz Band

January 12, 2016 | Leave a comment

The ban on 700 mHz wireless microphone systems is just around the corner.

Currently, all wireless microphone systems operating in the 700 mHz band will become illegal on June 12, 2010. Although it’s been postponed before, this time the deadline is going to stick.

The FCC ban affects many wireless systems currently used in the USA, and impacts everything from Broadway shows to karaoke bars.

There is a huge volume of information available on the FCC’s 700 mHz ban.

But there is an equally huge amount of confusion. The answers to these 3 essential questions on the FCC’s 700 mHz ban will hopefully clear the air – and tell you how to enjoy interference free (and legal) wireless microphone operation.

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3 Reasons to Choose Wireless Microphones for Your Conference Table

April 6, 2015 | Leave a comment

If you’re planning a big meeting, wireless conference table microphones are a terrific choice to electrify your event. Perhaps you’ve already reviewed the various types of conference table microphones. But there’s still one other question: why choose wireless? Here are 3 reasons wireless conference table microphones could be ideal for your next meeting.

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7 Solutions to Common Wireless Microphone Problems for Event Planners

April 17, 2014 | Leave a comment

7 Solutions to Common Wireless Microphones for Event Planners on AudioLinks Blog

Wireless microphones are a favorite standby for event and meeting planners.

As an event planner, you’re likely aware of the many benefits that wireless microphones offer.

Wireless microphones offer superior mobility for your presenters, help reduce stage clutter and tripping hazards, are incredibly easy to use, and come in a variety of configurations, including options for handheld or hands-free microphones, as well as microphone packages and conferencing systems.

Although they have many perks, wireless microphones also come with a range of potential problems that can have a negative impact on the success of your event.

Here are 7 common wireless microphone problems that event planners run into, with our 7 solutions to make sure they won’t derail your next event.

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5 A/V Tricks to Boost Attendee Engagement at Your Next Event

March 26, 2014 | Leave a comment

Event planners pride themselves on mastering every detail of their meeting, conference or lecture series.

But it’s often easy for planners to overlook the most important event planning detail of all: attendee engagement.

Event planners should know that the quality of a venue’s A/V infrastructure plays a critical role in the ability of a presenter to engage an audience.

Bad acoustics, boring visuals and poorly lit rooms are just a few ways a good presentation can turn off even the most enthused attendees.

As an event planner, you may think these things are inevitable part of event planning and out of your control, but they aren’t. In fact, there are many audiovisual tricks and techniques to ensure your attendees are fully engaged throughout your entire event.

Brighten up your event and energize the room with these 5 A/V tricks to better engage your attendees.

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Wireless Mic Tips for the Complete Novice

September 30, 2011 | Leave a comment

3 things you must know before buying a wireless microphone system

For audio novices, creating a great sounding (or even functional) microphone system without any guidance can be a confusing task.

Are you looking for ways to take the mystery out of buying a wireless mic? AudioLink can help!

Here are the 3 most important things you must know before buying a wireless microphone system.

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VHF vs. UHF: What Wireless FM System Is Ideal for You?

May 3, 2011 | Leave a comment

If you’re in the market for a wireless microphone (or assisted hearing system), chances are you’ve checked out both VHF and UHF models.

And, chances are, you’ve noticed some key differences: Not the least of them being price.

What’s the difference between VHF and UHF wireless systems, and which is the ideal choice for you?

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Is Another Wireless Spectrum Reshuffle on the Horizon?

July 6, 2010 | Leave a comment

The FCC has proposed – and President Obama has authorized – yet another spectrum reallocation that will free up 500 MHz of bandwidth, with frequencies set aside for unlicensed use and public safety.

Will the new frequencies be enough to accommodate an expected explosion of new wireless devices?

And what, if anything, will these recent FCC recommendations mean for sound engineers and wireless microphone users?

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Are All Wireless Mics Created Equal?

June 3, 2010 | Leave a comment

The ins and outs of wireless microphone systems have caused many amateur (and more than a few professional) sound engineers to scratch their heads in confusion.

Reception, interference, operating frequencies – all can make choosing a wireless mic a daunting business.

What’s the difference between UHF & VHF wireless microphone systems – and which one is right for you?

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